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THE 2013 CONGRESS "Call for Papers"
Teachers, scholars, professors and professionals from more than 30 nations will meet in Rome, Italy, 5-6 December 2013, to discuss this year's theme:
"A Global Renaissance for Education: Multiculturalism in the New Age"
Each year the congress attracts about 100 persons from more than three dozen countries. The major focus of the upcoming meeting will be on new practices that create and develop a multicultural approach to learning and living. There will be a welcome and keynote address followed by two full days of sessions and panels on 5-6 December.
Approximately 55 individual presentations will be scheduled for the 12th Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. To submit an abstract or to participate, please see the Registration page for complete details. The deadline for consideration of all abstracts is Friday, 17 May 2013.
Subjects for 2013 will include all disciplines on multiple levels and platforms, such as:
- Discovering Cultures
- ESL Skills and Cross-Translation
- The Internet and Social Media
- Film, Theatre and Entertainment
- Teaching and Learning Abroad
- Religions and Regions
- Communicating Here and There
- Global Entrepreneurship and Leadership
- The Sciences in the 21st Century
- Liberal Arts and Technology
- Intercultural Texts and Contexts
- New Frameworks for Pedagogy
- Foreign Affairs and Practices
- International Agendas
NEW VENUE FOR 2013
All sessions this year will be conducted at the University of Washington's Rome Center, just off the Campo de Fiori in the true heart of Rome. The Center is located in the historic Palazzo Pio, which has its origins deep in Ancient Rome.
The cost of registration will be less than $200(USD) per person, which includes all registration materials, coffee breaks and receptions. Participants also will be able to pay in euros this year. More details and exact costs will be announced by mid-June.
Please see a list of hotels, ranging in price from economy to expensive, on the Lodging page.
Two scholarships will be available this year to help scholars from developing nations attend the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. Please click here for a complete list of countries. Applicants must indicate their interest in receiving a scholarship when sending the abstract.
Review the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture Journal here. This juried journal is published each year and we welcome manuscripts on all subjects related to international education and multiculturalism. Those who attend the congress will be invited to submit a paper to the Official Proceedings. Read proceedings here.
In 2002, the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture hosted its first meeting at John Cabot University in Rome. With a focus on improving education throughout the world, 30 professors from five countries met to exchange ideas and perspectives on diverse methods of education. Since that time, the Worldwide Forum has grown to include dozens of scholars and professionals representing 28 nations.
Four years ago, the Worldwide Forum released its first volume of work under the title Education Landscapes in the 21st Century: Cross-Cultural Challenges and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives. This 450-page book, which contains highlights from the first six years of the organization’s proceedings, was published by Cambridge Scholars Press in the United Kingdom. A second volume was published two years ago. Please click here for more details and information.