Friday, September 30, 2016

2017 International Academic Conference on Business


2017 International Academic Conference on Business Hawaii

January 1-5, 2017

Maui, Hawaii

Submission Deadline: December 6, 2016 (Miss a deadline? Contact our office.)

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

Please join us for the 2017 International Academic Conference on Business Hawaii. 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 to an international audience. 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 returning to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa located on the beautiful island of Maui. In addition to the International Academic Conference on Business, we are also hosting an International Conference on Education which will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

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

2017 International Academic Conference on Business


2017 International Academic Conference on Business Hawaii

January 1-5, 2017

Maui, Hawaii

Submission Deadline: December 6, 2016 (Miss a deadline? Contact our office.)

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

Please join us for the 2017 International Academic Conference on Business Hawaii. 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 to an international audience. 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 returning to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa located on the beautiful island of Maui. In addition to the International Academic Conference on Business, we are also hosting an International Conference on Education which will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

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


Thirteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability - Fluminense Federal University and Niteroi City Administration


Thirteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil
19-21 January 2017
http://onsustainability.com/NiteroiConference-2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Thirteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability will be held at the Fluminense Federal University in Niteroi, Brazil, 19-21 January 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability
Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context
Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Theme 4: Sustainability Education

2017 SPECIAL FOCUS - Pathways to Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for State and Society


CONFERENCE PLENARIES

Axel Grael, Vice Mayor of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Verena Andreatta, Municipal Secretariat of Urban Planning and Mobility of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paulo Bidegain, Environmental Biologist, Planner and Policy Maker, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dora Hees de Negreiros, Guanabara Bay Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Washington Fajardo, Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science, and City Council Cultural Heritage Protection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


CONFERENCE SUBMISSION DEADLINES

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The Regular Proposal Deadline for submissions is *19 October 2016*. For a complete list of deadlines, visit our website.


A COLLECTION OF JOURNALS

The On Sustainability Journal Collection consists of four journals and an annual review. The On Sustainability Journal Collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

Journals in the On Sustainability Journal Collection are indexed by:

The Australian Research Council (ERA), Economics and Finance Directory (Cabell's), Educational Curriculum & Methods Directory (Cabell's), Education Source (EBSCO), Environment Complete (EBSCO), Environment Index (EBSCO), Environment Engineering Collection: India (EBSCO), Scopus, SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO), Sociology Source International (EBSCO), Sustainability Reference Center (EBSCO), Ulrich's Periodicals Director


CONFERENCE AND KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

- Niterói City Administration
- Fluminense Federal University (UFF)
- Biomass and Water Management Research Center (NAB)
- International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

For more information and to submit a proposal visit:
http://onsustainability.com/NiteroiConference-2017

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.

Enquiries: support@onsustainability.com
Web address: http://onsustainability.com/NiteroiConference-2017
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnSustainability
Sponsored by: On Sustainability Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Call for Applications | Agrasar Autumn School

AGRASAR AUTUMN SCHOOL

9-11 October, 2016

Dharamshala | Palampur | Bir-Billing | McLeodGanj

www.autumnschool.in

Apply By September 30, 2016

 

Agrasar Autumn School is a 3-day fully residential programme by the Agrasar Foundation to embed a sense of community engagement and entrepreneurship in travelers and youth. The programme will include formal visits to social organizations and informal visits to places of tourist attraction in Dharamshala, Palampur, Bir-Billing and McLeodGanj. Furthermore, it will present an opportunity to get involved in adventure sports such as paragliding and trekking.

 

15 candidates will be selected for the 2016 Himalayan Edition of Agrasar Autumn School on the basis of their achievements, social work and travel experience. These 15 candidates will be also provided with an internship opportunity at Agrasar Foundation and their experiences will be published on the Agrasar Blog.


Candidates will be required to report at Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) at 8 AM on October 09, 2016 and the programme will come to an end at 6 PM on October 11, 2016.

Agrasar Autumn School is a 3-day life changing experience. Within a short span of 3 days, you will get an opportunity to experience scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh, visit sustainable organizations, interact with inspirational change-makers, and network with a brilliant peer group. For adventure freaks, a truly eye opening experience awaits in form of paragliding. For others, community visits will prove to be simply overwhelming.

