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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2016 International Academic Conference on Business Las Vegas


2016 International Academic Conference on Business Las Vegas

2nd through 5th October 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Submission Deadline: September 5th, 2016 (Miss a deadline? Contact our office.)

OVERVIEW
The Clute Institute, established in 1985, hosts the International Academic Conference on Business (IABC) to promote excellence in academic research.

Please join us for the 2016 International Academic Conference on Business Las Vegas. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research in all areas of education. Since 30 to 50 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with a different perspective. An extensive list of acceptable topics is available on our website. A peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we are hosting the conference at Harrah's Las Vegas located centrally on Las Vegas Blvd. In addition to the International Academic Conference on Business, we are also hosting the International Conference on Education which will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries: contact@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address: http://cibusinessvegas.com
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2016 LONDON International Conference on Business, Economics and Corporate Social Responsibilities (BECSR-16)

2016 LONDON International Conference on Business, Economics and Corporate Social Responsibilities (BECSR-16)
29th to 30th November 2016
London, United Kingdom

Please Submit Full Paper OR Poster OR Abstract

-There is Option of Oral / Poster / Virtual Presentations. The proceedings will be DOI Crossref INDEXED & it is referred Printed Proceedings with ISBN number.

TOPICS
--- Banking
--- Finance
--- Business
--- Business Ethics
--- E-Business
--- E-Commerce
--- E-Governance
--- Economics
--- Human Resources
--- Management
--- Interdisciplinary Studies
--- Information Systems
--- Operations Research
--- Organizational Behaviour
--- Management
--- Marketing
--- Social Science
--- Applied Science
--- Social Responsibility
--- Social and Cultural Issues

SUBMISSION METHODS
1. Email: cs@earhm.org
OR
2. Electronic Submission System ( .doc/.docx/.pdf formats): http://www.earhm.org/paper_submission.php

The template can be downloaded using the link: http://eares.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/PaperTemplate-EAP(3).doc

CONFERENCE VENUE (Already Booked)
Holiday Inn Express London - Heathrow T5
Address: London Rd, Slough SL3 8QB, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 1753 684001

Enquiries: cs@earhm.org
Web address: http://www.earhm.org/conference/BECSR-16
Sponsored by: Eminent Association of Researchers in Humanities & Management

The Second IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Hawaii 2017 (IICLLHawaii2017)

Join IAFOR and international delegates from more than 45 countries in Honolulu, Hawaii for The Second IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning. Submit your abstract, present your research, network, and create new relationships during this amazing event.

Held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom – Hawaii 2017 (IICTCHawaii2017), and The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017 (IICEHawaii2017) at The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., from Sunday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Educating for Change" along with IICTCHawaii2017 Conference Chair, Curtis Ho, Professor at University of Hawai'i, USA.

This IAFOR conference welcomes submissions from all over the world and we encourage you to join us in Honolulu, Hawaii to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.


***Conference Theme

The IICLLHawaii2017 conference theme is "Educating for Change". Whether we are looking at why we must change, or how education has changed or even how education will change, change affects all of us involved in language education in many ways. Administrators, teacher trainers, teachers, students: we all wear many hats and we all come face-to-face with change, sometimes on a daily basis. Positive change is about improvement: improving proficiency, improving lives, helping learners achieve their goals and dreams and ultimately, broadening horizons.

In our work as educators we are often asked to effect change – that we are change-makers can be seen in the new curriculums, new material, and even new techniques or methods that we develop. For those of us who conduct research, our research is often focused on finding "better" or more effective ways of teaching often measured in outcomes such as students entered with an average of X and improved to an average of Y. In such a case, improvement = change! But change is also an area of research as can be seen by looking at journals such as the Journal of Educational Change, Changes in Higher Education, Culture and Change, and Educational Research for Social Change, to mention four. It is a serious area of study, and one worth our attention.

The focus of the last journal mentioned above is worth looking at. Change is not only about test scores or proficiency going up. It is also about lasting change in one's life, life choices, and looking beyond us as individuals, the society we live in. Social change and a focus on improving the societies we live in is another outcome of education. In recent years, there has been a focus on language and identity. And there has been an embrace of sociocultural theory and language development.

At the same time change for the sake of change is not a good reason for change. There is often a tension between the status quo (which is not always bad) and the desire to change. As invested members of our field, we need to be able to examine change, identifying and applying that which is appropriate and will further our goals while also having the wisdom and gumption to reject change that does not make sense. As Dewey said, "reforms which rest simply upon the enactment of law, or the threatening of certain penalties, or upon changes in mechanical or outward arrangements are transitory and futile."

And so we welcome you to this year's conferences, where we can examine change in ways that are important to each of us. What are its challenges, its complexities, and its constraints? It is electrifying to think about the wide-ranging conversations we will have as we consider how we can go about educating for change the world over.

In conjunction with our global partners, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.


Extended Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016
Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/iicllhawaii2017
Enquiries: iicllhawaii@iafor.org

***Join IAFOR at IICLLHawaii2017 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on Language Learning, Education, Technology in the Classroom and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

*Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration which ends October 1, 2016 and receive over 20% in savings. Please see the registration page for details:
http://iafor.org/iicllhawaii2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support.


