Friday, October 31, 2014

Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change  
Abstract submission deadline extended to 8th November  
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
December 19-20, 2014  
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Centre for Science and Environment, under the banner Indian Climate Research Network, are organizing the Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change, to be held at IIT-Delhi on December 19-20, 2014.

The conference will cover topics related to the scientific, technical, economic and policy aspects of climate change in South Asian countries, with a special emphasis on renewable energy. This event, the fifth in the series, intends to nurture and enhance a dedicated network of climate researchers.

This series aims to further develop the capacity of climate research and action in India by:

a. Developing an arena for promoting interaction among researchers, analysts and practitioners  

b. Enhancing understanding of the current state of activities and research capabilities in South Asia and thereby identifying key lacunae

c. Deepening and broadening engagement on the climate issue with a particular focus on smaller academic institutions, NGOs and younger scholars

d. Strengthening a sense of 'community' among researchers

e. Exploring ways to more effectively link climate research and action programmes

We invite abstracts from faculty, students, civil society organizations and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the South Asian context. Selected abstracts will receive a slot for presentation or poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of different backgrounds.

Abstracts should be submitted online by November 8, 2014 at: http://www.icrn.in/abstractsubmission

Acceptance notifications will be sent by November 15, 2014

(Online application includes option to request for financial support – travel and local expenses.  Grant of financial support will be subject to availability of funds and suitability of application)
For more information, contact:  
Arjuna Srinidhi
Programme Manager, Climate Change
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110062
Tel: +011 29955124, 29956394, 29956399 (Ext: 307)

The 2015 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science (ISESS 2015)


Dear Colleague,

The 2015 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science (ISESS 2015) is to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 21-23, 2015. We cordially invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the upcoming ISESS before November 15, 2014. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on certain important topics of economics and social science. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the official website. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. MasterCard ranked Bangkok as the global top destination city by international visitor arrivals in 2013. Bangkok was also named "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine's survey of its readers for four consecutive years, from 2010 to 2013. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices.

For more information, please visit the following links
Conference Website: http://soci-science.org/isess2015/
Online Submission: http://soci-science.org/isess2015/PaperSubmission.html
Enquiries: ISESS.conference@gmail.com

Sincerely yours,

Chen-Ling Fang, National Taipei University (Taiwan)
Conference Chair, ISESS 2015

2015 InstSIS/IAABR - MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

2015 InstSIS/IAABR - New Year's International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences

Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

ORGANIZED by:
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (InstSIS) jointly with
International Academy for Advancement of Business Research (IAABR)

DATES: JANUARY 4 - 6, 2015

PLACE: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA
SOUTH BEACH MARRIOTT
Address: 161 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Discounted rooms are still available at the South Beach Marriott for the InstSIS/IAABR New Year's Conference Participants!

The InstSIS/IAABR Miami Beach Conference offers the expected participants from around the World the popular InstSIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE - 2 OPPORTUNITIES: an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper or abstract in a PEER-REFEREED PUBLICATION with ISSN or ISBN number issued by the Library of the Congress plus an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM) for 1 LOW FEE!!!

The Executive Boards of InstSIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2015 InstSIS/IAARB International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences in Miami Beach will be delivered by Prof. Dr. William Rapp, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Business at New Jersey Institute of Technology's School of Management and Director of Leir Center for Financial Research.

We believe that all members and friends of the Institute, including all past, present and potential future participants in our conferences, have already noticed that for almost one year now, we have been partnering successfully with the International Academy for Advancement of Business Research (IAABR). Also, we have been watching with a growing alarm the crimes against humanity committed by an organization acting in a part of the Middle East, and which has been known under the names ISIL, IS, and ISIS. As socially responsible members of society, we ardently condemn these heinous crimes, and we feel that consistent with our personal values and the guiding principles of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, we must change our acronym to InstSISWorld. Therefore, from now on, you can see this acronym, along with its shortened version, or InstSIS also legally acquired by our organization, in all official announcements made by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.

This year, InstSISWorld and IAABR held successful conferences in Key West, Florida (Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Charles Wankel, Professor of Management at St. John's University's Tobin College of Business, New York; recipient of many awards from the Academy of Management; and Vice Rector at the Poznan University of Business in Poland); in Paris (Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sheila Puffer, University Distinguished Professor and Professor of International Business, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; former Editor of The Academy of Management Executive; and a former member of the Academy of Management's Board of Governors); in Venice (Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Joseph Rallo, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Texas Tech University System); and in Orlando (Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Khalid Alkhathlan, Dean of King Saud University's Business School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). At all these conferences, we were very happy to notice that the number of participants was growing, as well as was the number of represented countries which steadily surpassed the figure 50!

In about a week, we are going to hold a joint conference together with IAABR in Manila from November 5th to November 7th (Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ester Garcia, President of the University of the East, Manila, Philippines)

Please visit our Website www.ISISWorld.org for regular updates on our future conferences:
Miami Beach, Florida: January 4-6, 2015
Key West, Florida: March 15-17, 2015
Paris, France: May 18-20, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: July 5-7, 2015
Orlando, Florida: August 20-22, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada: October 25-27, 2015
We are proud to announce that the Keynote Address at the Las Vegas Conference in October of 2015 will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Rosalie L. Tung, the Ming and Stella Wong Chaired Professor of International Business at Simon Fraser University (Canada); formerly the President of the Academy of Management in 2003-2004 and past President in 2004-2005; at present, Dr. Tung is the President-Elect of the Academy of International Business; and she has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, as a Fellow of the Academy of Management, and as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, among numerous other high-level professional accomplishments.

The Editors and Editorial Board Members of the InstSIS/IAABR journals are truly distinguished faculty, who earned their Doctoral degrees from leading academic institutions, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and who are holders of numerous international awards, among which is the recognition as "The Most Outstanding World Researcher". All members of the InstSIS/IAABR Academic Boards represent recognized universities from all continents.

