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Now: For French-speaking scientists: France’s Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées has launched Exploreur, a new magazine based on research from the region’s 200 laboratories. In UNESCO’s International Year of Light, the first issue features ‘Light’; the next will examine ‘Climate’ in the run-up to COP21, the international conference on Climate Change that will take place in Paris (see entry for 30 November – 11 December).
www.iae-toulouse.fr

27-29 May: The 2nd International Conference on Internet Science takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised under the aegis of the European Commission by the EINS project, the FP7 Network of Excellence in Internet Science. The multidisciplinary event brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss computer science, sociology, art, mathematics, physics, complex systems analysis, psychology, economics, law, political science, epistemology, &c. It includes an open day and high-level keynote speeches.
internetscienceconference.eu

By 29 May; 9-11 November: The International Conference Crossing Biological Barriers – Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Drug Delivery takes place in Dresden, Germany, to address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
events.dechema.de

By 1 June; 9-10 July: ICSSM 2015, the 2015 2nd International Conference on Solid State and Materials, takes place in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, in July. There are 88 topics under the broad themes: New materials and advanced materials; Manufacturing processes and systems; Advanced design technology; Automation and computer engineering; Computer engineering topics. Paper submission deadline 1 June.
www.icssm-conf.net

By 1 June; 2-4 December: REMINDER - OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital in December on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa. Proposals deadline 1 June.
www.online-educa.com

2-4 June: OECD Week takes place at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France, on the theme Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity. It consists of the OECD Forum on 2-3 June and the 2015 Ministerial Council meeting on 3-4 June, and both events bring together government ministers, international experts and representatives from academia, business and civil society. Participants look at how to reinforce economic growth, ensuring it is not only strong and sustainable but also inclusive and green, creates jobs and tackles inequality. Themes include investment and innovation, trade and improving the business environment.
www.oecd.org
www.oecd.org

7-8 June: The G7 Summit takes place under the German Presidency at Schloss Elmau, near Munich, Germany, on the theme Think Ahead: Act Together. Key topics include the global economy, foreign, security and development policy, as well as empowering self-employed women and women in vocational training, energy security, and the upcoming UN conferences on international climate protection and the post-2015 agenda.
www.g7germany.de

9 June: The UK HE International Unit Conference Enhancing the International Student Experience takes place in London, UK, jointly held with Universities UK. It will examine how universities can put international student experience at the centre of their institutional strategies; and consider how universities can ensure a great experience for their international students in the context of changing expectations about the quality and delivery of the academic experience. Delegates will hear examples of effective projects that have improved international student experience, gaining a better understanding of how universities can best respond effectively to an increasingly diverse student base and changing student needs.
www.international.ac.uk

9 June: A lecture on Can Innovation Reconcile Energy and Climate Change Aspirations? is given by Professor Jim Skea, RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy, in London, UK. The talk is organised jointly by UCL ISR, UKERC and UCL-Energy, and addresses trends in innovation activities; the role of new and improve technology in various emissions projections; investment priorities and methods for establishing them; and what institutional frameworks and policy instruments will be most conducive to innovation that will help the achievement of a low carbon transition. It draws on recent case study work conducted at Imperial College, noting that energy innovation systems now transcend national boundaries owing to international cooperation, mobility of human capital and the activities of multinational companies.
us5.campaign-archive1.com

30 June: CHANGE OF DATE - A senior-level, keynote seminar on Priorities for Science and Innovation Policy: Opportunities, Structures and Investment takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. Timed to examine the government’s post-election plans for UK science and innovation policy, and informed by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiries on ‘Priorities for science, the event brings together key stakeholders from the academic community and R&D-intensive industries with policy-makers. Following the present government’s focus on ‘eight great technologies’ delegates will discuss how public funding priorities for science should be decided into the future and how to encourage further private sector investment into UK R&D, as well as the implementation and record so far of the Science and Innovation Strategy announced following the 2014 Autumn Statement. Further sessions consider more widely latest opportunities for UK universities and business to collaborate on the commercialisation of emerging technologies. The guest of honour is Dr Jack Metthey, Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. The event was originally scheduled for 16 June.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

2-4 July: The annual conference of SASE, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, an international inter-disciplinary academic organisation, takes place at the London School of Economics in London, UK, on the theme Inequality in the 21st Century. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, organisation studies, management, psychology, law and history.
ec.europa.eu

6-8 July: REMINDER - Edulearn15, the 7th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, takes place in Barcelona, Spain, organised by IATED, the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development. Broad conference themes, each with several topics, are: Experiences in education; Pedagogical innovations in education; Career development and training; Experiences in research; International projects; General education issues; E-learning; Computer supported collaborative work; Emerging technologies in education; Educational software and serious games; E-content management and development.
iated.org

By 1 August; 10-12 November: ICEPL 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Learning – Fall Session, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in November. Sixty-five topics in broad areas of Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Submissions deadline 1 August.
iainst.org

3-5 August: The Oxonia International Conference: Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, takes place at Said Business School, Oxford, UK, organised by Oxonia University Network and Oxford City Academy for Education and Development. The conference is aimed at people who are engaged in the knowledge economy, either through active involvement in research activities as an academic or student; or as an investor or provider of services such as incubator centres or enterprise hubs. Their disciplines include, but are not limited to, Engineering science; Medical and biological science; Computing and information technology; Business and finance, social sciences; Humanities and media.
conference.oxonianetwork.org.uk

By 21 September; 13-15 November: IC21CE 2015, the International Conference on 21st Century Education, and ICLLT, the International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching, take place in Dubai, UAE, organised by the 21st Century Academic Forum and the hosts, the Higher Colleges of Technology. The theme of IC21CE is Learning by Doing: Preparing 21st Century Citizens for Work and Life; and of ICLLT Language Learning and Teaching Opportunities in the 21st Century. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 21 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

25 September: The annual European Researchers’ Night – Exploring Science through Fun Learning takes place in about 300 cities in 24 European and neighbouring countries. The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, an EU programme to boost European research careers.
ec.europa.eu

10-11 October: The AECHE Thematic Conference on The Networked University takes place in El Gouna, Egypt, as part of the Arab-Euro Higher Education Conferences process, a joint initiative of the European University Association and the Association of Arab Universities, and supported by the University of Barcelona. It is hosted by the Technical University of Berlin.
www.ub.edu

11-14 October: The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe) in partnership with The Brain Prize. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA), the focus of the conference is on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Topics include: the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis; the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation; the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light; the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.
www.fens.org

By 16 October; 23-24 October: The 2015 Fall Global Symposium on Human Capital Challenges for Knowledge Driven Organizations takes place in Los Angeles, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. Final papers deadline 16 October.
www.uofriverside.com

EVENTS

Until 30 June: Latvia holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union until 30 June. Luxembourg will take over the post on 1 July.
www.es2015.lv

Now: For French-speaking scientists: France’s Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées has launched Exploreur, a new magazine based on research from the region’s 200 laboratories. In UNESCO’s International Year of Light, the first issue features ‘Light’; the next will examine ‘Climate’ in the run-up to COP21, the international conference on Climate Change that will take place in Paris (see entry for 30 November – 11 December).
www.iae-toulouse.fr

Now: UNESCO has issued a call for participation for the Curriculum on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research it has developed to facilitate capacity building of library and information professionals and scientific researchers. Open Access for Library Schools aims at sensitising the library community about the history, evolution, forms and impact of OA in the domain of scholarly communication environment and covers issues such as OA infrastructures, resource optimisation, interoperability, and retrieval. Open Access for Researchers addresses OA issues for university students and young scientists covering scholarly communications, concepts of openness and OA, and intellectual property rights and research evaluation metrics. It also provides a step-wise guideline for university students and researchers on publishing processes and available options. Partnerships are sought with academic and research communities to improve these modules further and to convert them into Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Self-Directed e-Learning tools (SDLs). To express interest contact UNESCO’s OA programme officer at b.neupane@unesco.org .
www.unesco.org

By 11 May; 11-12 June: ICLEI 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation 2015, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in June. More than 70 topics in areas of language, education and innovation. Completed works from authors whose papers are presented at conference will be offered publication opportunity in the International Journal of Language, Literature, Culture and Education (IJLLCE) journal. Hurry – abstracts deadline 11 May.
icsai.org

12-14 May: ECCA 2015, the 2nd biennial European Climate change Adaptation Conference, takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on the theme Integrating Climate Adaptation Action in Science, Policy, Practice and Business. The conference offers a platform for researchers, policy makers and businesses to share new research results and policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low carbon societies. It also shows how climate change adaptation in Europe can contribute to job creation and other societal benefits.
www.ecca2015.eu

12-14 May: The international conference Research and Innovation for Global Challenges takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, organised by the Association of Commonwealth Universities in cooperation with SARIMA, the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association. With new sustainable development goals to be announced in succession to the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the conference explores challenges universities face in maximising the impact of their research, and confronts challenges faced by policymakers. It aims to bridge the gap between science, technology and innovation and the development agenda by identifying and promoting good practice, policies and incentives, and asks questions that could help build greater understanding between funders, policymakers, research institutions and the private sector.
www.acu.ac.uk

12-15 May: The IISES Teaching and Education Conference takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in May, organised by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, an international society of economists, social scientists and educators founded to promote education and scientific research. Conference topics are: Teaching and learning methods; Higher education; Lifelong education; Distance and blended education; Educational systems and policies; Language education and literacy. Conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings or in the IISES International Journal of Economic Sciences. Paper submissions deadline 28 April.
www.iises.net

14-15 May: The 2015 Ministerial Conference of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and 4th Bologna Policy Forum take place in Yerevan, Armenia. Among conference aims are how to identify the best ways to reinforce the Bologna Process in future and beyond 2020 and simultaneously strengthen the dialogue within and outside the EHEA.
bologna-yerevan2015.ehea.info

By 15 May; 5-7 August: ISTEL 2015 – Summer, the 2015 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Summer Session takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, in August. More than 30 topics under the broad areas of teaching, education and learning – see 2nd link. Paper submissions deadline 15 May.
soci-science.org
soci-science.org

By 15 May; 23-24 August: CAAI2015, the 2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in August. Broad areas, each with many topics, are: Artificial intelligence and application; Industrial engineering and applications; Software process; Communication technology; Network and intelligence security; Data mining; Knowledge-based systems; Other related topics. Proposals submissions deadline 15 May.
www.caai2015.org

By 15 May; 21 September 2015 - 30 September 2016; 21 September 2015 – 31 March 2016: IIEP, UNESCO’S International Institute of Educational Planning, announces registration is now open for the 51st session of its Advanced Training Programme (ATP) in Educational Planning and Management (2015-16) and the 3rd session of the Education Sector Planning Course (ESP) (2015-16), both of which take place partly in Paris, France. Previous participants have come from ministries of education, finance and planning, public service agencies, national research and training institutions. The intensive and practice-oriented nine-month ATP course in Educational Planning and Management (first link), which culminates in a professional masters-level certificate, has for five decades been successfully developing professional expertise and leadership skills of civil servants and other education actors, preparing its trainees for careers in the highest ranks of educational administration. It consists of a three-month online phase in the participant’s home country and a six-month residential phase in Paris. The ESP Programme (second link) is the core of the ATP curriculum, offered as a shorter, stand-alone course, enabling participants to acquire the fundamental skills of educational planning. It combines the three-month online phase with a three-month residential training phase in Paris. Deadline for submission of applications is 15 May.
www.iiep.unesco.org
www.iiep.unesco.org

