Call for Abstracts


Executive Producers

Call for Abstracts / Papers

Registered participants are welcome to submit abstracts for the presentation of papers at the African Summit.

This summit will provide an opportunity for scholars and relevant stakeholders to present papers based on the theme of the summit.  Abstracts must be submitted by July 20, 2015.  Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers and selected based on relevance to the theme, qualifications of the presenter and the potential to stimulate discussion.

At the summit, speakers will be limited to 20 minutes for their presentations which will include a question and answer session. Participants should prepare a 5-page paper, single spaced and succinctly summarize their key points during the presentation. Submitting an abstract implies a commitment to present the paper in English if the abstract is accepted. The Abstracts Subcommittee will attempt to accommodate as many presentations as possible, given time and space constraints.

Abstract Guidelines

  • The abstract must be in English
  • Abstracts must be in prose, other formats will not be accepted
  • The maximum length of the abstract is 500 words
  • A title for the presentation must be included at the top of the abstract.
  • Please include the name of the presenter, his/her affiliation and his/her position should be listed.

Submission Guidelines

  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is July 20, 2015
  • Only registered participants, whose registration fees have been paid, may submit abstracts
  • The presenter will be notified of acceptance or rejection within one month of the abstract being properly submitted
  • Abstracts can be submitted via email at,,
  • The email address  and phone number(s) of the presenter must be included  with all submissions.
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