Caribbean Studies Association Conference kicked off in Saint Lucia, aims to promote sustainable development. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

Caribbean Studies Association Conference kicked off in Saint Lucia, aims to promote sustainable development

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Castries, Saint Lucia: The Caribbean Studies Association Conference has kicked off on Monday 3rdJune 2024 at the Harbor Club, Saint Lucia. The conference is being conducted with a vision to strengthen policy dialogues, foster collaboration and address regional issues.

The Caribbean Studies Association is an independent professional organization which is dedicated to promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view. The association was established in 1974 by 300 Caribbean’s; the CSA now boasts over 1100 members from all over the world.

All these members connected to CSA will gather together and discuss on several important topics with a vision to promote academic scholarship. Notably, this year’s conference will be revolved around sustainable development in the Caribbean.

The entire schedule of activities for the Caribbean Studies Association Conference 2024

DAY 1 – Monday 3rd June 2024

8:30-10:30 am

Opening Ceremony and Welcome

10:30am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:45 am

Development Cooperation in the Caribbean: Innovation, Technology, Integration and Growth

12:45pm – 1:45pm


1:45pm – 3:00pm

Breakout Room sessions

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Breakout Room Sessions

4:30 – 5:30pm

Workshop: Land, Skies, and Seas: An open discussion on Ecological crises, climate action and Caribbean Futures

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening: Shantaye’s World

Day 2 – Tuesday 4th June 2024

8:30am – 10:00am

Breakout Room Sessions Graduate Student Breakfast

10:00am – 10:15am


10:15am – 11:45am:

Breakout Room Sessions

11:45am – 1:00pm

Graduate Students Luncheon

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Plenary 2: People, Partnership, Peace and Prosperity – The role of Women in facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion in the Caribbean.

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Breakout Room Sessions, Literary Salon

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Panel: Rethinking Investment, Economic Development and Sustainable Growth in the Caribbean Region

Roundtable: Finding support through the “next level”

Day 3 – Wednesday June 5th 2024

8:30 – 10:00am

Breakout Room Sessions

11:45am – 1:00pm

Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Luncheon

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Plenary 3: People and Prosperity: Assessing the Impact of Caribbean Scholarship on Regional Development

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Breakout Room Sessions Literary Salon

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cultural Night

Day 4 – Thursday June 6th 2024

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Plenary 4: State of CSA 50 years after

11:00am – 12:30 pm

CSA Membership Meeting

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tours (Optional)

Option 1: Chocolate and Rum Tasting

Option 2: Pitons/Sunset Cruise

Option 3: The Poet and his muse: Inspired by the life and work of Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Workshop: “Issa Vibe” Lashley “Motto” Winter and the Practice of Soca News making

Day 5 – Friday June 7th 2024

8:30 am – 10:00am

Breakout Room Sessions

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Plenary 5: Culturally Responsive Sustainability for regional development – Protecting our shared space