International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS)

Academic conferences in a "study abroad" format

March 12-16, 2018


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A true researcher is a rebel who challenges complacency. Our conference participants, professors and students, presenting their research over a 5-day span, will be among excellent colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed within its select category of Research Universities with High Research Activity.

In just half a century, as historian Eugene Moehring puts it, UNLV has been radically transformed from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a top-notch urban research institution. Gone are the humble origins when students used to meet for class in the dressing rooms of what was then Las Vegas High School. Today, over 1,000 full-time faculty teach over 28,000 students. The ever-growing campus has added branches specializing in dental medicine, biotechnology, and research and technology.

UNLV's event facilities are unparalleled. With more than 135,000 square feet, UNLV's Student Union (see map: Building #31) is well equipped to host most meetings and events, offering direct competition to the conference facilities of major casinos just a short distance away on the Strip. IJAS gladly accepts the opportunity to host this annual conference in the new and vibrant Student Union building conveniently located off Maryland Parkway. With food vendors outside the conference rooms, extended building hours, and a full staff, UNLV guarantees a wide range of services for our delegates.

IJAS teams up with the very best to make this international conference a unique experience. Apart from selecting the most appropriate academic location that the city can offer, IJAS has also secured the right sponsors to make the cultural programs during the Las Vegas conference the best ever. This allows IJAS to offer delegates value for their participation both on and off the conference premises.

No, not Paris. This is Vegas.
Academic Tracks

Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Teaching and Education, and
  • Technology and Science. 

The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, (ii) a poster session, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.

Room setups at the conference shall be amenable to different types of presentations.

Las Vegas' Treasure Island hotel comes complete with pirates.

The IJAS Conference Series takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims.

The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and IJAS' double-blind refereed publications. All IJAS conferences are inter- and multi-disciplinary.

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. The tours are the main way of "breaking the ice" away from the formalities of the conference hall, providing an informal setting for discussing different points of view. Even in an increasingly networked world of internet and satellite conferences, there is no substitute for personal interaction—what Edward R. Murrow calls "the last three feet of communication."  It is individuals, not data streams, who must ultimately build the connections that in turn create lasting international research partnerships.

The third aim of the Conference Series is to introduce academics to educational premises in locations that are suitable for study abroad programs and which may meet their students’ educational needs. IJAS draws its inspiration from the Fulbright Program, an integral part of the United States' foreign educational relations, where face-to-face exchanges have proven to be the single most effective means of engaging international publics while broadening dialogue between academics and institutions.

Major Tours for Our Delegates 

Although the research presentations will last 5 days, not all participants may want to attend every single presentation. As an alternative, in parallel with the conference presentations, each conference delegate that registers for the 5-day conference is entitled to two free bus tours. Each tour is set up to address both cultural and educational issues, resulting in a unique academic experience.

Red Rock Canyon Tour (includes free buffet)
14 March 2018

Our first visit will be to the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, located west of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and settlers into the area. The Ranch is a 520-acre oasis.

We will then proceed to the Red Rock Loop home of the (i) Calico Hills, (ii) Limestone Indian roasting pits, and (iii) the petroglyphs at Willow Springs.

We will have a free buffet, and end our tour experience at Freemont Street, the second most famous street in Las Vegas after the Strip. This is where many famous casinos such as Binion's Horseshoe and Golden Nugget made their name. The abundance of neon signs, like cowboy Vegas Vic, earned the street the nickname Glitter Gulch.

Grand Canyon West Tour (includes free buffet)
15 March 2018

Owned and operated by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, Grand Canyon West provides an opportunity to connect with nature and explore the West Rim of the Grand Canyon from top to bottom. Delegates will be able to soak in nature's beauty at their own pace after the tour bus drops us at the entrance to the canyon and a hop-on hop-off shuttle takes over for departure to the various viewpoints including the Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point and Guano Point.

We will walk 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon on the horeshoe-shaped glass bridge. In the old days, the most thrilling view one could get of the Grand Canyon came standing at its edge. In 2007, that view got even better with the opening of the Skywalk. This 10-foot wide bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Canyon. Look down and you can see right through the glass platform, an engineering marvel which offers unparalleled views of one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders.

