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Scholarly conferences 2014

  • http://cowr.org Conference on Writing Research, University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University, August 27–29
    Following successful SIG Writing meetings in Padua, Paris, Freiburg, Utrecht, Barcelona, Poitiers, Verona, Stafford, Geneva, Antwerp, Lund, Heidelberg and Porto, we are pleased to invite you to the Netherlands for the International Conference on Writing Research 2014.
    The University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are joining forces to organize this large writing research event in the city of Amsterdam from 27–29 August 2014. The conference will be preceded by a two-day research school for junior researchers in Utrecht. We are looking forward to facilitate the gathering of writing researchers from all over the world: established researchers as well as new and upcoming talent.
    Our aim is to continue the lively discussions on writing research in the tradition of the EARLI SIG Writing Conferences since 1988. Our motto: Writing is fun, writing research is even more fun!
  • http://www.ewca14.eu Let’s Peer Across Borders – Writing Centers in Motion, Viadrina University, Oder, Germany, July 19–22
    A highlight of the global writing research and pedagogies is the conference of the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA), which has taken place every two years since 2006. After the conferences in Istanbul 2006, in Freiburg 2008, in Paris 2010 and in Blagoevgrad 2012 the conference will take place in 2014 at the Europa-Universität Viadrina: right at the heart of Europe, at the German/Polish border. We expect researchers and practitioners from Europe, USA, from the United Arab Emirates, Africa and Australia. Moreover the EWCA conference provides a special opportunity for junior researchers, to gain experiences at an international conference and to make international contacts.
    The subject of the planned conference (Let’s Peer Across Borders –Writing Centers in Motion) plays with the ambiguity of the verb “to peer” and accentuates its meaning “curious look”. Our curious look aims to cross borders: borders of the origin countries of the participants and metaphorical borders of the disciplines. The borders of languages will be at the center of our “curious looks” by focusing on the theme of multilingualism. The participants can involve their own languages as they peer across the academic cultures.
  • http://www.coventry.ac.uk/events/WDHE2014/ Future Directions in Academic Writing, Coventry, UK, July 9–11
    15th biennial Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference and 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the WDHE Network
  • Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France, mid-February, 2014.
    Proposal deadline: April 1, 2013.

Scholarly conferences 2013

  • 7th International Symposium on Genre (VII SIGET), Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, Sept. 3–6, 2013.
    Created in 2003, at the State University of Londrina, SIGET was born with a vocation to debate the relationship between text genres and the many human activities that they engender. So it was in Londrina (PR), União da Vitória (PR), Santa Maria (RS), Tubarão (SC), Caxias do Sul (RS) and Natal (RN). Now, after completing 10 years (2003–2013), SIGET arrives at 7th edition showing that it already achieved the status of an internationally consolidated and uncontested academic prestige event.
    In Fortaleza, a beach city, the main theme of VII SIGET is Text genres in the multiple spheres of human activity. Our proposal is that all theoretical and methodological perspectives may find fruitful land here and participants may discuss the variety of text genres immersed in the many human cultures. The VII SIGET therefore revisits the thesis that, whatever the sphere of human activity, there will always be a range of genres establishing and regulating human practices. The magnifying glass fits to the understanding that text genres are countless and so heterogeneous as to the practices of languages, so it is impossible to separate text genres from its multiple spheres of human activities, given that genres mediate people and their discursive needs.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2013.
  • International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Rome, Italy, June 25–27, 2013.
    International Conference on New Horizons aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presenttations should be in Italian, Turkish, English, Czech, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings.
    Proposal deadline: June 18, 2013.
  • 11th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, June 19–21, 2013.
    The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. Over the past nine years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching.
    The conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.
    We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types). Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see our focus (at the Web site).
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 3, 2013.
  • “Doing the Disciplines: Writing as a Medium for Student Learning,” Bielefeld, Germany, June 19–21, 2013. Details to follow.
    The conference will focus on strategies, concepts, ideas, and visions for developing and promoting writing-intensive teaching and learning in higher education. Conference languages are German and English.
  • Ninth Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association for the Improvement of Mother-Tongue Education, Paris, France, June 11–13, 2013.
    Proposal deadline: Dec. 15, 2012.
