kenyan diaspora conf

International Conference on

"The Role of the Kenyan Diaspora in Kenya's Development"

Kennesaw State University, March 22-24, 2007


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the Preliminary Program?

A. The preliminary program will be at the following link: If it is not there right now, please check back later.

Q. How is my panel organized?

A. Participants will receive instructions later. If you have questions at this time, about the conference or any other thing, contact Maggie Scott at, or Dr. Akanmu Adebayo at

Q. What about technology needs for my presentation?

A. Most rooms come fully equipped with the latest presentation technology and high-speed Internet access. We only ask that you bring your laptop. Reason is to ensure that your presentation works the way you set it up. However, it is okay if you don’t want to bring your own laptop. We will have a laptop available. Do come with a flash drive of your presentation and we’ll work with that. As a back-up plan, you may also place the material online at your institution.

Q. What happens to my paper after the conference?

A. Possibly, publication. The paper will undergo blind peer review. Authors will be invited to make corrections or update the paper following the suggestion of anonymous readers. We plan to publish the papers a volume of the Institute for Global Initiatives journal, the Journal of Global Initiatives.

Q: How do I register for the conference?

A: Instructions on registration will become available soon at the following link: Please check back later or contact Maggie Scott at

Q: Where do I stay and how can I make my hotel arrangements?

A. The conference is at the KSU campus. There are many hotels nearby and hotel room rates vary. Participants are to select their preference from the list of hotels provided at the following link: While we recommend SpringHill Suites, participants are free to make their own room reservation at their preferred hotel near the KSU campus.

Q: How do I make my travel arrangements?

A: Kennesaw State University is in the northwest corner of metro Atlanta. Participants are to make their own travel arrangements to fly into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. KSU is about 40 miles northwest of the airport, on Exit 271 off Interstate 75. In good traffic, the drive is about 40 minutes.

Q: How do I get to KSU (Kennesaw State University) from the airport?

A. There are many options. You may rent a car from the airport, take a taxi, or take a shuttle. Our best option is the shuttle. Our Institute has used Shuttle Tran often. Call 1-800-556-5466 to know where to be picked up at the airport. If you are interested in limousine service, we recommend Town Executive Limousine. Call 678-368-2043.

International Participants: We will meet all international participants at the airport or we will arrange pick up by Town Executive Limousine. The specific location will be the baggage claim belt/carousel of your flight. Participants are to stay at this location and not wander off. They may also call 404-786-3377 if they are having to wait more than 30 minutes to be picked up. To be picked up, please send Ms. Maggie Scott at your specific arrival date and time, airline, and flight number. Note that this arrangement applies only to international participants.

Q. What else is there to see or do in Atlanta?

A. A million other things but, as they say, business before pleasure. Click on the following link to Access Atlanta for information:

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Kennesaw State University

AKPA Embassy of Kenya
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