Call for Papers

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We are excited to invite you to join the Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2017), which will be held during May 22-25, 2017 at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota, Florida is home to amazing beaches including the #1 beach in America (Siesta Key), museums (The Ringling Museum), art galleries, state parks, lakes, and other attractions such as the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the G-Wiz Museum, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. USF Sarasota-Manatee is easily accessible by two airports (Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport-SRQ and Tampa International Airport-TPA). GLOCER Conferences are organized by Association of North America Higher Education International (ANAHEI) and sponsored by University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA.

GLOCER 2017 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Global Education and Research and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions.

 Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Adult Education
    • Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Learning Styles, Literacy, Professional Development, Self-directed Learning
  2. Curriculum and Instruction Development
    • Teacher Education, Trainers
  3. Education in Other Specialties
    • Career and Workforce, Hospitality and Tourism, Medical Education, Military Education, Public Service Agencies, Religious Education
  4. Educational Technology
    • Digital Competencies, Digital Games-based Learning, Digital Learning, Distance Education, E-learning, Online Learning, Virtual Reality
  5. ESL
    • Applied Linguistics, Bilingual, ESOL, TEFL, TESOL
  6. Global Competence 
    • Cultural Differences in Education, Intercultural Competencies, Indigenous Education, Sustainability
  7. Higher Education & Educational Leadership
    • 4-year Colleges and Universities, Community College
  8. Human Resource Development
    • Curriculum and Instruction, Metrics Development (measuring, tracking, reporting), Needs Assessment, Outcome Measurement, Professional Development
  9. Inclusive Education
    • Autism, Applied Behavior, Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Gender, Gifted Education, LGBTQ, Race/Ethnicity, SES/Class, Special Education
  10. International Education
    • Global Initiatives, International Student, Study Abroad
  11. Pre K-12
    • Art Education, Child Development, Children’s Health, Early Childhood, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Language Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, Pre K, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Writing & Reading Education
  12. Research Methods in Education
    • Assessment, Action Research, Critical Analysis, Focus Group, Measurement, Qualitative & Quantitative Research

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions deadline February 1, 2017
Abstract acceptance notification February 19, 2017
Full paper submissions deadline March 31, 2017
Conference dates May 22-25, 2017

Submission Categories:

*All documents should be written in only word document (.doc or .docx) formats. 

  1. Abstract only* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).
  2. Full paper* should be minimum 3,000 words (excluding reference list and acknowledgements and appendices if applicable)
  3. Roundtable discussions* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).
  4. Symposium presentations* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).
  5. Poster presentations* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).

Paper Submission:

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION INCLUDING “NAME, UNIVERSITY, AFFILIATION, AND CONTACT ADRESS” IN THE “SUBMISSION” DOCUMENT AS THIS CONFERENCE USES DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEW PROCESS.

Conference Registration Fees:

Types Registration Fee  Late Registration (After March 15, 2017)
Authors / Observers US$275 US$350
Students US$150 US$195
USF Students US$75 US$100

Conference Fee Include:

  • Attendance to the conference
  • Conference materials with final program, badge and proceedings
  • Luncheon
  • Welcome Reception
  • Complimentary Access to the Ringling Museum (on Monday)

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Important Notes:

  • After your submission is accepted, you are required to:
    (1) send your abstract or completed full paper in required conference format
    (2) make your full payment first and register.
  • At least one of the authors must register for the conference, otherwise the paper or abstract will not be published in the conference proceedings.
  • There will be no refunds on cancellations received after April 1, 2017.  For cancellations please contact us.

Conference Session Formats:

Sessions will vary in structure in order to provide a robust conference experience for presenters and participants. Presenters are asked to identify their preferred format in their proposal; however, proposal reviewers may suggest alternative formats and/or the combination of like topics for shared concurrent sessions.

1.  Concurrent Presentations

Concurrent Presentations and Shared Concurrent Presentations are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. This track welcomes papers that are fully completed research papers for stand up presentations. Concurrent sessions are 20 minutes long and consist of either one presentation for the full 20 minutes, or in shared sessions, two presentations. Submissions are required to be either conceptually- or empirically-based. Conceptually-based papers seek to develop a fuller understanding of the education by building on existing knowledge. Empirically-based papers are original research to test or develop a theory or make a new contribution to the knowledge base of the field.

2.  Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations provide an opportunity to present and discuss one main research theme, program, practice, or relevant topic in an informal setting, somewhat like an exhibit hall or information fair. The poster session submission includes: (1) significance of the study, (2) literature preview, (3) proposed methodology, and (4) implication/application for education. A good poster session centers on one main theme, presents useful information, and stimulates discussion. Presenters use poster materials needed to cover much of one side of a 4′ by 8′ standing position.  Additional information will be provided to presenters that are accepted to present at the 2017 conference.

3.  Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables create opportunities for small groups to engage in discussion about a particular educational topic. Generally, these sessions consist of 6-12 people and are held at large, round conference tables. The proposal must include a list of 2-3 clearly stated discussion questions to encourage participation among the audience. Please note that several roundtable discussions happen simultaneously in the same, large room, so formal presentations using slides and/or other support media are not possible.

4.  Symposium Presentations

Symposium presentations are formal presentations on an educational topic. Typically conducted in presentation format, these are used generally to report interesting initial findings from a research project. Since these sessions are not blind-reviewed, they are not designed for complete research projects.