Journals Sponsoring 2015 InstSIS/IAABR New Year's International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in MIAMI BEACH:
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies
- Review of Strategic and International Studies
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research
- Review of Business and Economic Studies
- Review of Social Studies, Law, and Psychology

Please note that all papers and abstracts submitted for publication to any of the above journals (or Conference Proceedings) will be double-blind, peer reviewed before a decision for a journal (or Conference Proceedings) publication is made. To be sure, incorporating reviewer comments will make many submitted papers improve to a journal publication quality! Selected papers will be published in JSIS, the flagship journal of InstSIS with an acceptance rate of 12 percent (this information is current as of September 1st, 2014).

Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication and Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, IT, Law and Legal Studies, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sustainable Development, and Women Studies are invited for the above international conferences, which are expected to be attended by authors from nearly all parts of the World. People without papers can also participate in these conferences, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.

To submit your full paper or abstract for these conferences, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx;) to GLOBAL@ISISWORLD.ORG (please put "MIAMI BEACH CONFERENCE" in the Subject line of your message). All submissions will be double blind peer-refereed. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within three weeks after the arrival of their submissions.

FULL PAPERS submitted by DECEMBER 1st, 2014 will be considered for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring 2014 InstSIS/IAABR - New Year's International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences in MIAMI BEACH or the refereed Conference Proceedings. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the ISIS conference in Miami Beach (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge at the conference location), subject to the timely fulfillment of all editorial requirements.

Authors of ABSTRACTS submitted by DECEMBER 10th, and which would meet the selection criteria of the Conference Review Committee, will be given the chance to present their work in progress at the InstSIS/IAABR Conferences in Miami Beach. These abstracts will be published in a separate section of the refereed Conference Proceedings. If the authors decide to complete their work in progress after the conference, they could also submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by April 15th, 2015, in order to be considered for publication in a later issue of one of the double-blind, peer-refereed InstSIS or IAABR Journals .

Authors, who could NOT travel to Miami Beach for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the InstSIS/IAABR conferences, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10th, 2014

The regular registration fee is 330 USD (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is 280 USD), and the regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular InstSIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE - 2 OPPORTUNITIES: an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper or abstract in a PEER-REFEREED PUBLICATION with ISSN or ISBN number issued by the Library of the Congress plus an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM) for 1 LOW FEE; 2) one printed issue of the journal or Proceedings CD containing your paper; 3) an Official Certificate for International Conference participation; 4) the Conference Luncheon and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Attending the Welcome Reception and Coffee Breaks; 8) Listing of your presentation in the program; 9) an Opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your international colleagues in a friendly environment + 10) Explore history of culture of South Florida, as well as tropical beaches, chic shopping and night life of Miami Beach!

Prof. Dr. Ivan Manev, Dean of University of Maine's Business School, USA
Conference Chair, 2015 InstSIS/IAABR Miami Beach Conferences

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Conference @ Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow - 226025 is organizing National Social Science Conference in collaboration with Association of Socio-Economic Development Studies on Development Challenges in Developing Nations During Post Globalisation Period: A Social Science Perspective
December 16-17, 2014 
The conference will result in the early publication of a volume of collected quality papers in a Book/Journal. We invite scholars to register and submit papers before December 5, 2014. For details please visit www.bbau.ac.in
For contact : NMP Verma, Prof of Economics Email: bbaussc@gmail.com

National Eligibility Test @ University Grants Commission

Seminar @ Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research


Workshop @ Manipal University

kshop @ 

Workshop @ V.V.Giri National Labour Institute


Jobs @ Central University of Punjab

Jobs @ Jiwaji University

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Campus Ambassador @ Legal Bloc

Respected Sir/Ma'am

Legal Bloc (legalbloc.com) is inviting call for campus ambassadors.  
Official Invitation here: http://legalbloc.com/campus-ambassadors/

Thanks.

Best Regards:
Suresh Khadav
Founder & CEO
Legal Bloc
+91-8474818031

The Third Global Forum of Critical Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Third Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again

12-13 December 2014, Florence, Italy

Villa Vittoria- Palazzo dei Congressi

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 9th of November 2014

The Third Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we're living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future.

Conference Description:
Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued the most reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly - or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of the logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural/social practices.


Many alternatives at hand are often condemned to marginality or lost in the plural practices where everything goes as long as it's part of an intellectual market. The 'fatal strategies' of post-industrial societies to keep individuals captive, busy and seduced by contingent social arrangements and economic practices minimized the questioning detachment required to evaluate and give meaning through reflexive criticism and unlimited interrogation. Various labels were given to our unfolding times from apocalyptic ones to some more comforting yet not by chance lacking some vital optimism. Despite a wide-spread discontent and suspicion towards the daily realities of our current societies, most of the big questions are often left outside by the self-involved active pursuit of an imagined well-being that is no longer transgressed by harsh critical evaluation of its meaning. The academic arena itself also advances, supports, integrates and promotes limited particular methodologies that generate an effect of mainstreaming and often keeps researchers or practitioners out of the battle-ground for big questions.

The ongoing economic crisis made reality even harsher and pushed ahead the need for more thinking as many habitual categories lost their meaning or relevance. New ways of thinking could transgress some inappropriate conceptions or misconceptions that preserve their centrality due to the mechanics of habits. This is a time when a call to thinking is well-placed. This is a call to arms for critical studies that promotes alternative, questioning and multi-dimensional thinking.

Panels:
When it's about critical thinking and critical studies there is intrinsically an unending open list of topics to be included. The Third Forum on Critical Studies proposes the 5 sections (that are by no means exclusive):
•       Theory/Philosophy
•       Politics
•       Cultural Studies
•       Political Economy
•       Arts and Performance

