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Full Title: KIMEP International Research Conference: ‘Central Asia in the Global Community’

Short Title: KIRC 10
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Start Date: 04-Apr-2013 - 06-Apr-2013
Contact: Juldyz Smagulova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.kimep.kz/kirc
Meeting Description: KIMEP International Research Conference
April 4-6, 2013
‘Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities’

The 10th KIMEP International Research Conference (KIRC) will be held on the campus of KIMEP University on April 4-6, 2013 (Thursday - Saturday). This multi-disciplinary conference is dedicated to promoting knowledge on issues relevant to Central Asia, but including global issues that impact all of us, no matter where we live. The working language of the conference is English, but some sessions will be scheduled in Kazakh and Russian to accommodate both presenters and audience.

Social Events:

Welcome Get-Together (Traditional Yurt Experience): Thursday, April 4
Cultural Event (Traditional Central Asian Music and Dance) and Dinner: Friday, April 5
Afternoon Sightseeing Excursion (Medeo & Shymbulak Mountain): Saturday, April 6
Daylong Sightseeing Excursion (Charyn Canyon / Turgyn Falls): Sunday, April 7, depending on interest

Further Details:

Conference website: http://www.kimep.kz/kirc
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.190

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