  • 15th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, May 20–23, 2013.
    The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of education and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. Papers (in English) from all areas of education are welcome. Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings or Edited Books as part of ATINER’s education book series.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 22, 2012.
  • International Education Technology Conference (IETC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 13–15, 2013.
    IETC 2013 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, panels, and round table discussion sessions.The official languages of the conference are English, Malay and Turkish. Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. Please, submit your proposal according to the following presentation category descriptions.
    Proposal deadline: May 6, 2013.
  • “Integrating content and language in higher education” (ICLE), Maastricht, Netherlands, April 10–13, 2013.
    In the decade after the implementation of the Bologna Declaration in Europe, with its impacts across the world, the higher education landscape has changed radically, even if we do not always notice it. Universities are increasingly competing for students and staff. They are acutely aware of their relative rankings, and they are critically concerned about the delivery of quality education.
    In this landscape universities have been offering many programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level in other languages, especially but not only in English. How successful are these programmes? How do students access the content knowledge? How does their language knowledge evolve? How are the staff affected? And the universities as a whole? What has research taught us? These are some of the questions that ICLHE 2013 is designed to address.
    ICLHE 2013, organized by ExHEM and Maastricht University Language Centre, thus focuses on the integration of disciplinary content learning and language learning affecting universities and other institutes of higher education worldwide. In particular, following on from the previous ICLHE Conferences in 2003 and 2006, it highlights research into issues affecting higher education learning through a foreign language.
    Proposal deadline: Nov. 1, 2012.
  • 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2013), Valencia, Spain, March 4–6, 2013.
    The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 70 different countries is expected. We invite you to submit your abstracts and to attend this conference in order to share your projects and experiences in the fields of education and innovation.
    Proposal deadline: Nov. 29, 2012.
  • The 10th IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education, Innsbruck, Austria, February 13 – 15, 2013.
    The Web has transformed and expanded the boundaries of conventional education. Web-based learning environments such as virtual colleges, laboratories, and universities have generated a wealth of new educational strategies and technical innovations worthy of critical attention and discussion. These innovations include new hardware and software technology, online testing and assessment, training and teaching applications, and courseware design and development. WBE 2013 will provide an opportunity for scholars, faculty, researchers, and administrators in all areas of Web-based education to convene with colleagues from approximately 50 countries to discuss innovative ideas and research results in the new and exciting field of Web-based education.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 19, 2012.

Scholarly conferences 2012

  • Training in Academic Writing: A Field of Research for Linguists?, Paris, France, Nov. 22–23, 2012.
    Academic literacies represents a rapidly growing field of research. At the same time, although France has not adopted the tradition of American writing centers, nowadays university training in writing has become an important part of the curriculum: students are being trained in the different genres of academic texts and also, as part of the professionalization of university studies, in the different genres of professional writing. Some students, whose writing contains basic errors calling for remedial work, are simply acquiring a basic command of writing techniques as a transferable skill.
    Concerning teaching writing on the one hand and research on literacies on the other, linguistic research plays a relatively small role and is suspected of technocracy or prescription. Generally speaking, writing teachers focus more on the role of writing in knowledge acquisition and in the mastery of thought than on the characteristics of written language or on the forms and effects of language patterns.
    Under these conditions, one wonders what role linguistics should play in this debate. It is obvious that linguistics cannot provide easy answers to language questions encountered in the teaching of writing: models or analyses that are developed by linguists are not necessarily immediately applicable to students’ difficulties, particularly students of FLE. In addition, methods used by language teachers are often based on traditional grammar approaches that take into account in only varying degrees the results of linguistic research. It is possible that research done on this subject in the context of primary and secondary education could inform practices in higher education.
    Abstracts, which can be in English or French, should be one page long (3000 signs) and be followed with 4 keywords. Abstracts should give a clear indication as to their link with the topic of the conference, the corpus under investigation, the method used and a few results. Each proposal will be examined anonymously by two members of the scientific committee. Names of author(s) should not be given in the abstract. Abstracts should be sent as electronic files (word .doc or PDF format) to the following address: ecrituniversitaire@gmail.com Presentations should be 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of questions.
    Proposal deadline: June 20, 2012.