Papers on the following topics (and not only) are welcomed:
~ Diagnostics of Our Times: Where Is the 21st Century Heading? ~ Our Societies Are As Good As It Gets: How to Escape the Closure of Meaning? ~ Consumerist Societies and the Captivity of Thinking ~ The Being/Doing Nexus ~ Assessing Models of Capitalism ~ Markets, Capital and Inequalities ~ The Remains of Individual Autonomy ~ How Plural Our Societies Truly Are? ~ Debating Ideal vs. Real Multiculturalism ~ Social Narcissism and Consumerism ~ The Role of Critical Thinking: Proposing Alternative Methodologies ~ Are There Any Alternatives to Capitalism Left? ~ Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs ~ Protest and Social Change ~ Re-Thinking Revolutions ~ Hegemony and the Remaining Possibilities for Social Criticism ~ Loneliness and Isolation in the Era of Mass Communication ~ Living Low Cost: Values, Meaning and Market Exchange ~ Ideology and Other Dominant Narratives ~ Critical Economics ~ Post-Modernism and the Critique of Modernity ~ Marx and the 21st Century ~ Debating the End of Communism ~ Non-Oppositional Societies ~ Consolation, Complicity and Passivity Today ~ Who Still Waits For A Revolution? ~ C. Castoriadis and the Project of Autonomy ~ French Thinking and Alternatives for Thought ~ Eastern Europe and the Enrollment to the School of Capitalism ~ China and the Logic of Growth ~ Crises of Culture ~ Left and Right: Political Spectrums and Pluralism Re-Discussed ~ Art as an Exchange Value ~ Originality and Complacency ~ Literatures and Authors ~ Heroes and Heroines in Electronic Literature ~ Fiction and the Fictionalization of the Contemporary World ~ Film and the Persisting Hunger for Heroic Imagination ~ The Illusory Charity and Imagined forms of Contemporary Humanisms ~ The Growing Social Irrelevance of Philosophy ~ Replacement of the Logic of Becoming by the Logic of Earning ~ How Do We Look Back at Tradition? ~ Just Wars or Unjust Thinking? ~ The Myth of Cosmopolitanism ~ Facing the Self ~ Communication, Media and Simulacrum ~ Science, Pragmatics and Vocation: Who Pays What We Can't Sell? ~ Is There Still a Postmodern or Any Other Kind of Condition? ~ Post-Marxist Way of Looking at Facts ~ The School of Suspicion and Evaluative Thinking ~ Feminist Readings of Our Contemporary World ~ Post-Colonialism and the Refurbished Other(s) ~ Theory and Power ~ Queer Theory and Living After the Sexual Revolution ~ Subaltern Theory

Participant's Profile
The conference is addressed to academics, intellectuals, researchers and professionals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we're living in. As the nature of the conference is intended to be multidisciplinary in nature different academic backgrounds are equally welcomed.

Post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers are equally welcomed to submit an abstract. Representatives of INGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks and activists willing to present their work, research, experiences or reflections are welcomed as well to submit the abstract of their contribution. Euroacademia does not promote the byzantine association of people with their institutions. As well the distinction between senior and junior researchers is not applied as a cleavage.

Abstracts will be reviewed and the participants are selected based on the proven quality of the abstract. The submitted paper for the conference proceedings is expected to be in accordance with the lines provided in the submitted abstract.

For more information see
http://euroacademia.eu/conference/3rd-forum-of-critical-studies/

You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending a 300 words abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 9th of November 2014 at application@euroacademia.eu

uLead 2015

uLead 2015
15th to 18th March 2015
Banff, Canada

Join in uLead 2015 - One of the world's most impactful school leadership conferences for government, school system leaders, principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders. uLead offers a rich dialogue!

Enquiries: leadershipfor21c@me.com
Web address: tinyurl.com/ulead15
Sponsored by: Council for School Leadership

A TRULY INTERNATIONAL EVENT
uLead is an annual meeting point for those dealing with school leadership including; government, school system leaders, principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders.
You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in an international atmosphere in the UNESCO World Heritage setting of Banff, Alberta.
More than 700 delegates from around the world are expected to attend.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
The deadline for proposal submission is November 30, 2014.
Proposals should be submitted online at tinyurl.com/uleader

OBJECTIVES
- Create an international forum for school leaders to discuss and exchange ideas about the latest innovations, challenges, and ideas surrounding school leadership
- Present and disseminate projects about school leadership and the emerging technologies that support teaching and learning in a manner that will support the growth of attending school leaders
- Share best practices and promote international partnership and cooperation

VENUE
Banff is located in Canada's Banff National Park and certainly is one of the most beloved places by visitors to Canada.
The conference hotel – the Banff Springs Hotel – has been called the "Jewel of the Rockies!"
Banff is the perfect location to enjoy yourself. In March, weather is typically sunny in the mountain valley with spring skiing and a range of activities available on the mountain slopes by day.

Visiting Banff will be an experience that you will never forget.
Come and experience it for yourself!

Enquiries: leadershipfor21c@me.com
Website: tinyurl.com/ulead15

21st Century Academic Forum at Harvard

Dear Colleague:

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard, being held March 8 - 10, 2015.

The theme of the Second 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard is Teaching, Learning, and Research in the "Just Google It" Age. We encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives under three major topic tracks: (1) teaching and learning in the 21st century and (2) creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship and (3) academic research for the 21st century. Please visit our website for detailed topic track lists.

Call for Proposals: http://www.21caf.org/2015-hrd-conference-cfp.html

Objective: The primary aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of researchers and practitioners to encourage and support the development of a new framework for better understanding the dynamic and interconnected nature of education, research, business, and life in the age of ubiquitous statement "just Google It."

Ways of Participating:

- Oral Presentation: 25 minutes
- Poster Presentation: 3 hours (held on March 9th from the a.m. coffee break through lunch)
- Absentee Presentation: For those who are unable to join us at Harvard, we offer you the opportunity to participate as an Absentee Presenter. Absentee Presenters can: upload their narrated PPT to our website, have their abstract printed in the Conference Program Book, and have their paper published in the Conference Proceedings
- Non-Presenter (Listener): For those interested in attending to participate in the various presentation sessions.

Conference Staff Fee Waiver Offer:

We are offering six conference fee waivers for the following positions:
- Conference Registration (2)
- Conference Photographers (2)
- IT Support (2)

Paper Publication Opportunities:

All papers that meet the 21st Century Academic Forum's Conference Proceedings requirements will be published in our online Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2330-1236). Papers must be submitted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings by June 8, 2015. We purposely set the deadline for papers three months following the conference with the rationale that authors should use the feedback they receive at the conference in crafting their final drafts of their paper.

