IT&FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes
scholars and professionals from economics and finance, marketing and management, law, communications and other disciplines
with an interest in globalization and the global economy.
IT&FA invites proposals on all aspects of international trade and finance, including trade policy, exchange rates,
investments and capital flows, migration, communications and transportation, governance and law, management and marketing.
Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as textiles and steel), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional,
and national issues impacting international trade and finance. Theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers are also invited.
In light of the overall conference theme, participants are encouraged to propose papers examining the past and considering
the future prospects of issues involving NAFTA, the WTO, the European Union, and other international institutions and agreements.
To celebrate IT&FA’s 25th international
conference, the association is offering a special, discounted registration fee of $250 to all participants who submit registrations
and abstracts by January 31, 2015. The late registration fee is $300. This fee will cover registration and an opening reception,
two lunches, four coffee breaks, one banquet, and one-year’s membership in IT&FA. The conference will open
with a reception on Sunday, May 17, hold sessions on Monday and Tuesday including a banquet on Tuesday evening, and conclude
with final sessions on Wednesday, May 20. Those planning to depart on Thursday, May 21, will have time to investigate the
unique circumstances that connect Sarasota to the evolving global economy, attracting thousands of international visitors
each year. These include award-winning beaches, world-class cultural and sports facilities, beautiful parks, and superior
IT&FA seeks both proposals for individual papers
and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least
one author must register for the conference. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers.
Those wishing to participate should review the attached list of topics and
tracks, before submitting registration information and an abstract by January 31, 2015.
How to Register for the Sarasota Conference
For the 2015 conference IT&FA will use the electronic Conference Maker software for submitting registration materials
and abstracts, reviewing submissions, and communicating with prospective attendees. Payments can also be made
through Conference Maker’s PayPal system, or submitted directly to the IT&FA office as in past years.
Registration begins November 1, 2014.
- Go to Conference Maker http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ITFA2015/
- Scroll down
to the May 17-20, 2015, Silver Jubilee Conference of IT&FA
- To register, submit requested information as well as a 1-to-3 page abstract of one or two papers by January
31. IT&FA will consider panel proposals and proposals for sessions involving three to four
- The Program Committee will review
submissions promptly, and if accepted send an email of conditional acceptance by February 15. The
Program Committee will seek to process any submissions received after the January 31 deadline in a timely manner.
- Hotel Registration and the Conference Registration Fee are due by
April 17. All presenters are required to stay at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, unless they
have a Sarasota-area residence. Because April 17 is the deadline for hotel rooms at the discounted
conference price ($139), attendees are advised to make hotel reservations early.
The Registration Fee for the IT&FA Conference in Sarasota is:
$250.00 US (for those registering and submitting abstracts by January 31, 2015)
$300.00 US (after February 1, 2015)
Payment is due by April 17, 2015
registration fee covers the opening reception, two lunches, one banquet, coffee breaks, and 2015 membership dues in IT&FA.
Additional tickets for spouses or guests will be available on a limited basis for the opening reception ($30 each), lunches
($30 each) and banquet ($75).
How to Pay:
Participants are encouraged to make payments using PayPal, accessible through the conference registration site.
Others wishing to pay IT&FA directly may contact the IT&FA
office at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative instructions. IT&FA accepts personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank or Visa and MasterCard (with
at least a May 31, 2015, expiration date)
April 17, 2015, there will be no refunds.
If you have any questions,
please contact the IT&FA office at email@example.com or Professor Alfred E. Eckes, the Executive Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadlines are as follows
1, 2014, to January 31, 2015 – Registration and Abstracts submitted via Conference Maker. https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/listconfs.cgi
February 15, 2015 - Notification of Acceptance by this date
April 17, 2015 – Last day for Hotel Registrations at Discounted Conference
Rate. Deadline for submitting conference Registration Fee. No refunds after this date
May 1, 2015 - session/conference schedule listed online
The association plans to edit and publish the proceedings of this special Silver Jubilee conference. This publication
will provide a record of the conference and include an edited and
revised version of each paper submitted for publication.
ATTRACTIONS IN SARASOTA
The conference and sessions
will be at the four-star Hyatt Regency Sarasota on beautiful Sarasota Bay. All presenters and participants are expected to
stay at the Hyatt. Rooms will be $139 per room (daily, covering as many as four persons) plus taxes (currently 12%) and an
activity fee of $8 daily per room. The latter fee covers certain amenities, such as internet, bicycles and certain water sports-equipment
(kayaks, fishing equipment, snorkels, etc.) plus shuttle service to beaches.
All rooms have waterfront views of Sarasota Bay or the marina. The hotel is a short walking distance
from downtown Sarasota with its many excellent restaurants and boutiques. Among the many attractions are some of America’s finest beaches,
the world-class Ringling Art Museum, and the only major
shopping mall to open in the United States in 2014. At Myakka River State Park visitors can see alligators, bald eagles, sand-hill
cranes, and other tropical wildlife in their natural habitat. Family members of all ages may be interested in nearby theme
parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa and Disney near Orlando. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is another destination popular
Sarasota International Airport has non-stop links to
these major hubs: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. Tampa International (56 miles away)
offers daily non-stop flights to/from Toronto (Westjet) and London Gatwick (British Airways) as well as extensive service
to major destinations in the U.S. Edelweiss Air provides twice-weekly non-stop flights to/from Zurich. Also, Air Berlin flies
three times per week non-stop from Dusseldorf to Fort Myers (South West Florida International Airport), 92 miles from Sarasota.
Several international airlines offer regular flights to and from Orlando International Airport, 135 miles from Sarasota. They
include Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian, and Virgin Atlantic.
Shuttle service is available between Sarasota and Tampa International. Many rental car companies
permit customers to pick up a vehicle at one airport and drop at another in Florida without paying drop charges. If you use
Fort Myers or Orlando airports, we recommend renting a car.