After this experience, you will realize the true value of people and things you take for granted in your life. You will learn to question the status quo, find solutions to complexities of your life, and learn very precious life lessons. Not to mention, you will set the bar of travel and learning goals too high for yourself and your friends.

Come, experience true happiness with us! :)

 

Social Organizations

·         Sahaj Foundation

·         Sambhavanaa Institute

·         Deer Park, Bir

·         Aavishkaar, Palampur

Informal Visits

·         Dalai Lama Temple

·         Bhagsu Nag Waterfall

·         Sobha Singh Art Gallery

·         Bir-Billing Paragliding Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Topics of Discussion

·         Role of Youth in Local Governance

·         Media and (Mis)Representation of Minority Groups

·         Women in Hilly Areas: Equal to Men?

·         Can Free Speech and Restriction Co-Exist?

Keynote Presentations

·         Public Accountability and Laws of Spending

·         Self Management: Journey from Head to Heart

·         Women Leaders: Inspiring Stories from Himalayas

·         Environment and Climate (Development vs. Environment)






Call for proposals @ RGNIYD

Call for proposals
YOUTH AT RISK: FACILITATING THE BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED
1ST TO 3RD FEBRUARY 2016

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD) invites academicians and research scholars to share their work and best practices in the form of papers at a national level seminar on youth at Risk. The themes in focus for the seminar are, 
Education and Employment: Out-of-School Youth, School Dropouts, Youth Neither in Education Employment or Training (NEET)
Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion: Disabled Youth, LGBT, Forced Migration, Refugees
Youth in Conflict with Law: Naxalism, Terrorism, Youth Delinquency, Youth living in Conflict Affected areas
Health and Well-being: Malnutrition, Substance Abuse, Human Trafficking. 
A workshop for the sharing of best practices and lessons learned by the Civil Society Organizations will also be organized during the seminar. Papers are invited from Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and other Civil Society Institutions, including media for the Workshop.
Dates to Remember
For Research Scholars/Academicians
Last Date for Submission of Extended Abstracts: 31 October, 2016
Communication about Acceptance of Extended Abstract: 10 November, 2016
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 15 December 2016
Last Date for Registration: 22 December, 2016
For Civil Society Organizations
Last date for submission of Papers: 31 October  2016
Communication of Acceptance: 15th November 2016
Last Date for Registration: 22 December, 2016
For further details/ clarifications, visit http://www.rgniyd.gov.in

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3rd International conference on Applied Economics and Finance (ICAEF) on January 28 at GSIB

Dear Madam/Sir,

It gives me immense pleasure in inviting you to the 3rd International conference on Applied Economics and Finance (ICAEF) on January 28, 2017 in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) at GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The conference has identified some topics under the area of applied economics and finance, and given in the brochure. But, they are only suggestive. Any topic which is kindred to the topic suggested is welcome for writing and presenting as paper in the conference. One soft copy of abstract/research paper will have to be submitted to chinmayabehera@gitam.in or chinmayaeco@gmail.com  by October 31D, 2016.

Important Dates;

Submission of Abstract: October 31, 2016

Submission of Full paper: November 20, 2016

Intimation of Acceptance Letter: November 30, 2016

Submission of Registration Form: December 25, 2016

Conference Date: January 28, 2017

 

Herewith, I have attached conference brochure for further details about the ICAEF conference. Please mail/call/WhatsApp me for any queries regarding the conference.

 

Please circulate this information among your colleagues and research scholars for a wider participation.