The Conference Proceedings will be published on September 7, 2015. The Conference Proceedings editorial board in turn works with the editors of our three peer-reviewed journals to select papers for possible publication in one of our three online peer-reviewed journals listed below.

- The International Journal of 21st Century Education (ISSN: 2330-1244)
- The International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ISSN: 2333-9659)
- Journal of Language Learning and Teaching for the 21st Century (ISSN: 2333-9640)

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Helen Soule is the Executive Director of Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) a national non-profit coalition of business, education, community and government leaders that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. P21 provides tools and resources for helping educators implement systemic reform by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation).

Dr. Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, and the Gates Foundation to design and study immersive simulations, transformed social interactions, and online professional development.

Abstract Submission:

Submission of your abstract proposal(s) should be made in English through our Online Submission System until the final deadline of February 14, 2015. The Conference Committee reviews abstract proposals on a rolling basis and authors will typically receive a decision within two weeks of your submission.

We hope that you can join us for this exciting international conference at one of the top higher-education institutions in the world. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.

Best regards,

Thomas Lechner, Ph.D.
Academic Director
21st Century Academic Forum
21 Apex Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718
U.S.A.
+1 (406) 551-1101
Skype: thomas.lechner2
www.21caf.org

INTCESS15 - 2nd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS15 - 2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences

Istanbul, Turkey

2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2015.

Website: http://www.intcess15.org/
Enquiries: intcess15@hotmail.com
Organized by: OCERINT - International Organization Center of Academic Research

FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

You are invited to participate in INTCESS15 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES that will be held in ISTANBUL, Turkey on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2015.

INTCESS15 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:

INTCESS15 is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides the ideal opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent researches in all fields of EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES in a multicultural atmosphere.

AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT:

You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Plenty of participants from more than 70 different countries all over the world are expected to attend.

THE CONFERENCE TOPICS:

Include, but are not limited to:
all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theater and others.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPERS:

- Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10th, 2014
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2014
- Registration deadline for Authors: December 15th, 2014
- Conference Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

PUBLICATION:

All the accepted papers are going to be published in the INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings CD-ROM (e-book) with an ISBN number and will be given to the participants on the conference day. Participants also will be able to reach and download INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings E-book from OCERINT's online e-library: (http://www.ocerint.org/index.php/digital-library).
INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings will also be included in Google Scholar, and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

VENUE:

Istanbul (Turkey) is one of the most impressive cities in the world: unique for its culture, historical and artistic richness, cultural and musical events of all kinds, lovely weather in winter and tasty gastronomy.
Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

Sincerely,

INTCESS15 Organizing Committee

Conference website: http://www.intcess15.org/

Enquiries:
intcess15@hotmail.com
or
intoffice@ocerint.org

Workshop @ Christ University Hurry Last Date Today

Dear /Sir,

We are happy to share information on the Training Workshop on Contemporary Research, Methodologies and Techniques to be conducted by Christ University Nodal Office, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on October 31 & November 1, 2014. (Information on the Workshops  also available in the website of the University - christuniversity.in <http://christuniversity.in/> ).

As you may kindly observe from the attached information sheet, the Workshop aims to introduce/explain the concepts, methods and techniques in research by providing useful inputs/insights.  The focus group is mainly new/less experienced researchers.

The workshop fee - Rs.800/-

Resource person, Dr.Venkata Subrahmanyam, is among the top 10 data scientists/trainers in India and has conducted already 15 training workshops
on different research techniques with us during the last one year.

We request you to kindly share the information among other interested researchers, particularly the research (PG/Mphil/Ph.D) students.

You may send your registration through email latest by October 29, 2014 and pay the registration fees on arrival.   For any clarifications, please contact in the phone numbers provided below.


Thanking you,
Best regards,

T.A.Varghese
Research Director,
Christ University Nodal Office,
TC 15/1359, AIR Road, Vazhuthakkad,
Thiruvananthapuram 695014, Kerala, India
tvm@christuniversity.in
Tel: +91 4712339959/2339960;
Fax: +91 4712339958
Mobile 9746936082

8th International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2015)

8th International Online Language Conference (IOLC 2015)
2nd to 3rd March 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.iolc.ioksp.com

IOLC 2015 allows you to interact with experts in your field and publish your papers in an indexed journal (Vol. 6 of "Frontiers of Language and Teaching", indexed in ProQuest, EBSCO, etc.) at a lower cost without the need to pay for travel expenses.

Enquiries: iolc@ioksp.com
Website: http://www.iolc.ioksp.com
Organized by: IOKSP

The deadline for submission of abstracts/papers is: 5 January, 2015.

All submitted papers undergo a blind-review process before any decision is made. All accepted papers in IOLC 2015 conference will be published in Volume 6 of "Frontiers of Language and Teaching Journal", indexed in ProQuest, EBSCO, Google Scholar and Academia databases.

You can download the conference paper template at: http://www.iolc.ioksp.com/submission.htm

IOLC 2015 welcomes abstracts and/or research papers within the areas of:
- Language learning
- Language teaching
- Linguistics
- Education
- Literature
- Translation
- ESL/EFL

If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to contact the conference organizing committee at: iolc@ioksp.com

Call For Papers: World Business, Finance and Management Conference

New Zealand Conference: FINAL Call for Papers
World Business, Finance and Management Conference

Date: 8-9 December 2014
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Deadlines: Manuscript Submission: 31 October, 2014 ; Registration: 24 November, 2014
Website: www.newzealandconfo.com
Email: newzpap@gmail.com

Theoretical and empirical full papers and/or abstract plus case studies relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing are invited for the above international conference organised by World Business Institute of Australia, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, USA. This conference is supported by five international peer reviewed journals ranked by Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) and indexed by Cabell, EBSCO and Ulrich of USA

Submission Process, Review Process Review Report and Notification of Acceptance:

To submit your abstract or full paper for this conference, please click on the Submit Paper link on the website and fill in the form, attach your paper in MS Word or PDF file format and click submit. All presented papers will be blind reviewed and Review Report will be provided only on full paper (not abstract) 2-3 months after the conference. Author will be notified of review outcome within 2-3 weeks after arrival of paper. If you have any difficulty or question relating to paper submission, please contact us via newzpap@gmail.com.