  • 2012 Conference of European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning, Jyväskylä, Finland, Nov. 28–30, 2012.
    Conference theme: Creating competence - Innovations in Learning and Development
    Promoting innovations is of special interest as education and research are expected to contribute not only to learning taking place within education but also to development in business and working life. The expectations focus on issues such as interlinking work and learning, raising entrepreneurship, constructing new jobs and better utilisation of developments gained. Generation of innovations is linking teachers, practitioners, researchers, scientists and students but also education with such practices as custom or employee driven innovations or Living Labs. Thus, also research aiming at enhancement of innovations should be designed to be conducted in a way not only of practice but also for practice.
    Proposal deadline: Sept. 15, 2012.
  • Middle East - North Africa Writing Centers Association, Doha, Qatar, Nov. 16–17, 2012.
  • 2012 International Educational Technology Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Aug. 1–3, 2012.
    Proposal deadline: July 16, 2012.
  • 2nd International Conference on Academic Writing, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 31-Aug. 1, 2012.
    Theme: Academic Writing in a Changing World. Sponsored by the Mofet Institute. The conference will address current issues in first, second and foreign language academic writing in English, Hebrew, Arabic and other languages.In this context, academic writing refers to any kind of writing that is done on the tertiary level and beyond in the educational system and international business community. The following general areas of interest will be addressed as well as any others related to the conference theme:
    The impact of an increasingly multicultural world on academic writing
    The impact of technology on academic writing
    Developing tools for writing in the 21st century
    The impact of changing social, political and economic forces on academic writing
    Proposal deadline: Dec. 30, 2011.
  • 13th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing, Porto, Portugal, July 11–13, 2012.
    Following successful meetings in Padua, Paris, Freiburg, Utrecht, Barcelona, Poitiers, Verona, Stafford, Geneva, Antwerp, Lund and Heidelberg, we are much pleased to invite writing researchers, from all over the world, to meet in Porto, at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto, from the 11th to the 13th of July 2012.
    The aim of the SIG Writing conferences is to promote interdisciplinary exchanges among researchers from several fields (e.g., psychology, linguistics, education, cognitive science, computer science, literary studies, and rhetorics), who are interested in understanding the cognitive, social, and developmental processes involved in writing, who are concerned with designing writing instruction in various educational settings, or with exploring the functions of writing in different social and institutional contexts.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 13, 2012.
  • 14th Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) International Conference 2012, July 2–4, 2012.
    Theme: Enacting thoughtful pedagogies and inclusive values in writing development. WDHE 2012 aims to offer a vital, educative space where researchers and practitioners can meet to consider the role of writing in higher education. This conference aims to maintain a clear and established commitment to sustaining an academic community for those concerned with teaching, researching, supporting and developing academic writing in its many forms. Writing practices appear to be central to assessment systems in higher education yet underutilised in learning processes. Here we aim to promote a thoughtful approach to interrogating writing development in order to resist implicit and potentially exclusive educational practices. We welcome papers which recognise the educative potential of writing as a powerful social practice for students and tutors. Of further consideration is the role that writing can play in promoting participation in and across formal and informal learning communities. Inclusivity in writing practices may be interpreted as the ways in which written and spoken language, image and sound can work together to promote understanding. In considering an enactment of inclusive values in writing development participants may wish to consider the dominant role that language has played in learning and the ways in which we might encourage interaction with multimodal environments where the relationships between different texts can be recognised, encouraged and explored.
    Proposal deadlines: closed.
  • “Genre 2012: Rethinking Genre 20 Years Later,” Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, June 26–29, 2012.
    Genre 2012 will continue the tradition and scholarly conversation that originated with the first international colloquium on Genre Studies, “Rethinking Genre,” held at Carleton University in 1992.
    The goals of Genre 2012 are the following:
    *To create a dialogue among the three major traditions of Genre Studies: (a) English for Specific Purposes (ESP), (b) North American/New Rhetorical Studies, and © Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics (the Sydney School);
    *To present the most recent research developments in each of these three traditions with respect to writing in academic, workplace, and community settings;
    *To explore possible convergences among the three traditions; and
    *To provide a communicative space for discussion of other possible approaches to Genre Studies.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 15, 2011.
