There’s a conference in October being held on Penghu. Having just visited the island, I can personally vouch for its awesomeness.
Most importantly, this is looking like it could be an all-expenses paid trip, so I highly recommend that you submit an abstract.
Professor Blundell is organizing an IDAS/IMAS panel on the topic of “Contextualizing Island Taiwan in the Asia Pacific,” and Professor Kuan would like to make the event an IDAS/IMAS -sponsored outing.
That means we students won’t have to pay airfare.
If you need to attend an international conference in order to graduate, and you don’t have lots of money floating around, then I highly recommend signing up for this.
Remember, the abstracts are due soon, so act now! Here are the details:
The International Geographical Union Commission on Islands is pleased to announce the international conference on Island Development – Local Economy, Culture, Innovation and Sustainability for Island Development.
- Deadline for paper abstracts: April 30, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013
- Full papers due: August 15, 2013
- Date of Conference: 1-5 October 2013
Since we are running an IMAS/IDAS panel, there is a little wiggle room on that abstract deadline, but not much! You can send your abstracts, and address any questions you have, to Dr. Blundell, or to myself.