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World Association for Academic Doctors (WAAD), Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization holds biennial World Congress along with its regional chapters. If you are interested in taking part in the upcoming World Congress in June 2017 you may register online. All donations to World Association for Academic Doctors are tax deductible in the United States.




June 8 - 11, 2017 (3 days)

Part 1: Overview

THEME: Global Perspectives on Business, Government, and Academia

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Sunday 11, 2017

VENUE: BWI Airport Marriott Hotel, No. 1743 West Nursery Road,
Linthicum, MD 21090, USA.

OVERVIEW: The World Association for Academic Doctors (WAAD) Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Our membership is geographically dispersed covering North America, South America, East Africa, West Africa. The Association through the intellectual support of the members and piloting of initiatives contributes to the socio-economic advancement of local and international communities. Part of our mission is to support quality education, financial literacy, research, and community development initiatives. The Association contributed to academic research and professional development by piloting and publishing International Journal of Leadership Education and Business Studies (IJLEBS) with ISBN: 978-0997332308 in fall 2015. Click IJLEBS to access the Journal in Amazon. The world congress will gather academic professionals, business leaders, NGO leaders, researchers, and students around the world to present information on the global perspectives that limit socio-economic development.


The following category of professionals can attend and participate in the world congress:

  • Educators & Administrators
  • Professionals & Consultants
  • Policy Makers & Scientists
  • Doctoral Candidates/ Scholars
  • Researchers & Intellectuals
  • Media & Communications
  • NGO Leaders & Employees
  • Government Stakeholders
  • Corporate Managers & Executives
  • Business Entrepreneurs
  • Experts on Foreign Policy
  • Government Representatives


All submitted papers for the congress will be peer reviewed by the Congress committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary). Accepted papers for the world congress presentation will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Presenters at the world congress will also have the opportunity to publish the full paper in the International Journal of Leadership Education & Business Studies (IJLEBS) with a United States Library of Congress ISSN and ISBN number (ONLINE & PRINT) after undergoing peer-review process by the editorial board for ((IJLEBS).


All Congress presenters and attendees will receive a certificate depending on participant's role.

Part 2: Program

Thursday 6/8/17 - Arrival

  • Arrival & Registration
  • Social Networking
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Not Included)

Friday 6/9/17 - Day 1

  • Breakfast (Not Included)
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Speakers (TBD)
  • Presenters Session
  • Lunch (Included)

Saturday 6/10/17 - Day 2

  • Breakfast (Not Included)
  • Registration & Social Networking
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Inauguration of WAAD
  • Launching of "IJLEBS JOURNAL"
  • Guest Speakers
  • Dinner (Included)
  • Distinguished Awards
  • Closing Remarks


Please note that the tentative program information is subject to change without notice. The final program will be posted one week before the Congress. Feel free to contact info@wafad.org for more information.

Part 3: Congress Planning Committee
Part 4: Guest Speakers

We've assembled great academic and industry leading experts at World Congress. Whether you participate in the conference sessions, keynotes, or attendees, you will gain valuable information and education while improving your professional development.

Part 5: Call for Papers

International Journal of Leadership, Education, and Business Studies

The International Journal of Leadership, Education, and Business Studies (IJLEBS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal designed to provide an ongoing forum for academic researchers and leaders to exchange information, perceptions, and knowledge based on both theoretical development and empirical research on leadership, education, business, pure science and social science, engineering, and information technology. It publishes original, high-quality articles that contribute to the advancement of the study of the societal peace and global socio-economic and political growth through institutional, national, and regional quality leadership. The IJLEBS advances the understanding and significance of all academic discipline. The prominence part of the journal is on interdisciplinary, diverse, and critical analyses of policies and processes in contemporary global, state and society. IJLEBS encourages new ways of researching and conceptualizing global issues. Manuscripts for publication in IJLEBS are selected through rigorous peer reviews to ensure relevance, readability, originality, timeliness, and quality.


The World Congress committee and the editorial board invites call for papers for the inaugural World Congress in June 2017. Papers submitted and presented will be vetted and peer reviewed for IJLEBS Journal publication. Professors, instructors, scholars, and professionals are invited to submit abstracts, and full papers. The authors' guide includes an abstract that summarizes the study and significance of the work (not exceeding 250 words). Detailed expectations can be accessed via the Authors' Guide and Submission Guidelines. For more information, please contact the Editorial Board at journal@wafad.org.

SUBMISSION:Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts via Submit Papers Link below or electronically to journal@wafad.org with the mention: journal title (IJLEBS 2017) in the subject line.


