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Austronesian Connections Symposium


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Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Burns Hall 3121/3125

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Do you happen to speak—or are you interested in—any of the more than 1,200 Austronesian languages spoken around the world ( Have you thought about the connections between the people who speak those languages?

Please join us for the inaugural Interdisciplinary Austronesian Connections Symposium! During this free, one-day event, panels of scholars and community leaders will explore what it means to be an “Austronesian person” today and the critical issue of well-being in the region.

The Symposium will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Burns Hall 3121/3125 from 9AM to 6PM. The event is free and open to the public. However, due to limited seating in the venue, pre-registration is required. The deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, March 31. To pre-register, directly contact the event organizer, Emerson Odango (e-mail:, cell: 757-419-6030). Attendees who do not pre-register by the March 31 deadline will be asked to sign in with their name and e-mail at a sign-in table. (The e-mail will be used for informational mailing list purposes for this event only.)

Please contact the organizer with any questions, including disability access concerns.

This symposium is funded by private contributions from alumni and friends of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences.

Information about directions to Burns Hall on the East-West Center campus is available here:

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