January 2018 Conference





January 12-13, 2018
Venue: West Indies


The Background

In the race for financial gains, modern business theories have lost touch with the basic tenets of moral, spiritual and ethical values. The values that religions have infused into humanity have been thwarted in recent years. At this crucial juncture, we need to look forward by integrating religious institutions into integrated development and applications of spirituality and ethics to develop a consensus on Human Consciousness in Management Systems.

Various schools of religious thoughts and philosophies emerged in the 19th and 20th Century. All these became confined more or less to religious preaching’s, or in applying some aspects of the meditative or yogic practices for individual benefits of those who adopted those streams, Yet, India could reinvent its scientific and management systems to be applied in the nation building and in creating a harmonious coexistence among nations, which led to the need of a systematic approach to the Integration of Spirituality in Organizational Leadership and thus ISOL Foundation came into being.

ISOL Foundation as the core body instituted Vedic Foundations of Indian Management and Academy for Value Based Management thus creating avenues for the scholars from different parts of India and the world to converge and create a systematic approach in the respective areas. We at ISOL attempt to rekindle the same philosophy in the minds of people by including academicians, environmentalists, spiritualists, thinkers, scientists and representations from business houses, business associations and civil societies on the same platform

The Objective

The objective of the Conference is to discuss the integration of Indian Culture and Indian Philosophy in modern management by referring the business models that existed in ancient India.

According to economic historian Angus Maddison in his book ‘The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective’ published by the OECD Development Center in Paris in 2001, India had the world’s largest economy in the 1st century and 11th century and in the 18th century, with a 32.9% share of the world GDP in the 1st century and 28.9 % in the 1000 AD, and in 1700 AD with 24.4%.

The known economic history of India begins with Indus Valley Civilization that was the first known permanent and predominantly urban settlement that flourished between 2800 BC to 1800 BC and had an advanced and thriving economic system.

One of the ways to search the alternative paradigms in management and leadership is going back to our roots – ancient Indian culture and traditions.  Vedas are the sources of knowledge from Indian Wisdom. The Vedic principles are objective and supported by creative potential of Natural Law. It has universal application.

The Focus

  1. Fundamentals of Education in Ancient India: Need to Integrate in Modern Educational System
  2. Sanskrit for Modern Management
  3. Dharmasastra and Management
  4. Classical Indian Epistemology for Current Management Researches
  5. Vaastu Shastra for Sustainable Development
  6. Architecture and Sculpture: The Philosophical, Spiritual and Cultural Foundations
  7. The Contributions from Indian Natyashastrata to Modern Management

We invite papers for oral and poster presentations.


Who Can Participate

  1. Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders
  2. Academicians
  3. Research Scholars
  4. Representatives from Civil Society and Business Associations
  5. Representatives from Religious Organizations
  6. Any other

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: July 5, 2017

Abstract Acceptance Notification: July 31, 2017

Full Paper Submission: November 5, 2017


Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts should be supplied in Microsoft Word (docx) or as an Adobe PDF manuscript.
  1. Please use Times Roman, Helvetica or Arial as your font. 12 point or larger fonts should be used throughout, with the title presented in 16 point or larger.
  1. Present the title and author list centered, while the paragraphs of the abstract should be left justified. Please ensure that the presenting author’s name is underlined in the author list. Please also provide a contact e-mail.
  1. Use margins of at least 1.5 inch (3.81 cm) on both the left and right sides.
  1. Abstracts are limited to one page of text (not more than 500 words)
  1. References should follow standard APS style guidelines.
  1. A second, optional page with up to four figures may also be included. Please be certain to make a specific reference to the figures, such as to Figure 1

Please email your abstract to the Conference Directors.


Guidelines for Poster Presentations

A poster comprises one or more panels of text, tables, graphics, photographs, and other visual aids, which deals with a defined topic with a minimum of language and a maximum of visual information.

Preparing The Poster: The poster should be eye-catching, scientifically sound, brief, clear, and should have text, tables/graphs, photographs/maps, etc.

Poster Size: 36 (91.44 cm) x 48 inches (121.92 cm), vertical orientation.

Words/Wording: One rule of thumb is to not use more words in the total poster than were allowed in the abstract submission. Also in general, use capital and lower-case lettering for the text, table and figure titles of the poster. Choose a type face that is a serif (with shaped letters, that have “tails,” “feet,” and other shape lines that assist the reader in recognizing them easily) type. Do not use more than three typefaces in the poster. Use them consistently for the same purposes (e.g., titles, text, notes).

Color and Texture: It is very important to use color and texture effectively. A matte or textured surface for panels is generally preferable to a glossy finish, because the glare of some types of lights can make a glossy surface difficult to read or view. A vivid color used for backing the individual panels can be very effective; it can be coordinated with one of the primary colors used in the poster presentation (e.g., the color of the bars on the graph) This use of color should keep in mind, however, the color and texture of  the background of the display surface. If that surface is also a vivid color, it may be wise to use black, white, or some pastel shade as backing for poster panels.

Spacing: Using as much of the space as possible for the poster and as little as possible for the accompanying material (title strip, abstract, etc.) is wise. However, the title strip must be prepared in sufficiently large type to be seen from the entrance so it is visible after people enter the room. In general, people can read letters that are 2 inches high from a distance of 30 feet.

For details please contact:

Conference Chair

Sunita Singh Sengupta, Ph.D.
Founder & Honorary Convener
Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership Global Foundation (USA)

Mobile: +91 9873167484

Mobile: +91 9873167484