ACEI 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

The 21st International Conference on Cultural Economics was to be hosted by the University of Lille over late June/early July 2020. However, in light of the spread of COVIS-19 worldwide the conference has been cancelled for this year.  Please refer to the official conference website for the latest information about the conference and keep posted for further announcements on social media @acei2020


About ACEI Conference and Workshops

The biennale conference for the ACEI is held on every even-numbered year with regional workshops then occurring in every odd-numbered year.

For information on previous conferences and workshops please refer to our History section.

If you are interested in organising a forthcoming conference or regional workshop please contact the current ACEI Treasurer/Secretary Bronwyn Coate ( for further information.

2021 Regional Workshops

In 2021 the ACEI will hold a series of regional workshops in different parts of the world to reflect the international nature of the Association and its membership. These workshops run on a much smaller scale compared to the main conference and afford participants a great opportunity to network and also receive more detailed feedback on papers. The Call for Papers extended to current members will be posted on this page once the workshops for 2021 are confirmed following the main conference.

Past Biennial Conferences

Every two years the ACEI hosts its major international conference. During the off years, smaller regional workshops are held. Past conferences include:

2018 – Melbourne, Australia

2016 – Valladolid, Spain
2014 – Montreal, Canada
2012 – Kyoto, Japan
2010 – Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 – Boston, United States
2006 – Vienna, Austria
2004 – Chicago, United States
2002 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2000 – Minneapolis, United States
1998 – Barcelona, Spain