16-17 May: ERSEP2015, the International Conference on Ecological Resources and Environmental Protection, takes place in Guangzhou, China, in May. Conference themes are: Ecological engineering; Ecology civilisation construction; National resources management; Climatic resources; Production of waste disposal; Recycling of resources.
www.ersep2015.org

By 17 May; 8-9 June: The 2nd Academic Summit of the EU-CELAC (Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States) takes place in Brussels, Belgium, in June, on the theme Towards a Euro-Latin American and Caribbean Common Space for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Working topics are: Foster the bi-regional integration of Higher Education; Promoting the bi-regional integration of systems for scientific research; Bi-regional Collaboration between Institutions of Higher Education and their relations to society; Academic world and public sector and policies. Abstracts submission deadline 17 May.
www.americasportal.eu

17-18 May: CSEE2015, the International Conference on Computer Science and Environmental Engineering, takes place in Beijing, China, in May. The aim is to provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge in computer science and environmental engineering. Topics include Education technology; Teaching theory; Curriculum reform research; Psychology; Sport pedagogy; Management science and engineering; Finance and economics; and more. Submissions deadline 25 April.
www.csee2015.org

17-18 May: EESE2015, the 2015 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, takes place in Beijing, China, in May. Topics include Environmental engineering; Energy engineering; Biological and medical engineering; Chemistry and chemical engineering; Remote sensing technology and application. Submissions deadline 25 December.
www.eese2015.org

17-18 May: ANTBM 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Nano-Technology and Biomedical Material, takes place in Beijing, China, in May. Numerous topics under general themes Advanced nano-technology; Materials science and materials processing technology; Biological and medical engineering; Chemistry and chemical engineering fundamentals; Other related topics. Submissions deadline 20 December.
www.antbm2015.org

17-18 May: ETCA2015, the 2015 International Conference on Educational Technology and Computer Application takes place in Beijing, China. Numerous topics, under broad areas Education technology; Information engineering; Management science and engineering; Psychology; Other related topics. Submissions deadline 1 March.
www.etca2015.org

18-20 May: The 2015 IFIE-IOSCO Global Investor Education Conference, Financial Capability and Investor Engagement: Goals, Strategies and Outcomes, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, sponsored by the International Forum for Investor Education and the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and hosted by Securities Commission Malaysia.
www.ifie.org

18-20 May: EMOOCs 2015, the 3rd European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit takes place in May in Mons, Belgium (European Capital City of Culture in 2015), organised by the Université Catholique de Louvain and PAU Education. The event aims to gather European actors involved in massive open online courses, from policy makers to practitioners to researchers. The four conference tracks are: Institutional policies; Practitioners and experiences; Evidence-based research; Education in a worldwide context. Proposals deadline 21 January.
www.emoocs2015.eu

18-20 May: The AACSB Curriculum Conference: Re(Invent+Think+Design) takes place in St Louis, Missouri, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference features curricular initiatives to help business schools navigate an environment of intense competition, financial constraints, growing employer expectations and disruptive technologies. A diverse range of schools share content and best practices in critical areas of curriculum design and implementation.
www.aacsb.edu

19-22 May: WEF, the 2015 World Education Forum, takes place in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Nearly a quarter of a century ago the Education for All (EFA) movement began in Jomtien, Thailand, where delegates from around the world signed a declaration to ‘meet the basic learning needs of all’ by universalising primary education and slashing illiteracy rates. In 2000 the six EFA goals covering all aspects of basic education from early learning and adult literacy to education quality were formalised at the first World Education Forum in Dakar, where 2015 became the target date for all countries to achieve EFA and the Millennium Development Goals. The United Nations has been mobilising the world to define the post-2015 development agenda, with UNESCO and UNICEF have been working with many stakeholders to reflect on education after 2015.
www.unesco.org

20-21 May: EAC15, The European Science Events Association Annual Conference Framing the Future, takes place in Belgrade, Serbia. The event focuses on a range of topics based on the developing scene for science communication events. The programme includes a short Science Film Festival, story-telling and citizen science in various forms.
www.eusea.info

20-22 May: The 10th e-Learning Africa conference takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May, organised by ICWE GmbH, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on the theme Enriching Tomorrow. Topics include innovative funding strategies, citizen empowerment, ICT4E in critical industries and open knowledge, and the event highlights the best of African innovation. Sub-themes are: Investing in skills; Post-2015: developing and implementing policy; The age of openness; Local cultures, diversity and ICT; Tomorrow’s ICT; Developing ICT competence. Proposals deadline 15 January.
www.elearning-africa.com

21 May: The Young Economists’ Meeting is hosted by Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, in May. The conference concerns all areas of economic research, notably Agent-based models; Behavioral and experimental economics; Business informatics; Energy economics; Finance and investment; Labour economics; Macroeconomic modelling; Non-profit organisations; Trade; Transport economics. Submissions deadline 30 March.
yem2015.econ.muni.cz

21 May: The senior-level seminar Developing the Higher Level and the Next Steps for Higher Apprenticeships takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Employment Forum. It follows the government's call for engagement in the creation of elite National Colleges, intended to help the development of high level technical skills in those industries or sectors where there is an identified skills gap. Delegates examine key challenges for creating these colleges and the steps that can be taken to encourage further engagement from employers in the development of their workforce’s skills. Further sessions assess the future for Higher Apprenticeships and the role that universities can play in the delivery of higher level vocational education, including the lessons that have been learnt from the UK Commission for Employment and Skill’s report Forging Futures.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

21-22 May: ICTS 2015, the 17th International Conference on Transport Science, takes place in Portrož, Slovenia, organised by the Slovene Association of Transport Sciences, the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and the University of Split Faculty of Maritime Studies. It brings together academic and professional experts to cover many aspects of transport. Working areas are: maritime sciences; logistics in transport; transport engineering and technology; transport economics, transport management, maritime and transport law, safety and security in transport; ecology in transport; transport optimisation; traffic and space; transport infrastructure; transport planning; urban transport; intermodal transport; intelligent transport systems; human resources in transport; educational aspects in transport; terminology in transport.
icts.sdzp.org

22-23 May: EURINT 2015, the 3rd edition of the EURINT international conference, Regional Development and Integration: New Challenges for the EU, takes place in Iasi, Romania, organised by the Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, University of Iasi. The aim of the conference is to provide a proper context for mutual dialogue, joint knowledge and a better understanding of the challenges the European Union faces in the current European milieu marked by a gradual regionalisation process. Topics include: The EU as regional and global player; European economic governance – achievements and prospects; Economy and regional development in the EU; The European Union as a model for regional integration.
cse.uaic.ro

23-25 May: The International Conference on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Post-2015 Education takes place in Qingdao, China, organised by UNESCO, with support from Wei Dong Group of China. The conference seeks to create an interface between education and ICT sectors to debate on how ICT can be leveraged at scale to support the achievement of post-2015 education goals and targets. Sessions focus on: Debate on ICT and post-2015 education between education and ICT leaders; Effective pedagogical use of ICT to ensure quality of learning; Scalable solutions to enhance lifelong learning outcomes; Opening up potentials of online content for knowledge creation; Benchmarking and monitoring the roles of ICT in post-2015 education.
en.unesco.org

24-26 May: CHANGE OF DATE/LOCATION – The inaugural AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East and Africa, takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference presents the opportunity to learn and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards while gaining insight into latest trends in the regions and global accreditation; and to discover the challenges schools in the regions face regarding accreditation and formulate solutions to help the accreditation community worldwide. The conference was originally organised to take place in Istanbul Turkey on 31 May – 2 June.
www.aacsb.edu

24-26 May: The AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific takes place in Shanghai, China, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The event provides an opportunity to learn and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards while gaining insight into the latest trends in Asia Pacific and global accreditation.
www.aacsb.edu

26-27 May: Chicago ICE, the 3rd Annual Chicago International Conference on Education, Putting the Pieces Together in Education, takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in May. Topics are: Opening doors by overcoming socio-economic barriers in schools; Keeping up with curriculum design and implementation trends; The evolution of student assessment strategies and measurement tools; Teachers at the top of their game: training and professional development; The habits of highly innovative school leaders; Effective (and ineffective) use of educational technology; Achieving more with less: creative school budget strategies. Submissions deadline 26 November.
www.chicagoice.org

27-28 May: CYSENI 2015, the 12th Annual International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues, takes place in Kaunas, Lithuania, sponsored and hosted by the Lithuanian Energy Institute. The event aims to provide opportunities to present up-to-date research results, make Lithuanian and international contacts from scientific research institutions and review senior researchers’ and other conference participants’ papers; and to develop skills of young scientists to present their own ideas and research results. Conference topics are: Hydrogen and fuel cells; Renewable energy sources; Smart energy networks; Energy efficiency and reliability; Knowledge for energy policy-making; Investigations in the fields of thermal physics, fluid.
www.cyseni.com

27-29 May: The 2nd International Conference on Internet Science takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised under the aegis of the European Commission by the EINS project, the FP7 Network of Excellence in Internet Science. The multidisciplinary event brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss computer science, sociology, art, mathematics, physics, complex systems analysis, psychology, economics, law, political science, epistemology, &c. It includes an open day and high-level keynote speeches.
internetscienceconference.eu

27-29 May: France’s Conference of University Presidents, the CPU, holds its annual conference at the University of Strasbourg, France, on the theme Université 3.0: Nouveaux Enjeux, Nouvelles Échelles à l’Ère Numérique (University 3.0: New Stakes, New Scales in the Digital Era)
www.cpu.fr

28-29 May: An international forum Focusing on Human Rights, takes place in Graz, Austria, organised by the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities with the city of Graz, the Land of Styria and the European Training and Research Centre for Human and Rights and Democracy Graz.
www.coe.int

28-29 May: The European Commission conference Future of the Doctorate takes place in Riga, Latvia, to reflect on recent changes in doctoral training that respond to evolving needs of the academic and business job markets. Questions for consideration include: What is the right balance between creation of knowledge and wider economic and social objectives? What is the right balance between demand and supply of doctoral graduates? How to ensure that doctorates are fit for purpose in times of changing research environments and the decrease in permanent academic positions? How to balance the need for specialisation with the need to acquire more general employability skills? What does this mean for national higher education systems?
future-doctorate.teamwork.fr
ec.europa.eu

By 29 May; 26-27 August: IRMIC2015, the International Research Management and Innovation Conference, takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia, in August on the theme Academic Research and Innovation: Beyond Ethical Spectrum. Sub-themes include: Islamic Studies, Sciences, Information Technology, Multimedia; Social Sciences covering the areas of Education Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economy, Communication, Language & Linguistics, Legal, Psychology, Anthropology, Arts & Design, Family Research, Human Development, Music, Sports Science, Sociology, Hospitality and Tourism, Research Management System. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

By 29 May; 9-11 November: The International Conference Crossing Biological Barriers – Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Drug Delivery takes place in Dresden, Germany, to address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
events.dechema.de