***2017 Conference Chairs and Invited Speakers

Professor Steve Cornwell
2017 Conference Chair
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Women's University, Japan

Professor Curtis Ho
2017 Conference Chair
Professor, University of Hawai'i, USA

Professor Sue Jackson
2017 Conference Programme Advisor
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Professor Barbara Lockee
2017 Conference Programme Advisor
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Technology, Education, Information and Society
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Associate Director of the School of Education. Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Ted O'Neill
2017 Conference Programme Advisor
Professor, Gakushuin University, Japan


***About IAFOR

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we break new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR – www.iafor.org


***IAFOR's Language Learning Conferences

IAFOR has several annual Conferences on Language Learning, exploring common themes in different ways to develop a shared research agenda which develops interdisciplinary discussion, heightens intercultural awareness and promotes international exchange.

To learn more about them, please visit the IAFOR Language Learning conference page: www.iafor.org/language-learning

International Conference on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities 2017 (ICSSAH 2017)

International Conference on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities 2017 (ICSSAH 2017)
17th to 19th March 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

ICSSAH 2017 is a forum, discussion and networking place for governmental officials, academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, policy makers, advanced students, and others from over 40 countries worldwide, interested in the related fields

Enquiries: lcsala@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.socialsciences-conference.org
Organized by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce ICSSAH 2017, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization.

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others interested in the related topics.

More specifically, it targets:

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, new approaches, network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the related fields.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: Chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the new approaches related to the topics, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Scholars: Learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience on to the others.

Others: Interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

International Conference on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities 2017 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the fields and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Applied arts
Architecture and Interior Design
Industrial, Textile, and Fashion Design
Information Architecture
Landscape Architecture

2. Art in Society
Art Curation & Conservation
Art History
Art and Museum Management
Contemporary Arts Practice
Information and Museum Studies

3. Issues Between Disciplines
Aesthetics and Creativity
Educating the Educators
Freedom of Expression

?4. History & Culture
Archaeology and Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
Gender & Sexuality
History
Law and Justice
Philosophy
Post-colonial & De-colonial Studies
Religious Studies

5. Journalism, Media & Communication Studies
Media Concepts, Theories and Methods
Journalism and The News
Media's Role in Public Relations and Marketing
Media and Youth
Insights into World Issues
Studies Involving Social Media
Insights into Social Issues
Media Platform and Genre Studies

6. Language & Literature
Folklore & Oral Literacy
Library Studies
Linguistics and Modern Languages
Literary & Cultural Theory
Oral Communication & Written Translation

7. Visual Art
Art Theory & History
Ceramics, Sculpture, & Crafts
Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking
Graphic Art & Web Design
Photography

8. Performance Art
Dance, Magic, & Comedy
Drama, Film, & Television
Music and Musicology

Papers presented at the conference will be published in dedicated ISBN publication of ICSSAH 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Applications are accepted online at: http://www.socialsciences-conference.org/application.html

Our events that you might be interested in, held in March 2017 in Bangkok, also include:

12th Annual Education and Development Conference, 5-7 March 2017 - website:
www.ed-conference.org
10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, 9-11 March 2017 - website: www.pspconference.org

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2017, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

ICSSAH 2017 Organizing Committee
Email: lcsala@tomorrowpeople.org

2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR - 2016)


2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR - 2016)

25th and 26th of November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Venue: Arenaa Star Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Theme: "Breakthrough to Excellence".

www.apiar.org.au

ISBN: 978-0-994365-606

APIAR Scholarships

APIAR is delighted to announce a competition for excellent academic papers. Entries will be judged on the quality of the paper, including the presentation. Only full paper presenters in the conference are qualified to apply. The winners will receive the 50% conference registration fee waived for the next conference.The prize is non-negotiable and no monetary alternative will be available.

2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR - 2016) will be held on 25th and 26th of November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main theme of this conference is ' Breakthrough to Excellence'. Accordingly, the conference will cover Business, Social Sciences, Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) disciplines. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR - 2016) will be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Business, Social Sciences, Information and Communication Technology, and Education. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, consultants, scholars, practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interest around the world.

Business: Accounting, Strategic Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Recruitment and Selection, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Globalisation, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-business/E-commerce, Integrated Marketing Communication and Relationship Marketing.

Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Communication Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies, Population Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Corporate Governance, Cross-Cultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Religious Studies and Social Welfare Studies.
Education: Theory of Education, Assertive and Assistive Educational Technology, Comparative Education, Counselling, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum Studies, Distance Education, Early Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Planning and Practice, Educational Psychology, Education and Public Policy, Educational Research and Statistics, E-learning, Health Education, Tertiary Education, Innovative Education, Information and Library Science, International Exchange Programs, Language Education, Liberal Education, Mathematics Education, Medical Education, Physical Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Technology Education.

Information and Communication Technology: Advanced IT Bio/Medical Engineering, Bioinformatics and applications, Business and Information Systems, Cloud computing, Convergence in Information Technology Security, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Digital convergence, Electronic Commerce, Business and Management, Grid and Cloud Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Hardware and Software Design, Health and Medical Informatics, Hybrid information technology, Intelligent communications and networks, IT-based Convergence Technology and Service, Multimedia convergence, Smart Card and RFID Technologies, Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Social and Business Aspects of Convergence IT, Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems, Recent Trends in Computing and Information technology.

