International Journal of Arts & Sciences

Multidisciplinary conferences in a "study abroad" format

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May 19-22, 2014
May 18-21, 2015
We are now accepting submissions for the 2015 conference only.


Online submissions for the 2015 conference are accepted until March 25, 2015


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Toronto in summer. (Photo by Robert Stirrett)
This refereed four-day conference is staged at Ryerson University's International Living Learning Centre (ILLC) at 240 Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto. The conference brings together international academics, including professors and graduate students, to present research in their respective fields.

Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Teaching and Education, and
  • Technology and Science. 

The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, (ii) a poster session, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.


The second part of this conference consists of introducing Ontario landmarks to our international academic audience and presenters. We will visit the places that define the province. Departing from outside the ILLC, the buses will provide complimentary programs to Niagara Falls and the Black Creek region. Faculty who opt for any or all of the tour programs will be assigned a presentation slot on a different day to assure no conflict of schedule.



 

The IJAS Conference Series
takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims.

The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and IJAS' double-blind refereed publications. All IJAS conferences are inter- and multi-disciplinary.

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. The tours are the main way of "breaking the ice" away from the formalities of the conference hall, providing an informal setting for discussing different points of view. Even in an increasingly networked world of internet and satellite conferences, there is no substitute for personal interaction—what Edward R. Murrow calls "the last three feet of communication." It is individuals, not data streams, who must ultimately build the connections that in turn create lasting international research partnerships.

The third aim of the Conference Series is to introduce academics to educational premises in locations that are suitable for study abroad programs and which may meet their students’ educational needs. IJAS draws its inspiration from the Fulbright Program, an integral part of the United States' foreign educational relations, where face-to-face exchanges have proven to be the single most effective means of engaging international publics while broadening dialogue between academics and institutions.

 
Ryerson University 

Given the nature of our conference, we looked for a university that captures in its spirit what Canada is all about. It had to be a university in the heart of a major Canadian city and, at the same time, a university that could offer a comfortable ambiance for our academic attendees.
 
Following our conference success at Ryerson in 2009 and 2010, we had no other option but to team up with Ryerson again for the Summer 2011 conference. Ryerson has an excellent events management team, and its central location in the heart of Toronto is the icing on the cake.

It is a joy to walk around in downtown Toronto; there is so much to see; so much to sample; and so much to appreciate and reflect upon about what makes Canada such a great country.


 
 

 
 
Ryerson is one of Canada's leading centres of applied, professional education. It is named after Egerton Ryerson, the founder of public education in Ontario. Located in the heart of Toronto, Ryerson reflects the vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing atmosphere of Canada's largest city and is a great location for meetings and conferences.

Named one of the world's best cities in which to live by Fortune Magazine, Toronto is known as a safe and friendly city with a diverse ethnic culture.
When visiting Ryerson, one is close to all of Toronto's attractions. These include the CN Tower, The Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, The Hockey Hall of Fame, world class theatres, the Metro Zoo, various museums and art galleries, as well as a picturesque harbourfront where you can enjoy a boat tour of the harbour or a ferry ride to Toronto Island."

We thank Ryerson for its support. Given our agenda and tours in Ontario,  the University's location is the perfect hub. We are also grateful for Ryerson's lodging facilities -- in Toronto's prime central location -- which will be available to our conference delegates (see "Lodging" section below).

 
 
Complimentary Program in Niagara Falls
May 20, 2014. Departure at 9:00 am from conference center.
For 2015, the tours program will be updated later

IJAS delegates (2010) on top of the boat closer to the Falls.
On the second day of our conference, buses will line up outside Ryerson offering a complimentary day-trip to the Niagara Falls. As with each IJAS tour, it is at the discretion of each delegate whether to participate in this unique journey or whether to stay on campus and attend more conference sessions.

The Niagara with its thunderous waterfalls and vibrant energy is a center of inspiration for anyone who looks over its railings, a stone's throw away from the cascading water. It makes one wonder about the universe and where one fits within it all.

If the Niagara does not impress, nothing will impress.
One's significance next to it diminishes further as we take a complimentary bobbing tourist boat toward the roaring waters which drop precipitously into the abyss and spring back into the air soaking one's poncho and eyes with a penetrating mist. This is a moment of great extremes spanning from excitement to humility.

There is only so much that one can visualize within the four walls of a conference hall. No textbook, no paper, no video can replicate the Falls' experience.

This complimentary day program
also adds in a free lunch and a free ride on the Maid of the Mist for our delegates.