  • 4th International Conference on Academic Writing, Basel, Switzerland, June 7–8, 2012.
    Conference Topic: Textual Networks, Networks of Writing, Networks of Thinking: Writing in educational and professional contexts. Contributions may cover the following topics among others: Theoretical, methodological or empirical work concerning the structure and development of writing skills in academic and professional contexts, linguistic patterns of academic writing, corpus-linguistic studies of academic texts, writing support/writing center in academic contexts.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 20, 2012.
  • 3rd International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5–7, 2012.
    International Conference on New Horizons aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Czech, Turkish, English, , Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings.
    Proposal deadline: May 29, 2012.
  • 11th Annual METU ELT Conference, “Embracing Challenges,” Ankara, Turkey, May 31-June 2, 2012.
    The theme of the Convention is Embracing Challenges as we acknowledge the social transformation the world is going through. Advancements in social sciences as well as the advent of technological tools have changed the way we learn, use and teach languages. Learners are ever more exposed to other cultures and are in contact with people from diverse backgrounds through the wonder-gadgets of the 21st century. Therefore, there is a need to familiarize learners with concepts outside their cultural contexts, engage them with higher level mental skills related to language use, and foster critical perception, in general. Throughout the Convention we will try to identify and address challenges that emerge from the changing needs and growing demands of learners as members of academic, social or business communities in a globalised world. We hope that the Convention will become a platform conducive to enhancing the teaching and learning experience of all the participants involved.
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 13, 2012.
  • EACL 2012 Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing: Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Document Creation and Document Engineering, Avignon, France, April 23, 2012.
    The Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Writing (CL&W 2012) aims to provide an overview of current developments in the area of computational linguistics for authoring aids, and an overview of recent advances in writing research. We are interested in research that explores writing processes, text production, and document engineering principles as well as actual working systems that support writers in one or more aspects when producing a document.
  • Fourth Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia, Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2012.
    In February 2012, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) will hold the Fourth Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia to provide an opportunity for a community of scholars, teachers, university administrators, students, and other professionals to exchange ideas about the role of writing centers in nurturing and advancing the culture of academic writing in Asia as well as the use of writing to improve teaching and learning. Conference language: English.
    Proposal deadline: December 10, 2011.

Scholarly conferences 2011

  • The Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning, “Forging New Directions in Academic Language and Learning,” University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, Nov. 24–25, 2011.
    This conference is the tenth for the Association, and is being jointly hosted by the three South Australian Universities. Although it is primarily an Australasian conference, we aim to increase the international participation that has been growing in the past few conferences. We also aim to include a broader range of relevant staff from the Higher Education sector, including professionals from the VET sector and private institutions.
    Proposal deadline: March 31, 2011.
  • 2011 EAPRIL Conference, “Balancing Workplace Learning and Practitioner Research Across Professional Fields,” HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nov. 23–25, 2011.
    In November we welcome all who are involved in practice-based research to the sixth edition of the EAPRIL conference! EAPRIL is unique by bringing together those interested in the crossroads between research and practice and between professional learning and education. Theme of this year’s conference is Balancing workplace learning and practitioner research across professional fields. This theme fits well with one of EAPRIL most important aims: “We need research-based practice as well as practice-based research, in other words, research that is relevant to practitioners.”
    Proposal deadline: Sept. 14, 2011.
  • GEC ‘11: New Trends on Global Education Conference, Acapulco Beach Club and Resort Hotel, Kyrenia, North Cyprus, Nov. 23–25, 2011.
    New Trends on Global Education Conference 2011 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, posters/demonstrations and workshops that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Submissions can be in Turkish or English and can address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, the virtual presentations and video presentations are available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on our website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section.
    Proposal deadline: Nov. 11, 2011.
  • TRANSFORMING AUDIENCES 3: Online & Mobile Media, Everyday Creativity and DIY Culture, University of Westminster, London, UK, Sept. 1–2, 2011.
    We are pleased to announce that Transforming Audiences 3 will take place in central London in September 2011, welcoming researchers interested in all kinds of studies of people using media, including mobile, online, social and DIY media.
