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April 4-5, 20149am to 6pm (Friday)9am to 1pm (Saturday)

  Conference Overview

ECCSSA invites you to participate in the upcoming 2014 40th Annual conference of the Association devoted to continuing the dialogue on its past theme of ushering in a renaissance for the 21st century and rebuilding the infrastructure for the economy, education and development.  In 2012, ECCSSA called for discussion and research on challenges, visions and strategies to renew a fragmented society, nation and world. We called for a Great Renewal—remembrance and recapturing of the human spirit; rebuilding, revitalization, access, advancement and transformation. The discussion included: transformational governance and rebuilding of the nation’s infrastructure; development of human potential and the creation of opportunities for growth and transformational paradigm shifts at all levels of social and public policy and higher education.
In our last roundtable in March 2013, ECCSSA called for proposals and research to usher in a renaissance similar to that of the 17th century—an age of intellectual enlightenment, visionary discoveries, productive thinking, strategies and models for implementation. The primary objective was aimed at defining a new framework for teaching and leadership; and, promotion and development of a creative class of learners, thinkers, and professionals.
For 2014, ECCSSA is calling for proposals for redesign of paradigms no longer working. This includes theoretical frameworks and constructs, models, strategies, and programs in all aspects of the social and behavioral sciences pertinent to society, nation and world.   Exploring models for redesign is not a new construct. Periodically, anomalies and unworkable strategies dictate the necessity for new resolutions, paradigms and scientific discoveries.
ECCSSA is calling for novel and unconventional scientific, revolutionary and innovative models —and not the reinvention of the same old constructs. We are looking for productive, divergent, innovative and creative thinkers who are developing or piloting new models for teaching, learning, human development, human service, public service, instructional technology, research, leadership; and, the promotion and advancement of a creative class of citizens.
It is likely that those scholars who may have a different perspective or have otherworldly visionary perspectives are not getting recognized for revolutionary–productive and scientific thinking outside of the ordinary sphere. Oftentimes, such novel perspectives that deviate from the norm are often discouraged. ECCSSA seeks proposals from creative visionary individuals that are empirically sound, scholarly, and based in science. This includes: frameworks for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration in all environments; the creation of adequate mechanisms and strategies for informing, educating and developing the public; as well as creating opportunities for growth for overlooked, underserved, and unrecognized populations.
ECCSSA calls for the exploration of deep thinking, new constructs, new interpretations, careful study, analysis and retranslation of important principles, knowledge and practice from the historical past and from current practice and experience.  Understanding the historical past helps us to improve, evolve and transform into higher order beings for the future—an ultimate purpose for our existence and sustainability. Being able to analyze the current state of affairs and climate as well as reflecting on the historical past helps us to resolve problems affecting us today and provides visionary insights and perspectives in preparation for future sustainability.  
ECCSSA invites you to join us in dialogue about models for redesign aimed at strengthening our nation and world. We invite social and behavioral scientists, interested graduate and undergraduate students, other professionals, and those in related fields. We are calling for submission of proposals for presentation of papers, research, applied practice, policy recommendations or models.  Conference presentation formats include individual, collaborative and panel discussions, roundtables and posters.  We also welcome poster presentations. Proposals will also be accepted for special pre- and post-conference sessions.
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Some of the topics and themes relevant to this year’s conference include, but are not limited to the following:
Historical Foundation
 Lessons and Contributions from the Historical Past Correcting History, Myths, and Mistruths Demythologizing Historical and Oppressive Heroes
Economic Reform
Overhauling the Current Economic SystemExploring the Call for a Resource-Based EconomyKnowledge Economy versus Money EconomyCreating Abundance vs. ScarcityEradicating Debt-Based Economic SystemsImprovement for the Public GoodEconomic Inequality and Poverty
Political and Social Reform
Analysis of the American Political SystemEradication of Political PartiesCreation of Workable CoalitionsRedesign of the Political SystemRedesigning CitiesSocial Justice, Diversity and InclusionInequality and PovertyLaw Enforcement, Criminal Behavior and Policy
Models for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
 Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Collaboration Working in Collaborative Teams Course Redesign Innovative Approaches to Teaching Design Models of the Flipped Classroom Redesigning Learning Authentic  Models of Learning and Assessment Concepts and Strategies for E-Learning Self-Directed Learning Reincorporating Ethics in Teaching Experiential and Community-Engaged Learning Research Design, Methods, Practice, Dissemination and Participation
Creativity, Innovation and Discovery
 Developing a Creative Class versus the Service Class Support and Finance for the Creative Creating Games that Teach Enhancing Knowledge and Strategies on Creativity Respecting Diversity and Divergent Thinking The Role of Museums The Role of the Arts, Music and Humanities The Role of the Sciences

Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
Spiritual, Moral and Character DevelopmentModels for Strengthening Mental Health and the Individual PsycheEradicating Mental IllnessCreating a Caring and Compassionate CultureElevating Consciousness and AwarenessThe Role of Positive PsychologyNeuroscience and Brain ResearchAdvancing Psychological Science
Higher Education Policy
  Redefining Education  Work and Workforce Redesign  Redesigning Higher Education  Curriculum Redesign  Transformative Leadership  Leadership Training and Development  Faculty Evaluation Models  Professional Development and Leadership Models  Pedagogical Approaches to Faculty Development  Models of Principled-Centered and Creative Leadership
Health Education, Health Prevention and Health Care
  New, Innovative and Workable Models for Health and Health Care  Review of Healthcare Models from Europe and Canada  Alternative Healing Therapies and Methods
Bridging the Three Cultures
  Bridging the 3 Cultures—Science, Religion and the Humanities  Realistic Blueprints
Models for Media and Technology
  Effective Role and Use of Media to Educate and Inform  Revamping Media Programs  Transitional Themes for Television and Film Production  Effective Use of Technology  Effective Use of the Internet  Online Learning Management Software Versus Discipline-related Comprehensive        Educational Portals
Global Initiatives
  Achieving the Goal of Peace  Conflict Resolution  Global Models for a One World Community  Building a Cultural Pluralistic Society and World  A New World Order  Models for Study Abroad  Global Urbaneering  The Global Scholar  Collaboration Across Nations and Cultures  Technology, Globalization and Student Learning  Financing and Supporting Global Study and Travel

 Special Call for Student Presentations and Papers
ECCSSA traditionally and historically has been an organization that supports student scholarship. We strongly recommend Association members and teaching faculty to encourage student participation in the conference.We encourage  graudate and undergraduate student submission of poster presentations and papers. Poster presentations will remain on display through the duration of the conference and students are asked to be present at their poster during morning breakfast and lunch. Guidelines for student and faculty papers and poster presentations can be found on the ECCSSA website at: www.eccssa.org.

For more information on the 2014 ECCSSA conference, please contact: Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair, Board of Trustees at: roking@nvcc.eduor (703) 450-2629.

 Conference Registration FeesRegular Registration: $135.00Walk-In Registration: $150.00New Scholar/Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Student: $100Walk-In Registration: $120.00(New Scholar=1-3 years of employment)Undergraduate Student: $35Regular Membership: $50Lifetime Membership: $500
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 Conference Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center(A Smoke-Free Hotel)45500 Majestic DriveDulles, VA 20166571-434-6400www.marriott.com/iadtc
The hotel is across from the famous Dulles Town Center with shopping and restuarants!

Must Reserve on or before Monday, March 17, 2014 (Cutoff Date)(After the cutoff date, the hotel will release any unreserved rooms for geeral sale and, in the hotel’s discretion,will accept reservations at ECCSSA Room Block’s group rate, on a space and rate available basis.)
Please identify yourself as part of the ECCSSA Room Block Group.++++Ask for the ECCSSA Room Block for April 2014 at the Courtyard Dulles Town Center.
Amenities:Free Airport Shuttle Service++Free Shuttle Service to and from the CIT-ECCSA Conference Facility(Must Provide Pick-up and Drop-off Times)Complimentary Convenient Onsite Parking

Room Rate:1 King Bed Suite with Sofa Bed @ $69.00 plus tax, per nightFor those who wish to request tax exemption, tax exempt forms have to be pre-approved by hotel event manager.Contact Hotel Event Manager at the time of reservation.
Click on the links below to make reservations:Book King at Courtyard Dulles Town Center for $69.00 per night(Breakfast not included in room rate. Continental Breakfast Served at Conference.)
If you prefer to make reservations by telephone, please call the reservations department at:1 800-321-2211 or (571) 434-6400. All reservations must be guartanteed with a major credit card.  The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by credit card.

Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center provides a complimentary airport/local shuttle, wired/wireless high-speed Internet,HDTVs, in room safes and friendly Marriott service. Located in Northern Virginia’s Technology Corridor the Courtyard DullesTown Center hotel allows guests easy access to businesses & shops from Dulles Town Center to Tyson’s Corner. AOLTime Warner, Northern Virginia Community College, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and George WashingtonUniversity are just a few destinations in the area. Additionally, this suburban DC hotel is conveniently located along Route 7,Leesburg Pike and Route 28 providing easy access to both Washington Dulles Intl Airport IAD and downtown Washington DC.
Courtyard Marriott Fact Sheet in PDF:Courtyard_Marriott_Fact_Sheet._Dulles_Town_Ctr.pdf

 Download Conference Forms Below:

 Conference Overview and Call for PapersECCSSA_2014-Call_for_Papers-Research_and_Proposals.pdf
 Call for Papers Proposal FormECCSSA_Proposal_Form.2014.doc
 2014 Conference Registration FormECCSSA_2014_Conference_Registration_Form-rev.pdf

Guidelines for PresentersGUIDELINES_FOR_PRESENTATIONS.pdf
 Guidelines for Poster PresentationsGuidelines_for_Poster_Presentations-ECCSSA.pdf

 Information for Publishers, Organizations and SponsorsECCSSA_2014._Information_for_Publishers_Organizations_and_Sponsors.pdf
 Application Form for Publishers, Organizations and SponsorsECCSSA_2014._Publisher__Organization___Sponsor_Application_Form.pdf

For more information on the 2014 ECCSSA conference, please contact:Dr. Rosalyn M. King, Chair, Board of Trustees at: roking@nvcc.eduor (703) 450-2629.