By 30 May; 16-18 September: SP2015, the third edition of the European Union’s Sustainable Places Event, takes place in Savona, Italy, in September. It aims to bring together scientists, researchers and engineers from research institutes and industry to tackle the challenge of ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas in a resource-constrained world. Contributions should present recent results and innovative work on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels and introduce inputs of research and innovation EU-funded projects. The conference encourages networking and clustering among projects funded in the framework of the FP7/H2020 EeB PPP. Participants have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Contributions deadline 30 May.
sustainable-places.eu

By 31 May: A call for nominations has been launched for the first edition of the UNESCO–Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development which will honour three outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions, institutions, organisations or other entities engaged in ESD activities. The prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, and officially announced at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD at Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, in 2014. It is funded by the Government of Japan and consists of three annual awards of US$50,000 for each recipient. Deadline for nominations 31 May.
en.unesco.org

31 May – 4 June: The LIHE’15 Symposium Greece Assessment of Learning in Higher Education takes place in Aegina, Greece in May/June, organised by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education. All symposium participants are guaranteed a chapter in the international anthology Assessment of Learning in Higher Education published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd, of Oxfordshire, UK, and authors meet for the symposium to review, edit and refine the chapters and join forces to finalise the manuscript for publication. The editors are seeking chapters which document innovative methods for assessing learning in higher education. Deadline for submitting chapter proposals 16 February.
www.lihe.info

By 1 June; 9-10 July: ICSSM 2015, the 2015 2nd International Conference on Solid State and Materials, takes place in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, in July. There are 88 topics under the broad themes: New materials and advanced materials; Manufacturing processes and systems; Advanced design technology; Automation and computer engineering; Computer engineering topics. Paper submission deadline 1 June.
www.icssm-conf.net

By 1 June; 16-23 September: NAP-2015, the 5th International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2015, takes place in Lviv, Ukraine, in September. Conference tracks are: Properties and characteristics of surfaces and interfaces; Nanostructured thin films; Functional nanostructured coatings; Plasma and ions for surface engineering - radiation effects; Measurement and analysis of nanoscale; Magnetic find particles and multilayers; Nanopolymers and nanocomposites – synthesis and applications; Carbon based nanoscale materials; Nanomaterials for energy applications; Nanomaterials applications in biotechnologies and medicine; Nanomaterials applications in electronics, spintronics and photonics. Submissions deadline 1 June.
nap.sumdu.edu.ua

By 1 June; 25-27 October: IICE-2015, the Ireland International Conference on Education, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in October. The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. Broad conference themes, covering about 60 topics, are: Art education; Adult education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education. Abstract submission deadline 1 June.
www.iicedu.org

By 1 June; 2-4 December: OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital in December on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa. Proposals deadline 1 June.
www.online-educa.com

By 1 June; 22-27 July 2016: ESOF 2016, the biennial Euroscience Open Forum, takes place in Manchester, UK, in July 2016, on the theme Science as Revolution: From Cottonopolis to Graphene City. The conference includes: A science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research and related policy issues; a science-to-business programme to explore the major issues for research within business and industry and the role of universities for business; A career programme showcasing career opportunities across Europe and beyond for researchers at all stages of their careers; An exhibition that showcases the best of European academic, public and private research; A public engagement programme, Science in the City; A forum to host other meetings, satellite events and networking opportunities. Cross-cutting themes include: Fostering breakthrough science; Ensuring responsible research and innovation, aligned with the values, needs and expectations of society; Harnessing science and technology to growth, employment, economic success and personal wellbeing; Radical approaches to grand societal challenges – health, food, water, energy, climate, security, and creativity and innovation; Engaging the public and inspiring the next generation of researchers. Proposals deadline 1 June. www.esof.eu

1-4 June: EUCBE 2015, the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, takes place in Vienna, Austria. Europe’s largest international conference focused on biomass, it highlights progress in research, technological development and production processes and brings together key specialists from research, industry and policy in the sector. The event is supported by European and international organisations including the European Commission, UNESCO, the European Biomass Industry Association, the World Council for Renewable Energy.
www.eubce.com

1-6 June: Science and You, a series of scientific and cultural events across the Lorraine region of France, is organised by the University of Lorraine. It features conferences, demonstrations and training events for scientists and for the general public. Contributions are invited – proposals deadline 15 September.
www.science-and-you.com

1-2 June: Going Global 2015 takes place in London, UK, in June organised by the British Council on the theme Connecting Cultures: Forging Futures. The premise is that the fusion of diverse cultures generates the creative force which is a major catalyst of cutting-edge innovation; and investment in connecting cultures produces a tangible return and measurable impact for the future. The conference explores this through three perspectives: National, regional and local cultures and the extent to which connecting people and ideas across these produces innovation and impact; Academic discipline and subject cultures including the impact of multidisciplinary teams of sciences, arts, social sciences &c., also different cultures of research, teaching and skills development; Organisational cultures, particularly those of universities and business, skills providers, NGOs, social and other enterprises. Proposals submission deadline 31 October.
www.britishcouncil.org

1–5 June: The euRathlon/SHERPA Summer School 2015 on Field Robotics takes place in Oulu, Finland, co-organised by European Commission FP7 projects euRathlon and SHERPA. The course provides participants – undergraduate, masters, PhD and post-doc students, researchers and engineers – with full overview and hands-on experience with multi-domain real robotic systems.
www.eurathlon.eu

2-4 June: OECD Week takes place at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France, on the theme Investing in the Future: People, Planet, Prosperity. It consists of the OECD Forum on 2-3 June and the 2015 Ministerial Council meeting on 3-4 June, and both events bring together government ministers, international experts and representatives from academia, business and civil society. Participants look at how to reinforce economic growth, ensuring it is not only strong and sustainable but also inclusive and green, creates jobs and tackles inequality. Themes include investment and innovation, trade and improving the business environment.
www.oecd.org
www.oecd.org

2-5 June: The Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities, COREVIP, takes place in Kigali, Rwanda, in June, organised by the Association of African Universities on the theme Internationalisation of Higher Education in Africa. Sub-themes are: Harmonisation and quality; Mobility and transferability of credits; New modes of teaching and learning; Curriculum relevance and employability; Emerging centres of excellence in Africa. Abstracts submission deadline 27 February.
www.aau.org

4-5 June: WIRE 2015, the Week for Innovative Regions in Europe, takes place in Riga, Latvia, organised by the European Commission, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, and the State Education Development Agency of Latvia. Held since 2010 the event provides a forum for policy dialogue on Research, Innovation, Regional Strategies and Growth and for leading to new proposals for improving the effectiveness of regional, national and European governance, measuring the impact and supporting regional development. The event focuses this year on: From programme to implementation – the key challenges for regions; How to close the innovation divide – the role of regions; Overcoming the barriers to innovation and stimulating regional strategies.
wire2015.eu

4-11 June: ESOS, the European Training School and Conference on Organic Photovoltaic Stability, takes place in Cargèse, Corsica, France. ESOS combines three events – scientific conference, training sessions and networking. Scientists from industry and academia meet young researchers to share the latest scientific and technical progress in organic photovoltaics (OPV) development and fix future targets. Goals are to strengthen new scientific collaborations for development of polymer-based OPVs; facilitate meetings between skilled OPV cross-science researchers and future employers; and train young scientists in scientific communication.
www.project-establis.eu

5 June: The 7th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean, Better Strategies for a Sustainable Development, takes place in Paris, France, organised by the OECD Development Centre, France’s Ministries of Economy and of Finance and the Inter-American Development Bank. Key issues on the agenda are: Economic outlook and future prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean; Innovation, education and skills at the core of a new-fangled growth model; and Environmental and climate issues as levers for sustainable growth.
www.oecd.org

7-8 June: The G7 Summit takes place under the German Presidency at Schloss Elmau, near Munich, Germany, on the theme Think Ahead: Act Together. Key topics include the global economy, foreign, security and development policy, as well as empowering self-employed women and women in vocational training, energy security, and the upcoming UN conferences on international climate protection and the post-2015 agenda.
www.g7germany.de

5 June: The first Sommet des ministres francophones pour le développement des universités numériques (Summit of Francophone Ministers for the Development of Digital Universities) takes place in Paris, France.
www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr

7-19 June: IMTA 2015, the 16th International Management Teachers Academy, takes place in Bled, Slovenia, organised by CEEMAN, the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies. The intensive, interactive programme focuses on general and discipline-specific aspects of management education.
www.ceeman.org

7-9 June: The 24th European Access Network Annual Conference Advocating for Access, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education: Politics, Policies, Power and Persuasion takes place in Oslo, Norway, in collaboration with the National Union of Students in Norway.
www.ean-edu.org

7-11 June: The International Education Conference takes place in London, UK, organised by the Clute Institute. More than 20 topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. Final paper submission deadline 8 May.
www.cluteinstitute.com

8-9 June: The 2nd Academic Summit of the EU-CELAC (Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States) takes place in Brussels, Belgium, in June, on the theme Towards a Euro-Latin American and Caribbean Common Space for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Working topics are: Foster the bi-regional integration of Higher Education; Promoting the bi-regional integration of systems for scientific research; Bi-regional Collaboration between Institutions of Higher Education and their relations to society; Academic world and public sector and policies. Abstracts submission deadline 17 May.
www.americasportal.eu

8-9 June: IC-ITS 2015, the International Conference on Information Technology and Society 2015, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in June, hosted by Faculty of Information Science and Technology, International Islamic University College of Selangor. on the theme Information Technology and its Impact to the Society. Abstract submissions deadline 25 April.
fstm.kuis.edu.my

8-9 June: GLIT2015, the 1st Global Conference on Technology in Language Learning 2015, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in June, organised by the Department of Linguistics and Literature, Faculty of Management and Muamalah of the International Islamic University College Selangor, in collaboration with World Conferences.net. It focuses on the application of technology in language learning, particularly computer-assisted language learning (CALL)/technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) and language use in online media. Abstracts submission deadline 16 March.
worldconferences.net

8-9 June: ICSSR 2015, the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences Research, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event focuses on research and development of interactive and adaptive social sciences research environments across all domains. Topics include: business, culture, management, ecology, education, environment, human resources, information technology, information science, learning, marketing, Islamic studies, social sciences, philosophy, multidisciplinary studies.
worldconferences.net

8-10 June: Socio-Int15, the 2nd International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, organised by Ocerint, the International Organization Center of Academic Research. The event is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference bringing together professors, researchers and higher education students to discuss new issues and discover the most recent research. Conference topics include: all areas of education, communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; and all areas of humanities.
www.socioint15.org

9 June: The UK HE International Unit Conference Enhancing the International Student Experience takes place in London, UK, jointly held with Universities UK. It will examine how universities can put international student experience at the centre of their institutional strategies; and consider how universities can ensure a great experience for their international students in the context of changing expectations about the quality and delivery of the academic experience. Delegates will hear examples of effective projects that have improved international student experience, gaining a better understanding of how universities can best respond effectively to an increasingly diverse student base and changing student needs.
www.international.ac.uk

