The Twelfth Annual Global Temple Conference
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
The 12th annual Global Temple Conference is a day-long symposium on November 15th designed to explore and celebrate Temple’s wide array of international work, promoting globalization as one of Temple's core values. As in the past, we’ll feature student, staff and faculty research, plus a variety of programs and creative ventures from around the world. We welcome proposals for various formats–papers, panel discussions, posters, films, performances, and exhibits–organized broadly around four pillars of university excellence: scholarship, teaching, creativity, and service. Prizes for the best student work will be awarded.
ABOUT THE DAY
The conference will be held at Howard Gittis Student Center with a plenary address and presentations and sessions throughout the day. A global information fair will showcase the many opportunities and resources available to members of the university community interested in adding an international dimension to their study, teaching and /or research. The conference is free and open to the Temple community and the public.
We invite Temple faculty, students and staff, as groups or individuals, to submit proposals for papers, panel discussions, films, performances, and exhibits by September 8, 2017. Proposals for poster submissions are due by October 2, 2017. Proposals should be submitted electronically using our online form. All submissions will be reviewed by a jury of Temple faculty; presenters will be notified of the jury’s decisions on or about September 29, 2017 (October 15, 2017 for posters).
If you have questions about the conference, please contact Tamara Mason, Global Temple Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register in advance
Registration for this event will open in early fall.
Undergraduate and graduate student paper competition
Each year after the conference, the Global Temple Conference Committee holds a Best Paper competition for our undergraduate and graduate panel presenters. Students interested in applying for the Best Paper awards have to submit a complete paper to email@example.com by December 15, 2017. If you are presenting a paper this year, please consider submitting a paper!
There is no fixed paper format; any one of several standard styles will be accepted. The papers must be complete, with a title, bibliography and additional material (such as tables, graphs or images, if necessary) included. It will be difficult to evaluate very lengthy material, so applicants are advised to keep the text limited to approximately 6,000 words. The committee will select one undergraduate paper and one graduate paper to be awarded $50 Diamond Dollars (to be transferred directly to your TU account). Winners will also have their papers featured on this page.
A jury selected by the conference committee will evaluate these papers for originality, significance, and clarity of exposition. The committee will announce the award winners on the conference website and contact the winners by January 29, 2018.
A look back: The Eleventh Annual Global Temple Conference
The 11th annual Global Temple Conference, a day-long event, was held on November 9, 2016. Over 500 attendees and 250 presenters joined us for Global Temple in 2016.
The 2016 year's conference featured a Plenary Session on Philadelphia on the World Stage, four concurrent sessions showcasing student, faculty and staff research, programs and films; and a poster session.
2016 Conference Schedule
|9:30 - 10:00||Registration & Coffee|
|10:00 - 10:50||Plenary Session|
|11:00 - 11:50||Concurrent Sessions I|
|12:00 - 12:50||Poster Session, Global Information Fair, Light Refreshments|
|1:00 - 1:50||Concurrent Sessions II|
|2:00 - 2:50||Concurrent Sessions III|
|3:00 - 3:50||Concurrent Sessions IV|
2016 Plenary Session speaker
Zabeth Teelucksingh has led the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) as Executive Director since 2011. GPA is a nonprofit, member based organization committed to promoting the global significance of Philadelphia and its international community. Under Zabeth’s leadership, GPA has grown in membership, and global outreach, most notably joining with the City of Philadelphia for membership in the Organization of World Heritage Cities in November 2015, making Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the US. Zabeth has developed multiple signature international programs, including GlobalPhilly™2013 - the first ever international Expo in Philadelphia, which was repeated in 2015 and currently GlobalPhilly 2017. Zabeth also created GlobalKids, PhillyThinks, EIJP (a global journalism program), a robust internship program for millennials and the #IamaGlobalPhiladelphian awareness campaign.
For more information
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Temple Conference is organized by the Faculty Senate International Programs Committee and the Office of International Affairs, and supported by Colleges and Programs across the University.
The conference is sponsored by the General Education Program, The Fox School of Business CIBE, and the Office of International Affairs