The venue for the conference scheduled on March 18-20, 2020 is North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya) India. The Central University was set up by an Act of Parliament and notified on 19th July 1973. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the act, are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the hill areas of the North-eastern region, and in particular, the intellectual, academic and cultural advancement". At present, there are fifty-three undergraduate colleges affiliated to the University including eight professional colleges. The number of students turning for their Master's degrees and research students working for their M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees is close to 1700. The undergraduate colleges affiliated to the University enroll about 18,000 students.
Mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and impressive mountains make up the city of Shillong. Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya and an ideal place to unwind amidst natural beauty and serenity. The name Shillong is derived from U-Shyllong, a powerful deity and is situated at an altitude of 1,491 m above sea level. This beautiful city is 103kms. from Guwahati, the nearest air and train link. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east.