Important Dates:

Abstract / Full paper submission deadline - 30 SEPT 2016
Early bird registration deadline – 7th OCT 2016
Regular registration deadline – 15th OCT 2016
Conference dates -25th - 26th November 2016

Special Attractions:

All of the accepted papers (i.e., high standard) will be published without any extra fees in the following journals:
Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS, ISBN : 978-0-9943656-75)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT, ISBN : 978-0-9943656-82)
We are looking forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur in November 2016.

Publish with 'B' ranked Journals:

In a venture to reinforce its support to academics and researchers, Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is pleased to inform you of a new agreement to publish high-quality conference articles in the following two journals:

- International Journal of Web Based Communities (ISSN: 1741-8216)
- International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (ISSN: 1741-5055)

All conference articles from Explore the Possibilities will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals.

Thank You.

Kind Regards,

John Taylor
APCCR Secretariat

Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)
Suite 1A Level 2
802 Pacific Highway
Gordon NSW 2072
Australia

Enquiries: info@apiar.org.au
Web address: http://apiar.org.au

Sponsored by: Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)

POLITSCI '16 / 4th International Political Science Conference

POLITSCI '16 / IV. International Political Science Conference

Istanbul, Turkey

Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"

Enquiries: conference@dakam.org
Web address: http://www.dakamconferences.org/#!politsci/er6b8

CALL FOR PAPER

POLITSCI '16 / IV. International Political Science Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
Since 2013, more than one hundred presentations by scholars from different places of the world have been hosted by DAKAM's POLITSCI Conference and three proceedings books have been published.

The means of formation of authoritarian power, potentialities of resistance to authoritarianism, social movements, dialectics of force and consent in the creation of power, and the means of ideological legitimization of government policies are among the themes to be tackled within the framework of the event.

The conference aims to constitute a forum for prolific exchanges between different theoretical perspectives, interests and concerns prevalent within political science. We welcome papers based on original research in politics. We also encourage submission of abstracts derived from papers in other disciplines, including history, philosophy, and economics, hoping to engage in inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary dialogues that will add to our understanding of what political theory may mean for people today living in rapidly changing national, social and cultural contexts.

Our hope is to initiate fruitful discussions aiming at expanding the horizons of political theory through problematizing traditional boundaries, mainstream perspectives and concerns.

Presently the world is witnessing a series of radical transformations in the political sphere; the debate about the great transformation of the 2010s is focusing on the process of authoritarianization on the one hand, and on social and political resistance movements on the other. A manifold of political and social scientists tend to situate power and resistance in the contemporary world within a broader process, and tend to analyze them as components of political and social dynamics related to late capitalism, or, of neo-liberalization. The current forms of political power (including "illiberal democracy" and other less conventional forms of authoritarian regimes) can be also linked to the destruction of the public sphere in the real sense of the word, and to the creation of an imagined/fabricated "public sphere". This process implies the use of means such as the rewriting of history, and distortion of reality, within a seemingly democratic and participatory framework and renders analyses related to forms of power and resistance and the importance of creating genuine public spaces crucial. We believe the gathering of scholars who work on the complex web of relationships between political institutions, society, and the individual with a focus on the dialectics between consent and coercion in politics and who seek to transcend perspectives that tend to confine the question of authoritarianism to a schematic struggle between State and civil society will be most fruitful.

THEMES

I. Political System and Institutions

The State: Coercion and Hegemony
Democracy and authoritarian regimes
Authoritarian populism
Illiberal democracy
Authoritarianism and neo-liberalism
Securitization in politics
Repression, police, and surveillance networks

Ideological Apparatuses
Education and Legitimization
Mass Media, Social Media and Politics of Authority and Resistance

Social Movements and Counter-Hegemony
Ways of Resistance to Authoritarianism
Gender and political power
Gendered effects of the rise of authoritarianism
Ecologism and resistance
Humor and Politics

II. Political Thinking and Ideologies

Political Philosophy
Legitimacy of Political Power: Philosophical Insights
Waning of the public space and the public citizen

Religion and Politics
The power of religion in the public sphere
Religious Extremism: Identity, Class and Propaganda

Political Symbols and Political Memory
The use of symbols and rituals in politics
Political memory: Centenary and millenary anniversaries
Art, architecture and politics
Spaces of memory

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Organizing Committee

Assoc. Prof. E. Zeynep Guler, Istanbul University

Assist. Prof. Mehmet Arisan, Istanbul University

Assist. Prof. Ates Uslu, Istanbul University

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Emeritus Professor, University of London

Prof. Dr. David M. Smith, Middlesex University

Prof. Dr. Birsen Ors, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Serpil Cakir, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Aysegul Komsuoglu Çitipitioglu, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Nazim Irem, Istanbul Aydin University

Prof. Dr. Namik Sinan Turan, Istanbul University

Prof. Dr. Burak Samih Gulboy, Istanbul University

Assoc. Prof. Sevgi Ucan Cubukcu, Istanbul University

Assoc. Prof. Inci Ozkan Kerestecioglu, Istanbul University

Assoc. Prof. Arnault Skornicki, Paris West University Nanterre La Defense

Assist. Prof. Guven Gurkan Oztan, Istanbul University

Dr. Biriz Berksoy, Istanbul University

Dr. Tatiana Senyushkina, Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University

AGENDA

Abstract submission:
OCTOBER 14, 2016

Registration:
OCTOBER 28, 2016

Full papers submission:
NOVEMBER 4, 2016

CONTACT

conference@dakam.org

+90 212 244 23 03

Migration

MIGRATION
1st Global Conference
Call for Participation 2017

A Cultures, Traditions, Societies Research Stream
Saturday 1st April – Monday 3rd April 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Migration has defined our age perhaps more than any other single issue, as the 20th and 21st centuries have been characterized by prolonged global mobility on a massive scale. Total estimates of the number of migrants, both international and internal, vary widely but the United Nations puts the number at approximately 300 million. The scale of this global migration and its effects are reshaping the world to the extent that in many areas, this level of mobility has created a new 'normal' or status quo that challenges the idea of the nation state and old notions of collective core identities and mainstream cultures.

