San Francisco, CA, August 3-7, 2014
Business Conference & Education Conference

Vibrant San Francisco. Experience the culture, history, and cuisine of its many unique neighborhoods. Roam the Marina district waterfront and the renowned Fisherman’s Wharf with glimpses of the stunning Golden Gate Bridge. Hitch a ride on a historic cable car. Climb Telegraph Hill for dramatic 360 degree views of the “City by the Bay.”

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Two conferences, one location! Please join The Clute Institute from August 3-7, 2014 for our 2014 International Business Conference in San Francisco and our 2014 International Education Conference in San Francisco. The conferences are on the same days, at the same venue, and one registration fee will allow you to attend both conferences. The business conference and education conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel, centrally located in one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods.


Business Topics

The business conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to present their research on all aspects of business. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Business Education
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Teaching Methods
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Diversity Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Economics
  • Energy Policy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • International Energy Development & Usage
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Service Science
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxes

Education Topics

The education conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Accreditation
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Blended Education
  • Business Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Curriculum
  • Distance Education
  • E-Learning
  • Early Education
  • Engineering Education
  • ESL
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • International Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Language Education
  • Professional Development
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching Methods
  • Tenure

Important Dates

  • Conference Dates: August 3-7, 2014
  • Early Payment Discount: July 2, 2014
  • Final abstracts/papers due: July 2, 2014
  • Hotel room cutoff: Group rate is in effect until July 2, 2014 or until sold out. SOLD OUT
  • Tour Date: August 7, 2014

Types of Presentations

Regular Presentation: Each presentation is allowed 15-20 mintues to present with 5-6 papers scheduled in incremental 2 hour sessions. Each presentation room is equipped with a MacBook Air computer with Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote and a data projector so you may bring your presentation on a USB flash drive using either software. Prezi presentations must be downloaded to your flash drive and brought to the conference. Transparency projectors are not provided. Internet service is not provided by the Clute Institute.

Poster Presentation: If you prefer to present to an individual or small group face to face, we offer a poster presentation for your convenience. Each poster is displayed in a one hour session. There is no requirement on the size of the poster. Table and chairs will be provided, however, easels and display boards are not. Posters cannot be pinned or taped to the walls.

Virtual Presentation: If you cannot attend our conference but still wish to have your paper presented, we offer a virtual presentation for your convenience. Your paper will be presented electronically via MacBook Air computer for viewing and discussion using PowerPoint or Keynote with narration (voice-over) by The Clute Institute staff. You are still required to submit a proposal/abstract or full paper, and one author must pay the registration fee. After the conference has ended, you will receive a copy of the conference program, certificate of presentation, and the proceedings on a USB flash drive.

Workshop: If you prefer to interact with participants using a hands-on approach, we offer a workshop for your convenience. You are allowed to organize your workshop however you see fit. Workshops are held in 1 or 2 hour sessions and are not available on the first day of the conference. The workshop area will be equipped with a MacBook Air computer and projector if you would like to use one, otherwise you may bring your own.

Attending Only: You are also invited to attend the conference, even if you choose not to present a paper.

Abstract/Paper Submission Guidelines

Style Guidelines

For proposals/abstracts, submissions should include:

  • name
  • institutional affiliation
  • mailing address, and
  • email address for all authors
  • and should not exceed 1500 words in length.
Abstracts/Full Papers should be formatted as follows:

  • Paper size: letter (8.5 X 11 inches)
  • One inch margins
  • Microsoft Word or compatible software
  • Times New Roman, 10 points
  • Single-spaced
  • 10 page maximum – $10 per page if over 10 pages

Submit Your Proposal/Abstract or Full Paper

Submit your proposal/abstract or full paper electronically via email attachment to

Please indicate the specific conference (business or education) for which the paper is being submitted. To ensure that your presentation appears in the conference proceedings, please submit the final version by July 2, 2014. For final versions and new submissions submitted after this date, please contact us to make arrangements. Attending only registrations are welcome at any time.


Within one week of receiving your proposal/abstract or full paper, it will be reviewed for appropriateness for the conference and you will be notified of acceptance or rejection. If accepted, additional conference and registration-specific information will be included.

Conference Registration Form

Please complete the conference registration form below.  Attending only and non-presenting conference participants should also submit a registration form (one per participant). Registration for the business conference includes admission to the education conference and vice versa – only one registration form is necessary.

