Global Academic Network International Conferences

14th – 17th
May 2014

INVITATION

The Global Academic Network welcomes you to Los Angeles, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York, with a population of 3,8 million.Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research and has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index. The city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Los Angeles is inhabited by people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different identified languages. Ethnic enclaves like Chinatown, Historic Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, and Thai Town provide examples of the polyglot character of the city.

The GAN Scientific Committee welcomes presentations in any of the following fields of academic investigation:

- Humanities and Social Sciences,

- Education,

- Business and Economics,

- Technology and Science.

Possible formats of presentation are the following:

Paper sessions will consist of three to four presentations in a 90-minute session. The session will be divided equally between the presenters.

Workshop presenters will be given the full 60-minute session.

Poster sessions will last 90 minutes and involve a large group of presenters. Poster sessions allow attendees to speak with the presenters on a one-to-one basis.

Equipment that will be provided by the conference and setup in all presentation rooms: (excluding poster sessions):

  • Laptop Computer ***
  • LCD Data Projector (with screen)

*** The laptops will accept CD-ROMs, DVD’s, and USB “Flash” drives. Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel are installed on each laptop for your convenience. We will not be able to install any special software that your presentation may require. However, if you bring your own laptop, you may use it instead of the one that is provided. Please note that Internet access is NOT provided in any of the presentation rooms.

The accepted proposals will be organized according to the scope of investigation and topic. The conference programme will be available a month before the event and will include a series of one-hour sessions consisting of 20-minute slots (10 minutes for a presentation and 10 minutes for questions and a discussion). Authors may also deliever a workshop, or participate in a poster session. Guests can attend a conference without giving a presentation as well. Our sessions will commence at 10:00 am and run until 6:00 pm.

CONFERENCE VENUE AND ACCOMODATION

Our event is organized in cooperation with the University of Southern California and will be held at the Hilton Checkers Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Click here to access the university website and here for the map of the conference venue.

Other hotels we recommend are:

The Holiday Inn Universal Studios Hotel  4*

The Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel 4*

The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Century City Hotel 3*

The Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn Hotel 3*

Alternatively, to book your accomodation, you can use booking.com.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Make your submission now by following these two easy steps:

1. Create a detailed title page for your submission. It must include:

a)     title of the submission (use proper capitalization)

b)    area of the submission (choose an area from the list)

c)     presentation format (choose one: Paper Session, Workshop, or Poster Session)

d)    proposal author(s):

For each author, list the following:

  • Full name
  • Department/Division
  • University/Company/Organization
  • Email address (all acceptance/rejection letters are sent via email, so it is very important to have a correct email address for each author)

2. Email your abstract and/or paper, along with the above described title page, to enquiries@global-conferences.eu  Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email within 48 hours. There is a limit of two contributed submissions per lead author.

Within two weeks 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, use the APA stylesheet and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word.

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference Proceedings of the Global Academic Network, in electronic format.

Full length manuscripts may be published in Conference Proceedings of the Global Academic Network or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Deadline for submissions (proposals) – 01st March 2014extended to 31st March 2014

Notification of acceptance – 15th March 2014

Payment of registration fee – 10th April 2014

Release of conference programme – 15th April 2014

Conference – 14th – 17th May 2014

Deadline for submissions (full manuscripts) – 15th July 2014

Conference proceedings (GAN Journal) will be published – late August 2014

Dresscode  for the Conference

Business or casual attire

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

Bus tour of Los Angeles (Wednesday, 14th May) 

We’ll see the famous sights of Hollywood and Los Angeles on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. We’ll have a chance to look at the footprints and handprints of our favorite movie stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, take photos of the iconic Hollywood sign and enjoy a delicious lunch at the LA Farmers Market. The major highlights of Los Angeles such as Olvera Street – the birthplace of Los Angeles, the legendary Hollywood Boulevard, the beautiful Sunset Strip and the glamorous Rodeo Drive will be covered as well. We’ll visit the famous Venice Beach and stop in Chinatown and all the other well-known sites seen countless times on TV and in the movies!

Wine Tasting Tour (Saturday, 17th May)

On this tour we’ll visit the San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles, which offers amazing collection of delicious wines. It remains the last producing winery in Los Angeles with over 97 years of winemaking under its belt, making it an essential component of the city’s cultural and historical landscape. In fact, in the early 1960s, Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Board designated the winery Cultural Monument Number 42. Still sitting on its original location on Lamar Street, the winery is the last vestige of the rich winemaking tradition of the greater Los Angeles. The vineyards are now located in Paso Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley and it is the most awarded winery in Los Angeles. We will have an opportunity to have lunch in the Maddalena Restaurant located inside the San Antonio Winery.

REGISTRATION PAYMENT

Registration is open to everyone, not just to delegates. The registration fee does not include any subsistence costs (accomodation and food).

Registration fee includes:

  • Admission to sessions
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • A Certificate of Participation
  • A CD-Rom copy of the conference proceedings
  • Morning and afternoon coffee break

Our cultural programme (only for those delegates paying the full registration fee)

BUY TICKET

EARLY BIRD RATES (payment by 31st March 2014)

350 USD – Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).
250 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for 1 day (paper sessions) ONLY. The tours are not included.
600 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for two persons (a co-author, a spouse, or a partner, etc.) for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).

REGULAR RATES (payment between 01st April and 30th April 2014)

400 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).
300 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for 1 day (paper sessions) ONLY. The tours are not included.
700 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for two persons (a co-author, a spouse, or a partner, etc.) for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).

LAST-MINUTE REGISTRATION RATES (payment after 30th April 2014)

450 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).
350 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for one person for 1 day (paper sessions) ONLY. The tours are not included.
800 USD - Los Angeles (14-17 May 2014) Conference Registration:
Valid for two persons (a co-author, a spouse, or a partner, etc.) for all conference events and includes the tours (4 days).

Alternatively, you can transfer your registration fee through Western Union. Please, contact us for details.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In cases of resignation / cancellation of a speaker’s attendance in a GAN conference, a penalty charge indicated below will apply:

- cancellation between 90 days through to 60 days – 100 USD

- cancellation between 59 days through to 30 days – 200 USD

- cancellation between 29 days through to the date of arrival – the total amount paid

All penalty charges are based on a single person’s attendance. If a participant has bought a ticket valid for two attendees, the charges are doubled.