4th Nakem Conference Bulletin
LODGING AND ACCOMMODATION
DURING THE CONFERENCE
Bulletin Date: March 29, 2009
The Steering Committee of the 4th Nakem International Conference, “Dap-ayan: Understanding and Sharing Ethnolinguistic Worlds Towards Cultural Pluralism” has made initial arrangements with Hale Koa for your lodging and accommodation needs while attending the conference. The Steering Committee regrets that it cannot offer lodging and accommodation for participants, delegates, guests, and paper presenters except for a few keynote speakers.
Hale Manoa, a 13-story dormitory within the UH Manoa campus, on East-West Road, is administered by the East-West Center.
There is a limited eligibility—and availability—of these facilities.
Priority for eligibility is for students.
Eligibility for visitors—which is the case of all taking part in the 4th Nakem Conference—requires that we ‘sponsor’ you to avail of these facilities, the ‘sponsorship’ herein operationally defined as our telling Hale Koa management in advance that you are taking part in our Nakem Conference, an academic activity of the Ilokano Language and Literate Program of the University.
We have precisely done this initial arrangement—and you maybe eligible if you act now.
You need to make your reservation on-line. Reservation is by individual only.
There are restrictions that you must always consider when you intend to stay at Hale Koa:
1. No meals are served here. There are restaurants within and outside the UH Manoa campus for your dining needs. Public buses are available for trips to downtown Honolulu.
2. You will need to arrange with your roommate—if you are planning to have one (or several)—about the details of rooming together, including billing arrangement, the use of credit cards, manner of payment, and the like.
3. When you register on-line, you need to mention that you are taking part in the 4th Nakem International Conference. You can also call them to register.
4. Your contact person at Hale Koa is Patti Chan, at 808 944 7807 (direct line). If you need to speak with Ms. Chan, call during office hours, Honolulu Time.
5. You need to hold the room—and make arrangements with Hale Koa reservation office to do so. East-West Center, the organization running Hale Koa, requires that you do that at least six months prior to your coming over.
6. You need to confirm the reservation; the Hale Koa and other housing facilities attached to it are always fully booked.
7. You are only allowed to stay at the Hale Koa for a maximum of 20 nights.
8. Desk hours at Hale Koa are 24 hours. You can reach the desk at 808-944-7960.
The rates at this time, March 29, are the following (maybe subject to change):
Single Room, $27 per night
Double Room, (single or double occupancy), $37 per night.
For reservations and other information, log on to:
If you opt to book with the various hotels in downtown Honolulu, you might consider doing your reservation soon. The room rates in these hotels are commercially priced and they vary according to the amenities and services they offer, their location, and hotel name.
The 4th Nakem International Conference Steering Committee
50 Papers To Be Presented At 4th Nakem Conference in Honolulu
The Abstract Selection Committee of the 4th Nakem Conference to be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa from November 11 to November 14 has selected 50 papers for presentation at the conference. Another panel consisting of five more papers and dealing with the Ilokano intellectual tradition since the 19th century will also form part of the conference.
The papers deal with the sharing of heritage, multicultural education, and various issues related to sharing heritage, heritage language teaching, emerging knowledge on the Ilocos and Amianan, cultural pluralism and democracy, and the Ilokano-Amianan politico-historical discourses. Some speakers will come from Australia, Bangladesh, India, The Philippines, and Canada.
The 4th Nakem Conference is chaired by Aurelio Solver Agcaoili and co-chaired by Lilia Quindoza Santiago and Raymund Llanes Liongson. Together with Clem Montero and Julius Soria, the five faculty members representing UH Manoa, Leeward Community College, and Kapiolani Community College form the conference’s Steering Committee.
The steering committee is looking for student volunteers who will help with the registration, documentation, technology assistance, and conference proceedings. For updates on the 4th Nakem Conference, please log on to any of these dedicated sites: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/ilokano/nakem.htm, nakemconferences.blogspot.com or
SHARING AND UNDERSTANDING
TOWARDS CULTURAL PLURALISM
The University of Hawai’i’s Ilokano Language and Literature Program convenes the 4th Nakem International Conference on “Dap-ayan: Sharing and Understanding Ethnolinguistic Worlds Towards Cultural Pluralism.” The conference will be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa on Nov. 11-14, 2009.
The four-day conference is expected to be attended by cultural researchers, heritage language educators, advocates of heritage preservation and promotion, public policy leaders, and cultural artists and workers who are interested in the issues of cultural pluralism, multicultural education, cultural democracy, heritage language teaching, and critical practices related to the pursuit of linguistic rights and social justice.
The conference, the fourth in the Nakem Conference series that began in 2006 during the centennial celebration of the coming of the Filipinos to Hawai’i and the second to be held in the United States, aims to bring into the open a critical and creative discourse—as what happens in the dap-ayan—on what it means to share a heritage in a multicultural Philippines and among peoples of the Philippines in the diaspora.
The conference also hopes to locate Ilokano and various languages in the culturally plural experiences of the peoples of the Philippines and to revisit methods and methodologies that can be deployed to respond to the issues of multicultural education, literacy, cultural production and promotion, the sustenance of living traditions, and the writing and sharing of intangible heritage.