Registrant Type: Presenter Attending Only

First Name (given):

Last Name (surname):



Street Address:



Zip/Postal Code:


Email (required):


For Presenting Attendees:

Conference Type: Business Conference Education Conference

Session Type: Regular Poster Workshop Virtual

Reference # or Presentation Title:


I will be available to present on (please check all that apply):
 Monday AM - August 4 Monday PM - August 4 Tuesday AM - August 5 Tuesday PM - August 5 Wednesday AM - August 6 Wednesday PM - August 6
*** Please note: The Clute Institute will make every effort to accommodate - but cannot guarantee - your preferred presentation dates and times ***

I am willing to serve as a Session Chair: Yes No

The following should appear in the proceedings: Full Paper Abstract Only Nothing

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Conference Registration Payment

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Admission to both conferences at that location
  • Approximate 20-minute time slot to present one paper at the conference
  • A copy of the conference program
  • A copy of the proceedings on a USB flash drive
  • A certificate of presentation (or participation if attending only)
  • Admission to all receptions, coffee breaks, etc.
  • A complimentary standard journal review of your conference paper for up to one year from the date of the conference (open access fees apply).

  • For more information about the conference registration payment and/or to make a payment, please click here.

Note: All attending conference participants must pay the prepaid registration fee and at least one author per paper must attend, unless the paper is being presented in a virtual session. Spouses and children whose names do not appear in the program are not required to pay the registration fee.

Hotel Information

The location for our business conference and education conference in San Francisco is the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel.

We have very good room rates for the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel: $239 per night (single or double occupancy) plus taxes and fees (SOLD OUT AT THIS PRICE). Free Internet access will be available in each guest room.

Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 USA

There are a limited number of rooms available at the group rate, so book your room as soon as possible. This rate is in effect until July 2, 2014 or until sold out.

Visit for more event information and to book, modify or cancel your room reservation at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel.

Conference Tour

We will be taking the Tower Tour of three wineries in Sonoma and Napa on Thursday, August 7, 2014 with the time to be determined. The Tower Tour will visit the Madonna Estates, Sutter Home, and Sebastiani Wineries.

The cost of this tour is $88 for adults and $85 for seniors. Tasting fees are included in the price of the tour. This is a coach bus tour that will last approximately 9 hours. There will be a 90 minute stop in Sonoma Square or the town of Yountville for lunch. The bus will leave the conference hotel, Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel, time to be determined.

To sign up for this post-conference tour, please call the concierge desk at 415-627-6525 or send an email to

Conference Program & Proceedings

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Note: The Clute Institute will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, your preferred presentation dates and times.

2014 San Francisco conference proceedings will be available on our website after the conference.

Conference FAQs

Answers to some of your most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our conferences are listed below:

  1. Dress Code: We do not have a dress code; what goes for classroom attire goes for our conferences. The important thing is to be comfortable.
  2. Presentation Timing: We allow approximately 20 minutes for each presentation.
  3. Airfare: Consult with your travel agent or search the Internet (,,, etc.) for the lowest fare. We permit last-minute changes in your presentation schedule to accommodate your travel arrangements.
  4. CPE Credit: Professionals seeking Continuing Professional Education Credit should contact the conference chair or indicate on the Registration Form that they must receive CPE credit for attending the conference. Necessary paperwork is required and will be available at the conference registration desk.
  5. Organize a Session: Faculty may organize their own session, invite participants, and serve as the session chair. Please contact us at to make arrangements.
  6. Late Submission: If you missed a deadline, please email or call The Clute Institute at 303-904-4750.
  7. Abstract-Only Publications: Authors often elect to publish only the abstract of their presentation in the conference proceedings. This effectively gives the author until the conference to complete the paper. This also means that the author is free to submit the paper to another journal without copyright consequences because the paper has never been published elsewhere since only the abstract was published in the proceedings. The Clute Institute does not copyright the proceedings, which means that authors are still free to do as they see fit with the paper. Consequently, authors can claim academic credit for a conference presentation, a refereed conference proceedings publication, and possibly a journal publication (from one of our journals or a different journal) from one piece of research.
  8. Republishing a Presentation: Authors are free to publish their presentation elsewhere without permission from the Clute Institute because authors retain copyright ownership of their presentation. However, as a condition of participation in a Clute Institute conference, authors must give the Clute Institute permission to publish their presentations in hardcopy, online, or elsewhere and impose access/printing fees where necessary.
  9. Attending Only: You may attend both the business conference and the education conference for one registration fee. A Registration Form for either conference is all that is needed (as well as the registration fee). Please indicate “attending only” on the registration form.
  10. Cancelations: A full refund will be given for cancellations received on or before May 7, 2014.  A $50 fee is assessed if notice of cancellation is received after May 7, 2014 and on or before June 1, 2014. No refund will be given for cancellations received after June 1, 2014. A pre-paid $25 fee is imposed on conference transfers from one conference to another. The Clute Institute reserves the right to cancel a conference in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist act, strike, government regulation, act of God, or any other emergency making it illegal or impossible to hold the conference. In the event of a conference cancellation, The Clute Institute will only be responsible for returning the attendee’s conference registration fees.