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The 3rd International Conference for Alternative Finance Research is a dedicated forum for alternative finance researchers and practitioners from all around the globe. It covers themes addressing crowdfunding, digital fundraising and lending, microfinance and prosocial lending, invoice trading, crypto assets and currencies, etc.


The conference serves as a cross-disciplinary meeting place for scholars of information systems, economics, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing under one roof to exchange ideas and help develop the field both theoretically and practically, while engaging in close dialog with industry stakeholders and policy makers.

The 2023 event is organized as a collaboration between the University of Agder's School of Business and Law and the Utrecht University European Center of Alternative Finance, and is hosted by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 15.02.2025

Author notification: by 20.03.2025

Early-bird registration: until 15.04.2025

Abstract submission for proceedings: 20.05.2025

Paper presentation delivery: 27.05.2025


Keynote Speakers: (to be announced)

Panel Discussion Participants: (to be continuously announced)

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03.06.2025 - Panel 1:

Alternative Finance Regulation: Challenges and Solutions?


04.06.2025 - Panel 2:

Crowdfunding and Sustainability: Expectations and Realities


Prof. Rotem Shneor

University of Agder School of Business and Law, Norway

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Dr. Thomas Neumann

Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Dr. Joanna Adamska-Mieruszewska, University of Gdansk, Poland

  • Dr. Urszula Mrzygłód, University of Gdansk, Poland

  • Dr. Friedemann Polzin, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Dr. Anna Fornalska, IMC Krems University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  • Dr. Prince Baah-Peprah, University of Ader, Norway

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