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    HOW TO FORMAT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR SUBMISSION

    All abstracts must be prepared according to the ISA Conference Abstract Template. Download a copy of the template and save it on your computer. Replace the contents with your original abstract. Please maintain the format. Your abstract will be rejected automatically if it is not properly formatted according to the template/examples below. For technical support, please contact Dr. Chidi Igwe by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


    EXAMPLE 1 - A SINGLE PRESENTER


    How to Format your Abstract for the 18th Igbo Studies Association Annual International Conference in Chicago

    Chidi Igwe, PhD
    Department of French
    University of Regina, Regina, Canada
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The purpose of this document is to provide a sample, template or an abstract submission guideline to ensure uniformity in the formatting and preparation of abstracts submitted for the 17th Annual International Conference of the Igbo Studies Association. Abstracts that are not properly formatted according to these guidelines will be automatically rejected. You may download this template, save a copy on your computer, and replace the existing contents, keeping the original format. Your abstract must be submitted in MS-Word, containing a total of not more than 300 words. It must be written in English or Igbo language. The font family must be Times New Roman and the font size must be 12pt. The whole document must be single-spaced and left aligned.

    Once prepared, the MS-Word document must be submitted/uploaded through the ISA website: https://www.igbostudiesassociation.org. You will provide other information, such as your phone number, when you fill the online submission form, before uploading and submitting your abstract. After submission, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Please ensure to provide a valid email address. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified in writing by the ISA Conference Committee with information on how to pay a non-refundable membership fee of $50.00 (paid in advance), and later a conference registration fee that will permit you to present your paper at the conference. We will send you an official acceptance/invitation letter upon receiving a confirmation of payment of your non-refundable membership fee.


    EXAMPLE 2 - MORE THAN ONE PRESENTER


    How to Format your Abstract for the 17th Igbo Studies Association Annual International Conference in Chicago

    Chidi Igwe, PhD
    Department of French
    University of Regina, Regina, Canada
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    and

    Chidi Nnamdi Igwe, PhD
    ISA 2020 Program Chair
    University of Regina, Regina, Canada
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The purpose of this document is to provide a sample, template or an abstract submission guideline to ensure uniformity in the formatting and preparation of abstracts submitted for the 17th Annual International Conference of the Igbo Studies Association. Abstracts that are not properly formatted according to these guidelines will be automatically rejected. You may download this template, save a copy on your computer, and replace the existing contents, keeping the original format. Your abstract must be submitted in MS-Word, containing a total of not more than 300 words. It must be written in English or Igbo language. The font family must be Times New Roman and the font size must be 12pt. The whole document must be single-spaced and left aligned.

    Once prepared, the MS-Word document must be submitted/uploaded through the ISA website: https://www.igbostudiesassociation.org. You will provide other information, such as your phone number, when you fill the online submission form, before uploading and submitting your abstract. After submission, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Please ensure to provide a valid email address. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified in writing by the ISA Conference Committee with information on how to pay a non-refundable membership fee of $50.00 (paid in advance), and later a conference registration fee that will permit you to present your paper at the conference. We will send you an official acceptance/invitation letter upon receiving a confirmation of payment of your non-refundable membership fee.

     

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 10:00
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    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on home, family and naming trends in Igbo culture.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This session focuses on medicine, nursing, and health care.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on human rights and women's rights.

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    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on religions, beliefs, and numerology.

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    This panel focuses on folklore, history, and literature.

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    This panel focuses on investment.

    17
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    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on migration, emigration, marginalization, and restructuring.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on women, war and conflict resolution.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This session focuses on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
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    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel will focus on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
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    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on climate change and environmental degradation.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on insecurity, crime and punishment.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on morality in Igboland.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo masquerades.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    Date: 19 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

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    This panel focuses on leadership, militarism, politics, and governance.

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    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

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    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on social justice, militarism, and criminal justice.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on corruption and fraudulent practices.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, translation and teaching.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on symbolism.

    19
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    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on entrepreneurship, and wealth creation and repatriation.

    19
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    Date: 19 June 2021, 18:00
    Closing ceremony.

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