    Keynote speakers include:
    Nancy Baym, author of ‘Personal Connections in the Digital Age’
    Adriana de Souza e Silva, co-author of ‘Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces’ and ‘Net Locality’
    Patricia Lange, the YouTube anthropologist;
    Jean Burgess, co-author of ‘YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture’
    David Gauntlett, author of ‘Making is Connecting’
    Proposal deadline: April 21, 2011.
  • Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Poitiers, France, July 11–13, 2011.
    The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of researchers who investigate all aspects of text and discourse including processing and analysis. The purpose of the Society is to foster and promote excellence in research, to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines, and to contribute to the education and professional development of those in the field or entering the field. We invite students and scholars from various disciplines (e.g., psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, learning sciences, and others) to submit papers and posters presenting original research on text and discourse processing, representation, and analysis. Here are some of the topics that will be highlighted in the program of the 2011 meeting:
    The comprehension of multiple documents
    New methods for discourse content analysis
    Dialogue with humans and artificial systems
    New research into the processing of anaphora
    Search and navigation in on-line information systems
    Writing from sources
    This list is not limitative and proposals on other topics are much welcome!
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 4, 2011.
  • Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, Barcelona, Spain, 17–21 July, 2011.
    The International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is a unique forum that brings together researchers from the disciplines in computer science, linguistics, communication, and the social sciences. The broad goal of ICWSM is to increase understanding of social media in all its incarnations. Submissions describing research that blends social science and technology are especially encouraged.
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 7, 2011.
  • EDULEARN: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July 4–6, 2011.
    We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN11, that will be held in Barcelona (SPAIN), on the 4th, 5th and 6th of July, 2011. It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of New Technologies in Education, E-learning and methodologies applied to Education and Research. The attendance of more than 700 delegates from more than 70 countries is expected, being an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, academics, educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents. You can present your projects in two modalities: In person: oral and poster presentations; or virtually: if you can not attend in person.
    Proposal deadline: Mar. 31, 2011.
  • The International Society for Language Studies, Orangestad, Aruba, 23–25 June, 2011.
    The International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) was created in 2002 by scholars united in their goal to have a forum encouraging and disseminating post-positivistic research in languages matters, broadly conceived. Prior to the founding of ISLS such research was presented in venues primarily designed for applied linguistics, educational studies, language-specific concerns, literary criticism, anthropology, sociology, history, or similar disciplines. ISLS seeks to bring together scholars from research disciplines whose research has been on issues of language studies. We hold bi-annual conferences and sponsor a number of publication initiatives to strengthen research in critical language studies.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 1, 2010.
  • International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE), Eighth Bi-Annual Conference, Hildesheim/Germany, June 15–17, 2011.
    Fostering literacies: teaching and learning in heterogeneous environments
    The IAIMTE conferences, which took place every two years since 1997, are successful because of their relatively small scale, the high level of social interaction, and the diverse range of languages and educational cultures represented. The 2011 conference builds on these strengths to create a context where researchers and teacher educators meet to share their research and reflections.
    We invite you to participate in this conference for specialists in the teaching & learning of language and literature. The conference aims to exchange theory, research, curricular developments, and ‘best practices’ in education (at all levels, ranging from early childhood to higher education), teacher education and in-service. The exchanges and interactions offer an international platform for language and education researchers and practitioners – including Ph.D. candidates – to present their research and reflections on L1 education in their particular national, educational and school contexts to a truly international audience.
    Proposal deadline: TBA; Web site coming soon.
  • Symposium on Second Language Writing 2011, “Writing for Scholarly Publication: Beyond ‘Publish or Perish,’” Tapei, Taiwan, June 9–11, 2011.
    The 2011 Symposium Organizing Committee seeks proposals for 20-minute presentations that address various topics within the field of L2 writing—broadly defined. Any topic related to second language writing theory, research, or teaching is welcome; we especially welcome proposals that seek to challenge the status quo in the field by introducing new topics as well as new theoretical and methodological approaches.
    As with all previous nine Symposium iterations, we are interested in L2 writing issues in any second or foreign language for any age groups in personal, academic, professional and civic contexts. Given the theme of the Symposium, we particularly encourage proposals that address the issue of writing for scholarly publication from a critical perspective.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 15, 2010.