Migration is routinely associated with crisis, and here, the current Syrian refugee crisis comes to mind but it is by no means the only one. Other examples of crisis migration include those connected with political uprisings, wars, famine and other environmental disasters, and various global socio-economic crises in a broad range of locations that are not isolated to one single area of the world. However, crisis is not the sole factor in determining who migrates and how. The movement of these roughly 300 million individuals, living temporarily or permanently outside their place of birth, is motivated by a heterogeneous set of circumstances. So, while some are forced to flee their homes due to conflict or disaster, others leave their homes as part of the international flow of labour in increasingly globalized economies in order to escape poverty. Some leave home not because of an acute crisis but, rather, in order to pursue opportunities in education and employment. And a relatively small group of individuals with sufficient wealth/privilege constitute a kind of transnational class of global vagabonds and migrate at will for leisure as long-term visitors/'expats,' with some choosing to retire in their adopted homes. Thus, for some (for example, international refugees, exiles, and IDPs or internally displaced persons), migration is a forced, violent displacement that is accompanied by the psychological trauma of the loss of one's home/homeland, while for others it is a much more mundane necessity or even a voluntary pleasure.

Therefore, any discussion of migration needs to acknowledge this hetereogeneity, since the experience of global migration is as varied as the causes for movement. Migrants who leave their place of birth permanently may come think of themselves as members of a diasporic community, or as transnational, and/or as citizens and become integrated into the national cultures of their new homes. As a result of xenophobia and other issues, there are those migrants who will remain disenfranchised and marginalized outsiders in their reluctant or indifferent host countries. Moreover, there are those migrants who will remain away from home only temporarily and return once academic degrees are complete, or upon retirement from the workforce, or once the conflict or disaster at home has abated. Regardless of the status or cause of their migration, each of these individuals is confronted with a variety of competing issues including acceptance and belonging, exclusion, exploitation, and issues of security and survival. Whatever the causes of mobility, global migration has had and will continue to have significant consequences for national identities and cultures, economics, education, food security, social infrastructure including health services, and politics and governance.

This inter- and multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the contemporary experience of migration, to pose questions about how and why people move, and study the effects of that mobility. The project seeks to examine how migration and the experiences of migration are conceived, discussed, represented, and understood, and how that understanding is subsequently applied or put into practice in governance and policy.

The Migration project encourages innovative and creative interdisciplinary dialogues. We warmly welcome papers and presentations from all disciplines, professions and vocations that struggle to understand what it means for people to experience migration and to understand the effects of that global migration. We invite presentations, informal talks, performances, workshops, directed discussions, screenings and other types of interactive engagement that address topics as they pertain to migration, including but not limited to the following:

Activism
Child care and child development
Conflict
Demographics
Discrimination/exploitation, inclusion vs. exclusion
Economics and the global labour force
Education
Environment (including climate change, natural disaster)
Exile
Famine and food security
Gender and sex
Globalization
Governance and policy
Health and life sciences
Human rights
Identities ('home', community, ethnicity, race, language, religion, gender, and sexuality – includes queer and gendered identities)
Indigenous peoples
Internally displaced persons (IDPs)
Law
Leisure/tourism
Nationalism and nation identity
NGOs
Psychology
Representing migration (including the visual and performing arts, and literary and non-literary narrative representations, both oral and written)
Refugees
Returning
Social infrastructure, social services
Technology and social media
Urbanization
Visitors, retirees, and expats (long-term)

Further details and information can be found at the conference website:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/cultures-traditions-societies/research-streams/migration/call-for-presentations/

Details about our reviewing policy can be found here:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/cultures-traditions-societies/research-streams/migration/call-for-presentations/details-and-information/

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 28th October 2016.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.
You will be notified of the panel's decision by Friday 11th November 2016.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 3rd March 2017.
Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Migration Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs:

Organising Chairs:
Jonathan Rollins jrollins@arts.ryerson.ca
Rob Fisher: migration@inter-disciplinary.net

This event is an inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing project. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English.

Conference Outcomes and Outputs
The conferences we organise form a continual stream of conversations, activities and projects which grow and evolve in different directions. The outcomes and 'outputs' which can productively flow from these is a dynamic response to the gatherings themselves. And as our meetings are attended by people from different backgrounds, professions and vocations, the range of desirable outcomes are potentially diverse, fluid and appropriate to what took place.
All accepted papers presented at the conference are eligible to be selected for publication in a hard copy paperback volume (the structure of which is to be determined post conference and subject to certain criteria). The selection and review process is outlined in the conference materials. Other publishing options may also become available. Potential editors will be chosen from interested conference delegates.
Additional possible outputs include: paperback volumes; journals; open volume on-line annuals; social media outputs (Facebook pages, blogs, wikis, Twitter and so on); collaboration platforms; reviews; reports; policy statements; position papers; declarations of principles; proposals for future meetings, workshops, courses and schools; proposals for personal and professional development opportunities (cultural cruises, summer schools, personal enrichment programmes, faculty development, mentoring programmes, consultancies); and other options you would like us to consider.

