Frequently Asked Questions - MESSA Conference 2017

Do I have to be an undergraduate student to participate in this conference?

Yes, you have to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.

What is the application procedure?

Interested applicants should submit their paper, a brief biography, and high resolution professional photo through this form. Papers will be assessed based on research quality and relevance to the conference theme. Exemplary research papers will be included in the inaugural edition of the MESSA academic journal. The application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Do I have to submit a full paper by the February 15 deadline or may I submit an abstract?

Yes, we accept works in progress.

Do I have to submit an original paper?

You may submit a paper previously written for one of your courses.

What if I’m not done with my research?

Only complete papers will be considered.

When will I find out regarding my acceptance to the MESSA conference?

You will hear back from the MESSA committee after the deadline.

What form should submitted papers take?

All research papers must be written in English. Papers should be approximately 4000-6000 words excluding bibliography, double-spaced and formatted with 12-point Times New Roman font. Chicago citation style is strongly preferred.

Should I do anything after submitting my application?

The receipt of your application will be confirmed within 24 hours.

What if I wrote my paper as a co-author?

You are welcome to submit any paper you have written as a co-author. 

What is the schedule for the conference?

The 2017 conference schedule will be released soon. 

What is the dress code?

The Conference will feature both formal and semi-formal events; please prepared for business and business casual. Check the conference schedule, upon release, for further information.

How should I prepare my presentation?

Presentations should be devised in PowerPoint format. Should you require particular media, technology or materials please inform us at least one week prior to the conference. Please email us a copy of your presentation and any files, such as handouts, you will be using one day prior to your presentation.

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