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San Francisco, California (USA)

August 3 - 7, 2014

Golden Gate BridgeVibrant 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 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".

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.

Our conferences have a distinctive international flavor. Typically we have participants representing 30 to 50 different countries.

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, and Taxes.

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, and Tenure.

Attendee Checklist

If you would like to present a paper, please review these steps:

  1. Review our Style Guidelines
  2. Submit your proposal/abstract or full paper
  3. Receive email notification of acceptance (or rejection) from The Clute Institute
  4. Complete a registration form
  5. Obtain a visa (if required)
  6. Submit payment for conference fees (one fee covers attendence to both conferences)
  7. Finalize your hotel and travel plans

Further details are outlined below.

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.

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 and conference venue 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.

All presented papers will be published in our online conference proceedings (unless otherwise requested). You will be able to indicate whether you would like an abstract only, full paper, or nothing in the conference proceedings when you complete the conference registration form.

Conference Registration

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.

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Please check with your local embassy to see if you need a travel visa before paying the registration fees.

Registration Fees

Fees for our 2014 International Business Conference in San Francisco and 2014 International Education Conference in San Francisco are as follows:

  • $375.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference for payments received on or before July 2, 2014.
  • $425.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference for payments received after July 2, 2014
  • $150.00 (US$) per additional paper if presenting more than one paper at the conference.

The conference registration fee includes: admission to both the business conference and education conference, a 15-20-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), and admission to all receptions, coffee breaks, etc. All attending conference participants must pay the registration fee and at least one author per paper must attend, unless the paper is being presented in a virtual presentation.  Spouses whose names do not appear in the program and children are not required to pay the registration fee.

The registration fee also includes a complimentary standard journal review of your conference paper for up to one year from the date of the conference (the reviewing process will begin after the conference). If accepted for publication, an open access fee will apply.

The conference registration fee must be prepaid.

Online Payment

Our preferred payment method is via online transaction. We use PayPal Merchant Services as our payment processor. They accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or PayPal account payments. Note: a PayPal account is not required for online credit card payments (though you are welcome to use one) nor are you required to create an account to complete the process. (PayPal may require some countries to create an account in order to complete the process)

Fill in the requested information below, then click on the Pay Now button to securely enter your payment information. PayPal Merchant Services transactions are protected using modern encrypted SSL security measures.

Registration Fees

* contact The Clute Institute directly if you have more than 3 papers *

Participant Type

Participant Name

Reference Number or Paper Title

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Other Payment Methods

You may also mail check payments to The Clute Institute address listed below, or call our office directly at 1-303-904-4750 with your MasterCard or Visa credit card information. For security reasons, we strongly discourage sending credit card information via email or postal mail.

If you would like to make payment via Western Union, please email for more information.


  • A full refund will be given for cancellations received on or before July 2, 2014.
  • A $50 fee is assessed if notice of cancellation is received after July 2, 2014 and on or before July 27, 2014.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations received after July 27, 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.

Hotel & Travel 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. 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.

Post-Conference Tour

We will be taking the Tower Tour of three wineries in Sonoma and Napa on Thursday, August 7, 2014 with the time TBD. 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 TBD.

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

Conference Schedule & Proceedings

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.


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6901 South Pierce Street, Suite 239
Littleton, Colorado 80128 USA
phone: 1-303-904-4750
fax: 1-720-259-2420

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6901 South Pierce Street
Suite 239
Littleton Colorado 80128 USA
phone: 1-303-904-4750
fax: 1-720-259-2420