Ethos
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.
Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

International Conference on Business, Education, Engineering and Sciences (ICBEES 2016)

International Conference on Business, Education, Engineering and Sciences (ICBEES 2016)
25th to 28th November 2016
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors and Reviewers (IASPER) is inviting you to participate in the International Conference on Business, Education, Engineering and Sciences (ICBEES 2016) that will be staged on November 25-28, 2016 at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The theme of the said conference is "Business, Education, Engineering and Sciences Research: Addressing Challenges, Integrating Disciplines and Strengthening Collaborations." The objectives are: (1) to promote academic integrity in research and publication; (2) to disseminate research results for greater utilization; (3) to foster collaboration among researchers in the development of researches in business, education, engineering and sciences.

TOPICS
Best Practices in Research and Publication, Journal Accreditation and Evaluation, Research Ethics across Disciplines, Academic Integrity Policy, Organizational Development, Trends in Human Resource Management, Quality Assurance in Organizations, Trends in Business Management and Marketing, Challenges in Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Management, Experimental Results in the Sciences, Modeling Studies in Business Administration, Qualitative Methods in Business and Education, Economics, Work and Employment Relations, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organization Behavior, Innovation and Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Effective Teaching Pedagogies, Learning Styles and Learning Outcomes, Technology-based Instructions, Educational Management, Special Education, Maritime Education, Higher Education, Bioengineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Forestry, Oil and Gas, Health, Safety and Environment, Science and Clinical Laboratory, among others.

SUBMISSION FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a full paper with a 200-word abstract with five parts: (1) introduction of the topic; (2) objectives; (3) methods; (4) results; and (5) conclusion with keywords having four parts: (1) discipline of the study; (2) concepts investigated; (3) methods and process, (4) geography (country/continent). It must be accompanied by 2x2 photo, institution logo and updated curriculum vitae. Send these documents to iasper@aseanresearch.org or iasper.2014@gmail.com. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submission for presentation consideration: October 31, 2016
Final Payment Deadline: November 7, 2016

ORGANIZER
The event is organized by the International Association of Scholarly Editors, Publishers and Peer Reviewers (IASPER) with SEC Registration No. CN201433407. The International President of IASPER is Dr. Djuwari, Director, Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas, Surabaya Indonesia.

The chair of the conference is Dr. Rommel P. Sergio, Associate Professor/Chair of Marketing and International Business, School of Business Administration, Canadian University of Dubai. He is acting as the conference committee chairman.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Chairman: Dr. Rommel Pilapil Sergio, Associate Prof., Canadian University Dubai
Members:
Dr. Liza Gernal, Associate Prof., Al Khawarizmi International College
Dr. Mervin Misajon Assistant Prof., Ajman University of Science and Technology
Dr. Maria Jade Opulencia, Assistant Prof., Ajman University of Science and Technology
Dr. Neda Jude Salazar, Assistant Prof., Higher Colleges of Technology
Dr. Diana Haladay, Assistant Prof., Canadian University Dubai
Dr. Djonde Frega, Assistant Prof., University of Modern Sciences

CONTACT INFORMATION
Submissions for presentation consideration and General Inquiries:
iasper@aseanresearch.org or iasper.2014@gmail.com

You can also reach Ms. Gayle T. Salalima, Research Conference Specialist, through +63-88-880-2007 or +63917-888-1310.

Psychoanalysis and Politics - Anxious Encounters and Forces of Fear


PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS - ANXIOUS ENCOUNTERS AND FORCES OF FEAR
Spring symposium in the Paris Psychoanalytic Society (SPP)
31st March to 2nd April 2017
Paris, France

CALL FOR PAPERS: We invite proposals for papers that explore conscious and unconscious fear and its social and political vicissitudes. (Deadline Oct. 5th 2016) The full text is here: http://www.psa-pol.org/?p=542
Please make sure you also read the Guide for abstracts, here:
http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=363

Psychoanalysis and Politics is an international and interdisciplinary conference series that aims to address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully analysed through psychoanalytic theory and vice versa – how political phenomena may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another's contributions, participating in a community of thought. See 'About': http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=7 and 'History': http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=246

If you wish receive news about Psychoanalysis and Politics conferences, events and publications,you can fill out this form on the webpage:
http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=325

Enquiries: psychoanalysis.politics@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.psa-pol.org
Sponsored by: Psychoanalysis and Politics
                               

                                
                                                     

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2017 (IICLLDubai2017)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in The Third IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2017 (IICLLDubai2017) and enjoy the exciting city of Dubai.

