Samoa – Tracing Footprints for tomorrow: past lessons, present stories, future lives, July 2010

Samoa Conference II

Tentative Date scheduled: July 5th – 7th, 2011

The National University of Samoa (NUS) invites scholars, artists, vocational trainers, public servants, private consultants and researchers to participate in its second Samoa Conference to be held in Samoa, July 2011. Samoa Conference II provides an opportunity for participants to share in a comprehensive international forum showcasing scholastic, vocational and artistic works on Samoa in Samoa, on the peoples of Samoa, its environment, cultures (popular, national, local, international and diasporic), traditions, laws/lores, arts, musics, worldviews, politics, medicines and technologies. Samoa Conference II complements our bi-lingual, bi-annual Measina Samoa Conferences.

Abstracts for paper presentations and poster displays are now sought from national, regional and international presenters and authors. Language for all formal oral presentations and posters is English. Presenters who wish to present in Samoan or other non-English language must provide an English translation for their work at their own expense

The Samoa Conference II theme is: Tracing Footprints for tomorrow: past lessons, present stories, future lives”.

The theme focuses on the oft-cited wisdom that moving forward towards a safe and prosperous future requires learning from the past to enable the present and secure the future. The theme asks: What have we learnt from the past? What do we do in the present? How do we move forward into the future?

Abstract Papers submitted must be in Microsoft Word format with a length of 3000-5000 words.  Abstract submissions close October 31st, 2010

Stayed tuned for upcoming details and information on the Samoa Conference II 2011 hosted by the National University of Samoa.

To register your interest and sign up for updates contact

2 thoughts on “Samoa – Tracing Footprints for tomorrow: past lessons, present stories, future lives, July 2010”

  1. Talofa Lava,

    I would like to submit an abstract that I am currently completing before the closing date. I would also like to ask whether you can consider our Pacific womens dance group to participate in the conference in July to support the conference.
    The group is made up of predominantly Samoan women whom have learned from the past, to move forward.
    We acknowledge our ancestors who have paved the way for our NZ Born samoan young women and to be a part of this conference will add value to our young womens future.
    If you look into our website Our young women are all studying at tertiary level and are TRACING FOOTPRINTS FOR TOMORROW.
    What does our dance group need to do to be a part of this conference?
    Please add my email to your udpated list.

    Look forward to your reply.

    Sopo Su’a-Elia
    Mbrace Pacific Dance


  2. Kevin Murray says:

    Dear Sopo
    This may not get directly to the Samoa Conference. Can you send your information to the email above?

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