New Orleans, USA, October 19-22, 2014  

New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.

New Orleans is the festival capital of the world. It has dozens of festivals that celebrate unique food, music and multicultural heritage all year-long. You'll find bowls filled to the rim with gumbo, late nights in dark jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations  

The West East Institute hosts conferences to promote excellence in academic research. We offer three tracks at each of our conferences:

  • Business&Economics, Finance and Management
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Education and Teaching

Are You Interested in Presenting?

If you would like to present a paper at our 2014 New Orleans  Academic Conference, 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 West East Institute
  4. Complete a registration form
  5. Obtain a visa (if required)
  6. Submit payment for conference fees
  7. Finalize your hotel and travel plans
  8. Complete your presentation

Further details are outlined below.

Other Ways to Participate

If you cannot attend our conference but still wish to have your paper presented, we offer an E-session for your convenience. Your paper will be presented electronically for viewing and discussion using Microsoft PowerPoint with narration (voice-over). More details on preparing this type of presentation can be found here>

However, you are still required to submit a proposal/abstract or full paper and one author has to pay the registration fee.

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

Style Guidelines

For proposals/abstracts, your submissions should not exceed 1500 words.  Include your name, institute affiliation, mailing address, and email address for all authors.

For full papers to appear in our conference proceedings, your manuscript should be saved as a Microsoft Word-compatible file. Text should be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper, single-spaced at 10 points, with one inch margins and left justified. We generally follow American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. Your submission should contain the following:

  • Name, institute affiliation, mailing address, and email address for all authors
  • Paper title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Body of paper
  • Tables, figures, etc. in their proper position in the paper (if applicable)
  • Conclusion
  • Brief biography of each author (one paragraph, no more than 100 words)
  • References

Submit Your Proposal/Abstract or Full Paper

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

  • Submit your proposal/abstract or full paper by 26 September 2014 , extended by October 12, 2014
  • Early Payment fee by September 26, 2014
  • Submit your final paper you would like included in the conference proceedings by October 17, 2014
  • The conference will run from 19-22 October 2014

Please indicate the specific conference track and conference venue for which the paper is being submitted.

What you would like included in the online proceedings must be received by October 17, 2014 to ensure that your paper appears in the online proceedings.

Abstracts and full articles will be published in the proceedings entitled WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, in electronic format (ISSN 2167-3179 USA).

Full length manuscripts may be published in

-Journal of WEI Business and Economics(JWEIBE) (ISSN 2166-7918  USA)
-West East Journal of Social Sciences(WEJSS) (ISSN 2168-7315  USA)

The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals.


Within one week of receiving your proposal/abstract or full paper we will email to you a notification of acceptance or rejection. If your paper is accepted, additional conference and registration-specific information will be included.

All accepted papers/abstracts are double-blind peer reviewed and will be published in our online conference proceedings (unless otherwise requested).

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).

  • Register for our 2014 New Orleans Academic Conference  here >


We recommend that foreign attendees obtain a travel visa before paying the registration fees.

Registration Fees

Fees for The West East Institute 2014 New Orleans Academic Conference are as follows:

  • $395.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference for payments on or before September 22, 2014.
  • $445.00 (US$) per individual to attend the conference for payments received after September 22, 2014.
  • $150.00 (US$) per additional paper if presenting more than one paper at the conference.

The conference registration fee includes: admission to the conference, an approximate 20-minute time slot to present one paper at the conference, a printed copy of the conference program, a copy of the proceedings on a CD, 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 through an e-session.  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 conference registration fee must be prepaid.


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.

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 Fee


  • A full refund will be given for cancellations received on or before September 26 , 2014.
  • No refund will be given for cancellations received after September 26, 2014.
  • A $50 administration fee is taken for cancellation

Hotel & Travel Information

The location for our October 2014 conference is The Holiday Inn-New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel, New Orleans, USA.

We have very good room rates for The Holiday Inn-New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel (109 USD-single or 119 USD double/triple, including breakfast). The Holiday Inn-New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel is  located in very heart of city center , just minutes from the sights and sounds of the historic French Quarter, the Arts District’s shops and galleries, and the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

Holiday Inn-New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel
Melissa Mahony
Holiday Inn® | Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
direct: 504.272.0961   f: 504.522.0073


There are a limited number of rooms available at the group rate, so please book your room as soon as you can. This rate is in effect until October 18, 2014 or until sold out.  Cancellations after October 18, 2014 will be charged for one night.

When you book your rooms, please specify that you are with The West East Institute 2014 New Orleans conference to obtain the special group rates. For additional information about  The Holiday Inn-New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel, visit their website here >

We suggest taking a taxi arriving at the Airport in New Orleans.

Your Presentation

Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive or PC-compatible CD/DVD disc.

Each presentation room will be equipped with a laptop and data projector for PowerPoint presentations. Regrettably, we cannot provide Transparency projectors.

Conference Schedule & Proceedings

The West East Institute will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, your preferred presentation dates and times.

New Orleans 2014 Conference Proceedings will be available on our website 2 weeks after the conference.


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Feel free to contact us if you fave any questions!

The West East Institute
616 Hill Farm Ln,
Springfield, PA 19383 USA

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