The Ninth International Association for Coptic Studies Congress will take place in Cairo, 14-20 September 2008.
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III will be the host of the congress. He has put the Saint Mark Foundation for Coptic History Studies in charge of the local organization. The president of that Foundation is Dr. Fawzy Estafanous. To open the congress, on Sunday 14th, there will be an all day public event at the Coptic Patriarchate with lectures and discussions.
The congress will function with morning plenary sessions followed in the afternoon with panels, workshops, and papers.
If you are interested in attending (even if you are not a member of IACS), you can request an electronic pre-registration form at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put in the header of your e-mail, "please send me iccopts9.rtf".