International Scientific Conference "Multidisciplinary Innovations for Social Change: Educational Transformations and Entrepreneurship"

International Scientific Conference

The Burgas Free University is launching a new International Scientific Conference "Multidisciplinary Innovations for Social Change" and on June 7-8, 2024, will host the first edition entitled "Educational Transformations and Entrepreneurship".

 

The topic of the new series of conferences is set by the KOST action "Multidisciplinary Innovation for Social Change" held in the period October 2019 - April 2024 and is a continuation of the achievements of over 100 researchers from 35 countries in this direction. At its core is the quadrangle of collaboration between different fields of knowledge, including higher education, secondary education and training, research and business, leading to the creation of new products, services and practices with a positive impact on society.

 

Thematic directions:

  • Multidisciplinary innovations and investments for circular economy and sustainable development (in English only)
  • Digital divide and social inequalities: levels, actors and interactions
  • Challenges to infrastructural and regional development for social change (in English only)
  • Tourism development and marketing solutions in the context of social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Multidisciplinary innovations in psychology, social work and pedagogy
  • Educational transformations and entrepreneurship through collaboration and knowledge exchange
  • Critical thinking and the era of the information society (only in English)
  • Investments in human resources and social economy
  • Legal and administrative aspects of social change
  • Technical and transport solutions related to multidisciplinary innovation for social change
  • Information technology use of artificial intelligence for social innovation

 

Working languages: Bulgarian and English

 

During the conference, the work and results of projects under the "Scientific Research" Fund "Attitudes of Bulgarian entrepreneurs and managers towards the continuing professional training of human resources in the organization" headed by Prof. Dr. Maria Neicheva and "Digital divide and social inequalities: levels, actors and interactions", headed by the director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the BAS - Prof. Ph.D. Rumyana Stoilova.

BSU's partners from Greece, Estonia, Malaysia, Portugal, the Republic of South Africa, Poland, the Netherlands, Colombia, Great Britain, Slovakia, Germany, Montenegro, Hungary, Croatia, etc. will take special part in the conference.

 

The tradition continues - corporate participation!

The promotion of corporate participation follows the tradition of full participation of representatives of business, administration and public organizations in previous BSU conferences. This year, at the place and time of the Conference, people with different interests from all over Europe and from different institutions will meet, which makes it a platform for sharing good practices and contacts.

What does corporate participation involve?

  • Placing the logo of the company/organization on all printed and electronic materials preceding, during and as editions of the Conference;
  • Right to full participation of up to 3 representatives of the company/organization;
  • Presentation in the selected session and publication in the collection of abstracts during the Conference itself and in the collection of reports and case studies after its conclusion of 1 case study for an implemented or planned project or for the activity of the company/organization as a whole.

If you are an exclusive corporate participant:

  • You are only one - unlike corporate participants, which are unlimited in number, the exclusive corporate participant will be only one, its logo will be placed on a separate line with the entry "exclusive corporate participant", on all printed and electronic materials preceding, by time and as publications from the Conference;
  • Right to full participation of up to 5 representatives of the company/organization;
  • Presentation in one of the sessions and publication in the collection of abstracts during the Conference itself and in the collection of reports after its conclusion of up to 3 case studies for realized or planned projects or for the activity of the company/organization as a whole.

 

Important deadlines:

  • Registration for participation and annotation (if participating with a report or case study) – April 20, 2024.
  • Payment of fee (for early registration) – April 5, 2024.
  • Fee payment – May 10, 2024.
  • Submission of the report in publication form – May 20, 2024.

 

Registration and reporting requirements:

Registration is done only through the registration form at https://e-services.bfu.bg/conferences/register.english.php?id=15. When participating with a report, entering an annotation in English is a mandatory requirement for successful registration.

Abstracts should be 50 to 100 words long.

You will receive confirmation of admission to participation within one week after registration, to the e-mail address you specified in the registration form.

All papers should be submitted in Word format, Times New Roman (10 point) single-spaced and not exceed 8 pages (5,000 words). The first page lists the author(s), the institution and the e-mail address.

Reports and questions related to the Conference should be sent to conf@bfu.bg.

The reports will be printed in a compendium and sent to the participants after the end of the Conference.

The conference will be preceded by a number of side events.

 

Registration - HERE!

Start of registration of participants on the day of the event: 09.30 a.m. on 07.06.2024.

Opening of the conference: 11.00 a.m. on 07.06.2024

 

Fees for legal participation:

The fee for legal participation is 90 euros, and for all participants from Bulgaria a special fee for the host country of BGN 90 has been agreed, transferred to the BSU account: IBAN: BG50BUIN78551080025816; BIC: BUINBGSF, Allianz Bank Bulgaria, BSU, reason: participation in a conference; Participant name, institution.

Invoices will be issued on the day of registration or upon request up to 2 days after receipt.

The registration fee can also be paid online with a bank card HERE!

The fee for corporate participation is BGN 695, and the fee for exclusive corporate participation is BGN 1,795, transferred to the BSU account: IBAN: BG50BUIN78551080025816; BIC: BUINBGSF, Allianz Bank Bulgaria, BSU, reason: (exclusive - if selected) corporate participation in a conference; Participant name, institution. Invoices will be issued on the day of registration or upon request up to 2 days after receipt.

BSU also offers a special discount of 20% if the corporate (exclusive – if selected) participation fee is remitted by April 30, 2024.

 

For information and registration for participation: www.bfu.bg

 

Organising Committee:
Chairman: Prof. Petko Chobanov, Ph.D.
Vice-President: Prof. Milen Baltov, Ph.D.

 

Members:
Prof. Maria Aleksieva, Ph.D.
Prof. Maria Neykova, D.Sc.
Prof. Radostin Dolchinkov, Ph.D.
Prof. Maria Neicheva, Ph.D.
Assos. prof. Mihail Prodanov, Ph.D.
Assos. prof. Atanas Luizov, Ph.D.
Assos. prof. Slavka Dimitrova, Ph.D.

 

Scientific Council:
Prof. Milen Baltov, Ph.D., Burgas Free University
Prof. Katri-Liis Lepik, Ph.D., Tallinn University
Prof. Zuraida Mohd Sanusi, Ph.D., Mara University of Technology, Kuala Lumpur
Prof. Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt, Ph.D., Trakya University, Turkey, 
Prof. Maria Aleksieva, Ph.D., Burgas Free University
Prof. Alexander Sidorkin, Ph.D., California Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Education
Prof. Radostin Dolchinkov, Ph.D., Burgas Free University
Prof. Maria Neikova, D.Sc., Burgas Free University
Prof. Galya Hristozova, D.Sc., Burgas Free University
Prof. Maria Neicheva, Ph.D.  Burgas Free University
Assos. prof. Mihail Prodanov, Ph.D., Burgas Free University