The International Telework Academy -ITA- has its roots in the International Telework Foundation (ITF), an independent non-profit association, which was launched in 1995 under the auspices of three independent members.

Since 1996, an international series of telework workshops has been conducted to promote academic research in the domain of telework and other new forms of work, and to encourage exchange between researchers and practitioners in the field.

The academy has held a number of workshops including the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Japan, Brazil, Canada and Greece. These workshops have resulted in the publication of several statements and edited books of high academic standard.