PUBLICATION DATE: After the June 2017 World Congress


Social Science and Humanities: Leadership, Management, Public Administration, Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Development, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies, Childhood Education, etc.
Science and Engineering: All kind of Science and Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Agricultural, Rural Development, etc.
Business and Economics: Business and Marketing, Economics, Financial Development, Accounting, Banking, Management, Human Resources, etc.


  • Research paper, empirical practices, and frameworks
  • New theoretical knowledge, issues, and strategies
  • Case studies and concept papers
  • Theoretical discourse of various theories
  • Leadership at the edge of challenges
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Knowledge management, organizational learning
  • Human capital and resources
  • Health Sciences
  • Science, Technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Part 6: Registration

Registration for World Congress is now open!


If you have questions regarding Congress registration, please call us at:
Conference Chair: 563-320-8919
WAAD President: 202-361-5560
Email: congress@wafad.org


  • All World Congress attendees, including presenters, participants, session chairs MUST pay the registration fees.
  • Congress registration includes access to all congress presentations, keynote addresses, coffee breaks, lunch, Dinner reception, presenter certificate, and conference items.
  • Congress registration does not include ticketed events to Cruise, which can be purchased separately on the registration form.
  • To certify that fees are applied to the correct participant, please note your full name on all payments, documents, and correspondence.
  • Click Here to pay for World Congress
  • Presenter Non-Refundable/Non-Transferrable Registration Fee: $500 USD
  • Attendee Non-Refundable/Non-Transferrable Registration Fee: $350 USD
  • International Delegates Non-Refundable/Non-Transferrable Registration Fee: $500 USD
  • A $100 USD discount for paid registration fee received on or before Feb 28, 2017*
  • A $100 USD discount for student presenter*
  • Checks, Cashier's Checks, and Money Orders can be made payable to WAAD Inc.
  • Credit Card Payments and Wire Transfers** are accepted. Please contact us for further details via Email: congress@wafad.org

International Participants:

Issuance of official invitation by WAAD Inc. will be given upon receipt of full Congress payment. Congress registration and payment is a prerequisite for a presenter and attendee before issuance of the letter of acceptance for submitted and approved abstracts for presentation. The abstract is subject to approval.

Special Note: Only cash, check, money order or wire transfers payments will be accepted for anyone requesting an official invitation.

* Non-Refundable / Non-Transferrable fee must be received by the early bird deadline of February 28, 2017, to receive the $100 discount, this includes completion of wires and bank transfers by this date.

** Please note that wire transfers may take up to 2-3 weeks to clear. The participant will be notified once funds are credited. All wire transfers attract additional $25.00 processing fee. Re-issue of an invitation letter is subject to a $50.00 fee as well as the $25.00 wire transfer fee.

Part 7: Accommodation

Note: The conference venue and accommodation will be in the same location

Venue: BWI Airport Marriott Hotel


Address: 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Tel: (410) 859-8300

Hotel Reservation

Block Rooms Reserved - Reference #: WAAD 2017 CONGRESS

Click Here to make an online hotel reservation:

Book your group rate for WAAD2017

Start Date: 6/8/17
End Date: 6/11/17
Last day to book: 5/18/17
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
BWI Airport Marriott for 139 USD per night
Book your group rate for WAAD2017


Baltimore - Washington International (BWI) Airport

Part 8: Sponsors Opportunities

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsorship $10,000.00

  • Speaking opportunity to advertise your service/product during the conference
  • Four delegates complimentary conference registrations.
  • Logo placement on promotional materials
  • A vending table inside the main ballroom
  • A full-page advertisement in the conference program
  • Logo and link on event website
  • Four VIP seating on the Gala Banquet
  • Recognition from the podium

Gold Sponsorship $5,000.00

  • Two complimentary conference registrations for two days.
  • A vending table inside the main ballroom
  • A full-page advertisement in the conference program
  • Two VIP seating on the Gala Banquet
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Opportunity to greet guests during breakout sessions

Silver Sponsorship $2,500.00

  • One complimentary conference registration for two days.
  • A vending table inside the main ballroom
  • A full-page advertisement in the conference program
  • One VIP seating on the Gala Banquet
  • Recognition from the podium

Bronze Sponsorship $500.00

  • One VIP seating on the Gala Banquet
  • Listing as a sponsor of the event program


Opportunity to customize your package per your needs and budget.

Payment Options:

Option 1. Make donations on our website at www.wafad.org/wafad/donate-now

Option 2. Direct Deposit to Capital One Bank - Account #: 136-1336972

Option 3. Make check payable to World Association for Academic Doctors (WAAD) Inc.

Thank you for your time, consideration, and support.

Part 9: 2017 Sponsors




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