9 June: A lecture on Can Innovation Reconcile Energy and Climate Change Aspirations? is given by Professor Jim Skea, RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy, in London, UK. The talk is organised jointly by UCL ISR, UKERC and UCL-Energy, and addresses trends in innovation activities; the role of new and improve technology in various emissions projections; investment priorities and methods for establishing them; and what institutional frameworks and policy instruments will be most conducive to innovation that will help the achievement of a low carbon transition. It draws on recent case study work conducted at Imperial College, noting that energy innovation systems now transcend national boundaries owing to international cooperation, mobility of human capital and the activities of multinational companies.
us5.campaign-archive1.com

10 June: The Refugee Studies Centre Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture on Innocence: Understanding a Political Concept is given by Professor Miriam Ticktin of the New School of Social Research, organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK. With the grounding assumption that innocence plays a central role in the politics of forced migration and asylum, this lecture delves into the idea of innocence, trying to understand it and render its workings more legible, and arguing that it is a political – not simply a religious or moral – concept. By examining the figure of the child, the trafficked victim, the migrant, asylum seeker, the enemy combatant and the animal, Professor Ticktin will suggest that innocence sets up hierarchies of humanity, all the while feeding an expanding politics of humanitarianism. Ultimately, she will ask if innocence is a concept we want to protect.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

By 10 June; 3-6 August: ELS15, the International Conference on Education, Language and Society, takes place at the University of Redlands, California, USA, in August. ELS15 is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides a multinational platform to bring together professors, researchers, and students of higher education to discuss new trends and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, language, and society. Abstract submission deadline 10 June.
www.els15.org

10-12 June: EuroNanoForum 2015 takes place in Riga, Latvia. The 7th EuroNanoForum, Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and materials science, innovations and business, showcases the strength of integrating nanotechnologies and advanced materials with the other key enabling technologies within the new approach of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 in its drive for competitiveness. The event is organised as part of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union.
euronanoforum2015.eu

10-12 June: The 2015 Conference of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium Rethinking Public Governance takes place in Budapest, Hungary, in June, organised by the National University of Public Services in cooperation with the Transatlantic Policy Consortium. Conference tracks, each with several topics, are: Improving global security; Improving public governance, state and capacity building; Multidisciplinary studies. Abstracts submission deadline 2 April.
tpc.uni-nke.hu

11-12 June: ICLEI 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation 2015, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in June. More than 70 topics in areas of language, education and innovation. Completed works from authors whose papers are presented at conference will be offered publication opportunity in the International Journal of Language, Literature, Culture and Education (IJLLCE) journal. Hurry – abstracts deadline 11 May.
icsai.org

11-12 June: The IREG Forum on Subject and Discipline Related Rankings: For a More Inclusive Approach to University Performance takes place in Aalborg, Denmark, organised by Aalborg University and the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
ireg-observatory.org

11-13 June: GSCIT’2015, the Global Summit on Computer and Information Technology, takes place in Sousse, Tunisia, in June, technically co-sponsored by IEEE Tunisia Section. The event consists of four conferences – ICEELI’2015, the International Conference on Education and E-learning Innovations; ICCVPR’2015, the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; ICCCC’2015, the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Cryptography; and ICCTIA’2015, the International Conference on Computer Technologies, Innovations and Applications. Submissions deadline 21 March.
www.gscit.org

11-21 June: Futur en Seine, “the first European festival dedicated to digital innovation”, takes place in Paris and the Paris region, France, on the theme The Interaction between Man and Technology. The event includes 150 French and international digital innovations to test; conferences, with climate and digital transformation as the common theme; business events, workshops and initiatives for professionals; Animations and workshops for the general public; cultural projects around art and digital creation, live concerts. It includes 160 partner events throughout the Paris Region.
www.futur-en-seine.paris

14-16 June: The ACA Annual Conference 2015, Internationalisation: From Strategy to Implementation, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised by the Academic Cooperation Association. It considers different concepts and approaches to internationalisation strategies, and ways to design them; and addresses issues around the implementation of such strategies.
www.aca-secretariat.be

By 15 June: The PLURAL+ 2015 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion takes place in New York in early December, and the organisers the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are inviting young people aged between nine and 25 to submit original and creative videos focusing on the festival’s themes: Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion.
pluralplus.unaoc.org

By 15 June: IAU, the International Association of Universities, has announced the opening of the competition, and invites submissions, for the 2014-15 IAU-Palgrave Macmillan Ltd Research Prize of £2,000, to be awarded to the author of the best essay on the theme Internationalisation of Higher Education: Moving beyond Mobility, which is linked to the theme of the IAU 2015 International Conference at the University of Siena, Italy, on 28-30 October. Authors of the research essays must be from IAU member institutions or organisations.
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By 15 June; 10 July: The 1st CineDrones Festival / International Festival of the UAVs Movies in Europe takes place in Bordeaux, France, in July, launched by Bordeaux Technowest. The festival is dedicated to promoting films incorporating aerial shots made by drones. Professionals and amateurs from all over the world are invited to enter the competition to present their films in one of the following six categories: Fictional film; Documentaries – sport and culture; Music videos; Advertising; Enterprises’ movies; FPV racing (drones race for strong and sensational images). Deadline for entries 15 June.
www.filmfestplatform.com

15-17 June: The European Union’s Latvian Presidency Conference ‘First Innovative Enterprise Week’ on Access to Finance for Research, Innovation and SMEs 2015 takes place in Riga, Latvia, bringing together high-level policy-makers, financial intermediaries and representatives of the research, innovation and business communities to discuss: The political answer to the macroeconomic situation; Ways to boost growth, jobs and competitiveness through innovation, including the investment plan for the EU; How the financial instruments, facilities and accompanying measures launched under Horizon 2020 can enhance access to finance for research, innovation and SMEs; Interactions between these financial instruments, COSME’s and European Structural and Investment Funds, as well as with instruments at national and local levels.
www.innoweek2015.eu

15-19 June: EUSEW2015, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2015, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses and private consumers to share best practices and inspire ideas on secure, clean and efficient energy. See also listing for E²Tech4Cities, 18 June.
www.eusew.eu

17-19 June: PLATE Conference 2015, the first international conference examining Product Lifetimes And The Environment in the context of sustainability, is hosted by Nottingham Trent University, UK, in June. The event reviews current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resources efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. The multi-disciplinary perspective includes design, geography, anthropology, business management, economics, marketing and consumer behaviour; sociology; politics. Conference themes include: Design approaches to product longevity; The role of product longevity in resource efficiency and waste reduction; Strategies for product lifetime optimisation; Cultural perspectives on the throwaway society; Business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies; Consumer influences on product lifetimes; Policies, regulation and legislation. Submissions deadline 19 September.
www.ntu.ac.uk

18 June: E² Tech4Cities, the Energy and Efficiency Technologies for Cities brokerage event during the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week, EUSEW, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by impulse.brussels and Enterprise Europe Northern Ireland at Invest Northern Ireland, with support of the European Commission. Relevant areas are Renewable enrgies; Energy-efficient buildings and districts; ICT for cities, smart cities and communities; Energy efficient mobility and transport; European research and innovation and opportunities under Horizon 2020; Energy management; Energy recovery; Smart grids and energy systems integration. See also EUSEW listing, 15-19 June.
www.b2match.eu

18-19 June: The 8th Annual Meeting of the European University Association Council for Doctoral Education on The Future of Doctoral Education – Where do we go from here? is hosted by Technische Universität/TUM Graduate School, Munich, Germany. The new challenges facing universities include digitalisation, open access, MOOCs, ethical dilemmas, competitive and performance-based funding and a greater need to demonstrate the impact of their research. With the discourse of the open economy, political stakeholders are giving more attention to research in general and to doctoral education in particular. The EUA-CDE meeting examines what these developments mean for the future of doctoral education. How should universities prepare their doctoral candidates to deal with issues concerning open access, research ethics and the societal impact of their work? And what role should doctoral education play in building research capacity? The discussions from this year’s Annual Meeting will feed into EUA-CDE’s new policy initiative concerning doctoral education, The Shape of Things to Come.
www.eua.be

By 21 June; 17-20 November: The conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015 takes place in Prague, Czech Republic, in November, organised by the Department of Power Engineering Equipment of the Technical University of Liberec, and Cryptomania s.r.o. The conference focuses on obtaining an overview of projects under investigation, and experimental methods used in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Its aim is to organise a network of young research workers who are interested in experimental, and also theoretical, work in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The conference should contribute to creating the closer contacts and sharing experience in application of various experimental methods, preparation and implementation of experiments, processing of results and numerical simulations of experiments. Abstracts submission deadline 21 June.
efm.kez.tul.cz

15-19 June: EUSEW2015, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2015, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses and private consumers to share best practices and inspire ideas on secure, clean and efficient energy.
www.eusew.eu

16 June: A senior-level, keynote seminar on Priorities for Science and Innovation Policy: Opportunities, Structures and Investment takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. Timed to examine the government’s post-election plans for UK science and innovation policy, and informed by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiries on ‘Priorities for science, the event brings together key stakeholders from the academic community and R&D-intensive industries with policy-makers. Following the present government’s focus on ‘eight great technologies’ delegates will discuss how public funding priorities for science should be decided into the future and how to encourage further private sector investment into UK R&D, as well as the implementation and record so far of the Science and Innovation Strategy announced following the 2014 Autumn Statement. Further sessions consider more widely latest opportunities for UK universities and business to collaborate on the commercialisation of emerging technologies. The guest of honour is Paul Mason, Deputy Director, Research and Chief Scientific Adviser, Innovate UK.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

16-18 June: IoT Week 2015, Towards Large-Scale Internet-of-Things, takes place in Lisbon, Portugal. The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster, and attracts industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. The week is organised along the three tracks Research, Industry and Innovation, and paves the way for the future European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots planned for the Horizon 2020 World Programme 2016-17.
iot-week.eu

17-19 June: The conference Expanding the Dialogue: Sustainability in the Connected World takes place in Hong Kong, China, organised by the International Sustainable Campus Network and hosted by the University of Hong Kong. The conference addresses themes such as challenges of sustainable urban development in the 21st century, regional perspectives on global change, and how universities can meet the changing needs of employers and other key stakeholders.
www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org

21-27 June: Archaeology 2015, Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible, takes place in Jerusalem in June. Topics include: Prehistory; Interrelationships; Markets and trade; The great battlefields; Clash of civilisations; Rome and the ancient Near East; Ancient Near Eastern art; Marine and underwater archaeology; Pleasures of the ancient kitchen; Archaeological science. Abstracts submission deadline 20 November.
www.archaeologyisrael.com

22-23 June: The conference A New Start for Europe: Opening up to an ERA of Innovation takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised by the European Commission. In the presence of Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, the event discusses EU policies on Open science, the European Research Area and Innovation. The broad range of issues includes the results and outcome of the consultation on “Science 2.0: Science in Transition”; the ERA Roadmap; Open labour market for researchers; Building up an innovation ecosystem; Future markets.
ec.europa.eu

22-25 June: The 17th LetiDays takes place in Grenoble, France, organised by CEA-Leti, leading global centre for applied research in microelectronics, nanotechnologies and integrated systems. Themes include Internet of things-augmented mobility and Leti’s technological breakthroughs in silicon technologies, sensors, telecommunications, power management in wearable systems, health applications, the transport market up to the factory and cities of the future. The event features more than 40 conferences, seminars, workshops, a showroom and exhibition halls.
www.letidays.com

