10 Top US Academic Conferences in 2018
The USA is one of the top locations in the world for international academic conferences. Whether you're working in business, computing, neuroscience, geography, or the humanities, you'll find some of the largest conferences in your field are held in the US.
To give you an idea of the variety of conferences that you can find in the US, we've put together a list of 10 of the top academic conferences which are to be held there in 2018. Our list includes conferences across the spectrum of academia, from marketing to neuroscience to the arts.
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Here are our top academic conferences in the United States of America:
- Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International Conference
- Eighth International Conference on the Constructed Environment
- International Conference on Social Science, Arts, Business and Education
- WEI International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences
- International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
- International Conference on Computing and Big Data
- International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing
- Society for Neuroscience Conference
- International Conference on Social Media Marketing
- Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development and Planning
Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International Conference
Dates: 15th - 18th November 2018
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Description: An academic conference aimed at senior researchers and academics in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.
Eighth International Conference on the Constructed Environment
Dates: 24th - 25th May 2018
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Description: This academic conference for geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and urban planners, with a focus this year on the topic of urban regeneration.
International Conference on Social Science, Arts, Business and Education
Dates: 24th - 25th June 2018
Location: San Francisco, California
Description: The conference covers a range of subjects including social science, education, accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, psychology, political science, journalism, and more.
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WEI International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences
Dates: 1st - 3rd August 2018
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Held at the Harvard Faculty Club, this academic conference covers all aspects of education (such as curriculum, e-learning, higher education, language education, and so on) as well as psychology, language, professional development, culture, and globalization.
International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
Dates: 15th - 17th August 2018
Location: Union, New Jersey
Description: For artificial intelligence researchers from different backgrounds including industry and government as well as academia, this international conference in the USA focuses on the engineering, design and research into AI and pattern recognition. As well as keynote talks and papers there will be a visit to Kean University and various workshops.
International Conference on Computing and Big Data
Dates: 8th - 10th September 2018
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Description: Another big topic this year is Big Data, and the International Conference on Computing and Big Data aims to bring together researchers from computing backgrounds to discuss this in terms of research and using big data to solve complex problems in engineering, applied mathematics, medicine, computational biology, healthcare, social networks, finance, business, government, education, transportation and telecommunications.
International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing
Dates: 13th - 15th October 2018
Location: Orlando, Florida
Description: An international conference for academics and industry professionals in the fields of engineering and science covering topics in both material science and engineering, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering.
Society For Neuroscience
Dates: 3rd - 7th November 2018
Location: San Diego, California
Description: The world's biggest neuroscience conference, SFN has the following themes this year: Development; Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia; Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury; Sensory Systems; Motor Systems; Integrative Physiology and Behavior; Motivation and Emotion; Cognition; Techniques.
International Conference on Social Media Marketing 2018
Dates: 16th - 17th August 2018
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Description: For researchers in the growing field of social media marketing, this academic conference covers topics like content marketing, data driven marketing, social media marketing ethics, account based markets, brand journalism, social customer services, search engine optimisation, and more.
Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development and Planning
Dates: 1st - 2nd November 2018
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Description: From the AMPS group (architecture, media, politics, and society), this academic conference is for researchers and workers in the topics of architecture, urbanism, sociology, development and planning. The conference will cover issues like housing and public health and cities as sites of social conflict.
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