 

Thanking you,

With best regards,

Dr. Chinmaya Behera (Conference Director)

Assistant Professor

GITAM School of International Business

GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, AP

Email: chinmayaeco@gmail.com

Mobile: (0)9951385778


International Conference on Education and Workforce Development 2017


Dear Colleague:

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Education and Workforce Development 2017, being held 17 - 19 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The theme of ICEWD'17 is "The 21st Century Workplace: Drivers and Challenges in a Global Market." We will share research and best practices, discuss how students can develop skills and a mindset for success in the workplace and beyond; along with how we as practitioners guide students through this process. The conference program is comprised of keynote speeches, interactive workshops, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, and opportunities for networking with a broad group of global professionals.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

-Academic researchers
-Higher education faculty/instructors
-Higher education students
-Higher educations administrators
-Student Affairs practitioners
-K-12 Administrators
-K-12 Teachers
-Policymakers
-Employers

WAYS OF PARTICIPATING

Oral Presenter: 20 minutes allotted for each presentation

Poster Presenter: 60 minutes allotted for poster session

Absentee Presenter: For those unable to join us in person at ICEWD'17, we offer the opportunity to participate as an Absentee Presenter. Absentee Presenters can: (1) upload a narrated presentation to our website and social media sites; (2) publish his/her abstract in the Conference Program Book; and (3) publish his/her paper in the Conference Proceedings.

Non-Presenter (Listener): For those interested in attending to participate in the various presentation sessions.

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 23 DECEMBER 2016

PAPER PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

All papers that meet the 21st Century Academic Forum's Conference Proceedings guidelines will be published in our online Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2330-1236). Papers must be submitted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings by 20 April 2017. 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. Authors are also highly encouraged to take advantage of the free workshops

The Conference Proceedings will be published on 20 July 2017 The editors of our peer-reviewed Journal of 21st Century Education (ISSN: 2330-1244) select the best papers from the Conference Proceedings to appear in special thematic issues of the journal.

CONFERENCE FEES

-Early Bird Registration: Presenter - $350, Listener - $250 (paid on/by 30 Sept. 2016)
-Regular Registration: Presenter - $400, Listener - $300 (paid on/by 30 Nov. 2016)
-Late Registration: Presenter - $450 (paid on/by 30 Dec. 2016)
-Late Registration: Listener - $350 (paid on/by 9 Jan. 2017)

Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about preparing students for the world of work and beyond in the 21st century.

Higher Colleges of Technology / 21st Century Academic Forum

INQUIRIES: conferences@21caf.org
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.21caf.org/icewd-2017.html
                       
                           

Workshop@ VIT

Dear All,

  Greetings! 2nd National workshop on Structural Equation Modeling with a special focus on complete mediation and moderation scheduled on Nov 11-13 (Friday- Sunday), 2016, at VIT University, Vellore.

For more details  - click the page below


Click the link below for registration and online payment.


Thanks & Regards,

Dr. Padma C
Workshop Organizer and Resource Person
Assistant Professor (senior)
VIT University
Vellore - TN - 632014
M: 99940 32203


Seminar @ SAUK

Workshop@ IIPM

Sunday, September 25, 2016

RDC 2017 - Rural Development Conference 2017


Call for papers: RDC 2017 - Rural Development Conference 2017
9-11 July 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.rdconference.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

Rural Development Conference 2017 will focus on issues related to agricultural and rural development and will host distinguished delegates form over 60 countries worldwide, coming from academic, NGO, governmental and business realms.

RDC 2017 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 rural development and agriculture.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, rural and agricultural development strategies and systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting rural development.

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: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of critical issues in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

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

Rural Development Conference 2017 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the fields rural development and agriculture 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: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Research, Agricultural Risk Management, Agricultural Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Community Based Rural Development, Economic and Social aspect of Rural Development, Economic Development, Employment in Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Food Production, Food Safety, Forests and Forestry, Gender and Rural Development, Irrigation and Drainage, Land Policy and Administration, Land and Food Security, Land Resources Management, Livestock and Animal Resources, Micro-finance for Rural Development, Organic Food Production, Poverty, Rural Education, Rural Finance, Rural Healthcare, Rural Livelihoods, Rural Policy, Rural Private Sector Development, Rural Transport, Rural Water Supply, Technology and Innovation, Sanitation and Hygiene, Sustainable Rural Development, Water Resources Management, Other topics related to rural and agricultural development.

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

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in July 2017, as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

RDC 2017 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017 (ACLL2017)


Dear Colleague,

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017 (ACLL2017), held Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Submit your abstract by December 28, 2016 to join IAFOR and delegates from around the world in the beautiful city of Kobe, Japan.

