World Bulgarian Convention-Fest, 17-20 May 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
CULTURE, MEDIA, TOURISM, SPORT AND INTEGRITY

Contact addresses for questions, applications, visa invitations and other inquiries:
Mail address:
World Bulgarian Convention 2012
International Institute of Anthropology
29 S State Street #206
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, USA
E-mail address: :
admin@iianthropology.org, bagovska@yahoo.com, klvelichkov@aim.com
Tel.: + (801) 363 3123, + (773) 517-2143, 773-517-2142

In 2008 will be organized for the first time a World Bulgarian Convention upon the initiative of the International
Institute of Anthropology, Salt Lake City, Utah and the 21st Bulgaria Century, Chicago, Illinois, USA, in
collaboration with organizations and individuals all over the world. To be a co-organizer or an officially recognized
sponsor please contact us via the addresses above.

The World Bulgarian Convention will be held on 17-20 May 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the world capital of
genealogy.

The aims of the World Bulgarian Convention are to gather together Bulgarians and non-Bulgarian guests from
all over the world for discussions, mutual exchange of information, and development of the Bulgarian global
network of communication and interactions, as well as presenting the Bulgarian culture and sport before
Americans as a means of development of active interactions, global humanity, solidarity and integrity.

How can you participate in the World Bulgarian Convention?
Attending the event without special participation
Participating in different sessions, shows and other events during the World Bulgarian Convention and/or
offering a specific event
Sponsoring the World Bulgarian Convention or a specific Convention event or co-event
Giving a reception during the Convention
Organizing groups to attend the Convention
Organizing a co-event in Bulgaria or in another country
Publishing information about the World Bulgarian Convention
Documenting the World Bulgarian Convention

WORLD BULGARIAN CONVENTION

CULTURE, MEDIA, TOURISM, SPORT AND INTEGRITY

17-20 MAY, 2012, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA

Registration fee for all participants who will not take part in any of the Convention events but will receive a
Convention participation card: $45.00.

The initial list of events during the Convention includes:

SYMPOSIA AND SESSIONS
17-20 MAY 2012, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

General topics

Enculturation in the 21st century and the global world
Media and enculturation
Media and traditional culture
The USA in the Bulgarian media
Bulgaria in the US media
Archaeology, media and cultural tourism
Bulgaria as a country of the world tourism
Bulgarian genealogy
Tracing our ancestors in Bulgaria
National idea in the global world
Sport in the globalizing world
Perspectives of development of the Bulgarian-American cultural exchange Problems of development of the
cultural tourism in the USA and in Bulgaria

and other topics offered by the participants.

Deadline to offer a session: 30 May 2011.
Deadline for register for participation: 30 June 2011.

Participation fee: $ 80.00 for participants outside Bulgaria and other countries from Eastern Europe; $30.00 for
participants from Bulgaria and other countries from Eastern Europe

The organizers will provide you with rooms and power point projectors. You can also ask for assistance with a
hotel or lodging in a private rooms via the contact addresses listed above.

EXPO BULGARIA
HANDCRAFT, ART AND SMALL BUSINESS PRODUCTS
17-20 MAY 2012, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

The Expo will focus on art, handcraft and small (especially family oriented) business products.

To participate in the Expo, you need to fill out and application form.

Participation fee: $ 100.00 and up for both days (depending on the space)

Deadline to request a space: 30 May 2011.

Ask for application forms at admin@iianthropology.org, call +(801) 363 3123, or via mail on the address listed
above.


THE BULGARIAN CULTURE IN THE SALT LAKE CITY STREETS, CAFÉS,
GALLERIES, SCHOOLS AND OPEN PRIVATE HOMES
19 MAY 2012

One day parade and shows of the Bulgarian culture and sport in the Salt Lake City streets, cafes, galleries and
open private homes. The parade and shows are thought to include Bulgarian dance groups, art groups,
individual artists, representatives of cultural clubs, and cultural houses other institutions, sport groups, carnival,
etc.

To participate in the parade and in the shows, you need to fill out an application form.

Participation fees: $60.00 and up.

Ask for application forms at admin@iianthropology.org, or call +(801) 363 3123

Deadline to register for participation: 30 May 2011.


BULGARIAN AND AMERICAN SPORT STARS IN INTERACTION

American- Bulgarian sport games will be organized during the Convention


We suggest you to contact the local travel agencies who will organize groups to the USA to attend and participate
in the World Bulgarian Convention. To find the closest travel agency, ask via e-mail (admin@iianthropology) or
call + (801) 363 3123.

There will be network of cultural events before, during and after the Convention in different cities in the USA
(Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Austin, etc.). If you would like to participate, ask for the offered
opportunities the organizers of the World Bulgarian Convention via the contact addresses listed above.

If you would like to offer an event during the World Bulgarian Convention or co-event in different parts of the world
as a co-organizer, please contact us via the addresses listed above.


For the initiative committee:

Lolita Nikolova, PhD
lnikolova@iianthropology.org

Kina Bagovska
bagovska@yahoo.com

Kliment Velichkov
klvelichkov@aim.com
Preevents and initiatives:

Participation in the
Sophia Women's World Conference, 25th-29th May 2010
International Essay-Contest Happiness and Truth in the Women's Everydayness (due 2009)
Exhibit at the Marriott Library, University of Utah, May 2008
International Essay-Contest We have to be our epoch if we want to feel it in our everydayness (continues from 2006-2007)


Receptions of the Bulgarians in the world: Every 18th July in Karlovo, Bulgaria
170th Birth Anniversary of Vassil Levski and Reception of the Bulgarians in the world, Karlovo, 18th July 2007