Call for Posters: African Research Symposium
The African Development Group of Columbia is hosting the inaugural African Research Symposium as part of the 14th Annual African Economic Forum. This symposium will engage speakers and panelists on the challenges and advances of research on and about the African continent. Topics of discussion will include current frontiers, sources of funding, retention of intellectual property, local participation, capacity building of research institutions and technology transfer. This symposium will also feature posters from faculty, students and industry researchers.

The African Development Group is soliciting posters from faculty, students and industry researchers from within Columbia and beyond. If you’d like to participate in the Poster Presentation section of the inaugural African Research Symposium, please fill out this form by March 29, 2017.

Submissions selected for presentation will receive FREE admission to the African Research Symposium but not the entire conference. Admission to the African Research Symposium is free and open to the public.

Event Details
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Columbia University
Room: TBA

Agenda:
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Check-In and Registration
3:00pm - 3:05pm: Opening Remarks
3:05pm - 3:30pm: Keynote Address
3:30pm - 4:15pm: Panel Discussion
4:15pm - 4:55pm Poster Presentation
4:55pm - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks


For admission to the main day of the conference (April 1, 2017), please reserve your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-economic-forum-2017-tickets-31716018465

For questions on the call for proposals/posters, please email:
Bitsit Dessalegn: bhd2115@columbia.edu
John Kotey: jkk2128@columbia.edu or
ADG Team: adg.columbia@gmail.com

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