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Copyright 2012: Center For Scholastic Inquiry. Academic Research Conference. All rights reserved.

   • Call for Presentations
   • Early Conference Registration begins September 15, 2015  
   • Early Conference Registration ends March 31, 2016
   • Standard Conference Registration begins April 1, 2016
   • Abstracts/Final Papers are due by September 1, 2016

If you plan to only ATTEND our Research Conference:

   • Register for the conference
   • Submit payment for conference fees
   • Reserve your hotel room
   • Arrange your travel

If you plan to ATTEND and PRESENT your research at our Research Conference:

   • Review CSI’s style guidelines 
   • Submit your presentation proposal
   • Await acceptance notification from the Center for Scholastic Inquiry
   • Register for the conference
   • Reserve your hotel room
   • Arrange your travel
   • Prepare your conference presentation

Education, Business & Behavioral Sciences Research Conference Registration

​You are paying for registration to a professional development conference.  ALL attendees (whether presenting or not) must pay the registration fee and at least one author per paper must attend the conference.  Authors not present at the conference will not be listed as presenters but will be listed in the conference proceedings.  Note...your conference registration fee is for conference attendance.  Along with your conference attendance, you are provided with a presentation slot.  All conference submissions are peer reviewed. ​

Style Guidelines:
Include the following information for EACH author presentation proposal submission: name, institute affiliation, brief biography (100-word maximum), mailing address, email address, and a brief presentation abstract. 

The conference registration fee includes publication of up to 25 pages of a complete paper in the conference proceedings. The complete paper must be received by October 1, 2016 for inclusion. If it is not received by this date, CSI will print the abstract only.  Please note, that although the presentation abstract was peer reviewed, the full papers submitted for the proceedings generally are not.  This submission should not be confused with journal publication.  That is a separate and distinct process.  For information regarding refereed journal publication, please visit the journal pages on our website.

Submission Guidelines:
Submit the prospectus/abstract or complete manuscript via file upload during registration. If you require an advanced review of a presentation proposal prior to registration, please submit for ADVANCED REVIEW.

To be eligible for a Best Paper Award, presenters must submit a completed paper to the Center for Scholastic Inquiry for review prior to September 1, 2016. 

Please indicate the specific conference track (education, business or behavioral sciences) for which the paper is being submitted.

All materials to be included in the conference proceedings must be received by October 1, 2016. For submissions after October 1, 2016, please contact the Center for Scholastic Inquiry directly to make arrangements for inclusion in the proceedings.  We will do our best to include later submissions whenever possible. 

CSI will email a notification of acceptance or declination of proposals/abstracts and/or complete papers within one week of receipt.  All initial acceptances are "informal" and will be accompanied by additional conference and registration-specific details.  Upon formalization of your presentation, you will receive a "formal" acceptance letter via email.  You are not fully accepted and subsequently not part of the conference presentation schedule until you receive a "formal" acceptance letter.  Proposals/abstracts that are declined may be revised and resubmitted for consideration. All submitted proposal abstracts are peer reviewed.   Presented work will be published in our conference proceedings (unless otherwise requested). 

Conference Registration:
Whether presenting or not, EACH person attending the conference must register for our International Academic Research Conference.  REGISTER NOW

Travel Visa:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry suggests that non-U.S. conference attendees obtain a travel visa PRIOR to registering for the conference and paying registration fees.

Registration Fees:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry conference fees are as follows:

   • EARLY REGISTRATION:  $360.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference. 
      Payments must be received on or before March 31, 2016.
   • STANDARD REGISTRATION:  $385.00 (US$) per individual to attend the    
      conference.  Payments must be received on or before October 5, 2016 (subject to 
   • STUDENT REGISTRATION:  $275 (US$) per student to attend the conference.  To   
      secure this rate, students must upload a copy of their current university/college             photo ID during registration.  Additionally, students must present their  
      university/college photo ID when they arrive at the conference.
   • ADDITIONAL PAPER/PRESENTATION:  $95.00 (US$) per individual per additional 
      paper/presentation if presenting more than once at the conference.  Please note that     
      this courtesy rate is the most affordable in the industry.

Conference registration fees include the following:
   • Admission to each day of the conference (general session and all presentation sessions)
   • A 30-minute time slot to present one paper/presentation during the conference
   • Opportunity to win Best Presentation Award (determined by attendee peer review)
   • Inclusion in the conference proceedings (if research was presented)
   • A printed copy of the conference program
   • Opportunity to win Best Paper Award (determined by executive board voting)
   • Admission to the conference eve welcome reception
   • Admission to the evening networking event(s)
   • Access to the virtual office each conference day
   • Daily breakfast and/or morning snack
   • Daily afternoon snack

​Please be sure to read our full CANCELLATION POLICY.  Here are a few highlights: 

A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be given for cancellations received on or before  May 31, 2016.

As determined on a case-by-case basis, a one-year credit for one future conference may be extended for cancellations received between May 31 and  June 30, 2016.  Depending on the date of the cancellation, there may be a $50 transfer fee.

Transfers and Substitutions:
Upon request and at our discretion, a complimentary transfer may be extended from one     Center for Scholastic Inquiry conference to another CSI conference offered within one year.

As scheduling permits, a complimentary substitution will be extended so that a designated colleague can attend and/or present in the event that the original registrant cannot.

Hotel & Travel Information:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry is excited to hold our conference in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Chaparral Suites Hotel.  For additional information about Chaparral Suites Hotel, please read our conference overview or visit the hotel's website.

To welcome our attendees to Scottsdale, the hotel is extending a special nightly rate of $159.  Our block has a limited capacity and will fill fast so make your reservation A.S.A.P!  

Room availability at this special conference rate is limited, so booking early is recommended. This conference rate will be available until September 5, 2016, or until sold out.

Reservations can be made ONLINE, by phone 800-528-1456 In order to secure the special nightly rate, when making reservations by phone or internet, please be sure to confirm that you are  part of the CSI block.

Presentation and Equipment:
Please bring your PC-compatible presentation on a USB flash drive.  To assist with your presentation preparation, we have prepared an E-BOOK and RESEARCH PRESENTATION FORMATTING GUIDELINES for you.  Please click on the links above to access the information. 

Each presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector and projection screen. If other technology is needed for your presentation, it is your responsibility to bring it to the conference.

Complimentary Internet service will be provided to conference attendees and presenters in the general session space and presentation rooms as warranted by the conference schedule and in the virtual office from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day of the conference.

Conference Schedule & Proceedings:
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, preferred presentation dates and times. Presenters will receive email notification of scheduled presentation dates and times. 

Conference Proceedings for the Center for Scholastic Inquiry’s 2016 International Academic Research Conference in Arizona will be published on our website.
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