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Call for Submissions

Teachers/ researchers/ practitioners/ students/ authors/ presenters/ exhibitors/ instructors are invited to make  submissions in English to the XVIII World Congress 2024 in line with the congress theme and sub-themes. Please refer to the specific guidelines before submitting your proposals in any of the categories mentioned below.


Upon the request of several interested participants, the final extended submissions deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024. However, you are encouraged to submit your proposal as soon as possible for our peer-review process to give a decision. For onsite participation, please download our letter to support your USA visa application from the button below and apply for B1/B2 visa as soon as possible without waiting for a decision about your proposal. It may take several months to schedule your USA visa interview appointment depending upon your location. You can check here the visa appointment wait time for your location in a country.

You will need to register in the proposal submission system first time through the below button and use the same credentials subsequently for login every time.


Participants whose proposals are accepted for XVIII World Congress will be encouraged to revise, expand and submit their papers to one of the three WCCES publication outlets (each with its rigorous peer-reviewed process):

- Papers of about 6000 words in Global Comparative Education: Journal of the WCCES in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (viz. Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Russian and Spanish). GCE is indexed in:


- Short papers of about 3000 words in World Voices Nexus: The WCCES Chronicle in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (viz. Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Russian and Spanish). WVN is indexed in: 

- Papers of at least 6000 words in English as chapters in one or more edited volumes in the WCCES Brill-Sense book series.


After the call for submissions closes for the XVIII World Congress, the submission system will be reconfigured to invite submissions of short and full papers for peer-review  for possible publication in the above publication outlets. Therefore, authors are encouraged to continue working on their short and full papers based upon their proposal for the congress.

Categories of Proposals

Paper Presentation

Proposals for a paper presentation should be 300-500 words in length and should include the following information even if the findings are only preliminary at the time of submission:

- Objectives or purposes
- Main perspective or theoretical/conceptual framework
- Analytical methods, research design, or modes of inquiry
- Data sources or evidence
- Results and/or conclusions
- Significance of the study

Dates and Time for Onsite and Online

The congress will be conducted in purely face-to-face (onsite at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) mode on Day 1: Monday, July 22, 2024, Day 2: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, Day 4: Thursday, July 25, 2024, and Day 5: Friday, July 26, 2024. The onsite participants will also be able to access the online component (from anywhere by using their own devices and Internet), while several of them will be touring for optional excursions on Wednesday, July 24, 2024. There will be no onsite sessions on this day.

The online component of the congress will commence on the late evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2024 in Ithaca (New York), which will be the morning of Wednesday, July 24 2024 in Asia and Oceania. The online component will continue till the early morning of Thursday, July 24 in Ithaca (New York) so that participants from various time zones in all the regions of the world get the opportunity of presenting their research. For participants choosing the registration fee option for online mode, participation will be limited only to the online (virtual through Zoom) component of the program. In addition, they may be provided access to the live broadcast of some plenaries wherever possible.

All proposals should be in English. During the Congress, those who cannot present in English may present in others languages, but are expected to use bilingual (English and another language) presentation slides. While submitting a proposal for any of the categories in the proposal submissions system, you must include Onsite or Online before the title of the proposal. For example, "Online Paper: Title of the Paper", "Onsite Panel: Title of the Panel", "Online Book Launch: Title of the Book", "Onsite Workshop: Title of the Workshop", "Online Poster: Title of the Poster", and so on. Exhibitions are onsite only.

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