Publication Opportunities in ABDC-Ranked Journals

Outstanding papers will be considered by the following ABDC-ranked peer reviewed international journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal and International Review of Business Research Papers. Please send us your full paper to provide you feedback about the acceptability of your paper. Accepted papers will be published within 6-9 months subject to the compliance to the editorial comments and payment of subscription fees.

Conference Proceedings, Best Paper Award and Feedings

All accepted abstract and full papers of authors who register and present their paper in the conference will be published electronically as conference proceedings via www.wbiworldconpro.com. This dedicated website is visited by thousands of academics around the world. Best paper award will be announced 2-3 weeks after the conference and the paper will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the author. Certificates for conference attendees and session chairs will be provided at the conference venue. Our conference venue is at Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. You will have several feedings such as arrival, morning and afternoon break-foods and buffet lunch. We welcome you to this international gathering of academics and researchers from many countries of the world.

Further Information:

Please visit our website: www.newzealandconfo.com or contact Nuha Jahan via newzpap@gmail.com for any questions.

Program Chair

Program Chair: Professor Pieter Nel, Unitec New Zealand

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Call For Papers: International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference

FINAL Call for Papers

International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference

DATES: 4 - 5 December, 2014

VENUE: Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal

Extended Submission Deadline: 31 October 2014
and 21 November 2014 for Registration

Website: www.nepalconfo.com and Email: nepalpap@gmail.com

Organising Committee of the above international conference welcomes the submission of abstracts and/or full papers that falls within the broad area of Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Politics and all areas of Social Sciences and Business. This international Conference provides networking opportunity for Business Academics and Social Scientists to meet, discuss and debate how best to advance the knowledge in their respective field.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT AND/OR FULL PAPER

Please submit your abstract and/or full paper by clicking on the "Submit Paper" link by the submission deadline. Please note you can submit paper any time before and including 31 October, 2014. The abstract and full paper will be double blind reviewed and notification of acceptance will be provided within 2 weeks after the receipt of either abstract or full papers.

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Authors will have the opportunity to publish their papers, accepted by any of our journals (See our journals) after peer review subject to full compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable submission fees. Authors who register for the conference can publish their full papers and/or abstract in online conference proceedings which will be published electronically with ISBN and included in the WBI Digital Library for online access via a dedicated website, www.wbiworldconpro.com and all full papers will be linked to Google Scholar. Left hand links provides more information.

BEST PAPER AWARD AND FEEDINGS

Best paper awards will be announced from a block of 15 papers in each track, 2-3 weeks after the conference. Best papers will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the winners. This international conference is featured by varieties of day-long break foods and hot buffet lunch at the international hotel. In addition, all attendees will receive participation certificate, hard copy of the program, name badge and warm greetings.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please visit the website www.nepalconfo.com for more information

If you have any problem in sending the papers, please contact Prof. Mohammad Hoque, Coordinator, via nepalpap@gmail.com

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Professor Dr. Carlos Santos, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal
Professor Dr. Stephen Grubaugh, Bentley University, USA
Professor Dr. Sarath Nonis, Arkansan State University, USA
Professor Dr. Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada
Professor Dr. Stuart Orr, Deakin University, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohhidin Othman, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Asstt. Prof. Dr. Narayan Prasad Paudel, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Call For Papers: Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference

FINAL Call For Papers

Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference

DATES: 15-16 December 2014
VENUE: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Deadlines: Submission: 31 October 2014 and Registration: 28 November 2014
Website: www.japanconfo.com
Email: japanconfo@gmail.com

We invite full papers and/or Abstracts relating to all broad areas of: a. Accounting b. Banking c. Economics d. Finance e. Management and f. Marketing for the above international conference organised by World Business Institute of Australia, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, USA. All abstracts and/or full papers must contain the title, authors' names, affiliation, and contact information of the authors. Abstracts should include Objectives, Data and Methods, Results, and Conclusions with significance. All submissions are subject to blind peer review process. Doctoral students and scholars are highly encouraged to submit papers to for expert reviews.

Submission and Review Guidelines:

Please submit full papers and/or abstracts by 31 October 2014 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline). To submit paper, please click on "Submit Paper" Link in the website and fill in the form, attach your paper and click submit. All full papers and/or abstracts will undergo blind peer review process and outcome of the review will be announced within 2 weeks after receipt of the paper. The cover page must include the affiliation, address, phone and email address of each author and the field of research and/or appropriate JEL classifications. There is an option that the participant can serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest and certificate will be issued to such participant. Please see the submission guidelines on the website and Sample Paper for more information on how to submit your paper. You are also welcome to volunteer to participate as session chairs, reviewers and members of the program committee.

Proceedings, Publication Opportunity, Best Paper Award and Feedings

All accepted abstracts and/or full papers who register for the conference will be in published in the conference proceedings (online) with ISBN via dedicated website www.wbiworldconpro.com which is visited by thousands of people around the world and you will be able to view conference papers from previous conferences. You will have the opportunity to publish in eight refereed peer reviewed international journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research. Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, World Review of Business Research and World Journal of Social Sciences subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable subscription fees. These journals are (a) ranked by Australian Business Dean Council, (b) indexed by Cabell's Directory, EBSCO and Ulrich of USA and listed by ERA, Australia. Best Paper Awards will be announced from a block of 15 papers in each track and will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the winners as well as a WBI Fellowship entitling you to discounts on future conferences. Written Review report to assist you to improve the paper (unlike other conferences) will be sent to you within 2 months after the conference. Day-long feedings including break foods, lunch and certificate of attendance will be provided. Proxy presentation is available for those who cannot attend the conference

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Deadline for Abstract and/or full paper Submission : 31 October, 2014
Date of Notification of acceptance of abstract and or full paper: Within 2 weeks after receiving the paper
Full Paper or extended abstract Submission Deadline (Optional): 31 October, 2014
Registration Deadline: 28 November, 2014
Announcement of the Program: After 8 December, 2014

For any further enquiries please contact Prof. M. Hoque via japanconfo@gmail.com

Program Chair:

Professor Dr. Maji Rhee, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Monday, October 20, 2014

Call For Papers: 29th International Business Research Conference

SYDNEY CONFERENCE: Final Call For Papers

29th International Business Research Conference

DATES: 24-25 November 2014

VENUE: Novotel Hotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Extended Deadlines: Submission: 24 October 2014 and Registration: 14 November 2014

Website: www.ausconfo.com

Email: ausconpap@gmail.com

The above 2-day annual international gathering intends to bring together academics and researchers from all over the world to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences and research results about all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economic, Management and Marketing, Business Law, Business Ethics, Business Educations and e-business. This conference is organised by World Business Institute, Australia and sponsored by eight international peer reviewed journals, 5 of which are (a) ranked by Australian Business Dean Council, (b) indexed by Cabell's Directory, EBSCO and Ulrich of USA and listed by ERA, Australia.