Registration includes admission to The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2017 (ACTC2017), which is to be held alongside ACLL2017 as part of the same event. This gathering of academics at the intersection of nation, culture and discipline promises a unique environment for conversation, information exchange and networking.

Join us at ACLL2017 for interdisciplinary discussion around the shared conference theme of:

"Educating for Change"

IAFOR welcomes submissions to ACLL2017 from all over the world. We encourage you to join us in Kobe 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.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 28, 2016
Submit an abstract: www.iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: www.acll.iafor.org
Enquiries: acll@iafor.org

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

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***Join IAFOR at ACLL2017 to:

– Deliver your research findings to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for the peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on Education, Language Learning, Technology in the Classroom and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save over 20%. Early Bird Registration is open until January 31, 2017. Please see the registration page for details:
www.iafor.org/acll2017-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. Please contact us at acll@iafor.org for details.

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***Conference Theme: "Educating for Change"

Whether we are looking at why we must change, 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 worthy of our attention.

The focus of the last journal mentioned above is worth looking at in particular. 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 ourselves as individuals to the society we live in. Social change and a focus on improving our societies is another outcome of education. In recent years there has been a focus on language and identity. And there has been an embracing of sociocultural theory and language development.

At the same time change for its own sake 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.

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***About IAFOR

IAFOR welcomes academics from all over the world to our interdisciplinary conferences held in Japan, UK, Spain, USA and the UAE. Our events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear about the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.

By facilitating dialogue between the world's academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised 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.

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit our website at www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact acll@iafor.org.

2017 KEY WEST International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference


2017 KEY WEST International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference

Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

SPONSORED by: The Coca-Cola Company

ORGANIZED by:
Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies (Academic OASIS)
Jointly with
International Academy for Advancement of Business Research (IAABR)

DATES: January 4th – 7th, 2017

PLACE: Key West, Florida, USA
Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, Florida, USA

Deeply discounted rooms are available at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel for the participants in the conference. Bookings can be done by using the group code of 2017 IAABR. The number for reservations is 1-866-679-5490. The cutoff date for reservations is DECEMBER 19, 2016. The earlier you call in to reserve your room, the better, as the number of the pre-negotiated, deeply discounted rooms in our block is very limited!

The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2017 Key West International Academic Conference will be delivered by Dr. Charles Rarick (Ph.D., Saint Louis University), a Professor of International Business at Purdue University Northwest and an award-winning author of many influential books, including "Confucius on Leadership", "Expanding Managerial Consciousness" and popular International Management and Cross-cultural Management textbooks.

DEADLINES:

FULL PAPERS – DECEMBER 10, 2016. All full-paper submissions will be reviewed for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring the 2016 KEY WEST CONFERENCE or the refereed Conference Proceedings with ISBN number. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the Academic OASIS/ IAABR Conference in Key West (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge).

ABSTRACTS - DECEMBER 15, 2016. The authors of all accepted abstracts will have the chance to PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH IN PROGRESS at the Key West Conference which will also give them the OPPORTUNITY to submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by APRIL 15, 2017, in order to be considered for a journal publication.

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 16, 2016.

EARLY-BIRD BONUS: FREE (COMPLIMENTARY) One-day Narrated Tour of Key West on the historic "Conch Train" to people, who complete their Conference Registrations by NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Our KEY WEST Conference is for people, who want to participate in a major international forum, get published, network with colleagues from many countries and sharing similar or complementary interests, and to have fun in KEY WEST, the pearl of the American Caribbean!

The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2017 Key West International Academic Conference will be delivered by Dr. Charles Rarick (Ph.D., Saint Louis University), a Professor of International Business at Purdue University Northwest and an award-winning author of many influential books, including "Confucius on Leadership", "Expanding Managerial Consciousness" and popular International Management and Cross-cultural Management textbooks.

