Call for Presentation and Poster Proposals 2016

Click here for Abstract Submission
Click here for Conference Location
Click here for Registration for Las Cruces Community Participation

International Conference on “Role of Diaspora for Sustainable Homeland”

Saturday, March 12, 2016
O’Donnell Hall, Room #111
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
United States

Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA), New Mexico State University (NMSU) is pleased to invite you to submit presentation and poster proposals for its Eighth International Conference entitled “Role of Diaspora for Sustainable Homeland”.

Conference aims

Recently, Nepal was hit by catastrophic earthquake. In addition to this, Nepal has been suffering from continuous political instability and lack of good governance. The NeSA Eighth International Conference focuses on these topics and seeks some views and ideas about how Diaspora can contribute to the Homeland and make it sustainable from different ways such as tourism, alternative energy, agriculture, education and many more. Along with this, the conference aims to provide a platform for scholars to present their academic research, views and ideas. Keeping this in mind, the aims of this conference are:

  • To bring diversity through scholars from different departments of NMSU as well as different universities and countries.
  • To bringing positive changes by sharing knowledge.
  • To sustain one’s own homeland.
  • To involve local community and inform them about ongoing researches in which graduate and undergraduate students are involved.

Thus, this International Conference entitled “Role of Diaspora for Sustainable Homeland” focuses to include all subjects like science, engineering, technology, women studies, education, economics, homeland, culture and many more. We are inviting local community to enlighten and provide them a brief overview of diverse research in which students at NMSU and different universities are involved. Interested graduate as well as undergraduate students from different disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their ongoing research studies and related literature. One of the key ideas here is to bring diversity in the conference and present our research to the local community, faculty, and students.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2016
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): March 6th, 2016
  • Conference Date: March 12nd, 2016 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: TBA
  • Proceedings Publication Date: TBA

Conference Format

  • Oral presentations- 20 minutes for presentation, which includes 5 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Poster presentations- 1 hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm explaining about their research to the audience.

Symposium Event I: 9:00-12:00 – Oral Presentations 

Symposium Event II: 12:00-1:00 – Lunch with poster presentations
Symposium Event III: 1:00-5:00 – Keynote Speaker Dr.Drona Prakash Rasali‘s talk and oral presentations by guest speakers and presenters.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal Contents: Please submit your abstract with maximum of 500 words (including title, authors, affiliations, references, presentation/poster etc.).

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: The submitted abstract will be reviewed by three-member review panel. Based on their decision, presenters will be notified. Review panel will have the right to accept or reject the abstracts.

Registration Fee: None

Equipment: For PowerPoint presentation, computer and overhead projector will be provided. For poster presentation, a stand will be provided. If you need any other equipments or arrangement, please request at the time of proposal submission.

Submission: Please submit your abstract to as an attached word document. 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.


Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA)
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, United States

Organizing Committee

Roshani Rajbanshi
Uttar Shrestha
Gopal Tamang

Further Questions and Inquires

Roshani Rajbanshi
Academic Director, Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA)
Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction
Graduate Assistant, STEM Outreach Center
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, 88003, USA
Tweet us at hashtag: #8thnesaconf
Phone: 575-405-1574