Submission and Review Guidelines:

Please submit full papers and/or abstracts by 24 October 2014 (please note you can submit papers anytime before this deadline). To submit paper, please click on "Submit Paper" Link in the website and fill in the form, attach your paper and click submit. All full papers and/abstract will undergo blind peer review process and outcome of the review will be announced within 2 weeks after receipt of the paper. The cover page must include the affiliation, address, phone and email address of each author and the field of research and/or appropriate JEL classifications. There is an option that the participant can serve as a discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest and certificate will be issued to such participant. Please see the submission guidelines on the website and Sample Paper for more information on how to submit your paper. You are also welcome to volunteer to participate as session chairs, reviewers and members of the program committee.

Conference Proceedings, Benefits and Publication Opportunity:

There are many benefits you can enjoy if you attend this conference:

- Publication of abstract or full paper, for registered delegates, in refereed conference proceedings (online) with ISBN via dedicated website www.wbiworldconpro.com which is visited by thousands of people around the world and you will be able to view conference papers from previous conferences organised by WBI authored by researchers from around the world.
- Publication opportunity in eight refereed peer reviewed international journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research. Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, World Review of Business Research and World Journal of Social Sciences subject to compliance to review report, editorial comments, conference feedback and payment of applicable subscription fees.
- Best Paper Award announced from a block of 15 papers in each track and will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the winners as well as a WBI Fellowship entitling you to discounts on future conferences.
- Written Review report to assist you to improve the paper (unlike other conferences) will be sent to you within 2 months after the conference.
- Day-long feedings including break foods, buffet lunch and certificate of attendance will be provided, in addition to Conference Dinner (optional)
- Proxy presentation is available for those who cannot attend the conference

Doctoral Symposium:

There will be a half Day 'Doctoral Symposium' on 25 November 2014 which is a great forum for Ph.D students to discuss and receive feedback about their Doctoral thesis. A panel of thesis examiners will also give a presentation with helpful tips and hints. Please visit the Doctoral Symposium Link on the website for more information.

Important Deadlines:

Deadline: 24 October, 2014 for Submission and 14 November, 2014 for Registration
Review Outcome: Within 2 weeks after receipt of paper
Last Day to Send Full Papers/revised papers for proceedings: 14 Nov. 2014

Further Information:

Please click on the links provided on www.ausconfo.com for more information.

For further information, please contact Professor Mohammad Hoque via emails ausconpap@gmail.com

Program Chair:

Professor Bob Clift, Former Dean, Melbourne University, Australia

15th EBES Conference - Lisbon

Call for Papers
15th EBES Conference - Lisbon
January 8-10, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 15th EBES Conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, which will bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues.

Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields - theoretical or empirical - are highly encouraged. Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review) and EBES 2015 Anthology. EBES journals (EER and EBR) are published by Springer.

In addition, all the submitted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings CD. After the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to send their paper to be published in the Springer's series Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics. This will also be sent to Thomson Reuters in order to be reviewed for coverage in its Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Please note that the 10th EBES Conference Proceedings and 11th EBES Conference Proceedings have been accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Subsequent conference proceedings are under evaluation.

Abstract submission for the 15th EBES Conference is now open. For online submission, please visit www.ebesweb.org. I also would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is October 28th, 2014.

I look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you on January 8-9-10, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Batten, Ph.D
President


Enquiries: ebes@ebesweb.org
Web address: http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/15th-EBES-Conference-Lisbon.aspx
Sponsored by: EBES (Eurasian Business and Economics Society)

ACSS 2015 - The Sixth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences


ACSS 2015 - The Sixth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences
June 13-16, 2015
Osaka, Japan

IAFOR and its global partners invite you to participate in this exciting annual event. Join us in Osaka, Japan to network, build relationships, and discuss this year's conference theme, "Power"

Enquiries: acss@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/acss2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

ACSS/ACSEE 2015 Keynote Speakers

Professor Yozo Yokota
Director of the Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan

Professor Yozo Yokota is an internationally renowned jurist and teacher of international law, international economic law and international human rights law. He is currently President of the Japanese Center for Human Rights Education and Training, Special Advisor of the Japanese Ministry of Justice, and a Member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labour Organization, and Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists. Professor Yokota started his career as Legal Counsel to the World Bank in Washington, D.C., before holding professorships in international law at International Christian University (Tokyo), the University of Tokyo, and Chuo Law School. He has also held visiting professorships at the University of Adelaide (Australia), and the law schools of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. As an internationally respected proponent of human rights, he has extensively advised the United Nations, serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar between 1992 and 96 and a Member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights between 2000 and 2007.