Held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2017 (IICEDubai2017), The IAFOR International Conference on Social Sciences – Dubai 2017 (IICSSHDubai2017), and The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Dubai 2017 (IICAHDubai2017) at The InterContinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, U.A.E., on Sunday, February 26 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Educating for Change" along with IICLLDubai2017 Conference Chairs, Professor Said M. Faiq of American University of Sharjah, UAE, Dr. Christine Coombe of Dubai Men's College, UAE and Dr. Sufian Abu-Rmaileh of UAE University, UAE.

This conference welcomes submissions from all over the world and we encourage you to join us in Dubai, U.A.E. to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit our website or contact us for more information.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016
Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/iiclldubai2017
Enquiries: iiclldubai@iafor.org


***Join IAFOR at IICLLDubai2017 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on Language Learning
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

*Early Bird Registration rates are available. Register now and save 20%. Please see the registration page for details:
http://iafor.org/iiclldubai2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support.


***The 2017 conference theme

The IICLLDubai2017 conference theme is "Educating for Change". Whether we are looking at why we must change, or how education has changed or even how education will change, change affects all of us involved in language education in many ways. Administrators, teacher trainers, teachers, students: we all wear many hats and we all come face-to-face with change, sometimes on a daily basis. Positive change is about improvement: improving proficiency, improving lives, helping learners achieve their goals and dreams and ultimately, broadening horizons.

In our work as educators we are often asked to effect change – that we are change-makers can be seen in the new curriculums, new material, and even new techniques or methods that we develop. For those of us who conduct research, our research is often focused on finding "better" or more effective ways of teaching, often measured in outcomes such as 'students entered with an average of X and improved to an average of Y'. In such a case, improvement = change. But change is also an area of research as can be seen by looking at journals such as the Journal of Educational Change, Changes in Higher Education, Culture and Change, and Educational Research for Social Change, to mention four. It is a serious area of study, and one worth our attention.

The focus of the last journal mentioned above is worth looking at. Change is not only about test scores or proficiency going up; it is also about lasting change in one's life, life choices, and looking beyond us as individuals, the society we live in. Social change and a focus on improving the societies we live in is another outcome of education. In recent years, there has been a focus on language and identity and there has been an embrace of sociocultural theory and language development.

At the same time change for the sake of change is not a good reason for change. There is often a tension between the status quo (which is not always bad) and the desire to change. As invested members of our field, we need to be able to examine change, identifying and applying that which is appropriate and will further our goals while also having the wisdom and gumption to reject change that does not make sense. As Dewey said, "reforms which rest simply upon the enactment of law, or the threatening of certain penalties, or upon changes in mechanical or outward arrangements are transitory and futile."

And so we welcome you to this year's conferences, where we can examine change in ways that are important to each of us. What are its challenges, its complexities, and its constraints? It is electrifying to think about the wide-ranging conversations we will have as we consider how we can go about educating for change the world over.

In conjunction with our global partners we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.

***IICLLDubai2017 Keynote Speakers

Professor Donald E. Hall
Lehigh University, USA
"Interdisciplinary Education for Innovation and Change"

Dr. Christina Gitsaki
Zayed University, Dubai
"Education: A Supertanker in an Ocean of Change and Innovation"


***IICLLDubai2017 Featured Speakers

Dr. Phil Quirke
Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE

Mr. Mohammed Azaza
President of TESOL Arabia
"Effective Mentoring in an Educational Context"


***IICLLDubai2017 Conference Chairs

Professor Said M. Faiq
2017 Conference Co-Chair
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sufian Abu-Rmaileh
2017 Conference Co-Chair
UAE University, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Christine Coombe
2017 Conference Co-Chair
Dubai Men's College, United Arab Emirates

Professor Sue Jackson
2017 Programme Advisor
Birkbeck, University of London, UK


***IAFOR's Language Learning events

On an individual level the ability to speak and operate in another language opens new worlds of possibilities, and allows unmediated access to peoples, cultures, and both literary and academic works.

IAFOR conferences are laboratories of intercultural communication, as a typical conference may contain delegates from anywhere between 30 to 60 different countries. This makes our vision of an academic platform at the intersection of culture, nation and discipline a reality, and makes for an extremely diverse and rich conference environment.

Language is a powerful tool, and the prominence given to language learning in the IAFOR programme underscores the crucial role language learning and teaching plays in facilitating and building the many necessary bridges in communication between individuals, cultures and societies within the global context.

Our events offer the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field. What's more, IAFOR's language learning conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world's leading universities and language learning associations, including Birkbeck University of London, Virginia Tech, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore, Moscow State University, Waseda University, Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), Russia, and National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme, but also mean that our conferences are exceptional platforms to disseminate your research.

*See the full schedule of our conferences in Japan, Dubai, Hawaii, Barcelona and the UK on our website: http://iafor.org/language-learning


***About IAFOR

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan) and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we break new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR - http://iafor.org

2016 International Conference on Education Las Vegas

2016 International Conference on Education Las Vegas

October 2-5, 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada

Submission Deadline: September 5, 2016 (Miss a deadline? Contact our office.)

OVERVIEW
The Clute Institute, established in 1985, hosts the International Conference on Education (ICE) to promote excellence in academic research.

