World Sanskrit Conference (WSC), hosted by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, from July 9-13, 2018.
The World Sanskrit Conference is the premier international forum for professional researchers and educators of the Sanskrit language and its works of literature, and of the history, religion, and cultures of pre-modern South Asia.
It is convened every three years under the auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies.
At the 29th International Congress of Orientalists, held in Paris in 1973, Sanskritists from various countries endorsed the formation of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies and drafted its constitution.
The main task of the IASS was agreed to be the organizing of a World Sanskrit Conference at different venues around the world.
The 1972 International Sanskrit Conference in New Delhi was recognized retrospectively as the First World Sanskrit Conference.
Indologica Taurinensia is the journal of the IASS.