22-25 June: CICE-2015, the Canada International Conference on Education, takes place in Toronto, Canada, organised by Infonomics Society. Broad topic areas are Adult education; Art education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education. Submissions deadline 15 January. Email address for enquiries: info@ciceducation.org
www.ciceducation.org

22-26 June: CCEM, the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, takes place in The Bahamas on the theme Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths and Productivity. It coincides with the time when the current Millennium Development Goals come to an end to be replaced by a post-2015 development framework for education.
thecommonwealth.org

22-26 June: The European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015 takes place in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The school is funded by the European Commission under the H2FC project and coordinated by the University of Ulster. Sessions address the themes of hydrogen safety, storage and fuel cells.
h2fc.eu

23 June: The seminar Challenges and Opportunities for Increasing Outward Student Mobility takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. As the final stages of the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility are implemented the seminar considers progress of the strategy so far, along with the future priorities and funding options following the end of the programme in 2016. It also comes a year into the new Erasmus+ programme, and evaluates its performance as well as the key priorities to be addressed for the next five years. Sessions are planned on the effectiveness of the strategy in promoting student and institutional engagement with outward mobility, and the potential for a ‘joined-up approach’. Delegates will discuss how to address obstacles – including financial barriers, particularly for those targeted by initiatives to widen participation – as well as how to encourage students outside of modern foreign language courses to consider international placements, including outside of the EU. Guests of honour are Annie Marie Graham, Head of Programme, Outward Student Mobility, UK HE International Unit; Brian Johnson, Head of International Higher Education, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and Rebecca Hughes, Director of International Higher Education, British Council.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

23-25 June: iHOPE, the 2015 International Hokkaido Forum – Organisational Behaviour, Psychology and Education, takes place in Sapporo, Japan, in June. Numerous topics. Submissions deadline 31 March.
iainst.org

24 June: The seminar Technology in Higher Education – Best Practice, Skills and the Student Offer takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. As the use of technology across higher education becomes increasingly prolific the event assesses its potential to improve the offer for students and to enhance a range of processes across campus. Sessions examine how perceptions of the available technological facilities and use of technology in teaching affect applicants’ choice of university as well as how technology enhanced learning can improve student experience, assist those falling behind, improve retention and improve students’ employability by helping broaden their digital skills. The guest of honour is Dr Ellie Clewlow, Head of Learning and Teaching, HEFCE.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

24-26 June: UIIN, the University-Industry Interaction Conference 2015, takes place in Berlin, Germany, for academics, researchers, practitioners and business representatives involved in university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship. Broad sub-themes include Innovation in practice: creating an innovation engine; Holistic view on innovation and entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship education; Start-ups and spin-offs / student and academic entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial universities; Business and its role in university-industry interaction; University-business cooperation; Knowledge and technology transfer.
www.university-industry.com

27-28 June: ICMEAT 2015, the 2015 4th International Conference on Materials Engineering for Advanced Technologies, takes place in London, UK, in June. Conference topics include New materials and advanced materials; Manufacturing processes and systems; Advanced design technology; Automation and computer engineering; Computer engineering topics. Submissions deadline 2 March.
www.icmeat-conf.net

28-29 June: AMME2015, the 2015 International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechatronics Engineering, takes place in Bangkok, Thailand. Many topics, under broad headings: Applied mechanics and engineering mechanics; Mechanical and automation engineering; Design and manufacturing systems; Materials Science and Materials Processing Technology.
www.amme2015.org

28 June – 1 July: The 21st EARMA Annual Conference 2015 is hosted by the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, organised by the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, on the theme Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally – cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education, but also in the field of research management and administration.
conference2015.earma.org

29 June – 2 July: WEEC 2015, the 8th World Environmental Education Conference Planet and People – How can they develop together?, takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Conference themes are: Taking children seriously in addressing global challenges; Reclaiming sense of place in the digital age; Environmental education and poverty reduction; Learning in vital coalitions for green cities; (Re)emerging concepts for environmental stewardship and sustainability; Mind the gap! Moving from awareness to action; Assessing environmental and sustainability education in times of accountability; Beyond the green economy: educating and learning for green jobs in a green society; New perspectives on research in environmental and sustainability education; Educational policy development for environment and sustainability; Education and learning for climate change adaptation and resilience.
weec2015.org

29 June – 3 July: The International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials takes place at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, USA, in June-July. Many topics, divided into the symposia: Advances in multifunctional composite materials; Advances in thin films; Advances in polymers and ceramics; Advances in energy storage and conversion devices; Advances in biosensors and biomaterials; Advances in catalysis; Low dimensional, nano and 2D materials. Submissions deadline 15 November.
functionalmaterials.org

30 June: CHANGE OF DATE - A senior-level, keynote seminar on Priorities for Science and Innovation Policy: Opportunities, Structures and Investment takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. Timed to examine the government’s post-election plans for UK science and innovation policy, and informed by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiries on ‘Priorities for science, the event brings together key stakeholders from the academic community and R&D-intensive industries with policy-makers. Following the present government’s focus on ‘eight great technologies’ delegates will discuss how public funding priorities for science should be decided into the future and how to encourage further private sector investment into UK R&D, as well as the implementation and record so far of the Science and Innovation Strategy announced following the 2014 Autumn Statement. Further sessions consider more widely latest opportunities for UK universities and business to collaborate on the commercialisation of emerging technologies. The guest of honour is Dr Jack Metthey, Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. The event was originally scheduled for 16 June.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 30 June: A call for nominations for the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences has been launched. The aim is to reward the projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences, which have led to improving the quality of human life. The Prize encourages research as well as the establishment and development of networks of centres of excellence in the life sciences. Candidates shall have made significant research contribution to the life sciences to enhance the quality of human life. The prizewinner(s), maximum three, shall be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations made to her by an international jury. Submissions deadline 30 June 2015.
www.unesco.org

By 30 June; 20-22 August: The International Educators’ Conference takes place at St Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao city, Cagayan, Philippines, in August, on the theme Bridging the Gaps in Education: Fortifying International Cooperation. The conference brings together teachers, administrators, department heads and other professionals involved in all areas of education and training, and aims to provide a forum for educators, researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and current trends in certain areas of education and training and promote stronger collaboration among participants and institutions. Sub-themes and topics are: Neuro ELT; Mind, brain and education science; Language teaching; Content areas (medical/health education; business education; international training; maths education; science education; arts education; technology education); Teaching young learners; Blended learning; Basic education; Tertiary education. Deadline for proposals submissions 30 June.
2015iec.com

By 1 July; 17-18 July: REMINDER - The Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015, Facilitating Innovation, takes place at Keble College, University of Oxford, UK, hosted by the Humanitarian Innovation Project in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continue to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation. In the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference explores how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It also seeks to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors. Registration deadline 1 July 2015.
www.oxhip.org

1 July: The seminar Competition and Regulation in Higher Education takes place in London, UK, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. Timed to follow the Competition and Markets Authority’s recently published review into competition and regulation in higher education, it considers the regulatory frameworks for higher education at a time of increasing competition with the undergraduate higher education market in England. Guests of honour are Heather Fry, Director (Regulation and Assurance), HEFCE; and Helen Fleming, Project Director, Competition and Regulation in Higher Education England, CMA.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 1 July 2015; 7-8 August 2015: The 2015 Summer Global Conference on Education takes place in Ontario, California, US, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link); papers submission deadline 1 July. Related conference takes place 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

By 1 July; 13-17 October: ICEEPSY 2015, the 6th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in October, organised by Future Academy. Thematic sections are: Assessment and evaluation, teacher education, basic education, basic skills; Design learning & arts education; Adolescent growth and development & educational psychology; Leadership and collaborative policy, adult and continuing education, higher education, quality assurance / institutional effectiveness; Learning theories, effective teaching practices, second language teaching; Sport and exercise education; New approaches in psychology; Special education, education and technology, ICT, distance learning. Abstracts submission deadline 1 July.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

1-2 July: The World Summit on Climate and Territories takes place in Lyon, France, hosted by the Rhône-Alpes Region with support of the French government, and organised by local and regional authorities with non-state actors from all over the world, in the run-up to COP21, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (see entry for 30 November – 11 December). The aims of the summit are to advance a common message in the negotiations; promote their own commitments to reducing greenhouse gases; develop proposals to boost their ability to take action.
www.regions20.org

1-5 July: ECE2015, the 3rd European Conference on Education 2015, takes place in Brighton, UK, in July, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Changing and Challenging Communities. Sub-themes are Education, power and community development; Education – local and global communities of practice; Communities of difference; Virtual spaces of educational communities; Power and empowerment in learning communities. Streams, each with several topics, are Learning and teaching in community spaces; Challenging and preserving traditional cultures; Learning, teaching and educational structures. The event is held alongside ECTC2015, the 3rd European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, and ECLL2015, the 3rd European Conference on Language Learning, both on the theme Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning. Registration for any one of the conference allows participants to attend sessions at the others. Abstracts submission deadline for all conferences 1 March.
iafor.org
iafor.org
iafor.org

2-4 July: The annual conference of SASE, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, an international inter-disciplinary academic organisation, takes place at the London School of Economics in London, UK, on the theme Inequality in the 21st Century. The academic disciplines represented in SASE include economics, sociology, political science, organisation studies, management, psychology, law and history.
ec.europa.eu

By 6 July; 10-12 August: The Oxford Symposium on Education Law and Human Rights takes place at Pembroke College, Oxford, UK, in August. The event covers the nature of human rights and liberties from national, regional, state constitutions and international UN conventions such as those on racial discrimination, children’s rights and elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Other issues might include due process, Magna Carta, Blackstone’s Commentaries as historical antecedents to today’s education and human rights laws; US constitutional law; the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. See second link for specific topic suggestions. Abstract submissions deadline 6 July.
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com

6-8 July: Edulearn15, the 7th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, takes place in Barcelona, Spain, in July, organised by IATED, the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development. Broad conference themes, each with several topics, are: Experiences in education; Pedagogical innovations in education; Career development and training; Experiences in research; International projects; General education issues; E-learning; Computer supported collaborative work; Emerging technologies in education; Educational software and serious games; E-content management and development. Abstract submissions deadline 26 March.
iated.org

6-24 July: The Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford is holding its International Summer School in Forced Migration in Oxford, UK. It fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policy-makers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants; and offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration and aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. Applications from mid-career and senior policy-makers involved with humanitarian assistance and policy-making for forced migrants, as well as researchers studying forced migration, are welcome.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

18-20 August: The World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, in August, on the theme State-of-the-art Trends in Applied Microbial Industries, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals. Conference tracks are: Microbial characterisation – identifying novel strains; Art of manufacturing – vaccines, antibiotics and antimicrobials; Bench to bedside – microbiology of bacteria, viral and fungi; Million dollar science – microbes in food industries; Protein engineering and enzymology; High yield techniques – soil and agricultural microbiology; Bioremediation – methods of recycling and waste management; A world within – exploring marine ecology; Cost effective tools – systems biology and bioinformatics; Saving lives – modern diagnostic techniques; Addressing energy crisis – biofuels and petroleum microbiology. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 June.
microbiology.omicsgroup.com By 25 February; 22-24 March: ACES 2015, the 2nd Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability, takes place in Hiroshima, Japan, in March. In addition to 25 educational tracks, special ACES topics are Education for sustainable development; Equity and social justice; Higher education sustainability; Home education (homeschooling); Human rights education. Proposals deadline 25 February.
presdafoundation.org

