Virtual2021-Call for Papers

We are excited to invite you to join the 4th Global Conference on Education and Research (GLOCER 2021), which will be held during June 8-11, 2021 as an online conference. GLOCER Conferences are organized by the M3 Center at the University of South Florida. This will be the fourth GLOCER Conference. Please see here the 2017, 2018, 2019 conferences. We had to cancel our 2020 conference due to pandemic. Attending or presenting at GLOCER is free of charge. There is also no publication charge. GLOCER is sponsored by the University of South Florida M3 Center.

GLOCER Conference aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Global Education and Research and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions.

 Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Adult Education
    • Adult Development, Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Learning Styles, Literacy, Professional Development, Self-directed Learning
  2. Curriculum and Instruction Development
    • Teacher Education, Trainers
  3. Education in Other Specialties
    • Career and Workforce, Hospitality and Tourism, Medical Education, Military Education, Public Service Agencies, Religious Education
  4. Educational Technology
    • Digital Competencies, Digital Games-based Learning, Digital Learning, Distance Education, E-learning, Online Learning, Virtual Reality
  5. English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Applied Linguistics, Bilingual, ESOL, TEFL, TESOL
  6. Global Competence 
    • Cultural Differences in Education, Intercultural Competencies, Indigenous Education, Sustainability
  7. Higher Education & Educational Leadership
    • 4-year Colleges and Universities, Community College
  8. Human Resource Development
    • Curriculum and Instruction, Metrics Development (measuring, tracking, reporting), Needs Assessment, Outcome Measurement, Professional Development
  9. Inclusive Education
    • Autism, Applied Behavior, Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Gender, Gifted Education, LGBTQ, Race/Ethnicity, SES/Class, Special Education
  10. International Education
    • Global Initiatives, International Students, Study Abroad
  11. Pre K-12
    • Art Education, Child Development, Children’s Health, Early Childhood, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Language Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, Pre K, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Writing & Reading Education
  12. Research Methods in Education
    • Assessment, Action Research, Critical Analysis, Focus Group, Measurement, Qualitative & Quantitative Research
  13. Creative Art and Education
    • Art Education, Creative Art, Drama and Education

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions deadline April 30, 2021/ May 15, 2021
Abstract acceptance notification On a rolling basis
Camera-ready copy submission for the accepted proposal June 20, 2021
Conference dates June 8-11, 2021

Submission Categories:

*All documents should be written in only word document (.doc or .docx) formats. 

  1. Abstract only* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).
  2. BOOK CHAPTER: Full paper* should be minimum 3,000 words (excluding reference list and acknowledgments and appendices if applicable). Max 8000 words
  3. JGER ARTICLE: Full paper* should be minimum 3,000 words (excluding reference list and acknowledgments and appendices if applicable). Max 8000 words
  4. Roundtable discussions* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).
  5. Symposium presentations* should be minimum 1,000 words (excluding reference list).

Paper Submission:


Best Paper Selection Rules

  1. Best papers will be selected only from full papers (should be minimum 3,000 words (excluding reference list and acknowledgments and appendices if applicable).
  2. Authors are required to submit their camera-ready full papers 3 months prior to conference dates.
  3. The papers that were nominated by the reviewers will be sent to the best paper selection committee. Based on committee decision, the authors will be informed.
  4. The author or at least one of the co-authors has to attend and present the selected paper.
  5. All winning authors will get a complimentary registration for the next conference.
  6. The selected papers may be considered to be published at the Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER)

Book or Proceedings Publication

There will be four options for publications at GLOCER 2021 Conference

  1. Advances on Global Education and Research Book: Full papers have the option to be included in the ISBN open-access book published by the University of South Florida M3 Center ( Please see previous three volumes here.
  2. Journal of Global Education and Research Article: Full papers have the option to be included in Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER). JGER is an open-access journal published by the University of South Florida M3 Center (
  3. Abstracts have the option to be included in the GLOCER Proceedings Book. Please see previous three volumes here.
  4. No publication: Some authors may opt-in for no publication at all.

Closed for Submissions

Conference Registration Fees:

Regular Registration: Free | Student Registration: Free

Important Notes:

  • After your submission is accepted, you are required to:
    (1) send your abstract or completed full paper in the required conference format
    (2) make your full payment first and register.
  • At least one of the authors must register for the conference, otherwise, the paper or abstract will not be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Please note that prospective attendees will be allowed to present a maximum of three research studies.

Conference Session Formats:

Sessions will vary in order to provide a robust conference experience for presenters and participants. Presenters are asked to identify their preferred format in their proposal; however, proposal reviewers may suggest alternative formats and/or the combination of like topics for shared concurrent sessions.

1.  Concurrent Presentations

Concurrent Presentations and Shared Concurrent Presentations are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. This track welcomes papers that are fully completed research papers for stand up presentations. Concurrent sessions are 20 minutes long and consist of either one presentation for the full 20 minutes, or in shared sessions, two presentations. Submissions are required to be either conceptually- or empirically-based. Conceptually-based papers seek to develop a fuller understanding of education by building on existing knowledge. Empirically-based papers are original research to test or develop a theory or make a new contribution to the knowledge base of the field.

2.  Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables create opportunities for small groups to engage in discussion about a particular educational topic. Generally, these sessions consist of 6-12 people and are held at large, round conference tables. The proposal must include a list of 2-3 clearly stated discussion questions to encourage participation among the audience. Please note that several roundtable discussions happen simultaneously in the same, large room, so formal presentations using slides and/or other support media are not possible.

3.  Symposium Presentations

Symposium presentations are formal presentations on an educational topic. Typically conducted in presentation format, these are used generally to report interesting initial findings from a research project. Since these sessions are not blind-reviewed, they are not designed for complete research projects.

Submit your abstract now: Closed for Submissions!