WSC 2018 will be held on the main campus of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The conference will feature 21 regular thematic sections, as stipulated by the IASS. For each section, a set of invited convenors, specialists in the respective fields, will assist in maintaining a high scholarly standard for the conference by (a) selecting individual papers for presentation at WSC 2018, (b) organizing special featured panels within each section, and (c) nominating session chairs who will oversee a strict adherence to timings and professional decorum during the paper sessions. The convenors will also be in charge of selecting and editing papers for publication in the proceedings, details of which will be announced in future communications.


Here are the important dates and deadlines that you should keep in mind when planning for the World Sanskrit Conference. Please note, these dates are tentative, and may be subject to change.

July 1, 2017 Deadline for SPECIAL PANEL proposals (PASSED)
August 15, 2017 Notification of accepted SPECIAL PANELS; SECOND CIRCULAR released (PASSED)
October 1, 2017 Last day to submit INDIVIDUAL PAPER abstracts
January 2, 2018 Notification of accepted INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
March 7, 2018 Last day for early registration rate
May 9, 2018 Last day for REGISTRATION (for all presenters)

IMPORTANT: All participants who plan to present a paper must pay registration fees by the deadline of May 9, 2018, or their paper will be cancelled. On-site, last minute registration will be available only for non-presenting participants and guests.