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International Conference on “Global Expertise and Commitment for a Prosperous Nepal”

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nepalese Student Association, New Mexico State University (NMSU) is pleased to invite you to submit presentation and poster proposals for its fourth annual conference incorporating the theme Global Expertise and Commitment for a Prosperous Nepal.

Conference Goal

The goal of the conference is to bring together members of the Nepalese Diasporas communities to discuss challenges in various aspect of socio-cultural and professional life in hostland and their potential role for the development of Nepal. Currently, significant numbers of Nepalese are residing in developed countries. They are plunged into a rich scientific, technical, and other professional environment and they have huge potential of drawing resources of this environment for contributing their homeland. This conference would help advance Diaspora knowledge network, exchange ideas, and harness society’s capital asset – social, financial, and intellectual for the progress and prosperity of Nepal.

Topics

Oral presentations and posters may include the following subject areas and additionally may encompass related and/or overarching disciplines

  • Economic development and infrastructures (electricity, transportation, communication, irrigation, etc.)
  • Health, education, literacy, and population sector
  • Science, engineering, and technology
  • Development of information and communication technologies
  • Socio-political and cultural transformation
  • Diaspora knowledge network (foreign employment, brain drain, and immigration)

Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: March 2, 2012
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): March 9, 2012
  • Conference date: March 17, 2012 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): To be announced
  • Venue: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: To be announced
  • Proceedings Publication Date: To be announced

Conference Format

The conference will be held on one day (March 17th, 2012) and will be divided into three sections. All oral presentations will be allotted 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Poster presenters should stand by their poster the entire length of the Conference Session II (12:00 – 1:00).

Session I: 8:00-12:00     - Interdisciplinary Core Subjects
Session II: 12:00-1:00    - Lunch with accompanying roundtable talk and poster presentations
Session III: 1:00-5:00     - Pressing issues facing the renovation of Nepal and Keynote Speaker (Speaker’s Name and Affiliation)

Main categories for Conference Session I and II: Interdisciplinary academic and professional disciplines: economics & business management, education, engineering, health & sports, history, information communication technologies, law, science, etc. Posters may cover any of the subject matters found under the topics heading, additionally poster presentations will be held during session II.

Main categories for Conference Sessions III: Nepalese Diaspora, foreign trials and opportunities: knowledge networking, emerging aspects of cultural developmental issues, political, socioeconomic, and strategies for motherland revitalization.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal contents: Extended abstract maximum word limit is 1000 words (including title, authors, affiliations, references, etc.). However, a presenter can extend his or her abstract if requested to the academic director.
 
Abstract Guidelines:

Font: Times New Roman
Title: Bold, size 14
Affiliations: Italic, size 10
Abstract Text (Body): size 12
Keywords: 3 – 5 words (to appear after abstract text), italic, size 12

Note: Please italicize and underline where appropriate (e.g. italicize species’ name)

Review process: A two-member review panel will review all submitted abstracts.

Proposal acceptance and rejection: Based on the decision of the review panel, NeSA’s Research and Academic subcommittee reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts.

Registration fee: No registration fee will be required. Donations for the conference are always welcome.

Audio-visual equipments: AV equipment for PowerPoint presentations will be provided. Any other equipment or arrangement requests must be made at the time of proposal submission.

Submission: Abstracts will be sent to academic.nesa@gmail.com as an attached word document (.doc). Authors interested to submit papers are advised to visit this link for the preparation of presentation: http://web.nmsu.edu/~wwwgsc/gras/prep_presentation.html

Lunch and Beverages

Refreshments will be provided by NeSA-NMSU.

We look forward to your proposals.

Organizer  

Nepalese Students’ Association,                                              
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 
http://web.nmsu.edu/~nesa   

Further Questions and Inquires

Conference Coordinator 
Santosh Dulal
Email: academic.nesa@gmail.com