Call: Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture

Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture

Dedicated to Teaching and Learning  in Today’s Global Classroom


Join teachers, scholars and professionals from around the world to discuss this year’s theme: Uniting Cultures Through Education: Case Studies and Classroom Curriculum.

Individual and session proposals are currently being reviewed for the IX Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture in Rome, Italy, 1-3 December 2010.

Each year the congress attracts about 100 persons from more than 28 countries. The major focus of the 2010 meeting will be on practical applications and case studies for the classroom. There will be a welcome and keynote address on the evening of 1 December, followed by two full days of presentations and panels on 2-3 December.  

We invite proposals from all disciplines and on multiple levels, especially the following fields and subjects: 

  • Exploring and Comparing Cultures
  • Language Skills and Cross-Translation
  • Internet and Social Technology
  • Media, Film and Entertainment
  • Connecting Teaching and Learning
  • Religion and the Individual
  • Communication Across Countries
  • Entrepreneurship and Global Business
  • Liberal Arts in Community
  • Multicultural Texts and Contexts
  • World Politics and Practices
  • International Agendas

Deadline for abstracts and proposals is 21 May. General registration for participants, however, will remain open until 29 October. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bruce C. Swaffield, Founder and Director, at

All those attending the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture will be invited to submit a manuscript for the published proceedings as well as the juried online journal. These previous publications are available online for review.   


The cost of registration is $255 per person, which includes all registration materials, two receptions, two coffee breaks and two full buffet lunches. 


Sessions will be conducted at the Trilussa Palace Hotel, a four-star deluxe hotel in the Trastevere district of Rome. Discounted lodging also will be available at other nearby hotels.


Four $100 scholarships are available each year to help scholars from developing countries attend the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. Please click here for a complete list of nations. Applicants must indicate their interest in receiving a scholarship when submitting an abstract.       


In 2002, the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture hosted its first meeting at John Cabot University in Rome. With a focus on improving education throughout the world, 30 professors from five countries met to exchange ideas and perspectives on diverse methods of education. Since that time, the Worldwide Forum has grown to include dozens of scholars and professionals representing 28 nations.

Two years ago, the Worldwide Forum released its first volume of work under the title Education Landscapes in the 21st Century: Cross-Cultural Challenges and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives. This 450-page book, which contains highlights from the first six years of the organization’s proceedings, was published by Cambridge Scholars Press in the United Kingdom. Please click here for more details and information. A second volume will be published in early 2011.

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