 
 
 
Complimentary Programs in Black Creek Pioneer Village and the McMichael
May 21, 2014. Departure at 9:45 am from conference center
For 2015, the tours program will be updated later

Spanning more than 30 acres of pristine country landscapes, the Black Creek includes 40 heritage buildings from communities across south central Ontario fully furnished from a collection of over 50,000 historical artifacts. In the buildings, surrounding gardens, and farmyards, visitors meet interpreters and trades people in period clothing who demonstrate and explain how people lived, worked, and played in mid 19th century rural Ontario.

In the village,
 smoke still curls from the chimney of the original Stong homestead. This is a place where one escapes the modern world of downtown Toronto, and experience Ontario’s rich heritage. Delegates will wander through the village's streets at their own pace, stopping in at homes and workshops which interest them.


The Black Creek replicates life in nineteenth century Ontario.
Our private coach will also take us to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection which offers a unique and truly Canadian experience. From the art within the gallery on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada's art, its peoples, their cultures and their history.

Renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by the Intuit, First Nations, the Group of Seven and other artists who have made a lasting contribution to Canada's artistic heritage.

 
 
 
 

Why The Bus Tours Matter

There is more than meets the eye behind these bus tours.

To find out why these tours are conducive to study abroad programs and joint research, please click
here.


 
 
 

 

Submit Your Research:

 
To submit your abstract for presentation at this conference, click here

The most important dates to remember are as follows:
 

    • This annual conference will be held during May 19-22, 2014, and May 18-21, 2015.
    • For the 2014 conference, email your formatted manuscript (see template) to ManuscriptSubmission@gmail.com after your online submission is accepted and before July 31, 2014.
    • For the 2014 conference, the proceedings and journal will be published in late December 2014.

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format
here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. You may do so up to a few weeks after the conference.

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article
) to international scholars.
Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's research may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from
Lulu.com or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.
 
IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar - click here.
 
There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.
 
 
Powerpoint Presentations
At the conference, the presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, a digital projector and a projector screen. The laptop will be set up for Powerpoint presentations. Linux and Mac users are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format.

 
 


 
 
Lodging and Parking

Ryerson University's International Living Learning Center (ILLC) at 240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, will host our conference as well as offer lodging facilities for our delegates. To book your lodging at Ryerson, click here.
 
The ILLC will place you right in the heart of Toronto within walking distance to the major attractions.

The ILLC features 
single and double occupancy guestrooms with hotel style amenities and services including a full service restaurant and bar lounge. The majority of the rooms have one queen size bed and a pull out sofa bed. Guestrooms are not equipped with two beds. There are two grocery stores right outside, and on each side of, the ILLC building.

Parking passes may be purchased upon arrival at the Front Desk. A 24-hour in/out access card will be issued upon check-in and must be returned upon check-out. A $30 parking deposit is required. The daily rate will be about $11.50 plus 13% tax.

The Ryerson Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) is available to guests lodging at the ILLC for about $6 per day.

Internet connection is available in each guest room.

Nearby Hotels: The Hilton Garden Inn and Econo Lodge Inn are just outside the conference center. Within reasonable walking distance there are also Ramada Plaza Toronto and Best Western Primrose.

Airport Transportation: For information about ground transportation between Toronto's Pearson International Airport and Ryerson University (in downtown Toronto), click
here.

 
 
 
 
Conference Registration Payment
Registration is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.
For all alternative ways of paying the registration fee, click here.
The adjacent button allows you to pay the $200 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.
Children under six years are not allowed on the tours.

$365 - Toronto (May 2014) Conference Registration: 
Valid for all 4 days.

Valid for one person for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.


 

$265 - Toronto (May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for 1 day only.
Valid for one person, for one day only, on conference premises. Does not include any tours.


$565 - Toronto (May 2014) Conference Registration for 2 Persons:
Valid for all 4 days
 
Joint registration for yourself and a fellow co-author or guest, valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.
This option is not available for two authors with two or more research presentations.


$105 - How to Organize a Study Abroad Program
A one-credit hour graduate level course with the University of San Diego.
For information and separate registration click
here.




 

 
 
 
 
In Case of Questions About...

your submission or the conference:


events sponsorship:

tourism in Toronto:


International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Attn: Mark Bridge
Conferences Department
55 Farm Drive
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864-3565
USA
E-mail: info@universityconferences.org


Dr. Joseph Bonnici
IJAS Conferences Coordinator
Vance Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
USA



Lodging at Ryerson University
To book your lodging at Ryerson, click here.

 

 
 
The sun shines on the RCMP. (Photo by BitMiner)