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

Journals Sponsoring the 2017 KEY WEST CONFERENCE:
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research (JAABR)
- Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance and Accounting (JAEFA)
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies (JSIS)
- Journal of Organizational Advancement, Strategic and Institutional Studies (JOASIS)
- Journal of Psychology and Social Studies (JPSS)

To submit your full paper or abstract, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx) to GLOBAL@IAABR.COM (please put "KEY WEST CONFERENCE" in the Subject line of your message). All submissions will be double blind peer-refereed by members of the Conference Review Committee. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 3-4 weeks after the arrival of their submissions.

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

The regular registration fee is $350 (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is $300, and the special student fee is $285). The regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular Academic OASIS/ IAABR 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 + 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, Receptions, Coffee Breaks and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions and symposia; 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Listing of your presentation in the Official Conference Program; 8) Explore the history, culture, night life and opportunities for outdoor discoveries of KEY WEST, the pearl of the American Caribbean!

For inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via ADMIN@IAABR.com or visit our Websites: www.IAABR.com and www.AcademicOASIS.org.

Conference Chair: Dr. Detelin Elenkov (Ph.D. MIT), Professor of Global Business, Marist College, New York, USA

Conference Program Chair: Dr. Carlo Bagnoli, Ca Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy

The Asian Conference on Education and International Development 2017 (ACEID2017)


Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), our Global Academic Partners, and the 2017 Conference Committee, we invite you to join us in Kobe, Japan for The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2017 (ACEID2017). Join us at the Art Center of Kobe from March 26 - 29 as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Education for Change" along with International Director of Program Sue Jackson, conference co-chairs Haruko Satoh, Monty Satiadarma, and more.

Be a part of ACEID2017 by submitting an abstract for oral, poster or virtual presentation, organize your own symposium or participate as an audience member in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary event.

Submit your abstract by November 15: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/aceid2017
Enquiries: aceid@iafor.org

***ACEID2017 Conference Committee:

Professor Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Dr. Monty P. Satiadarma
Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

Professor Sue Jackson
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

***Join ACEID2017 and:

- Present your research to delegates from around the world
- Have your research published in the conference proceedings and considered for IAFOR's internationally peer-reviewed, open-access journals
- Hear the latest research in Education, International Development & more!
- Network and create research synergies with academics, researchers and professionals from more than 40 different countries
- Explore the beautiful city of Kobe, Japan and the surrounding Kansai area including Kyoto, Nara and Osaka

Register for this event: http://iafor.org/aceid2017-registration
*Save 20% on registration before December 15, 2016 with our Early Bird Rate.
*Delegates that have attended a previous IAFOR event or belong to one of our Global Partner Institutions are eligible for additional discounts on registration. Please contact us for details.

***Conference Theme: "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.

***Conference Thematic Streams

The conference theme for ACEID2017 is "Educating for Change", and the organisers 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 across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Education: social justice and social change
Education: social and political movements
Education and post-colonialism
Education for sustainable development
Conflicting perspectives in learning and teaching
Digital technologies and communications
Educational change through technologies?
'Englishes' in global communication
Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Linguistics and Pedagogy
Multilingual societies
Education for interdisciplinary thinking
Education for intercultural communication
Education for international exchange
Challenges of new technologies
Primary and secondary education
Higher education
Adult and lifelong learning
Technology enhanced and distance learning
International schools and educational goals
Educational policy, leadership, management and administration
Curriculum research and development
Economic management of education
Institutional accreditation and ranking
Organizational learning and change
Professional concerns, training and development
Special education, learning difficulties, disability
Student learning, learner experiences and learner diversity

Submit your abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp

***Optional Events
Pre-Conference Tour of Kyoto -Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12,000 JPY
The old Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is the country's cultural and historical centre. The ancient capital is home to hundreds of temples and includes 17 World Heritage sites. Kyoto is an amazing mix of nature, traditional buildings, and modern-day Japan. Join us as we spend the day touring Kyoto, learning more about this area's vast history and deep cultural heritage.

Official Conference Welcome Reception - Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 18:00-19:30 - FREE
Join fellow delegates for a drink or two at the Conference Welcome Reception. This is a great opportunity to network and get to know fellow delegates, which all registered presenters and audience members are warmly welcome to attend. Admission is included as part of your registration fee.

