Academic Research Meets Professional Development at a Great Price During CSI's Research Event

/ International Academic Research Conference will Explore the Role of Research in Informing Professional Practice

The Center for Scholastic Inquiry, an academic research organization advancing discovery and evidence-based practice, announces special pricing for its multidisciplinary conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. CSI's International Academic Research Conference will explore the role of research in informing and transforming professional practice, and will take place at The Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites April 17-19, 2013. This conference features keynote addresses, morning and afternoon breakout sessions, more than 100 presenters from over 50 institutions, coaching clinics and networking events that bring together and explore the nexus of research and best practice. The transdisciplinary design unites thought leaders and emerging scholars in the fields of education, behavioral sciences and business.

To be sure that all interested practitioners and professionals can participate in this research event, the Center for Scholastic Inquiry is offering a 50% savings on the standard conference registration rate. While the offer is time- and space-limited, registrants who take advantage of the half-off conference rate can also save 50% on expedited manuscript review if they elect to publish research in one of CSI's academic journals.

"Researching evidence-based practice creates communities of practice that advance the professions of education, business and behavioral sciences, develop thought leadership and increase the body of validated knowledge about best practice," said Dr. Tanya Yerigan, CEO of The Center for Scholastic Inquiry.

• Tuesday night opens with an outdoor conference-eve networking reception.

• Wednesday starts off with part one of the keynote address, followed by breakout session presentations on topics ranging from the theory of cultural mistrust to reducing bullying. The afternoon breakout sessions cover topics like attitudes toward poverty and social identity theory. Wednesday night concludes with a campfire networking event for all attendees.

• Thursday morning starts with part two of the keynote addressed, followed by breakout session presentations about research on themes such as identity politics and parental influence on talent development of Nobel Laureates. A coaching clinic is being offered during Thursday’s lunch break. Attendees who elect to participate will learn how to successfully navigate the research publication process. The afternoon breakout sessions cover subjects from emotional intelligence and adolescent recovery programming to juvenile recidivism in urban versus rural areas. Thursday night concludes with a special members-only event.

• Friday morning breakout sessions include presentations on topics ranging from analysis of rules and bureaucracy to the linguistic and cultural influence of Hispanic families on school learning. A round-table intensive with our key note speaker is being offered during Friday's lunch break. Attendees who take part will explore leadership and its personal and professional application via concentrated, transdisciplinary discourse. Friday afternoon breakout sessions cover topics like an alternative law school admission process and academic experiences of African Americans in doctoral programs. Friday afternoon concludes with the closing general session and awards ceremony for Best Presentations and Best Papers.

"Recognizing that meaningful professional development is the next frontier, this conference will definitely challenge attending scholars, practitioners and professionals to use research findings and strategies to enhance their professional practice and contribution to their field of study," said Yerigan.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the conference website.

To take advantage of the 50% off registration rate, please visit the registration page.

About The Center for Scholastic Inquiry:

The Center for Scholastic Inquiry offers powerful academic conferences and publishes academic journals to advance the fields of education, business and behavioral sciences. The Center for Scholastic Inquiry features and endorses the most exceptional and progressive scholarship in order to promote academic research, advance best practice and champion professional authority and expertise for education, business and behavioral science graduate students, practitioners and professionals.

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Loddie Krepps
Center for Scholastic Inquiry

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