There are categories for Math, Engineering, and "Education," this last "including, but not limited to":
- Academic Advising and Counseling
- Art Education
- Adult Education
- Business Education
- Counselor Education
- Curriculum, Research and Development
- Distance Education
- Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education
- Human Resource Development
- Indigenous Education
- Kinesiology & Leisure Science
- Language Education
- Music Education
- Reading Education
- Rural Education
- Science Education
- Secondary Education
- Social Studies Education
- Special Education
- Student Affairs
- Educational Administration
- Educational Foundations
- Educational Measurement and Evaluation
- Educational Psychology
- Education Technology
- Education Policy and Leadership
- Health Education
- Higher Education
- Teacher Education
- Second Language Studies
- Social Science
- Speech/Communication and Translation
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Visual Arts
- Women's Studies
- Inter-disciplinary and other areas of Arts and Humanities
Rarely have I seen a conference so refreshingly broad in its interests (And we should note that this ecumenical approach isn't just for humanities/social science types; math and engineering conferences are each almost as broad themselves).
Conference papers are peer-reviewed, and "reviewers are selected among the academic members of the institute and are not related to institute academics and researchers." I'm a little fuzzy on what that means, but the word "academic" appears twice, so I assume that it's a good thing.
Also, there is a publication opportunity, open to papers accepted. You can download the papers included in last year's publication here, or buy your own CD-ROM. Last year's publication includes such diverse offerings as: an abstract/outline for a Ph.D. dissertation, a conference paper (its 11 pages uncluttered by footnotes), an article-length manuscript, complete with notes and bibliography, and a three-page paper proposal (or perhaps an introduction). There is, in other words, something for everyone.
Best of all: the registration fee is only $350!**
Admittedly, today was yet another day where I managed to get my 90 minutes in, but at the expense of everything else. Yet, if I keep working, maybe I'll have enough for a proposal. Deadline is December 1st!
*Warning: link to conference website comes complete with soundtrack of ocean waves and Hawaiian music; site contains no option to turn the sound off.
**Registration fee does not include airfare, conference hotel, food, or recreation.