At the end of the tour, we get gack into our tour bus and proceed back to Las Vegas.


Why Are The Bus Tours Important?

To understand the importance of bus tours during an academic conference, please click here.



Submit Your Research

To submit your abstract for presentation at this conference, click here.

The most important dates to remember are as follows: 


  • Submit your abstract by 7 February 2018.
  • Pay the registration fee by 16 February 2018.
  • The conference will run from 12 to 16 March 2018.
  • Email your formatted manuscript (see template) to after your online submission is accepted and before 1 July 2018.
  • The proceedings and journals will be published in late December 2018.

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format
here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. You may do so up to a few weeks after the conference.

Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article) to international scholars.
Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's work or research presentation may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.
IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar - click here.
There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.
Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.
Powerpoint Presentations
At the conference, the presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, a digital projector and a projector screen. The laptop will be set up for Powerpoint presentations. Linux and Mac users are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format.


One of these gondolas may usher you to your bedroom inside the Venetian Hotel & Casino
Conference Registration Payment
Registration is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.
For all alternative ways of paying the registration fee, click here.
The adjacent button allows you to pay the $200 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.

$435 - Las Vegas Conference Registration
Valid for all 5 days.

Valid for one person for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes both bus tours.


$295 - Las Vegas Conference Registration
Valid for 1 day only 

Valid for one person, for one day only, on conference premises. Does not include any bus tours.

$635 - Las Vegas Conference Registration for 2 persons
Valid for all 5 days
Joint registration for yourself and guest (who cannot be a co-author), valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes both bus tours for the registered delegate and a registered guest. No certificate of attendance is issued for the guest. Joint authors cannot register together; each one must have a separate registration.


Conference Facilities and Lodging at UNLV

Inside UNLV's Student Union

These stairs inside the Student Union lead up to the conference events on the second floor, above the Starbucks coffee shop.

The University of Nevada Las Vegas is no longer offering overnight accommodations on campus during conference week. This is due to the increased demand for on-campus housing from UNLV's own students.

Yet, even when campus accommodation is available (during the summer months), there are a couple of issues to consider. One is the close proximity of the campus to the airport. While the recently built Student Union is perfectly insulated against the noise emanating from low flying planes, several residence halls are not since they were built decades ago before the airport had become so hectic. Another thing to consider is that the campus is relatively "dead" during the evening. It is over a mile away from where all the action is, on the Strip.

Lodging on the Strip
Las Vegas is the convention center of the world. As a result it has plenty of high quality hotels. To extract the lowest room rates, we recommend three particular sources. We recommend that in your hotel search you stay focused on Las Vegas Boulevard's (a.k.a., the Strip) major hotels. The cheapest major hotel on the Strip is usually Circus Circus. The only complaint we have heard from our delegates about this hotel is that although it's on the Strip, it's not in the heart of the Strip. Hence, the distance could be inconvenient. We also recommend the official website of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. It extensively covers Vegas' lodging market. Our favorite booking website is

For a map of the Strip, click here.

For the shortest distance from the Strip to campus, you may proceed by walk (if you are a very good walker) from where the Strip intersects Flamingo Avenue or Tropicana Avenue.
Way beyond the Strip and the tourists, the closest casino and hotel to our conference location is the Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino. At Silver Sevens and other "nearby" hotels to the campus (click here), the lodging is still a considerable distance from the conference location. And far from the Strip where all the Vegas action is. This is why we strongly recommend lodging at the casinos on the Strip. Ideally find a hotel between Circus Circus and Luxor. This stretch is very safe, the action never stops, and you may walk freely and enjoy yourself into the night.

It doesn't matter as much where you stay on the Strip as long as your location is in the vicinity of the Monorail and tram stops. The two systems between them cover most parts of the Strip. Read information about the Monorail and tram connections.

For transport costs and facilities in Las Vegas, including airport shuttles, click here.

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International Journal of Arts & Sciences
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Booking a room on the campus as a Non-University Affiliated Guest.

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