Official Conference Dinner - Monday, March 27, 2017 – 19:00-21:30 - 5,000 JPY
The official Conference Dinner will be held in a private function room at a nearby restaurant. It is a great opportunity to enjoy some delicious food while networking with fellow delegates. This is a ticketed event and there are a limited number of places, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Post-Conference Tour of Nara - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12,000 JPY
Set in the rolling hills and verdant ancient forest of the Nara Prefecture in south-central Honshu, Nara was Japan's first capital city and is a key part of Japan's cultural legacy. Join IAFOR on a tour of the city, which is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites and a wealth of temples and artwork, which date back as far as the 8th century. Highlights include becoming acquainted with the friendly local deer, visiting Todai-ji and its impressive 15-meter bronze Buddha and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, which boasts hundreds of beautiful bronze lanterns. The tour will be led by an experienced guide, and will include a traditional Japanese lunch, as well as the 90-minute bus ride from Kobe.

***IAFOR's events on Education

IAFOR's education conferences are held across three continents, attracting more than 2,000 delegates a year from more than 100 countries. Education as an (inter)discipline drives the purpose of the forum by bringing alive the notions of the international, the intercultural and the interdisciplinary through scholarly, political, and personal encounters with some of the most important academics and practitioners working in the field, as well as the thought leaders of tomorrow.

Our education conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world's most prestigious universities and schools of education, including Birkbeck, University of London, University of Glasgow, National Institute of Education (Singapore), Waseda University, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, University of Indonesia and Virginia Tech.

Our conferences have included featured addresses by teachers and academics, university presidents, government ministers, journalists, and policy makers, as well as academic fora around some of the pressing issues in the fields of education.

We invite you to use the IAFOR platform to share and test your ideas with scholars around the world, and to join us very soon at one of our education conferences.

http://iafor.org/education

***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 look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6Ql7U0Yck

MBAcademy International Business Conference

MBAcademy International Business Conference,
Venue: Brunel University London
16-18 December, 2016.

Dear Colleagues,
This is the call for papers for the MBAcademy International Business Conference, Venue: Brunel University London on 16-18 December, 2016.
The Management and Business Academy (MBAcademy) is delighted to welcome you to International Business Conference part of Management and Business Academy philosophy and commitment to academia. The aim of MBAcademy is to bring together both academic and professional researchers, scholars and students to exchange and share their research results about all aspects of Business, Management and Marketing. In order to support and encourage interdisciplinary engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between these groups.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts for review: November 20, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance: November 28, 2016
Submission of complete/full papers for Publication: December 2, 2016
Early registration: December 2, 2016
Final registration: December 9, 2016
Conceiving and finalizing the Conference program: December 13, 2016
Conference sessions: December 16-18, 2016

To Register:
http://www.mbacademy.org.uk/index.php/booking-dec-2016

All full paper submissions are subject to a double blind peer review process. Accepted submissions will be published in Organisational Studies and Innovation Review (E-ISSN:2056-2256 and P-ISSN: 2059-2264) as one volume which will be available both online on conference website after one month of conference and limited hard copy during the conference on 16-18 of December to purchase. Papers should not be more than 3000 words (including all tables and bibliography). Please send your full paper to conference@mbacademy.org.uk
Selected papers will be asked to be developed in order to be published in the JOSI (Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation); JOSI is a double blind peer reviewed journal which publishes high quality articles, research papers, conceptual papers and case studies. If your paper is being selected for publication in our JOSI you would be asked to review your paper and submit the final version restricted to the word limit of 6000 (excluding tables, figures and bibliography) by 1st of January 2017 to journal@mbacademy.org.uk. There is no publication fee involved if the authors are fully registered for the conference.
Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation is listed in the following academic databases and indexes: Thomson Reuters (ESCI) and Web of Science, EBSCO Host, International Scientific Indexing, General Impact Factor (0.4326), SIS, DAIJ, ASI, DRJI.
Call for paper is available at
For further details and news, please visit http://www.mbacademy.org.uk/ or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/MBAcadem.
Alireza Nazarian, PhD

Editor-in-chief
Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation

2016 LAS VEGAS International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

2016 Academic OASIS – LAS VEGAS International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference
Theme: Promoting Academic Research Advancements and Worldwide Progress

