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NeSA 14th International Conference -2023

Connection and Collaboration for Innovation and Transformation.”

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Domenici Hall, Room # 109 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 United States

Nepalese Student Association (NeSA), New Mexico State University (NMSU) is pleased to invite students, scholars and researchers to submit presentation and poster abstract for its Twelfth International Conference entitled Connection and Collaboration for Innovation and Transformation. Abstract Submission: – Click HERE Registration : – Click HERE Schedule : – Click HERE Guest Panel :- Click HERE Visit Poster Portal : –Click Here

Conference Aims

Nepalese Student Association (NeSA) has been one of the most active and viable student organizations in New Mexico State University (NMSU) since its establishment in 2006. NeSA currently has 30 enthusiastic members, three faculty advisors and more than 100 alumni who love, support and care about NeSA. Our officers, advisors and faculties are dedicated to bringing cultural diversity to NMSU by organizing and participating in different programs regarding multiculturalism within and outside NMSU. A few of these are the Big Event, Keep State Great, Cultural Bazaar and various community service events taking place around Las Cruces.  As a widely active student body, NeSA believes that fostering diversity contributes substantially to the betterment of NMSU and the Las Cruces community. To promote cultural diversity, NeSA participates in cultural programs and coordinates interaction programs inviting experts and general people from different places, universities, and countries. In the past, NeSA has conducted an interaction program with Mahabir Pun, the director of the National Innovation Center (NIC) to introduce NeSA to the research involvements of our home country, Nepal. Despite the financial shortcomings, NeSA has been organizing many cultural programs at the university and in the Las Cruces community since its inception. The international conference is one of the major events where we not only present the issues regarding the development of our home country, Nepal but also bring scholars (both domestic and international) from different departments of NMSU as well as different universities around the globe. With this view, the purpose of this  The NeSA conference has been an annual event since its inception in 2009. The twelfth international conference in 2020 was the only exception, which we had to cancel abruptly (15 days before the scheduled date) due to the emergence of a global epidemic at the start of that year. The pandemic provided an opportunity to revolutionize conference organization, and we were successful in virtually hosting the last of our two conferences. Because we are still in the recovery phase, NeSA is planning a hybrid conference this year, considering the benefits of both models. Our thirteenth conference was organized with the theme of science for the greater good, recognizing the importance of science in increasing workplace productivity, streamlining complex systems, and instantly connecting us to the rest of the world, among other things. As a result of the previous year’s conference, better connections and collaboration among people and disciplines worldwide can lead to scientific advancement. In the spirit of the previous year’s theme, the fourteenth annual international conference theme this year is “Connection and Collaboration for Innovation and Transformation.”  This conference will focus on how connection and communication among researchers of many fields will enable an environment for bringing innovations for societal transformation. As we have experienced changes in our life, like climate change, the emergence of new diseases and the future is uncertain. The only certainty is uncertainty.The pandemic has proved how well we are connected globally, and we were able to deal with the global threat of the century i.e., COVID 19 through leveraging our connection. The connection has been proven to support individuals, society, develop entrepreneurship, and tackle uncertainties. The World Intellectual Property Right organization mentions on its website that most scientific knowledge and technological innovations are produced in teams of six or more scientists, which signifies the importance of connection and collaboration. Connection and collaboration have been shown to improve individual societal, economic prosperity, and environmental welfare, as well as overall human values, while creating space for Innovation and transformation.  Here, we expand what connection and collaboration for Innovation and transformation mean into specific themes:  
  1. Connecting Homeland: This conference focuses on how we connect researchers living abroad with those serving in their home country. We will have presenters from Nepal and around the world and researchers living and serving in Nepal. This will also include case studies of collaborative research’s focus on addressing global challenges.
  2.  Connection and collaboration for entrepreneurship development: Connection and collaboration create opportunities to learn, prosper, and grow, and we hope to discuss how      knowledge can be transformed into entrepreneurship development at this conference.
  3.  Connection and collaboration through the digital world: Effective IT strategies are no longer a nice-to-have for your business; they are critical to achieving your long-term goals. As   a result, one of the conference’s sub-themes will address how Innovation in the digital world can contribute to creating a conducive environment, promoting Innovation, and leading to transformation.
  4.  Connection and collaboration for addressing global challenges: The major global challenges of this century are climate change and outbreaks of previously unknown diseases. The recent COVID pandemic has demonstrated multilateral collaboration’s importance in research and knowledge. Collaboration among governments, the private sector, multilateral institutions, and civil society will be critical in addressing global challenges. As a result, this conference will focus on how to foster multilateral collaboration. 
The recognized professors and researchers from NMSU and around the Las Cruces community show active participation in NeSA conference every year. The conference also gathered wide support from different departments and nearby universities, such as the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). With moving the conference in the online version, people from more than 10 countries participated in the conference. The conference allowed many researchers from NMSU, UTEP, UNM and other universities including domestic and international students, to present their research. We aimed to bring diversity to the conference and present scholarly research to the NMSU community, faculties, students, and attendees from outside NMSU.   

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 3rd , 2023
  • Notification to author(s)/presenter(s): March 6th, 2023
  • Conference Date: March 18th, 2023 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time)
  • Proceedings Submission Deadline: TBA
  • Proceedings Publication Date: TBA

Schedule of Event(s):

TBA Note: The schedule and timeline mentioned above is subject to change according to the number of presenters registered

Conference Format

  • Oral presentations- 10 minutes for presentation, which includes 2 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Poster presentations- 1 hour from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm explaining their research to the audience.
Session I: 8:00-12:00 – Guest Speakers Session II: 12:00-1:00 –  Poster Presentations Session III: 1:00-4:00 – Participant’s Talk  Note: The schedule and timeline mentioned above is subject to change according to the number of presenters registered for the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal Contents: Please submit your abstract with a 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 the three-member review panel. Based on their decision, presenters will be notified. The review panel will have the right to accept or reject the abstracts. Registration Fee: None Submission: Please submit your abstract via this link: https://nesa.nmsu.edu/abstract_form.


Nepalese Student Association (NeSA) New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, United States Organization Event Director/Advisor(s): Mr. Kaustuv R. Neupane Organization Event Director/Advisor(s) Phone: 575-249-9877 Organization President: Mr. Mahesh Lamsal Organization President Phone: 575-405-0599 Organization Advisor: Dr. Ram Acharya Organization Advisor Phone: (575) 646 2524

Organizing Committee

  • Kaustuv R. Neupane
  • Anjita G C
  • Sharad Mahatara
  • Prakash Timsina
  • Lata Chataut
  • Hemanta Dulal
  • Savyata Kandel

Further Questions and Inquiries

Kaustuv R. Neupane Conference Coordinator and Academic Director Nepalese Student Association (NeSA) New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM, 88003, USA Email: nesa@nmsu.edu Web: nesa.nmsu.edu