This is the official website of ATINER. ATINER was established in 1995 as an independent, worldwide, member-based association of academics and researchers. Athens was chosen as the meeting place due to its rich history and culture. ATINER’s mission is to serve as a forum where academics and researchers from around the world can come together to exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments in their respective fields. As stated in its mission, ATINER is a nonprofit, non-government, and nonpartizan association of academics and researchers. It is 100% self-funded by its members and friends. Donations can be made via bank transfer and credit card.Approximately 3000 years ago, Homer was the first to refer to such gatherings as symposiums, a term now widely used in many languages to describe academic meetings. In Classical Athens of the 5th Century BCE, these academic gatherings reached their zenith of excellence, particularly those involving Socrates. Plato’s epic work, ‘Symposium,’ can be regarded as an archival record (book proceedings) of just one of the many such academic meetings.