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The three-day, international, peer-reviewed conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals. The conference will promote a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from education toward sustainability.

Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6997). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Abstracts must be submitted through our online system. The conference will focus on the following topic areas:

Education Tracks:

  • Administration, Policy and Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • Advising, Counseling and Student Services
  • Art and Music Education
  • Curriculum, Research and Development
  • Distance Education and E-learning
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Technology and ICT
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Enrollment Management
  • English as a Second Language
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Health, Sex and Physical Education
  • Higher Education and Further Education
  • Indigenous and Rural Education
  • Language Education
  • Professional Development
  • Secondary (Junior, Senior) Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education

Special ACES Topics:

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Higher Education Sustainability
  • Home Education (Homeschooling)
  • Human Rights Education
  • Migration and Identity
  • Population and Aging Society
  • Universal Education



  1. Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and must be submitted through the online system.
  2. Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application and the broader impacts of the research findings. The Review Committee may decline to consider abstracts that do not meet both of these items.
  3. The preferred type of presentation (oral, poster or virtual) should be made clear with the abstract submission. The Review Committee may change the presentation mode at its discretion.
  4. Payment of the registration fee is required for inclusion in the schedule and proceedings.
  5. Co-authors also wishing to attend and present must register separately in order to attend sessions and receive a Certificate of Presentation.
  6. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Review Committee. Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied.
  7. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
  8. Submissions derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will automatically be rejected.
  9. If the submitted research paper or results have been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.


  1. Oral presenters will be allotted 25 minutes to present depending on the format and including time for comments and questions.
  2. If two or more co-authors will present together, the allotted time is still 25 minutes total.
  3. The session moderator has three tasks: (1) briefly introduce each panelist; (2) serve as a time moderator to ensure equal presentation times; and (3) to field questions and stimulate discussion after the final presentation.
  4. Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
  5. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room.
  6. Please prepare an extra copy of your presentation on a USB Drive.


  1. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape.
  2. Posters must be set up 15 minutes before the start of the session and taken down after the session ends.
  3. Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  4. Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm).
  5. Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of one meter. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (24 to 30 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Avoid use of non-standard fonts. Use 1-inch margins. Use upper and lower case letters.
  6. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.


In our effort to be carbon neutral event and also to assist participants unable to attend because of funding problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we will prepare a virtual panel to be shown during the event. The number of virtual panels and presenter slots is limited.

Virtual presenters that have completed the registration process will be included in the Schedule and Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6997). In addition, you will receive an electronic copy of the proceedings and a certificate of presentation.

Guidelines for virtual presenters are as follows,

  1. Select the ‘virtual presentation’ option on the submission application or contact the secretariat.
  2. Prepare a 10 minute presentation using video or Power Point with an audio track by July 15, 2014.
  3. Upload your presentation file to our ‘Drop Box’ (details will be provided upon confirmation of registration)

As indicated, virtual presenters are accorded the same inclusion rights in the schedule and proceedings as the other presenters. For further information regarding virtual presentation guidelines please contact the secretariat.



This is an international, peer-reviewed conference. Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the  Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6997). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

  1. The Proceedings will be published electronically and given to participants at the Conference.
  2. Full papers are welcome, but not required.
  3. All submissions will undergo a blind review process.
  4. In support of environmental sustainability, the Proceedings will be published in electronic format only.
  5.  Those wishing to submit a full paper should do so no later than July 15, 2014.
  6. Click here to download the template: ACES 2014 Full Paper Template


ACES 2014 will be held August 2-4, 2014
Abstract Deadline
has been extended to
June 25, 2014
Early Bird Registration is available until June 16, 2014
Advanced Registration is available until June 30, 2014
Presenters Registrations must be confirmed by July 10, 2014
Full Papers
should be submitted by July 15, 2014


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