IASS 2024


March 11, 2024 – March 13, 2024


The International Adam Smith Society conference is an annual gathering of Smith scholars from around the world. The conference provides the opportunity to meet new and old friends, discuss ideas, and develop research for publication.

The 2024 conference will be held March 11-13, 2024 at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan holds a prominent place in Smithian scholarship. Part of Smith's library is now located at the University of Tokyo. On March 14, we have planned a visit to the Smith Library.

Please join us!



The $25 registration fee for the 2024 IASS Tokyo Conference can be used in 3 ways: 1) to pay your annual membership to the IASS, 2) to support the Tokyo conference, 3) to support the scholarship fund.

If you are not already a member, you can become one here.

Whichever option you choose, everyone is invited to register for the conference on the registration page by clicking here or below under Conference Information: "Registration".

Those choosing option 1 must first pay their membership to the IASS here (IASS members will receive an email with a fee code to be entered on the registration page).

Those choosing options 2 and 3 will pay the registration fee directly on the registration page.



There should be some limited financial support for early career scholars and scholars in need.

If you wish to support this program and donate to our bursary fund, you can do it here.

In addition, the Young Scholars Initiative is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on March 10th. The workshop offers early-career scholars working on Adam Smith a chance to discuss their work in detail with peers in a friendly and supportive context, and to get feedback from world-leading Smith scholars. The selected participants will receive travel stipends to attend the Workshop and Conference. Click here for more information.



The opening reception and closing banquet will be held at the Rihga Hotel. The Rihga Hotel offers special rates for IASS conference participants. To book at the special rate, please use the following link:


The number of rooms at the special rate is limited. The special rate bookings will close on 31 January 2024.


Other recommended hotels in the Takadanobaba area (ten minutes by bus or subway from Waseda campus):



Conference Information