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    Important information for conference participants

    The 2021 virtual conference is really here. I have some information to share.

    Reserving a seat in the panels

    The panels are listed on our website. Please note that the panels are scheduled to run on Nigerian time. Depending on where you live in the world, you will need to match the time to your local time. Please review the panels and sign up in as many of them as you would like to attend. Only those who reserved a seat in a panel will receive the meeting ID, link and password to be able to join the panel. That will be sent out shortly.


    To reserve a seat, follow these steps:

    1. Review the list of panels on the home page. Click on the one in which you want to participate.
    2. On the panel page, locate the green button that reads RESERVE A SEAT IN THIS PANEL.
    3. Fill the form and submit. That's all! Please ensure to provide a correct email address so that you will receive the meeting ID and password by email.

    Tips for panel chairs

    Each panel will have a chair. Please click here to download the tips that can help you to run a panel as a panel chair.

    How to host or participate in a Zoom meeting

    As you know, the panels will be run via Zoom. Please click here to download a document with information on how to:

    1. Prepare by downloading and installing Zoom applications on your desktop or cellphone.
    2. Log in and participate as a meeting host, a participant or a presenter.
    3. Make a presentation, including sharing your screen when you will be playing your video presentation.
    4. Get other tips for a successful meeting.

    How to use you recorded video presentation

    We requested that everyone prepares a recorded video presentation of their paper/s. This will make it easier in terms of technology as well as in terms of keeping to schedule. Please prepare ahead. Get your video ready on the computer/system you will be using to join the conference. When it is your turn:

    1. the Panel Chair will introduce you (and your team if you have co-presenters).
    2. you will play your video by yourself, sharing your screen, following the steps for screen sharing on Zoom in this document.
    3. wait and take questions from your colleagues during the Q&A session.

    If you have any questions, please contact me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thanks and see you all soon!

    Chidi Igwe


    1. Tips for panel chair
    2. Tips for using Zoom


    Your ISA membership must be renewed annually in order to remain active.

    • Regular Member (Renewal) - $50
    • Student Member (Renewal) - $30
    • Regular Member (New) - $75
    • Student Member (New) - $55
    • Life Member - $1000


    • Regular Member - $100
    • Regular Africa – $70
    • Student Member - $50
    • Life Member - $100
    • Non-Member - $120


    The Director,
    Igbo Studies Association Secretariat & Center for Igbo Studies
    Fine Arts Building, Room # 321
    Dominican University
    7900 W. Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305 USA
    Telephone: (708) 488-5302