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11th Annual Conference - The Philippines - February 3-5, 2017

Forthcoming Events - 11th Annual International Conference - The Philippines, Spring 2017 

AAGS 11th International Conference
11th Annual International Conference – Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Bacolor, Pampanga, Luzon, the Philippines, February 3-5, 2017
Education in a Globalizing Asia
It has long been recognized that education is a key to success. This is accepted by both individuals who want to improve their income potential, and by governments that want to develop their national economies. In this way, education has the power to transform lives for the better. However, what is education in the 21st century? Obviously, in its simplest sense, education is about acquiring skills and building knowledge. The key questions therefore are what skills are necessary, what knowledge is important, and who is best placed to decide such things? Education is a human right, and access to inclusive and quality education is a Sustainable Development Goal. However, achieving this is no small task, and societies face considerable challenges. Are there any particular challenges the different societies of Asia are facing in terms of education? Are these challenges specific to different cultures and/or to different levels of socio-economic development?
The AAGS conference organizing committee invites paper proposals seeking to answer these and other related questions concerning any aspect of education in a globalizing Asia. Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words and include the paper's title and the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. A bio of 100 to 125 words describing the author's background, accomplishments and research interests should also accompany the proposal. Both proposals and bios should be written following the guidelines on the templates provided at: and and sent to us. Applications should then be submitted as MS Word email attachments or Google Documents to  Documents not using the templates or not following the specified format will not be accepted.
Please note that we can offer no travel support or funding to participants. Thus, please only submit a proposal if you are certain you will have your own financial means to attend the conference.

The Guidelines for Presenters are in this document link below, please do take the time to read them and incorporate these into your presentation session as it will make all the session more engaging and enjoyable for all. Also if you can submit a copy of your paper in advance that will also make for a more informed audience for your session.

Keynote Presentation: “The Future of Education is Now: Is Your Pedagogy Stuck in the Past” by Rab Paterson

The Official Hotel for the Conference is the Park Inn by Radisson -
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2016
Notification of proposal result: December 23, 2016
Deadline for early bird registration payment (18,000 yen): January 9, 2017 (Expired)
Deadline for presenters' registration payment (18,000 yen): January 9, 2017 (Expired)

All Non Philippine based Presenters should have paid by now - if you have not please pay ASAP as we cannot add you to the schedule until you do. Any non Philippine based presenters not paid by the final deadline of January 20th will be removed from the final schedule. (See Schedule Link below for final line up of presenters.)

Conference Photo / Video link - (if you have any photos or videos to share from the event please upload them to this folder above)

Weather: Temperature will vary between 25-30 degrees during the night and day, and there is a good chance of rain. Be prepared to bring an umbrella.
For further information check out Weather Underground:

Local information: Various websites exist to cover the local region of Luzon. The most accessible may be the Trip Advisor website for local activities and sites.
For shopping, the Park Inn Hotel that was recommended for those attending the conference is located nearby the SM Clark Mall, which may prove to be useful for those who need to get a few items during their stay.

Safety: While generally safe, do keep a close watch on your valuable belongings, and if you do go out at night make sure to travel in groups. For more specific information please visit this link.

Non early bird deadline for attendees' registration payment (20,000 yen):January 20, 2017
Philippine based attendees can pay in person on arrival.
Deadline for cancellations and refunds: January 20, 2017
Event: February 3-5, 2017
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