American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines (Toronto & Montreal 2017)

This refereed four-day conference is staged at Ryerson University's International Living Learning Centre (ILLC) at 240 Jarvis Street in downtown Toronto. The conference brings together international academics, including professors and graduate students, to present research in their respective fields.

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.

The second part of this conference consists of introducing Ontario landmarks to our international academic audience and presenters. We will visit the places that define the province. Departing from outside the ILLC, the buses will provide complimentary programs to Niagara Falls and the Black Creek region. Faculty who opt for any or all of the tour programs will be assigned a presentation slot on a different day to assure no conflict of schedule.

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. [See YouTube video of Richard J. Self of the University of Derby delivering the Keynote Address at the IJAS 2014 Conference in Toronto.]

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions. 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 fee 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.