Abstract Proposal Requirements
The abstract proposals we are looking for are those that zero in on the theme of the conference or those that cover any of the topics listed in this Call for Papers. Any abstract submitted for consideration by the Selection Committee must be 300 words or less and must specify the issue or the issues it raises and the tentative direction it takes to respond to the issue or the issues it raises.
The Selection Committee encourages papers from various ethnolinguistic communities in the Philippines and in the Philippine diaspora. Philippine scholars are encouraged to write their papers in any Philippine lingua franca (Ilokano, Tagalog, or Cebuano) provided that these papers have parallel English translation to be used during the presentation. The translations are required due to the international nature of the conference.
Abstracts must be saved on a document file, on Arial type font 12, and sent as an attachment. Accompanying the abstract is a separate sheet on the proponent, with the following details:
* Organizational affiliation (if applicable):
* Complete address including contact number: (work)
* Complete address including contact number: (home)
* Email address: (a must)
* Alternative email address: (we encourage you to have one)
The Selection Committee requires that another abstract of 50 words or less be submitted for inclusion in the program. The abstract should bear the title of the paper, the author or authors, and the institutional affiliation (if applicable).
Topics for Presentation
Abstract proposals for full consideration by the Selection Committee must deal with the theme or any of the following topics:
* Ilokano and heritage language teaching and the world languages curriculum
* Appreciating ethnolinguistic worlds
* Tangible heritage from the various ethnolinguistic groups
* Theories and practices in the sharing and understanding of a heritage
* Cultural pluralism as a philosophy of education
* Pathologies of multiculturalism, remedies of cultural pluralism
* Languages and cultures in the diaspora
* Subversions of the multicultural Philippines experience
* Mass media, popular culture, and heritage education
The conference will follow a plenary session format for both the plenary speakers and the paper presenters. Each presentation is limited to 20 minutes maximum, with 5-10 minutes allotted for open forum. There will be separate sessions devoted for workshops, and organizing and advocacy work.
Full Paper Submission
Abstract proposals turned in prior to the deadline get prior consideration by the Selection Committee. This is to allow time for the proponents to prepare their full paper, not to exceed 20 pages including references. Full papers are double spaced, on an Arial type font 12, MLA format, saved on a document file, and sent as an attachment to the Selection Committee. Full papers are due by May 31, 2009.
Conveners and Selection Committee
The conveners and members of the selection committee are made up of Dr. Aurelio Solver Agcaoili, Dr. Lilia Quindoza Santiago, and Dr. Raymund Llanes Liongson.
The conference steering committee is made up of Aurelio Agcaoili, coordinator of the Ilokano Language and Literature Program of UHM (conference chair); Lilia Santiago, assistant professor of Ilokano, UHM (co-chair), Raymund Liongson, coordinator of the Philippine Studies Program, Leeward Community College (co-chair); Clem Montero, lecturer of Ilokano and education specialist of the UHM Center for Philippines Studies and lecturer of Tagalog/Filipino, Kapiolani Community College (member); and Julius Soria, instructor of Ilokano at UHM and at Farrington High School in Kalihi (member).
Where to send abstract and deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 28, 2009. Proponents of abstracts accepted for presentation will be notified on or before March 15, 2009.
For updates on the conference, please visit nakemconferences.blogspot.com. Or you can visit the Nakem Conference button under the UH Ilokano Language and Literature Program website.
Out-of-state and out-of-country participants are advised to make arrangements with their travel agencies for itineraries and for special services like travel to and out of the Honolulu International Airport. The 4th Nakem International Conference Steering Committee does not have the resources for lodging and other forms of accommodation to participants. As such, all participants are advised to check in with hotels and lodgings close to the conference site at UH Manoa. The University has a number of hotels and hostels but booking is normally six months prior to the conference. Booking with these hotels and hostels are done individually; an online transaction would be sufficient for all your reservation and booking needs.
Participants need to check with the University of Hawai’i website for these services.
Likewise, the Steering Committee cannot offer any financial assistance or grants to paper presenters.
The holding of 4th Nakem Conference is part of an international linkage of UH Manoa Ilokano Language and Literature Program with Nakem Conferences, Inc. (based in Hawai’i) and Nakem Conferences International- Philippines Chapter (also known as Nakem Conferences Philippines), a language and culture advocacy group whose institutional and individual members come from various universities, colleges, and organizations in the Philippines. Other organizations and individuals have been invited to take part as co-sponsors in an effort to advance mother language education, cultural pluralism, and linguistic and cultural rights of all peoples of the Philippines in the homeland and in the diaspora.
All questions about the 4th Nakem Conference should be emailed to the conference chair (Aurelio Solver Agcaoili, firstname.lastname@example.org) and co-chairs (Lilia Quindoza Santiago, email@example.com and Raymund Llanes Liongson, firstname.lastname@example.org). For scholars in the Philippines, you may write to Dr. Alegria Tan Visaya, President of Nakem Conferences Philippines, email@example.com.