Saint Leo University 6th Annual International Business Conference (IBC)

Organization: Saint Leo University

Venue: Saint Leo University

Location: Saint Leo, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 18, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Feb 20, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
Registration Date: Jan 22, 2015 Time: 23:30:00 - (EST)
Early Registration Date: Dec 01, 2014 Time: 23:30:00 - (EST)
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 08, 2015 Time: 23:30:00 - (EST)
Paper Submission Date: Jan 08, 2015 Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)
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The conference is hosted by the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, Saint Leo University, and will be held at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, USA 33574. Saint Leo University is nestled in the rolling hills of west central Florida just north of Tampa. The conference provides an opportunity for faculty, non-academic professionals, experts and business students to exchange ideas about important trends and issues in the dynamic field of international business.

Keynote speaker: James Carville James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville is America's best-known political consultant. Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. Carville is a Fox News contributor and can also be seen on other networks worldwide. He is a columnist for The Hill newspaper which publishes daily when Congress is in session and serves as a Professor of Practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he lives with his wife Mary Matalin and their two daughters.

Research papers and abstracts covering all aspects of international business and education are welcome. Submissions which address best practices in global organizations are especially welcome. There are eight program tracks for this year's conference:

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Public and Governmental Institutions
  • Accounting, Economics, & Finance
  • Management, HR, & Business Administation
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Sports, Hospitality, & Tourism.

The submission due date for research papers and abstracts is January 8, 2015. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two members of the Program Committee and authors will be notified of the decision no later than January 15, 2015. Research papers presented at the conference will be published in a Conference Proceedings unless the author specifically requests that their work not be published. Proposals for panel discussions and tutorials devoted to international business topics are welcomed and will also be considered for inclusion in the program. There is no submission fee.

Submission Process: To submit a research paper for consideration, pleas email a maximum 2 page abstract or preferably a completed manuscript (maximum 15 pages, including all figures and references) to Please submit all documents in Microsoft Word (preferred) or PDF format.

Two documents must be attached to the email:

  1. Names and institution for all authors, contact information for corresponding author, program track (see above) and the title of the manuscript/abstract.
  2. The manuscript/abstract with the title at the top and without names and contact information.

Please give the attachments appropriate, informative file names without author information.


33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo
United States


Saint Leo University
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo
United States

Additional Information

Many attractions are within 30 minutes of the Saint Leo University campus including Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), and dozens of golf courses. Sea World, Universal Orlando, all the Orlando Disney theme parks, and gulf beaches are approximately one hour's drive from Saint Leo. Nearby communities offer numerous entertainment and dining options within minutes of the conference and local hotels.