Please join us for the 2016 International Conference on Education Las Vegas. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research in all areas of education. Since 30 to 50 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with a different perspective. An extensive list of acceptable topics is available on our website with a peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we are hosting the conference at Harrah's Las Vegas located centrally on Las Vegas Blvd. In addition to the International Academic Conference on Education, we are also hosting an International Conference on Business which will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries: contact@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address: http://cieducationvegas.com/
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

6th International Conference on Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities


6th International Conference on Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities (TSSH 2016) Dec. 27-28, 2016 Bangkok (Thailand)
27th to 28th December 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Deadline of New Full Paper/Poster/Abstract Submissions: Sept. 23, 2016

Top Selected papers will be Published in a Canadian Journal: Journal of Global Management Research ISSN 1488-4569 The papers will be published ISBN hardcopy Proceedings and the same will be provided at the time of the conference.
The papers will be published ISBN hardcopy Proceedings and the same will be provided at the time of the conference. Later, the Proceedings of the conferences will be submitted to ISI Thomson/SCOPUS for review and possible indexing

Topics of interest for submission include any topics on Humanities & Social Sciences and related topics:
--Anthropology
--Art History
--Arts
--English
--History
--Information Science
--Interdisciplinary Studies
--Islamic Studies
--Language
--Linguistics
--Literature
--Local Government
--Multidisciplinary Studies
--Museums and Heritage
--Music
--Occupational Science
--Philosophy
--Poetry
--Politics
--Psychology
--Religious Studies
--Social Sciences
--Sociology
--Women's history

SUBMISSION METHODS
1. Electronic Submission System; (.doc/.docx/.pdf formats): http://eaamp.org/paper_submission.php
OR
2. Simply, email the paper/abstract/poster at Email id: ed@eaamp.org

Enquiries: ed@eaamp.org
Web address: http://tssp.eaamp.org/
Sponsored by: EAAMP

Venue
Hotel Mercure Bangkok Siam  
Address: 927 Rama 1 Road Wangmai, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand Phone:+66 2 659 2888 


Monday, September 12, 2016

INTED2017 (11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference)

INTED2017 (11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference)
6th to 8th March 2017
Valencia, Spain
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: December 1st, 2016 (included)
Abstract submission: http://iated.org/inted/online_submission
Website: http://iated.org/inted/

OVERVIEW
INTED2017 will provide the ideal platform to present your projects and experiences to an international audience in three different formats (oral, poster or virtual).
Also, it will offer participants an overview of the current situation of education, technology and development of teaching and learning methods. You will be able to listen to experts from different countries, representing all continents.

If you wish to present your projects and be part of a large international networking event, then do not miss the opportunity to come to INTED2017.

A TRULY INTERNATIONAL EVENT
After 11 years, INTED has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists.
Every year, INTED brings together over 700 delegates from 80 different countries.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
There will be 3 presentation formats: Oral, Poster or Virtual.
You can submit your abstracts proposals until December 1st, 2016 (included)
Abstracts should be submitted online at http://iated.org/inted/online_submission

OBJECTIVES
- Present and disseminate projects about education and new teaching and learning technologies
- Share best practices and promote international partnership and cooperation among lecturers and professionals from all over the world.
- Create an international forum to discuss and exchange ideas about the latest innovations in education and research, applied to all fields and disciplines.

PUBLICATIONS
- INTED2017 Proceedings will be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Web of Science). Previous editions are already indexed.
- A DOI number will be assigned to each accepted paper.
- All accepted contributions will be indexed in the IATED Digital Library to form part of our database of innovative projects in Education and Technology.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
- Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2016 (included)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: December 26th, 2016 (included)
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: January 19th, 2017 (included)
- Registration deadline for authors: January 19th, 2017 (included)

VENUE
Valencia is a city to enjoy, to walk and to discover. It has a large cultural and leisure offer. Its old and modern architecture, excellent weather, golden sandy beaches, large natural parks and tasty gastronomy will make your stay unforgettable.

Also, Valencia is a very accessible city. From Madrid, you can take a high-speed train that will bring you to the centre of the city in less than one and a half hours.
Come and live this unique experience at INTED2017!

Enquiries: inted2017@iated.org
Website: http://iated.org/inted/

International Conference on Science, Technology, Women Studies, Business and Social Sciences 2016

International Conference on Science, Technology, Women Studies, Business and Social Sciences 2016

November 03-05, 2016

Madgaon, Goa, India

Goa an International Tourist Destination not only offers you a break from regular schedules,also extends by this International Conference a good opportunity to Present & Publish your research. Be a part of the International Research gathering and be a part of the Edu-network. 'Goa must Go'

Highlights
1. Govt of India Approved Conference: MHA, MEA & Nodal Ministry
2. Publish Your Abstracts /Full Papers in ISBN Proceedings, reputed peer reviewed IMRF International Journals with ISSN & ISBN for free.
3. Be a Part of the exciting Cruse Dinner and a full day Post Conference Goa Tour on 05/11/2016.
4. Accommodation in Campus at Nominal Cost Rs.300/- to Rs.500/-
5. Those Interested in Academic Awards do contact us with your CV. (Excellence, Scientist, Young Scientist etc.,)

Enquiries: imrfgoa2016@gmail.com
Mobile : +91 9618777011 ; +91 9533421234
Web address: http://imrfgoa2016.wix.com/conference
Sponsored by: IMRFG, CSRE, IFAD

Freedom: At What Cost and to Whom?


Freedom: At What Cost and to Whom?

1st Global Meeting
Call for Participation 2017

A Human Rights and Active Citizenship Project

Friday 7th April – Sunday 9th April 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

As world events unfold, individual freedom is under threat in many regions, nations and contexts.

