The IAA currently consists of 29 collective members, i.e. national societies for aesthetics, and approximately 600 individual members. The main aim of the IAA is to give institutional recognition to aesthetics as a field of humanistic knowledge, to encourage and promote inquiry into aesthetics, and to disseminate its findings. The IAA does this by publishing the IAA Newsletter (published on this website), an IAA Yearbook (in 2010 volume no. 14 appeared) and organizing international congresses: the last four being those in Rio de Janeiro in 2004, Ankara in 2007, Beijing in 2010, and Krakow in 2013. The 2016 congress will be in Seoul, South Korea. All scholars interested in philosophical or other kinds of aesthetics and in related areas such as art history, comparative literature, musicology, visual arts, cultural studies. etc., are invited to become members of our Association, thus joining a community of aestheticians which has institutionally existed for almost a century.