17-20 August: WCSNE-2015, the World Congress on Special Needs Education, takes place at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, in August, organised by Infonomics Society. Broad topic areas are: Accessible world; Art education; Assistive technologies; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Interaction and cultural models of disability; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education. Submissions deadline 25 February.
www.wcsne.org

21-23 August: EESED2015, the 2015 International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Sustainable Ecosystem Development, takes place in Kunming, Yunnan, China, sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Center. Broad conference areas, each with several topics are: Energy science and technology; Environmental science and engineering; Renewable energy and sustainable development; Energy, environmental and sustainable ecological development. Paper submission deadline 10 March.
www.ic3e-2015.org

20-22 August: The International Educators’ Conference takes place at St Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao city, Cagayan, Philippines, in August, on the theme Bridging the Gaps in Education: Fortifying International Cooperation. The conference brings together teachers, administrators, department heads and other professionals involved in all areas of education and training, and aims to provide a forum for educators, researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and current trends in certain areas of education and training and promote stronger collaboration among participants and institutions. Sub-themes and topics are: Neuro ELT; Mind, brain and education science; Language teaching; Content areas (medical/health education; business education; international training; maths education; science education; arts education; technology education); Teaching young learners; Blended learning; Basic education; Tertiary education. Deadline for proposals submissions 30 June.
2015iec.com

23-24 August: CAAI2015, the 2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in August. Broad areas, each with many topics, are: Artificial intelligence and application; Industrial engineering and applications; Software process; Communication technology; Network and intelligence security; Data mining; Knowledge-based systems; Other related topics. Proposals submissions deadline 15 May.
www.caai2015.org

24-28 August: The Global Youth Agro Summit takes place in Canberra, Australia, in August, organised by the Australian Future Farmers Network and Bayer CropScience to discuss ideas and deliver action on how to feed a growing world population – an estimated nine billion by 2050. Young people aged 18-25 who are personally, professionally and academically interested in agriculture, food security, environment and social stewardship are invited to submit an essay outlining their ideas on the causes, impacts and possible solutions to global food security and, if successful, receive an invitation to attend the summit. Deadline for submission of essays 30 January.
www.youthagsummit.com

26-27 August: IRMIC2015, the International Research Management and Innovation Conference, takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia, in August on the theme Academic Research and Innovation: Beyond Ethical Spectrum. Sub-themes include: Islamic Studies, Sciences, Information Technology, Multimedia; Social Sciences covering the areas of Education Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economy, Communication, Language & Linguistics, Legal, Psychology, Anthropology, Arts & Design, Family Research, Human Development, Music, Sports Science, Sociology, Hospitality and Tourism, Research Management System. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

6-9 September: The EUPRIO Conference 2015 takes place in Perugia, Italy, organised by the European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers Association on the theme Turn it Upside Down. With the world of higher education in flux with developments such as digitisation, globalisation and privatisation having a major impact on the sector, the conference considers what the university, the communications and marketing department, and the professional of the future will be like.
www.euprio.eu

7-10 September: The international conference and exhibition Immersion 2015 takes place at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, organised by the Immersive Education Initiative. It addresses the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and holography, wearable computing, mechanical and neural brain interfaces, cybernetics, affective computing, neuro-gaming technologies, 3D printing, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
immersiveeducation.org

13-16 September: WSSF2015, the World Social Science Forum, takes place in Durban, South Africa, in September. This global event of the International Social Science Council brings together researchers and stakeholders in international social science cooperation to address current topical global issues and future priorities for international social science. The forum promotes innovative and cross-disciplinary work, cross-science collaborations in the natural and human sciences and engagement with donors and decision makers in the science community worldwide. Themes include Challenges and opportunities for overcoming global inequality; Drivers, catalysts and determinants of inequality in the global system; Ethics, social policy and inequality; History, trends and patterns of global inequality; Inequality, poverty and citizenship; Nature, dimensions, types and sites of inequality; Policies, experiences and experiments in combating inequality; Theorising and measuring inequality. Abstracts submission deadline 1 March.
www.hsrc.ac.za

16-18 September: SP2015, the third edition of the European Union’s Sustainable Places Event, takes place in Savona, Italy, in September. It aims to bring together scientists, researchers and engineers from research institutes and industry to tackle the challenge of ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas in a resource-constrained world. Contributions should present recent results and innovative work on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels and introduce inputs of research and innovation EU-funded projects. The conference encourages networking and clustering among projects funded in the framework of the FP7/H2020 EeB PPP. Participants have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Contributions deadline 30 May.
sustainable-places.eu

16-23 September: NAP-2015, the 5th International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2015, takes place in Lviv, Ukraine, in September. Conference tracks are: Properties and characteristics of surfaces and interfaces; Nanostructured thin films; Functional nanostructured coatings; Plasma and ions for surface engineering - radiation effects; Measurement and analysis of nanoscale; Magnetic find particles and multilayers; Nanopolymers and nanocomposites – synthesis and applications; Carbon based nanoscale materials; Nanomaterials for energy applications; Nanomaterials applications in biotechnologies and medicine; Nanomaterials applications in electronics, spintronics and photonics. Submissions deadline 1 June.
nap.sumdu.edu.ua

20-22 September: The Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard takes place at the Martin Conference Center at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in September, on the theme Facilitating, Fostering and Harnessing Innovation to Meet Key Challenges of the 21st Century. Broad conference themes, each with many topics, are: Teaching and learning in the 21st Century; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Socially responsible / impactful research. Final abstract submission deadline 24 July.
www.21caf.org

20-21 September: SMCE2015, the 2015 International Conference on Software, Multimedia and Communication Engineering, takes place in Hong Kong, China, in September. Numerous topics under general themes: Software processing; Multimedia processing; Communication systems; Artificial Intelligence and Application; Signal Processing; Other related topics. Paper submissions deadline 20 April.
www.smce2015.org

By 21 September; 13-15 November: IC21CE 2015, the International Conference on 21st Century Education, and ICLLT, the International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching, take place in Dubai, UAE, organised by the 21st Century Academic Forum and the hosts, the Higher Colleges of Technology. The theme of IC21CE is Learning by Doing: Preparing 21st Century Citizens for Work and Life; and of ICLLT Language Learning and Teaching Opportunities in the 21st Century. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 21 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

21-23 September: SAICE 2015, the South Africa International Conference on Education, takes place in Pretoria, South Africa. It aims to offer a platform for academics and researchers from all over the world to deliberate, network and present a wide range of perspectives, scholarship and expertise and present a wide range of perspectives, scholarship, and expertise in the pursuit of excellence in education. 45 topics from Accounting education to Vocational education.
aa-rf.org

22-24 September: The 2015 HETL Minneapolis Conference takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in September, organised by the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association on the theme Learning Without Borders. Possible topics include: Global citizenship; Diversity and equity; Intercultural pedagogy; Internationalisation of the curriculum; Mobile learning technologies. Proposals deadline 27 October. See listing for 20-22 January for information about the HETL 2015 Utah Conference.
www.hetl.org

25 September: The annual European Researchers’ Night – Exploring Science through Fun Learning takes place in about 300 cities in 24 European and neighbouring countries. The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, an EU programme to boost European research careers.
ec.europa.eu

7-8 July: The 12th Annual Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop takes place in Denver, Colorado, USA, sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium on the theme Blended Learning: Leading Education’s Digital Future. Conference tracks are: Best practices; Research and evaluation; Innovation and experimentation.
olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org

7-9 July: Macau-CPEL, the 2015 Macau Conference on Psychology, Education and Learning, takes place in Macau, China, in July. Broad conference areas, each with several topics, include: Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Abstract/paper submission deadline 15 April.
soci-science.org

8-10 July: The Public Speaking Seminar for Research and Teaching takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, organised by the Lupcon Center for Business Research. The event “builds the foundation for you to become a truly skilled communicator in research and teaching settings (eg conference presentations, class lectures, invited speeches)”.
www.lcbr-online.com

8-10 July: The 22nd International Conference of Europeanists takes place at Sciences Po, Paris, France, organised by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University, New York, on the theme Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures. Proposals deadline 10 October.
councilforeuropeanstudies.org

9-10 July: ICSSM 2015, the 2015 2nd International Conference on Solid State and Materials, takes place in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, in July. There are 88 topics under the broad themes: New materials and advanced materials; Manufacturing processes and systems; Advanced design technology; Automation and computer engineering; Computer engineering topics. Paper submission deadline 1 June.
www.icssm-conf.net

9-11 July: The 22nd International Conference on Learning takes place at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain, in July, organised by The Learner Knowledge Community and focusing on the question What Counts as Learning? Big Data, Little Data, Evidence and Assessment. Themes are: Pedagogy and curriculum; Assessment and evaluation; Educational organisation and leadership; Early childhood learning; Learning in higher education; Adult, community and professional learning; Learner diversity and identities; Technologies in learning; Literacies learning; Science, mathematics and technology learning. Current abstracts proposals deadline (organised in monthly rounds) 2 September.
thelearner.com

10 July: The 1st CineDrones Festival / International Festival of the UAVs Movies in Europe takes place in Bordeaux, France, in July, launched by Bordeaux Technowest. The festival is dedicated to promoting films incorporating aerial shots made by drones. Professionals and amateurs from all over the world are invited to enter the competition to present their films in one of the following six categories: Fictional film; Documentaries – sport and culture; Music videos; Advertising; Enterprises’ movies; FPV racing (drones race for strong and sensational images). Deadline for entries 15 June.
www.filmfestplatform.com

By 15 July; 2-5 December: 2015 IRCHE, the 2015 International Research Conference on Higher Education, takes place in Manila, Philippines, in December, organised by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education on the theme Social Capital and Innovation: Bridging the Knowledge Gap for International Competitiveness. The conference showcases multidisciplinary intellectual exploration in higher education in the following research areas: Science, engineering and technology; Education and institutional research; Business and finance; Humanities, social science and communication. Submissions deadline 15 July.
www.irche.org

By 16 July; 16-18 November: ICERI2015, the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, takes place in Seville, Spain in November. Many topics, under the broad themes Global issues in education and research; Education – new trends and experiences; New challenges for the higher education area; Teacher training; Curriculum design; Accreditation and quality in education; Research – new trends and experiences; University-industry cooperation; International projects; Technology in teaching and learning; Emerging technologies in education; E-content management and development. Abstract submission deadline 16 July.
iated.org

17-18 July: The Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015, Facilitating Innovation, takes place at Keble College, University of Oxford, UK, hosted by the Humanitarian Innovation Project in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continue to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation. In the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference explores how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It also seeks to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors. Registration deadline 1 July 2015.
www.oxhip.org

17-18 July: The Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015, Facilitating Innovation, takes place at Keble College, University of Oxford, UK, in July, hosted by the Humanitarian Innovation Project in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. A key focus of the conference is how we enable innovation by and for affected communities; it also seeks to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors. Conference themes include: Overcoming institutional barriers; Knowledge exchange and education for innovation; Evidence, metrics and research; Ethics and principles for humanitarian innovation; Spaces and places of innovation. Submissions deadline 31 March.
www.oxhip.org

