The International Cultural Research Network Congress
June 28 - July 3 2000
The International Cultural Research Network (ICRN) was established at the
University of Alberta in 1998 and has several hundred members who share,
collaborate and publish their work in an atmosphere of academic friendship.
The ICRN also holds biennial congresses.
The ICRN Congress requests multi-disciplinary papers or ideas for
presentation at Xi'an, China from June 28 to July 3, 2000. You do not have
to be a member of the ICRN to be accepted for presentation and publication.
However, you must be a member in order to be published in the conference publication.
The focus of the Congress will be on exploring cultural perspectives of the
Childhood and Youth
Health and Welfare
Language and Literacy
Papers will be published in a CD-ROM format that will be made available at
the Congress. The Network requests submissions from all interested persons, from all disciplines, to submit abstracts by October 15, 1999.
Please read the following requirements carefully:
Since the Congress is English only, all abstracts and papers must be
submitted in acceptable English, and must indicate the theme (i.e.,
Childhood and Youth, or Education).
An abstract of no more than 100 words must be received by Octobe 15, 1999. If the abstract is longer than 100 words, and the paper is
accepted for presentation, the abstract will be edited for publication.
A biography of no more than 25 words must be submitted with the
abstract. If the biography is longer than 25 words, and the paper is
accepted for publication, the biography will be edited for publication.
Those people submitting abstracts will be notified of the results on
or before November 15, 1999.
Fees for the Congress are due upon acceptance of the abstract for
A person may submit one abstract individually, and an additional
abstract for a group presentation.
Successful papers must consist of original, previously unpublished
Successful papers must be submitted to the editorial committee on or
before January 15, 2000. Late papers cannot be published due to production
deadlines, although they can still be presented at the Congress.
Successful papers must be submitted to the editorial committee in
both an electronic and a hard copy format. If a paper is not received in an
electronic format, the editorial committee does not guarantee that it can be
included in the publication.
Papers are to be a maximum of 15 pages long, including bibliography,
with line spacing of 1.5. If the paper exceeds 15 pages, the author will be
required to edit the paper to the maximum length.
Papers must be submitted in the following format:
Software: Word or WordPerfect
Margins: 1.5 inches (left), and 1 inch (right, top and bottom)
Font: Times New Roman, size 12
Footnotes are preferred, size 10, Times New Roman.
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