Nakem International Conference 2014

Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, Philippines

23-25 October 2014

The 1st Nakem International Congress on the Ilokano Language is the 9th International Conference on language, culture, education, and diversity issues held by Nakem Conferences International and  Nakem Conferences Philippines.


Congress sponsors and co-sponsors

The Congress is sponsored by the University of Hawaii Ilokano Language and Literature Program and co-sponsored by the following universities: Mariano Marcos State University, Abra State Institute of Science and Technology; Apayao State College;  DepEd-Region I; Divine Word College of Bangued; Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University; Ifugao State University; Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College; Kalinga-Apayao State College; North Luzon Philippines State College; Provincial Government of La Union; Nueva Vizcaya State University; Philippine State College of Aeronautics; PLT College; Quirino State University; Saint Louis University; Saint Mary’s University; University of Northern Philippines; University of the Philippines-Baguio; and University of the Philippines-Diliman.

The Congress aims to:

•Discuss the repertoire of the Ilokano language as used in all the domains of Ilokano life, in both the private and the public spheres;

•Synthesize the repertoire and formulate it as the basis for an intellectualized form of the language for the production of knowledge in both academic and non-academic settings;

•Propose alternative forms of teaching Ilokano in all levels of academic life of the Ilokano students in order to prepare them for the professions; and

•Establish the Academia Ilocana (or Ilocano Academy) that will oversee all efforts at developing the Ilokano language in all Ilokano communities all over the world.


Congress format

Plenary speakers of the Congress had been identified. These speakers are experts in their own fields and they represent the variety of domains of knowledge and cultural practice in which Ilokano serves as the mediating instrument. The fields cover tertiary education, the various social and public service professions, translation, heritage and foreign language education, second language acquisition, applied and theoretical linguistics, philosophy of language and indigenous studies, diaspora and exilic communities, religion, mass and social media, politics and public governance, business and entrepreneurship, research and knowledge production, cultural criticism, creative writing, entertainment, law and jurisprudence, medicine and public health, and cross-cultural relations.


How to participate

Those intending to take part in the Congress are asked to pre-register with Nakem Conferences Philippines through any of the members of the Board of Directors.

•Prof. Lilibeth G. Abrogena, MMSU, lilynash7@ yahoo.com, 0921-438-2710

•Dr.  Leticia M. Benabese, ASIST, leticiambenabese@yahoo.com, 0920-605-3361

•Dr. Elizabeth A. Calinawagan, UP Baguio, elizabeth_calinawagan@yahoo.com, 0917-506-0080

•Dr. Avelina D. Gatdula, DepEd-Ilocos Sur, ave_gatdula@yahoo.com, 0906-368-7833

•Dr. Natividad E. Lorenzo, MMSU, natividad_lorenzo@yahoo.com, 0919-249-0282

•Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr., NLPSC, malinnag.nlpsc@gmail.com, 0917-504-2650

•Dr. Arlyce B. Pimentel, DMMMSU, redsystem02@yahoo.com,0916-494-8411

•Dr. Camilo Pimentel, IFSU, camilopim@yahoo.com, 0917-517-7759

•Dr. Marie Rose Q. Rabang, UNP, mrabang@yahoo.com, 0917-861-3601

•Dr. Bonifacio V. Ramos, PLT College, bonifacioramos50@yahoo.com, 0919-232-5776

•Dr. Jaime G. Raras, NLPSC, rarasjaime@yahoo.com, 0908-399-3077

•Dr. Noemi U. Rosal, UP Diliman, noemi_rosal56@yahoo.com.ph, 0917-6101-604

•Dr. Jimmy R. Soria, UNP, unp_veep@yahoo.com,0917-596-6628

•Dr. Elizabeth A. Valera, DWC Bangued, bethvalera04@yahoo.com

•Dr. Alegria T. Visaya, MMSU, atvisaya2014@yahoo.com, 0917-703-0705


Registration and Pre-Registration

Registration fee (P3,600 for Philippine participants and USD 100 for participants from other countries) includes full board and conferences. Full board is defined here as the cost of lodging (quadruple occupancy) and food for the actual days of the Congress only. The fee correspondingly increases for triple, double and single room occupancy. Lodging and food prior to and after the conference are not included. 

To pay your registration fee, you can deposit your payment at this Account: 


                                    Nakem Conferences International – Philippines Chapter

                                    Philippine National Bank, Laoag City Branch

                                    SA Account 1532-5130-0010


More information

For more information, please contact the following:

Dr. Elizabeth Calinawagan, Director, 2014 Congress on the Ilokano Language, University of the Philippines Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines, elizabeth_calinawagan@yahoo.com.

Dr. Aurelio Solver Agcaoili, Co-Convener, 2014 Congress on the Ilokano Language, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, aurelioa@hawaii.edu.

Dr. Bonifacio V. Ramos, Chair, Nakem-Phils Conference Committee and Co-Convener, 2014 Congress on the Ilokano Language, PLT College, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, bonifacioramos50@yahoo.com.

Dr. Alegria Tan Visaya, President, Nakem-Phils and Co-Convener, 2014 Congress on the Ilokano Language, Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Philippines, atvisaya2014@yahoo.com.

Dr. Natividad E. Lorenzo, Finance Officer, Nakem-Phils, Mariano Marcos State University, Batac City, Philippines, natividad_lorenzo@yahoo.com.


Congress websites and other sources of information

For more information on the 2014 Congress, please visit the following websites:

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ilokano/affiliations/nakem.html [UH Manoa Ilokano Program website]

http://nakeminternationalconferences.blogspot.com [Nakem Conference blog]

https://www.facebook.com/nakemconferences [Nakem Facebook]