Call for Presentation and Poster Proposals 2013

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International Conference on “Pragmatic Pathways to a Prosperous Nepal”

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA), New Mexico State University (NMSU) is pleased to invite you to submit presentation and poster proposals for its fifth annual conference incorporating the theme “Pragmatic Pathways to 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. We all have talked and published a lot theoretical ideas about the development of Nepal. This time we will present these ideas in more practical way. This conference would help to simplify advance Diaspora knowledge network, exchange ideas, and harness society’s capital asset – social, financial, and intellectual for the progress and prosperity of Nepal in more pragmatic approach.


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 8, 2013
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): March 17, 2013
  • Conference date: March 23, 2013 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Venue: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: TBA
  • Proceedings Publication Date: TBA

Conference Format

The conference will be held on one day (March 23rd, 2013) and will be divided into three sections. All oral presentations will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation, which includes about 5 minutes for questions and answers. 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 – Keynote Speaker Dr. Shiva P. Gautam’s presentation and other talks on the topic resonating with the title of the conference.

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 from the NeSA academic committee 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 Equipment: 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 as an attached word document (.doc). Authors interested to submit papers are advised to visit this link for the preparation of presentation:

Lunch and Beverages

Refreshments will be provided by NeSA-NMSU.

We look forward to your proposals.


Nepalese Students’ Association
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Organizing Committee

Aryal, Pradip Raj
Dhakal, Bishnu Hari
Dulal, Santosh
Newar, Tara Devi
Sonyok, Desh Raj

Further Questions and Inquires

Conference Coordinator: Pradip Raj Aryal