18-19 July: The 10th Annual International Conference of the Asia Association for Global Studies takes place at International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan, titled Uneasy Street: Life, Work and Precarity in a Globalised World. The premise is that precarity increasingly characterises life and work for growing segments of the world’s population. In the developing world a growing reliance on part-time and contract workers, adoption of labour-saving techniques, outsourcing of manufacturing and service jobs abroad and a fraying safety net have lowered living standards and given rise to higher levels of stress and anxiety. In the Global South low wages, unemployment and underemployment, competition for land and resources and environmental degradation threaten livelihoods and wellbeing of broad swathes of humanity. The conference seeks answers to questions such as: How do the situations of populations under economic strain in different regions of the world compare or relate? What are the implications for individuals, communities, nations and the world at large of increased precarity? How do vulnerable groups cope in the face of instability and uncertainty? What can be done to create a less precarious and more human-centric world? Proposals deadline 30 March.
www.aags.org

19-25 July: The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium takes place at UnternehmerTUM and Technical University of Munich, Germany, organised by the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research. The intensive one-week residential programme is specifically designed for European professors and educators seeking to integrate effective, appropriate and interactive approaches, and practical skills in teaching entrepreneurship. Deadline for applications 30 April.
www.efer.eu

20-22 July: The 12th International Conference of Engaged Scholars and Practitioners takes place in Sydney, Australia, organised by Engagement Australia on the theme Changing Times: Changing Agendas. As the Australian higher education sector is undergoing great change around the fundamental question of the purpose of post-secondary education, the conference considers how to “better connect, better collaborate and better engage with the world around us” if the nation hopes to stay competitive.
www.engagementaustralia.org.au

By 21 July; 1-2 October: The 7th International Conference on Science in Society takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in October, on the theme Educating Science. The focus is on how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world: How does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens and community leaders? What are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners? Issues for debate include: Values and politics of science; Social impacts and economics of science; Knowledge systems and pedagogies of science. Final proposal submission deadline 21 July.
science-society.com

22-25 July: The Global Biotechnology Congress 2015 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, organised by Eureka Conference in July, aiming to highlight the translational nature of modern biotechnological research with emphasis on basic and applied science. Among other areas the conference focuses on pharmaceutical biotechnology, vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies, protein engineering, plant and environmental biotechnology, transgenic plants and crops, bioremediation, microbial diversity, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models, strategies and licensing in biotechnology. Abstracts submission deadline 31 January.
biotechnology-conference.us

23-24 July: APCAR-2015, the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, takes place at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, in July, organised by APIAR, the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, on the theme Advanced Research for Global Development. The conference covers many topics in the areas of Business, Social sciences, Education and Information and communications technology. Paper submission deadline 30 March.
apiar.org.au

23-25 July: The symposium Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture takes place at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The event examines accelerating trends in higher education: neoliberalism, the politics of evidence and the audit culture; and in an age in which value is often equated with accountancy examines the place in the academy for public intellectualism, community engagement, indigenous epistemologies and how the the impact of scholarship is, and ought to be, justly assessed. Questions to be explored include: What counts as scholarship and why? How do we achieve accountability in an age of accountancy? How do we measure research impact? Impact for whom? Who and how do we determine whose evidence and what research is legitimate? What can be done? – How do we effect change to university practices?
www.politicsofevidence.ca

By 24 July; 20-22 September: The Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard takes place at the Martin Conference Center at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in September, on the theme Facilitating, Fostering and Harnessing Innovation to Meet Key Challenges of the 21st Century. Broad conference themes, each with many topics, are: Teaching and learning in the 21st Century; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Socially responsible / impactful research. Final abstract submission deadline 24 July.
www.21caf.org

26-27 July: CCSS2015, the 2015 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science takes place in Macau, China, in July. Many topics within broad areas of Cloud computing and engineering; Services science for cloud computing; Cloud computing platforms and applications; Cloud computing enabling technology; Other related topics. Submissions deadline 1 March.
www.ccss2015.org

By 27 July; 12-14 October: ADVED’15, the International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey in October. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference provides an opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and higher education students of different disciplines to discuss new issues and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, social sciences and humanities in a multicultural atmosphere. Conference topics include all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstract submissions deadline 27 July.
iated.org

By 1 August; 10-12 November: ICEPL 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Learning – Fall Session, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in November. Sixty-five topics in broad areas of Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Submissions deadline 1 August.
iainst.org

2-6 August 2015: ICCB-ECCB, the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, take place in Montpellier, France, in August 2015, organised by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and Agropolis International and hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology, on the theme Mission Biodiversity: Choosing New Paths for Conservation. The programme of the multidisciplinary meeting will emphasise science-policy and science-society dialogues using interactive sessions and symposia. Proposals for symposia, courses, workshops deadline 31 October.
www.iccb-eccb2015.org

By 3 August; 19-21 November: EQAF, the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum Taking Stock and Looking Forward, takes place in London, UK, in November, organised by the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Students Union (ESU) and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education. The Forum this year examines quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area from a variety of perspectives and explores ways in which concrete practices in institutions and agencies reflect European level policies. The organisers are calling for contributions for papers and workshops from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students and researchers in the field. Deadline for contributions is 3 August.
eua.be

3-5 August: The Oxonia International Conference: Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, takes place at Said Business School, Oxford, UK, organised by Oxonia University Network and Oxford City Academy for Education and Development. The conference is aimed at people who are engaged in the knowledge economy, either through active involvement in research activities as an academic or student; or as an investor or provider of services such as incubator centres or enterprise hubs. Their disciplines include, but are not limited to, Engineering science; Medical and biological science; Computing and information technology; Business and finance, social sciences; Humanities and media.
conference.oxonianetwork.org.uk

3-6 August: ELS15, the International Conference on Education, Language and Society, takes place at the University of Redlands, California, USA, in August. ELS15 is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides a multinational platform to bring together professors, researchers, and students of higher education to discuss new trends and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, language, and society. Abstract submission deadline 10 June.
www.els15.org

By 4 August; 2-3 November: The 8th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, in November, with special focus on The Future of Education: Advanced Computing, Ubiquitous Learning and the Knowledge Economy. Conference themes are: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Submissions deadline 4 August.
ubi-learn.com
ubi-learn.com

5-7 August: ISTEL 2015 – Summer, the 2015 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Summer Session takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, in August. More than 30 topics under the broad areas of teaching, education and learning – see 2nd link. Paper submissions deadline 15 May.
soci-science.org
soci-science.org

5-7 August: ICEPS 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in August. Many topics around the three themes; abstracts/papers submission 30 April.
iceps2015.conf.tw

7-8 August: The 2015 Summer Global Conference on Education takes place in Ontario, California, US, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link). Related conference takes place 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

10-12 August: The Oxford Symposium on Education Law and Human Rights takes place at Pembroke College, Oxford, UK, in August. The event covers the nature of human rights and liberties from national, regional, state constitutions and international UN conventions such as those on racial discrimination, children’s rights and elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Other issues might include due process, Magna Carta, Blackstone’s Commentaries as historical antecedents to today’s education and human rights laws; US constitutional law; the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. See second link for specific topic suggestions. Abstract submissions deadline 6 July.
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com

15-16 August: MSMI2015, THE 2015 International Conference on Management Science and Management Innovation, takes place in August in Guilin, China. Nearly 40 topics relating to management science and management innovation. Full submissions deadline 15 April.
www.bmhr2015.org

18-20 August: The World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, on the theme State-of-the-art Trends in Applied Microbial Industries, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals. Conference tracks are: Microbial characterisation – identifying novel strains; Art of manufacturing – vaccines, antibiotics and antimicrobials; Bench to bedside – microbiology of bacteria, viral and fungi; Million dollar science – microbes in food industries; Protein engineering and enzymology; High yield techniques – soil and agricultural microbiology; Bioremediation – methods of recycling and waste management; A world within – exploring marine ecology; Cost effective tools – systems biology and bioinformatics; Saving lives – modern diagnostic techniques; Addressing energy crisis – biofuels and petroleum microbiology.
microbiology.omicsgroup.com

17-20 August: WCSNE-2015, the World Congress on Special Needs Education, takes place at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, in August, organised by Infonomics Society. Broad topic areas are: Accessible world; Art education; Assistive technologies; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Interaction and cultural models of disability; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education.
www.wcsne.org

By 27 September 2015; 27-29 October 2015: GCIRE2015, the International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October. More than 40 topics, from ‘Benefits of, and barriers to, adopting greener IT practices’ to ‘Using IT to reduce carbon emissions’. Submission deadline 27 September 2015.
sdiwc.net

By 30 September; 9-10 December: World-AR 2015, the World Academic and Research Congress 2015, takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December, on the theme Towards Strengthening Economics and Halal Spectrums: Roles of Industry Players, Educators, Scholars and Researchers. Broad conference tracks are: Business, Halal Spectrums (Local and International Business and Halal Spectrums); Finance, Banking and Accounting; Social Sciences and Humanities; Education; Information Technology; Marketing and Management and Human Resources Management; Public Administration, Social Policy and Global Leadership; Doctoral Research Session. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 September.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

1 October: MT180, the 2nd international final of Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes 2015 takes place at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France in October, organised by the CPU and the CNRS, France’s Conference of University Presidents and National Centre for Scientific Research. This is the French-language version of Three Minute Thesis, 3MT®, in which competitors have three minutes to explain their PhD research project to a general audience. It originated at the University of Queensland, Australia and was taken up in 2012 in Quebec by the Association Francophone pour le Savoir with the aim of extending it to all francophone countries. The winning entries for the 1st MT180 competition have just been released on video with English subtitles; the winner was Noémi Mermet who explains her work on “Involvement of 5-HT2A receptors in the role of PKCy interneurons under allodynia conditions” (see 2nd link) mt180.fr

By 1 October; 23-25 October: BICE 2015, the 4th Annual Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes places in Belgrade, Serbia on 23-25 October, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. The event is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in education. Many topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training, via Gender and education, Multicultural issues in education and Research and development. Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October.
www.biceducation.org

1-2 October: The 7th International Conference on Science in Society takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in October, on the theme Educating Science. The focus is on how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world: How does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens and community leaders? What are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners? Issues for debate include: Values and politics of science; Social impacts and economics of science; Knowledge systems and pedagogies of science. Final proposal submission deadline 21 July.
science-society.com

5-7 October: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

5-8 October: The conference Access to Higher Education, Meeting the Global Challenge takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organised by GAPS, the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education initiative, in association with Sunway University. The conference focuses on articulating access to post-secondary education as one of the key global trends shaping the 21st century. Key issues it addresses are: •Making access matter – who are the ‘marginalised’ in post-secondary education? How can we make their futures matter to those in power in Asia, the South Pacific and globally? •Combining excellence and equity – is access to post-secondary education defined in Euro and Western-centric ways? What do excellence and equity mean in Asia and the South Pacific? •Extending capacity affordably – how can both new and old systems be expanded without creating barriers to the participation of students at the margin? •Nurturing innovation in access – what are the new answers to the old questions, such as how to change university cultures? How to reach out to young people and communities? •Engaging business and civil society – what is the role of employers and NGOs in extending access to post-secondary education? What are they doing now? What is the unique contribution they can make?
www.gaps-education.org

