International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS)

Academic conferences in a "study abroad" format

20-23 April 2020

$395 Registration (includes 2 free day tours)
$295 Registration for 1-day attendance (no tours)
$645 Registration (includes guest & tours). Co-authors not included. Co-authors must register separately.

Welcome to our annual conference in Paris in a special venue for interntational education.

In 1950, a group of leading French personalities got together with the idea of setting up international education and exchange centres. The FIAP association was founded to combat racism and foster cultural exchanges among young people around the world. The centre was opened in the heart of Paris. In 1988, the FIAP association was renamed Jean Monnet, as a tribute to one of Europe's founding fathers.

Today, Paris is the most visited city in the world, home to 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As Tom Wolfe put it, "
Napoleon wanted to turn Paris into Rome under the Caesars, only with louder music and more marble. And it was done. His architects gave him the Arc de Triomphe and the Madeleine. His nephew Napoleon III wanted to turn Paris into Rome with Versailles piled on top, and it was done. His architects gave him the Paris Opera, an addition to the Louvre, and miles of new boulevards."

We invite you to join us for four days of research presentations and cultural and educational tours which provide an informal setting where academics get together and share ideas that allow for collaboration across different fields.


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.


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

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, or (iii) a workshop.

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

First Cultural Tour:
Monet's Giverny and Rouen

April 21, 2020. Departure at 8:30 from outside our conference building, FIAP Jean Monnet.

The clock tower in downtown Rouen.

Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny are like his paintings, brightly colored patches that are messy but balanced. Flowers were his brushstrokes, a bit untamed and slapdash, but part of a carefully composed design. Monet spent his last and most creative years cultivating his flowers and his art at Giverny.

Visiting Giverny, there's much to admire. All kinds of people flock to Giverny. Gardeners admire the earth-moving landscaping and layout, botanists find interesting new plants, and art lovers can see paintings they've long admired come to life. Fans enjoy wandering around the house where Monet lived and seeing the boat he puttered around in, as well as the hen-house where his family got the eggs for their morning omelets.

Monet's world contrasts sharply with the hustle and bustle of Paris.

We will also visit Rouen,  a city that is closely associated with Monet - he repeatedly depicted its cathedral in his drawings - and the Impressionists. In Rouen's Old Market Square, we will see the morning market surrounded by half-timbered houses. This is also the spot where Joan of Arc was burned on 30 May on 1431.

Monet still inspires from his home and gardens in Giverny.
Second Cultural Tour:
Versailles and Montmartre
April 22, 2020.  Departure at 08:15 from outside our conference building, FIAP Jean Monnet.

Reception of the Duc de Conde at Versailles.

This second tour day takes us back to a France graced by royalty and power struggles in the midst of opulence. For a sample of "what it was like", we visit Versailles.

The Palace of Versailles is a royal château in the Île-de-France region of France.

The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

With the past and ongoing restoration and conservation projects at Versailles, the Fifth Republic has enthusiastically promoted the museum as one of France's foremost tourist attractions. The palace, however, still serves political functions. Heads of state are regaled in the Hall of Mirrors; the Sénat and the Assemblée Nationale meet in congress in Versailles to revise or otherwise amend the French Constitution.

After Versailles, we visit Montmartre, home to famous artists, great shops, silhouette artists, mimes, and a flavor all of its own. It's where Picasso spent his time drawing and painting. It's where Edith Piaf would hang out singing on a street corner hoping to make ends meet before she was discovered. A truly enchanting area to visit and walk around.

Following in the footsteps of the Duc de Conde at Versailles.
Why The Bus Programs Matter
There is more than meets the eye behind these bus programs.

To find out why these tours are conducive to study abroad programs and joint research, please click


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 18 February 2020.
    • Pay the registration fee by 3 March 2020.
    • The conference will run from 20 to 23 April 2020.
    • Email your formatted manuscript (see template) to after your conference presentation and before 31 July 2020.
    • The proceedings and journals will be published in late December 2020.

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, and (vii) 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.


Conference Location and Lodging
The conference will be held at FIAP Jean Monnet, 30 rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris. This is one of the main centers in Paris for study abroad courses (e.g., French language courses). It is a 38-minute walk south of Notre Dame Cathedral (see map). The conference location is very close to train and subway stations. For a map of our location's immediate vicinity, click here.

You may book your lodging directly at FIAP (click here). 

However, given Paris' excellent transport facilities, you may lodge anywhere you prefer in Paris and still be within reasonable distance to the conference center. We strongly recommend the website for lodging facilities in Paris. If you prefer lodging in the conference center's neighborhood, limit your search to hotels in the Mont Parnasse (14th district) neighborhood - select 14. Mont Parnasse in the left hand margin of the Paris site.

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 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.
Children under six years are not allowed on the tours.

$395 - Paris Conference Registration: 
Valid for all 4 days.

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


$295 - Paris Conference Registration:
Valid for 1 day only.

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

$645 - Paris Conference Registration for 2 persons:
Valid for all 4 days
Joint registration for yourself and guest, valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.
This option is not available for co-authors. Co-authors must register separately.


In case of questions about...

the conference or submissions:

events sponsorship:

tourism and lodging in Paris:

International Journal of Arts & Sciences
Attn: Mark Bridge
55 Farm Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864-3565

Professor J. Bonnici
IJAS Conferences Coordinator
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley St
New Britain, CT 06050-4010

Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris
25 rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris
Lodging: Click here.