When people vote and express their views freely without working out the implications of their actions, are individuals free to exercise their choices and are they free to change their minds? The case in point is the Brexit vote. A great number of British people voted to exit the EU, but following the result they want to reconsider their vote: this is an example of questioning freedom. When is one free to choose? How many times can individuals choose to be free? What are some of the fall out effects of people exercising their choices? Are people really free to choose? Or are they overly influenced by the media or by other circumstantial forces?

As bombs go off in restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, mosques, airports and, other common spaces, many are raising the question 'what do we need to do when freedom is under threat?'.

To answer these questions and others, one needs to have informed conversations about Freedom. This is a proposal for a conference under the auspices of Inter-Disciplinary.net on Freedom.

The call for presentations (please note this is not a call for papers, because it is much more than an academic conference) at the international and interdisciplinary conference on Freedom is made to address Freedom: at what cost and to whom?

The conference is open to individuals who are directly dealing with, as well as are front-line staff in, a number of contexts: border security, prison officers, patrol and probationary officers; emergency officials: police, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and other allied health staff, fire services men and women officials; government officials, advisers and managers; academics of several disciplines including economists, psychologists, historians, philosophers, sociologists, just to name a few; local, national, regional and international representatives working in non-governmental organisations.

This conference is aimed at anyone who is interested in issues related to Freedom. Some of the suggested discussion topics are:

Conceptual questions:

What does one mean by freedom? Is anyone ever truly free? In what ways?
How much of freedom is an illusion? Conversely, how much is the absence of freedom an illusion? (For example, the Christian Right in America is fond of arguing that equal rights for LGBTQI people deprives Christians of their freedom of religion, but does it?) How are arguments about the provision or denial of freedoms useful in a purely rhetorical context where the factual nature of the claim is either irrelevant or a secondary consideration?
What is – or should be – the price of freedom? Must freedom always entail sacrifice (self-sacrifice or sacrifice of others)? Is freedom always at the expense of another's freedom?
What elements or features best describe freedom?
When we think about freedom, do we do consider primarily in positive or negative terms: 'freedom to' or 'freedom from'?
Is freedom a right or a privilege? That is, is freedom an innate right or something that is earned, gained or lost? What are the mechanisms and processes of how these are achieved?
What differences are there between freedoms that one is born with and freedoms that one has earned?
Freedom promises: are there agents who promise freedom? Who bears the costs of such promises?

Questions in context:
When freedom is lost, how does this occur? How does one become aware of its loss?
How does behaviour change when freedom is lost or curtailed? What psychological differences can be noted between those who are born free and those who have fought for their freedom?
What effects freedom, either from within or from without: the family, society, values, media and other institutions; how do they manipulate essential aspects of freedom?
Freedom in the workplace: how free are any of us when it comes to making decisions? All of us are hemmed in by laws, norms, regulations, "health and safety", "best practices", commitments we have undertaken, and so on. If all of these factors are taken into consideration, what freedom is left?
Freedom in medical contexts: What freedom exists with regard to ownership of one's body? What freedom do children have, since all decisions regarding their care are made by adults?
How does one experience or manage any of the following types of freedom in their own context – either personally or professionally? Where has one seen or experienced infringements of these freedoms?
Economic freedom
Intellectual freedom
Freedom to follow your conscience
Freedom of expression
Freedom in the voting booth
Sexual freedom
What impact does technology have on one's freedom? One might think of CCTV cameras on motorways, body cams on police officers, surveillance of internet usage by employers or advertisers, identity theft by cyber-hackers, and so on.

Further details and information can be found at the conference website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/human-rights-and-active-citizenship/research-streams/freedom/call-for-presentations/

Details about our reviewing policy can be found here:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/human-rights-and-active-citizenship/research-streams/freedom/call-for-presentations/details-and-information/

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 28th October 2016.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.

You will be notified of the panel's decision by Friday 11th November 2016.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 3rd March 2017.

Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Freedom Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs:

Organising Chairs:

Sivaram Vemuri: Ram.Vemuri@cdu.edu.au
Rob Fisher: free1@inter-disciplinary.net

This event is an inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing project. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Conference Outcomes and Outputs
The conferences we organise form a continual stream of conversations, activities and projects which grow and evolve in different directions. The outcomes and 'outputs' which can productively flow from these is a dynamic response to the gatherings themselves. And as our meetings are attended by people from different backgrounds, professions and vocations, the range of desirable outcomes are potentially diverse, fluid and appropriate to what took place.
All accepted papers presented at the conference are eligible to be selected for publication in a hard copy paperback volume (the structure of which is to be determined post conference and subject to certain criteria). The selection and review process is outlined in the conference materials. Other publishing options may also become available. Potential editors will be chosen from interested conference delegates.

Additional possible outputs include: paperback volumes; journals; open volume on-line annuals; social media outputs (Facebook pages, blogs, wikis, Twitter and so on); collaboration platforms; reviews; reports; policy statements; position papers; declarations of principles; proposals for future meetings, workshops, courses and schools; proposals for personal and professional development opportunities (cultural cruises, summer schools, personal enrichment programmes, faculty development, mentoring programmes, consultancies); and other options you would like us to consider.

Ethos
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

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