SPONSORED By: The Coca-Cola Company

ORGANIZED by:
International Academy for Advancement of Business Research - IAABR
Jointly with
Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies – Academic OASIS

DATES: OCTOBER 16th -18th, 2016
PLACE: LAS VEGAS, USA
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV USA

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is one of the world's most recognizable icons, located on the Las Vegas Strip. Soaring 1,149 feet tall, our one-of-a-kind Tower defines the Vegas skyline, offering unparalleled, panoramic views of Las Vegas. The Stratosphere is a five-time award winner in the prestigious Las Vegas Review-Journal 2015 Best of Las Vegas Readers Poll, earning these top honors:
- Best Place to View the City - Stratosphere Tower
- Best Lounge – Level 107 Lounge
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant – Top of the World
- Best Restaurant with a View – Top of the World

Special deeply discounted rate is still available for the participants in 2016 Academic OASIS - Las Vegas Conference. The information about how to register at these highly-attractive rates is available at our website www.AcademicOASIS.org.

Our LAS VEGAS Conference is for people, who want to participate in a major international forum, get published, network with colleagues from many countries and sharing similar or complementary interests, and have fun in one of the most exciting cities in the World!

LAS VEGAS is an exciting destination with much to offer. There are a wide variety of shows and activities to please any taste. A large number of shopping outlets are located on the strip as well as throughout the city. Gambling is legal in Las Vegas and there are many casinos throughout the city. Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and twelve other national parks are within a few hour drive of Las Vegas.

The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2016 Las Vegas International Academic Conference will be delivered by Dr. Detelin Elenkov (Ph.D. MIT), Professor of Global Business, Marist College, New York, USA, who has been recognized as "Outstanding World Multidisciplinary Researcher" and "the Second Most Prolific Researcher on Emerging and Transition Economies" by Journal of International Business Studies.

DEADLINES:

FULL PAPERS - OCTOBER 1, 2016. All full-paper submissions will be reviewed for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring the 2016 LAS VEGAS CONFERENCE or the refereed Conference Proceedings with ISBN number. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the Academic OASIS/ IAABR Conference in Las Vegas (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge).

ABSTRACTS - OCTOBER 3, 2016: The authors of all accepted abstracts will have the chance to PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH IN PROGRESS at the LAS VEGAS Conference which will also give them the OPPORTUNITY to submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by APRIL 15, 2017, in order to be considered for publication in a later issue of one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Academic OASIS Journals, subject to the timely fulfillment of all editorial requirements.

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2016

EARLY-BIRD BONUS: Conference participants, who register by SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 will receive a FREE Post-Conference Tour on October 18 (Tuesday).

Authors, who could NOT travel to Las Vegas for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the Academic OASIS conference, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.
Journals Sponsoring 2015 Academic OASIS International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in LAS VEGAS:
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies (JSIS)
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research (JAABR)
- Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance & Accounting (JAEFA)
- Journal of Psychology and Social Studies (JPSS)
- Journal of Organizational Advancement, Strategic and Institutional Studies (JOASIS)

Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication & Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environment & Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, Information Technology, Innovation and Creativity, Law & 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 this conference, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.

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 Academic OASIS with an acceptance rate of 12% (this information is current as of February 15ST, 2016).

To submit your full paper or abstract for this conference, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx) to GLOBAL@AcademicOASIS.org (please put "LAS VEGAS CONFERENCE" in the Subject line of your message).

The regular registration fee is $350 (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is $300), and the regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular Academic OASIS® 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 + 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, Coffee Breaks, and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Listing of your presentation in the program; 8) an Opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your international colleagues in an intellectually-stimulating environment + 9) Explore and Enjoy Las Vegas!

For any inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via info@AcademicOASIS.org or visit our Website www.AcademicOASIS.org

PROF. DR. TOM BADGETT (D.B.A., INDIANA U.), CONFERENCE CHAIR
2016 LAS VEGAS International Academic Conference
Professor and Chair, ASU School of Business, Texas, USA
Editor-In-Chief, JAABR

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

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