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  • ICAF 2019 in Beijing, China

    July 2-4, 2019

    I am pleased to hold the third ICAF.

    Especially I would like to thank ICAF for being hosted by Beijing Normal University of China.

    By the way, ICAF in China has been held as AICAF in Asia for the convenience of China. As a result, there are two types of journal edits. Please understand this.


    Originally this forum was held to promote knowledge of culture, arts and sports by sharing knowledge and information about culture and arts and communicating with artists from all over the world.


    Today, we are living in a world where the development of Internet and social networking services allows us to vividly experience various events happening all over the world in real time, without time and space constraints. I believe that it is time to prepare for what will happen in the near future, share knowledge about what to do, and promote academic communication.


    Now the world is facing the fourth industrial revolution. The forth industrial revolutions will lead to the era of technological revolution that combines various technologies in various fields for a new future. The arts and culture area needs to expand the concept of traditional culture and art while appropriately merging and integrating with science and technology to create new knowledge.


    I believe this forum can successfully accomplish these tasks in the future. I would like to thank you to ‘the Society of Korean Dance Studies’ and ‘Beijing Normal University’ who have cooperated with ICAF.

    We also have no doubt about the success of our forum and hope to make friendships with hope that we will meet again next year. thank you.

    2019. 07. 02

    Hyun-soon Baek

    ICAF, President / Korea National Sport University, Professor

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  • ICAF 2018 in Phnom Phnh, Cambodia

    December 18-19, 2018

    I am greatly pleased to have the privilege of delivering this keynote address at the academic forum here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the second iconic event following the International Culture & Arts Forum (ICAF) in Seoul, Korea last June. This forum has been established to promote the knowledge of culture and arts and sports by sharing knowledge and information on the culture and arts and communicating among people in Asia and from around the world who are engaging in culture and arts and sports. 


    Today, we are living in the world where we are able to vividly feel and experience a variety of events happening around the globe in real time with no time and space restraints thanks to the development of the Internet and social networking services. I believe it is time to promote academic communications and to share knowledge about what to prepare and do about what is going to happening in the near future.


    The world is now faced with the fourth Industrial Revolution. The first Industrial Revolution is characterized by the introduction of machinery to the handicraft manufacturing industry. The second Industrial Revolution successfully established the mass production system. The third Industrial Revolution opened the era of information technology. And the upcoming forth Industrial Revolution will lead us to the era of technology revolution that combines a wide range of technologies in various areas, which calls for creating the quality content for the new future. The arts and culture area should be properly merged and integrated with science and technology, creating new knowledge while expanding the concept of traditional culture and art.

    We are here today to address these issues. Our forum today is a relatively small scale academic conference among people from several different countries. However, I expect the ICAF to keep up with efforts on academic exchanges in culture and arts, which will result in mutual win-win effects. I hope this forum will serve as a pioneer in promoting and disseminating the knowledge of culture and arts not only among the host countries of the ICAF, including Korea, Cambodia, China and Malaysia but also around the world. 

    Last but not least, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr. Heng Sophady, president of the "Royal University of Fine Arts" Dr. HU, Zhifeng from China, and the Principal Datuk Dr Noel Robert from Malaysia for your kindness and contributions to this forum. I have no doubt about the success of our forum and I hope to see you all again in China and Malaysia in the following years and build up our friendship. Thank you. 


                                                                                                                                                                                               Hyun-soon Baek

                                                                                                                                    ICAF, President/ Korea National Sport University, Professor

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  • ICAF 2018 in Seoul, Korea

    June 29-30, 2018

    Welcome to International Culture & Arts Forum (ICAF). It will be held in cooperation with a host of experts from all over the world. It is an international conference that was created to deeply analyze and discuss issues, such as general culture, life culture, religion culture, sports culture and a variety of arts field. To achieve purpose of organizing a platform for communicating between cultures and arts, continuous sharing and exchange on various aspects are made by means of profound conversation. This conference gives each country opportunity to collaborate with each other .


    Until now artists and scholars in art field, including dance, and art have made their way in the world . However, I believe that the world can be a better world and enriched along with its constant change and development as well as movement and improvement in other artistic fields.


    I would like to thank Song Sovath, President of the Royal College of Arts of Cambodia, Datuk Noel Rovert, President of YPC International University, Malaysia, and Hu ZhiFeng, Director of School of Arts Communication of Beijing Normal University. And I would like to thank Professor Sang-duck Seo of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA, of Professor Dr. Michael Mayer the University of Bayreuth, Germany and Professor Myoung-nam Kim of Engravings at the Versailles School of Fine Arts, France.


    I sincerely thank all the scholars and participants for presenting the thesis.

    Thanks again.


       2018. 06.29

    Hyun-soon Baek

    ICAF, President / Korea National Sport University, Professor

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