2008 Nakem Conference

2008 Nakem National Conference
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
May 28-30, 2008


The 2008 Nakem National Conference, the first-ever Nakem National Conference in the Philippines, will be held on May 28–30, 2008 as approved and scheduled by the Board of Directors of the Nakem Conferences Philippines. Rev. Manuel D. Valencia, CICM, President of St. Mary’s University, chairs the Executive Committee, with Dr. Miriam E. Pascua, Mariano Marcos State University President and Dr. Lauro B. Tacbas, President of the Association of State Colleges and Universities – Solid North (Regions I, II and CAR) and President as well of the University of Northern Philippines serving as co-chairs. Dr. Bonifacio Ramos, NCPI Director, is Chair of the Steering Committee. Dr. Alegria T. Visaya, President of the Nakem Conferences Philippines is Co-Chair. Nakem Conferences International and Nakem Conferences Philippines will jointly sponsor and administer the conference. The U.S. technical panel (from the University of Hawaii at Manoa) will be chaired by Dr. Aurelio S. Agcaoili, with Dr. Lilia Q. Santiago and Prof. Julius Soria assisting. The Philippine Panel will be chaired by Dr. Alegria T. Visaya and Dr. Bonifacio V. Ramos.

Call for Collaborators, Partners, Volunteers, and Sponsors

Various organizations, academic institutions, individuals and cultural leaders in the Philippines and abroad are invited to take part as collaborators, partners, volunteers, and/or sponsors in this historic 2008 Nakem National Conference as it will be the first conference of the Nakem Conferences Philippines as a country chapter

Those interested to join as collaborators, partners, volunteers, and/or sponsors in their individual and organizational capacity, should contact Aurelio S. Agcaoili, aurelioa@hawaii.edu, or nakemconference@yahoo.com U.S.A Technical Panel; Alegria T. Visaya, atvisaya@yahoo.com, Philippine Technical Panel; or Bonifacio V. Ramos, research@smu.edu.ph, Philippine Technical Panel.

Call for Papers

Beginning October 15, 2007, the technical panel will accept abstracts for presentation at the conference proper. All abstracts should deal on the theme, Panagkakannayon: Cultural and Language Diversity in the Imagined Ilokano Nation in the Homeland and in Exile
Sub-themes of the Conference:

• Imagining the Homeland from Home
• Imagining the Homeland from Exile
• The Homeland as Metaphor
• The Homeland as Psychic Space
• Heritage Instruction and the Homeland
• Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Basic Education
• University Education, Diversity, and the Heritage Curriculum
• Linguistic and Cultural Confluences in the Amianan
• Ilokano and Amianan Poetics: Critical Works
• Ilokano and Amianan Poetics (Poster)
• Ilokano and Amianan Narrative: Critical and Creative Works
• Public Policy Intervention and the Preservation of Heritage Cultures

Abstracts in Ilokano and other Amianan (Northern Philippine) languages are welcome provided that each is accompanied by an English translation. During the presentations, Ilokano and other Amianan languages are also welcome provided that the key aspects of such presentations are translated in English.

While we encourage full and active participation from each one, the joint technical panel reserves the right to exclude abstracts and presentations that are deemed not relevant to the conference theme or not in keeping with the guidelines and standards set forth by the same 2008 Nakem Conference Steering Committee and Technical Panels. This is to ensure quality discourses and scholarship in the Nakem Conferences.

Papers for plenary presentation (for plenary speakers) are for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of open forum while those for panel presentation in a plenary session are for 20 minutes, with 10 minutes open forum. Creative writing workshop and teaching demonstrations are for two hours each. Please specify which category you wish to join.

For other inquiries, contact or email: Aurelio S. Agcaoili, aurelioa@hawaii.edu, USA Technical Panel; Alegria T. Visaya, atvisaya@yahoo.com, Philippine Technical Panel; or Bonifacio V. Ramos, research@smu.edu.ph, Philippine Technical Panel.

Deadline for submission of full paper: February 15, 2008. Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be notified by March 1, 2008 by e-mail only.

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