Mr. Lowell Sheppard
Asia Pacific Director, HOPE International Development Agency

Lowell Sheppard is Asia Pacific Director of the HOPE International Development Agency, an organization focused on working with the world's extreme poor in their quest to climb out of poverty. Aside from his 25-year involvement with Hope, Lowell has dedicated much of his life to social and environmental improvement projects throughout the world. He was the chairman of the Whose Earth initiative in the United Kingdom, and was the founding chairman of Novimost, a non-government organization responding to the needs caused by war in the Balkans. He was also CEO of one of the United Kingdom's largest youth charities and an executive member of Spring Harvest, an annual Christian festival which attracts more than 60,000 people each Easter, and raises more than one million dollars for charities every year. A fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Mr Sheppard is the author of six books, which reflect his diverse intellectual interests, and life experience. His latest book, Boys Becoming Men, examines the importance of rites of passage, including adventures, for children becoming adults. Lowell is a noted public speaker, and has given lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, and he is a former vice-chairman of the CSR Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Conference Theme and Streams

Conference Theme: "Power"

Power as a commodity has challenged the minds of social scientists and philosophers while its exercise has always fascinated historians. From classical thinkers' works such as Aristotle's Politka or Machiavelli's Il Principe through modern figures who manipulate power in the media, like Silvio Berlusconi or Rupert Murdoch, to the vast networks that support major heads of state, power has been a necessity to some or like an aphrodisiac to others. The dynamics of power and its associations with wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever. It is a research challenge to all fields of the social sciences to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms. We expect this theme to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Osaka in 2015.

The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

Streams:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
Computational Social Science
Cultural and Media Studies
Economics and Management
Education and Social Welfare
Demography, Human Geography and Population Studies
Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Globalization and Internationalization
Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
International Relations and Human Rights
Journalism and Communications
Linguistics
Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
Politics, Public Policy, Law and Criminology
Psychology and Social Psychology
Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
Social History
Social Work
Sociology
Sustainability
Teaching and Learning
Technology and Applied Sciences
Urban Studies
Other

ACSS2015 Conference Chair

Professor Stuart Picken
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D.B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining and Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.





Sunday, October 19, 2014

MUSICULT' 15: Music and Cultural Studies Conference

MUSICULT' 15: Music and Cultural Studies Conference
7th to 9th May 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

The full papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number, and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson and Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI).

Enquiries: info@musicultconference.org
Web address: http://www.musicultconference.org/
Sponsored by: DAKAM

STEM

STEM CONFERENCE 2015 "Creating the Right Connections"

Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
April 16 and 17, 2015

We are actively seeking research papers and presentations for The STEM Conference 2015. This is a great opportunity to share your latest research and educational tools with a wide audience of educators and industry experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

The STEM Conference seeks to build a stronger STEM foundation in K-12 schools to better prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Schools can't do this alone. Creating the right connections between schools, business, and community is the key to success.

Research papers and presentations on the following topics are needed:

- Adding Value to STEM Education through Public/Private Partnerships
- Bridging the Gender and Ethnic Divide in STEM Fields
- Enlarging the STEM Pipeline
- Measuring Success in STEM Education
- Knowing When to Use Technology in the Classroom

Submit your abstract by December 1, 2014: www.stemcon.net/call-for-presentations
Send inquiries to: STEMconference@conceptschools.org
For more information: www.stemcon.net

Partnered in 2014 by: Lindenwood University, Cleveland State University, Rockford University

Venue: Cleveland Convention Center / Grand Ballroom B
300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

IICLL 2015 - The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning

IAFOR, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Dubai. Come join the discussion on the future of language learning.

The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning
Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2014
The Event Centre, Dubai Festival City, Dubai
March 08 - March 10, 2015

Enquiries: iicll@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/iicll2015/

The International Academic Forum invites you to submit an abstract or register as an audience member to the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning.

IAFOR's latest confirmed Keynote Speaker is Dr. Christine Coombe, former President of TESOL and TESOL Arabia, who will open a dialogue on advancing teacher effectiveness in English language learning.

Keynote Speakers are:

Dr. Christine Coombe
Dubai Men's College, Dubai

and

Dr. Cindy Gunn
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Benefits of attending the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning:

- Be motivated by high quality international speakers.
- Benefit from hearing the latest developments in Language Learning and Education research.
- Excellent opportunities to promote your research, organisation, or institution.
- Participate in interactive audience sessions.
- Daily refreshment breaks and lunch on each conference day.
- International networking opportunities.
- Discounted flights and hotel rates on offer.
- Stay at the Crowne Plaza, Dubai Festival City, for access to IAFOR's discount rates inclusive of buffet breakfast. This offer has limited rooms.

Travel with our Official Airline, Emirates, and receive a 10 percent discount on your return airfares to the conference. Full details and conditions can be found on the website

If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

Questions can be directed to iicll@iafor.org. See the full schedule of our conferences in Japan, Dubai, the UK, and the US.

Conference Theme and Streams

Conference Theme: "Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"
Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, "the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences". So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?

Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.

The organizers encourage submissions that approach the unifying subject of the conference theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions will be organized into the following streams:

Streams
Alternative assessment
Anxiety and Motivation
Bilingualism
Blended learning
Constructivist approaches
Conversation analysis
Cross-Cultural Communication
Design
First language acquisition
Gaming and Simulation
Individual differences
Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies
Interactional competence
Inter-group relations
Knowledge management/LMS
Language education
Learner and teacher autonomy
Learning Environments
Learning Strategies
Learning third languages
Life long learning
Literacy
Linguistics
Methodology
Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Phonetics and Phonology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
World Englishes
Teacher training
Testing and evaluation
The good language learner
Translation and Interpretation

Second International Conference Language, Literature and Community 2015

Dear Colleague,

Second International Conference on Language, Literature and Community (LLC 2015)
Bhubaneswar, India on 21-22 February, 2015

We wish to announce that the second LLC 2015 will be held in Bhubaneswar, India on 21-22 February, 2015. This exciting two day interactive international event which create an opportunity for academics, practitioners, PhD students to come together, review their research findings, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging trends. We expect participants from more than 50 countries.

We invite you to submit an abstract to this important conference before 30 October, 2014 and join the LLC community.
The Benefits of attending LLC

- Publication of your paper with ISSN number (online)
- Written review of your paper
- Global audience
- World class speakers
- Explore Bhubaneswar the cultural capital of India
- Great networking opportunities
- Be a member of our growing community

Conference web site : http://www.languages3000.com
Abstract deadline: 30 November, 2014
Send your abstract to: lankaicrd@gmail.com

We hope to meet you in Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Ramaratnam and Prabhath Patabendi
Conveners - LLC 2015

2015 International Business Conference in San Juan


2015 International Business Conference in San Juan

March 22-26, 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The deadline for initial submissions and early payment discount is February 19, 2015.