6 October: The European Union Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 takes place in Strasbourg, France. The event targets upcoming calls for nanotechnologies and advanced materials; biotechnologies; advanced manufacturing and processing (including energy efficiency in buildings); factories of the future; and sustainable process industries. Participants have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations to exchange ideas and for future cooperation.
ec.europa.eu

10-11 October: The AECHE Thematic Conference on The Networked University takes place in El Gouna, Egypt, as part of the Arab-Euro Higher Education Conferences process, a joint initiative of the European University Association and the Association of Arab Universities, and supported by the University of Barcelona. It is hosted by the Technical University of Berlin.
www.ub.edu

11-14 October: The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe) in partnership with The Brain Prize. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA), the focus of the conference is on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Topics include: the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis; the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation; the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light; the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.
www.fens.org

12-14 October: ADVED’15, the International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey in October. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference provides an opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and higher education students of different disciplines to discuss new issues and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, social sciences and humanities in a multicultural atmosphere. Conference topics include all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstract submissions deadline 27 July.
iated.org

13-17 October: ICEEPSY 2015, the 6th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in October, organised by Future Academy. Thematic sections are: Assessment and evaluation, teacher education, basic education, basic skills; Design learning & arts education; Adolescent growth and development & educational psychology; Leadership and collaborative policy, adult and continuing education, higher education, quality assurance / institutional effectiveness; Learning theories, effective teaching practices, second language teaching; Sport and exercise education; New approaches in psychology; Special education, education and technology, ICT, distance learning. Abstracts submission deadline 1 July.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

14-16 October: The 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference takes place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in October, sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium. Special interest areas include K-12 initiatives; Spanish language presentations recognising online teaching and learning leadership and innovation from Central and South America, and from Spanish speakers from around the world. Conference tracks cover Faculty and professional development and support; Historically black colleges and universities; Institutional strategies and innovations; Leadership, values and society; Learning effectiveness; Open, global, mobile; Student services and learner support; Technology and emerging learning environments. Submissions deadline 28 April.
olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org

By 16 October; 23-24 October: The 2015 Fall Global Symposium on Human Capital Challenges for Knowledge Driven Organizations takes place in Los Angeles, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. Final papers deadline 16 October.
www.uofriverside.com

23-24 October: The 2015 Fall Global Symposium on Human Capital Challenges for Knowledge Driven Organizations takes place in Los Angeles, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. Final papers deadline 16 October.
www.uofriverside.com

23-25 October: BICE 2015, the 4th Annual Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes places in Belgrade, Serbia on 23-25 October, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. The event is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in education. Many topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training, via Gender and education, Multicultural issues in education and Research and development. Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October.
www.biceducation.org

25-27 October: IICE-2015, the Ireland International Conference on Education, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in October. The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. Broad conference themes, covering about 60 topics, are: Art education; Adult education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education. Abstract submission deadline 1 June.
www.iicedu.org

27-29 October: GCIRE2015, the International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October. More than 40 topics, from ‘Benefits of, and barriers to, adopting greener IT practices’ to ‘Using IT to reduce carbon emissions’. Submission deadline 27 September 2015.
sdiwc.net

28-30 October 2015: The International Association of Universities’ 2015 International Conference is hosted by and jointly organised by the University of Siena, Italy, on the theme Internationalisation of Higher Education: Moving Beyond Mobility.
www.iau-aiu.net

29-31 October: The 13th European Culture Conference takes place at the Faculty of European Studies of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in October, co-organised by the university and the European Studies Institute of the University of Piura, Peru. Thematic sections are: Culture theory, cultural identity; Multiculturalism/ interculturality/ migrations/ encounters between cultures; Contemporary culture; European identity/ the idea of Europe; Europe: culture, economics and law; Communication; Education; The role of regionalisms in shaping the public regional agenda. Submissions deadline 31 March.
euro.ubbcluj.ro

2-3 November: The 8th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, in November, with special focus on The Future of Education: Advanced Computing, Ubiquitous Learning and the Knowledge Economy. Conference themes are: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Submissions deadline 4 August.
ubi-learn.com
ubi-learn.com

3 November: The seminar Implementing the Dowling Review: Building Better Research Relationships between Industry and Academia takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. Scheduled to follow the expected summer release of the government-commissioned Dowling Review: Linking Business needs with Research Capability, the guest of honour is Dame Ann Dowling, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge; President of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and Non-executive board member, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The event gives an opportunity to consider the recommendations of the review and the challenges for fostering long-term relationships between R&D-intensive businesses and university-based researchers. Key areas for discussion include how to break down cultural barriers to collaboration between the private and university sectors as well as tackling challenges for long-term partnerships including grant-funding rules and concerns around data-sharing, IP and taxation issues.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 6 November; 13-14 November: The 2015 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Costa Mesa, California, USA, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link); papers submission deadline 6 November.
www.uofriverside.com

9-11 November: The International Conference Crossing Biological Barriers – Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Drug Delivery takes place in Dresden, Germany, to address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
events.dechema.de

10-12 November: ICEPL 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Learning – Fall Session, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in November. Sixty-five topics in broad areas of Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Submissions deadline 1 August.
iainst.org

13-14 November: The 2015 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Costa Mesa, California, USA, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link).
www.uofriverside.com

13-15 November: IC21CE 2015, the International Conference on 21st Century Education, and ICLLT, the International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching, take place in Dubai, UAE, organised by the 21st Century Academic Forum and the hosts, the Higher Colleges of Technology. The theme of IC21CE is Learning by Doing: Preparing 21st Century Citizens for Work and Life; and of ICLLT Language Learning and Teaching Opportunities in the 21st Century. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 21 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

15-20 November: The first session of LGEU, the Leading Globally Engaged Universities programme of the International Association of Universities, is hosted by the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The IAU developed the programme to support new and future leaders of higher education institutions as expectations and responsibilities of HEIs are expanding while the local and global context is continuously changing, with leadership becoming more complex.
www.iau-aiu.net

16-18 November: ICERI2015, the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, takes place in Seville, Spain in November. Many topics, under the broad themes Global issues in education and research; Education – new trends and experiences; New challenges for the higher education area; Teacher training; Curriculum design; Accreditation and quality in education; Research – new trends and experiences; University-industry cooperation; International projects; Technology in teaching and learning; Emerging technologies in education; E-content management and development. Abstract submission deadline 16 July.
iated.org

17-20 November: The conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015 takes place in Prague, Czech Republic, in November, organised by the Department of Power Engineering Equipment of the Technical University of Liberec, and Cryptomania s.r.o. The conference focuses on obtaining an overview of projects under investigation, and experimental methods used in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Its aim is to organise a network of young research workers who are interested in experimental, and also theoretical, work in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The conference should contribute to creating the closer contacts and sharing experience in application of various experimental methods, preparation and implementation of experiments, processing of results and numerical simulations of experiments. Abstracts submission deadline 21 June.
efm.kez.tul.cz

By 18 November; 18-19 February: The 12th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in February, with special focus on Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching the Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene. Broad conference themes are: Technologies for Human Use; Technologies for Learning; Technologies in Community; Technologies for Common Knowledge. Proposals deadline 18 November.
techandsoc.com

19-20 November: The 6th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organisations takes place in Warsaw, Poland, organised by the Institute of Aviation. The main focus is on marketing strategies supporting the promotion of specific services offered by scientific and research institutions in Poland and other European countries. Broad topic areas (see second link) include: Strategies in activity of scientific and research organisations; Marketing instruments of scientific and research organisations; Social media; Marketing communication management; Selected detailed topics. Workshops on: Developing of scientist image; Storytelling in marketing of science; The internet and scientific communication; Media relations in the era of new technologies.
ilot.edu.pl
ilot.edu.pl

19-21 November: EQAF, the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum Taking Stock and Looking Forward, takes place in London, UK, in November, organised by the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Students Union (ESU) and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education. The Forum this year examines quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area from a variety of perspectives and explores ways in which concrete practices in institutions and agencies reflect European level policies. The organisers are calling for contributions for papers and workshops from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students and researchers in the field. Deadline for contributions is 3 August.
eua.be

23-25 November: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

30 November – 11 December: COP21, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Paris, France. The UNFCCC was adopted during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, came into force in March 1994 and has been ratified by 196 states.
www.cop21.gouv.fr

2-4 December: OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital in December on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa. Proposals deadline 1 June.
www.online-educa.com

2-5 December: 2015 IRCHE, the 2015 International Research Conference on Higher Education, takes place in Manila, Philippines, in December, organised by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education on the theme Social Capital and Innovation: Bridging the Knowledge Gap for International Competitiveness. The conference showcases multidisciplinary intellectual exploration in higher education in the following research areas: Science, engineering and technology; Education and institutional research; Business and finance; Humanities, social science and communication. Submissions deadline 15 July.
www.irche.org

7-10 December: 7th EIS, the 7th European Innovation Summit, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, It is Knowledge4Innovation’s annual flagship event held under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament which includes more than 30 MEPs. It brings together more than 1,000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
www.knowledge4innovation.eu

9-10 December: World-AR 2015, the World Academic and Research Congress 2015, takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December, on the theme Towards Strengthening Economics and Halal Spectrums: Roles of Industry Players, Educators, Scholars and Researchers. Broad conference tracks are: Business, Halal Spectrums (Local and International Business and Halal Spectrums); Finance, Banking and Accounting; Social Sciences and Humanities; Education; Information Technology; Marketing and Management and Human Resources Management; Public Administration, Social Policy and Global Leadership; Doctoral Research Session. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 September.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

14-16 December: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

2016

18-19 February: The 12th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in February, with special focus on Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching the Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene. Broad conference themes are: Technologies for Human Use; Technologies for Learning; Technologies in Community; Technologies for Common Knowledge. Proposals deadline 18 November.
techandsoc.com

19-20 April 2016: The 16th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations takes place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, in April 2016, on the theme Climates of Change: Organisations in a Time of Ecological and Social Vulnerability. Broad topic areas are Management education; Change management; Knowledge management; Organisational cultures. The event is organised by On the Organization, which has merged with the World Universities Forum community including the conference and The Journal of the World Universities Forum. Current submissions deadline for the 2016 conference 19 March 2015 (Abstracts are accepted in monthly rounds).
ontheorganization.com

22-27 July 2016: ESOF 2016, the biennial Euroscience Open Forum, takes place in Manchester, UK, in July 2016, on the theme Science as Revolution: From Cottonopolis to Graphene City. The conference includes: A science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research and related policy issues; a science-to-business programme to explore the major issues for research within business and industry and the role of universities for business; A career programme showcasing career opportunities across Europe and beyond for researchers at all stages of their careers; An exhibition that showcases the best of European academic, public and private research; A public engagement programme, Science in the City; A forum to host other meetings, satellite events and networking opportunities. Cross-cutting themes include: Fostering breakthrough science; Ensuring responsible research and innovation, aligned with the values, needs and expectations of society; Harnessing science and technology to growth, employment, economic success and personal wellbeing; Radical approaches to grand societal challenges – health, food, water, energy, climate, security, and creativity and innovation; Engaging the public and inspiring the next generation of researchers. Proposals deadline 1 June. www.esof.eu

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