Conference Info

59th Annual Comparative and International Education Society

March 8-13, 2015 | Washington, DC

Join us for the 2015 CIES Annual Conference in Washington, DC. With over 500 Sessions and 2,000 attendees, the CIES Conference is a must attend event for any education professional who shares CIES’ dedication to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives.

With several days of sessions and networking opportunities, the CIES Conference has something for all attendees.


Washington Hilton



TEL: 1-202-483-3000 FAX: 1-202-232-0438

Key Dates

Registration Opens: October 15, 2014

Early Bird Submission Deadline: October 6, 2014

Final Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014

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The early bird deadline is October 6, 2014. The final deadline for all submitted proposals is December 1, 2014.

Proposals should be electronically submitted through the CIES online submission system, and comply with the requirements detailed in the guidelines below.

Proposals that do not comply with these requirements will not be considered for inclusion in the program.

Decisions regarding proposals submitted will be communicated by email.

Submission System

General Policies

a) Membership: CIES membership is required to present at the CIES 2015 Conference. If you are not currently a member of CIES, please take a few minutes and become a member. Membership includes annual subscription to Comparative Education Review and a discount on the conference registration fee.

b) Participant attendance requirement: All authors of accepted papers and all participants in panel sessions are expected to attend the CIES conference and be present at the scheduled session. If an emergency or other circumstance prevents an author from attending the CIES Meeting, s/he should immediately notify the CIES 2015 Conference Committee at and program Chair.

c) Participation limit: To allow as many conference attendees to present as possible:

  • Individuals may submit only one proposal for an individual, poster, or panel presentation.
  • An individual may appear as a presenter only once in the final program, with the exception of special invited sessions, presentations, or for New Scholars Committee Dissertation Mentorship Workshop or Publication Workshop participants. Another exception can be made for those who are listed as non-presenter in multi-authored papers or as another invited role, such as: discussant, non-presenting session chair or participant in special events.
    • To avoid duplication of presentation content, individuals with multiple roles may not present the same material in different sessions; however, this rule does not apply to New Scholars Committee Dissertation or Publication workshops.
    • Final decisions on the limits to individual participation in the annual meeting will be made at the discretion of the program committee.

d) Equipment: Standard presentation equipment (LCD and overhead projectors and PowerPoint-equipped PCs) will be available for all sessions. Presentation slides and electronic materials must be formatted to be compatible with PC / Microsoft Windows. Presentations must be saved to your own personal “memory stick” and be ready to upload prior to your presentation.

e) Proposal review and selection process: All submitted proposals will be peer reviewed by experienced scholars and advanced doctoral students in the field of comparative/international education.

Location and Logistics

The CIES 59th Annual Conference will take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel on 1919 Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. Information regarding logistics for arrival, accommodation options,registration fees and procedures will be provided and updated in upcoming weeks. Please visit the conference website for regular updates.

For More Information

The CIES 2015 Conference Planning Committee looks forward to your participation in the 59th Annual Conference. For more information, please email