Eighth Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture (Forum2009)

Venue: Trilussa Palace Hotel

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2009
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Individual and session proposals now are being accepted for the Eighth Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture in Rome, Italy, December 3-4, 2009.

Each year this annual congress attracts nearly 100 persons from more than 25 countries. The major theme of the 2009 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture is on developing practical applications for teaching and learning.

Proposals are welcome from all disciplines and professions on every level of education. We especially invite abstracts in the following fields and subjects:

- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Management
- Computers and the Internet
- Distance and Online Education
- English as a Second Language
- Entertainment and the Media
- Entrepreneurship
- Government and Politics
- Health and Recreation
- Language Skills
- Religion and Philosophy
- Science and Technology
- Society and Culture
- Teacher Education

All proposals must be received by June 15, 2009, for full consideration. An international panel of judges will review each submission and notices of acceptance will be sent beginning July 20, 2009.

Please send a 250-word abstract to Conference Founder/Director Bruce C. Swaffield at: brucswa@regent.edu. All those attending the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture will be invited to submit a manuscript for the published proceedings as well as the juried online journal. These previous publications are available online.


The cost of registration is $235 per person, which includes lunch for both days, coffee breaks, opening and closing receptions, and all registration materials. Sessions will be conducted at the Trilussa Palace Hotel, a four-star deluxe hotel in the Trastevere district of Rome. Discounted lodging also will be available at other nearby hotels.


Three scholarships are available this year to help scholars from developing countries attend the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. A $100 honorarium – to be applied to the registration fee – will be given to the three most outstanding abstracts selected for presentation. Please consult the list of nations to see if you are eligible. When sending in your abstract, you must indicate that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.


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 25 nations.

Last year, 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. Please click here for more details and information.


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