OVERVIEW

Please join The Clute Institute for our 2015 International Business Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The aim of our international business conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research. 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. There will be a post-conference tour on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Arrangements for this tour will also be posted on our website soon.

VENUE

The venue for this conference is the beautiful Caribe Hilton located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition to the international business conference, we are also hosting an international education conference (including many business education presentations) that will be held on the same days and hotel with one registration covering both conferences.

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries: staff@cluteinstitute.com , 303-904-4750
Web address: http://www.cluteinstitute.com/business-conferences/san-juan-march-22-26-2015/
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

15th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations

THE FIFTHTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, AND NATIONS

Hong Kong SAR, China
University of Hong Kong
15-17 July 2015

Dear Delegate,

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations being held at the University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong SAR, China from 15-17 July 2015. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia

The International Advisory Board is also pleased to announce the Call For Submissions to the peer-reviewed Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations Collection of Journals. Proposals are invited that address issues of diversity through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

In addition to the annual themes, the conference will address the special focus - Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice - through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops, and parallel sessions that examine the following topic:

AFFIRMING DIVERSITY FOR SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE
Modern diasporic movements of populations both across and within countries impact upon social diversity at multiple levels of scale. Responses to social change due to difference, whether related to culture, language, gender, race/ethnicity, class, ability, or sexual orientation can be conservative and at times detrimentally reactionary in nature. This conference focus, whilst acknowledging the challenges of diversity to local communities, seeks to disrupt discourses and narratives that can be seen to enable or accept inequity, and examine the potential benefits of diversity to all members of society. This conference focus thus explores the various ways global issues impact upon local contexts. Questions addressed will include:

- How can changes to a country's demographic profile as a result of global population movements be viewed as adding value to a society's social and cultural resources?
- How can the inclusion of diverse learners enhance the learning of all across educational contexts?
- How can inclusive leadership for marginalized groups enhance organizational capacity-building?

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed Diversity Collection of Journals. If you are unable to attend the conference, you may still become a member of the community and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.

Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted by 7 MAY 2015 (title and short abstract). Proposals submitted after this day will be accommodated in non-themed sessions at the conference or are eligible for community membership registrations (no attendance at conference required with community membership presentations).

For more information and to submit a proposal visit: www.OnDiversity.com/HongKong-2015

Enquiries: conferencedirector@commongroundpublishing.com
Web address: http://OnDiversity.com/HongKong-2015
Sponsored by: On Diversity / Common Ground Publishing

2015 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Winter Session (ISTEL2015 - Winter)

Dear Colleague,

The 2015 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Winter Session (ISTEL2015 - Winter) is to be held in Hawaii, USA, on February 04-06, 2015. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on certain important topics of teaching, education, and learning. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the official website. We sincerely invite your participation for this event. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Conference Website:
http://ibac-conference.org/istel2015winter/
Online Submission:
http://ibac-conference.org/istel2015winter/PaperSubmission.html
Enquiries: istel.conf@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2014

Sincerely yours,

Wenchang Fang, National Taipei University (Taiwan)
Conference Chair, ISTEL 2015 Winter Session

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ACTC 2015 - The Fifth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom

ACTC 2015 - The Fifth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom
30th April to 3rd May 2015
Osaka, Japan

IAFOR and its global partners invite you to participate in this exciting annual event. Join us in Osaka, Japan to network, build relationships, and discuss this year's conference theme, "Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"

Please submit your abstract through the online submission system found on the "Call for Papers" page of the website.
Enquiries: actc@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/actc2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

ACTC2015 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Ted O'Neill
ACTC2015 Conference Chair
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Ted O'Neill is an English Language Instructor based in Tokyo, Japan. He taught at J. F. Oberlin University, Japan from 2005-2011 where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. In 2011, he took up a position as Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. He is a past co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011.

Alan Maley IAFOR Featured Speaker
ACTC2015 / ACLL2015 Featured Speaker
Writer and Language Specialist

Alan Maley worked for The British Council from 1962 to 1988, serving as English language Officer in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, and China, and as Regional Director in South India (Madras). From 1988 to 1993 he was Director-General of the Bell Educational Trust, Cambridge. From 1993 to 1998 he was Senior Fellow in the Department of English Language and Literature of the National University of Singapore, and from 1998 to 2003 he directed the graduate programme at Assumption University, Bangkok. For 20 years he was series Editor for the OUP Resource Books for Teachers series. He has published over 40 books and numerous articles. He is currently a freelance consultant. For the past 10 years he has been involved with the Asia Teacher Writers' group, which publishes original stories and poems in English for use with students in the Asia region. His main current interest is in creative writing.

ACLL2015 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2015 (ACTC2015) is held concurrently with the Asian Conference on Language Learning 2015 (ACLL2015). Plenary sessions will featured keynote and featured speakers from both disciplines.

Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin College, and also teaches on the MA TESOL program for the New School at NYU. He holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, and an Ed.D. from Temple University.

Professor Cornwell is Director of Program for the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), and a member of their National Board of Directors. He is also a former editor of the JALT journal. An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organization. In his capacity as Local Conference Chair, he now assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event. He advises extensively on academic matters too, with particular responsibility for overseeing and developing the programmes of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.

Conference Theme and Streams

Conference Theme: "Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"
Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, "the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences". So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?

Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.

Submissions will be organized into the following streams:

Streams
Beyond Web 2.0
Computer Adaptive Testing
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Digital literacy
e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
e-learning and collaborative learning
Education in a virtual world
Future Classrooms
Human computer interaction
Instructional Technology
Integrating e-learning in classroom based language teaching
Interactive Whiteboard technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
Language Labs
Learning Systems Platforms
Mobile learning
Mobile technologies
Moodle and Classroom Teaching
Multimedia
New Technologies
Open and distance learning technologies
Social networking
Support Centers
Teaching online
Telecollaboration
Video Podcasting
Virtual and personal learning environments
Virtual Communities
Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
Web-based Learning
Web-based Writing Education
Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals

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