The IAS Conferences represent open fora at which experts meet and discuss a particular topic, with the aim of arriving at a common understanding of that topic and formulating core policies that can help developing countries overcome their development difficulties.
The Conferences are also intended to be educational for participants, and focal points through which specialized organizations can forge long-term co-operation links.
The IAS has organized the following conferences so far:
- 1987 Food Security in the Muslim World, Amman, Jordan.
- 1988 Science and Technology Policies for Self-Reliance in the Muslim World, Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 1989 New Technologies and the Development of the Muslim World, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
- 1990 Technology Transfer for Development in the Muslim World, Antalya, Turkey.
- 1991 Science and Technology Manpower for Development in the Islamic World, Amman, Jordan.
- 1992 Environment and Development in the Islamic World, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1993 Health, Nutrition and Development in the Islamic World, Dakar, Senegal.
- 1994 Water in the Islamic World: An Imminent Crisis, Khartoum, Sudan.
- 1999 Science and Technology Education for Development in the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran.
- 2000 Information Technology for Development in the Islamic World,Tunis,Tunisia.
- 2001 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering for Development in the Islamic World, Rabat, Morocco.
- 2002 Materials Science and Technology and Culture of Science, Islamabad, Pakistan.
- 2003 Energy for Sustainable Development and Science for the Future of the Islamic World and Humanity, Kuching/ Sarawak, Malaysia.