APAN51 was held virtually in Islamabad,Pakistan from the 1st to 5th February 2021.
The local organising committee consisted of members from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan and were assisted by APAN.
The conference was held over 5 days which consisted of keynotes, plenary sessions and workshops. The inauguration ceremony was officiated by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi. Part of his address included his hope that the HEC-APAN collaboration will grow further in all strategic areas, including commerce, communication, and education.
To substitute the loss of a face to face meeting that allows for extensive networking amongst its delegates, APAN partnered with SpatialChat as a social interaction platform.
The overall conference garnered about 780 participants.
Conference website: Pakistan