For the first time, the AIS is broadening its network by setting foot in Europe. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Amsterdam is a pioneer by hosting an AIS Conference outside of the USA and Canada. We hope this will culminate in fruitful new cooperation of interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Each year since 1979, the AIS has attracted scholars and administrators from across the USA and more recently from around the world as well with a keen interest in developing and promoting research, pedagogy, and programs in integrative and interdisciplinary studies. In recent years, 150-250 participants from over 35 states and 10 countries, representing colleges, universities, community colleges, professional associations, and graduate schools have gathered annually to present the products of their research and practice, to network with others about recent developments in integrative studies, and to draw upon the resources of the AIS.