  • 2nd International Conference on Language Education, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2–4, 2011.
    Sabanci University School of Languages invites you once again to tune in to a collaborative exploration of the challenging and inspiring journey of learners and educators in the field of foreign/second language education. In our 2nd International Conference on Language Education we would like to welcome all stakeholders to share their views on language education, especially those of learners whose voices are often reported to us and not directly shared. Our three-day conference offers an exciting opportunity to learn from ourselves as well as others in the field of foreign/second language education.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 25, 2011
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, “People and Places: The Social and Physical Contexts for Writing,” Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 28–30, 2011.
    We invite papers on all aspects of writing studies for the 3rd annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, the largest gathering of writing studies scholars in Canada. In particular, we invite papers that address the theme of the Congress of the Humanities, “Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places/Rivages et continents: exploration des peuples et des lieux.” This year, CASDW’s take on this conference theme is “People and Places: The Social and Physical Contexts for Writing.”
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2010.
  • 2011 International Educational Technology Conference, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 25–27, 2011.
    IETC 2011 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full and brief paper presentations, panels, and round table discussion sessions.
    Proposal deadline: May 16, 2011.
  • 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, May 23–26, 2011.
    The Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.) organizes its 13th Annual International Conference on Education, 23–26 May 2011. The registration fee of 300 euro, covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. In addition a number of cultural and educational activities are organized such as a Greek night of entertainment, a dinner, a half-day tour to archaeological site in the Prefecture of Attica and a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of Education and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 25, 2010.
  • Click-on-Knowledge Conference: Web-Based Knowledge and Contemporary Scholarship, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 11–13, 2011.
    The conference will discuss a broad range of issues all concerning the interactions between research and study in the humanities and so-called web-based knowledge. We are seeking speakers who are interested in the epistemologies of knowledge, issues concerning legal copyrights, the construction of national legacy on the web, the development of web-based learning techniques, and the historical perspectives on modern-day IT culture and the dissemination of knowledge.
    Proposal deadline: Closed.
  • 10th Conference of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE), April 18–21, 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.
    The conference will have four key strands:
    • Literacies and Literatures: Creative possibilities
    • Diversity and voice: Inclusion and representation
    • English Teachers @ Work: Tensions, pressures, opportunities
    • New Technologies, New Practices
    Proposal deadline: Nov. 1, 2010.
  • CAL Conference 2011: Learning Futures: Education, Technnology & Sustainability, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, April 13–15, 2011.
    CAL (Computer Assisted Learning) is one of the leading international conferences in the field of education and technology. It brings together researchers across all education sectors, from primary years, to informal learning, to higher education, and across a range of disciplines from psychology to computer science, media and cultural studies. In 2011, the conference will lead a challenging international debate about the future of research and practice in educational technology.
    Proposal deadline: Sept. 24, 2010.
  • Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Alliance 2011 Conference, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17–18, 2011.
    Theme: Situating, Sustaining, and Serving. MENA Writing Centers are maturing and regional conversation is shifting from starting up to quality service, situating ourselves as a key academic component on campus and sustaining an excellent level of support to student writers.
    Proposal deadline: Nov. 1, 2010.
  • 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 7–9, 2011.
    INTED2011 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 500 delegates from 65 different countries is expected.
    Proposal deadline: Dec. 7, 2010.
  • Rhetoric in Society III, Lessius University College, Antwerp, Belgium, 26–28 January, 2011.
    The conference Rhetoric in Society aims to present and discuss different approaches to rhetoric. It will address this basic question: in what ways can the study of rhetoric function and provide an insight into our postmodern world? Consequently, what can it claim about discourse in the public domain, how is it related to empirical sciences, what can it say about the ever increasing amount of information and opinion that pervades our lives? Conversely, it can also be asked in what way actual language and communication theories and disciplines draw on ancient rhetoric.
    Contributions to the conference will cover a wide range of both themes and theories. They will cover a broad spectrum of academic fields and thus favour interdisciplinary research not only within the fields of rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, rhetorical citizenship, argumentation studies, pragmatics, critical discourse studies, text linguistics, art and literature, but also the fields of communication studies, journalism studies, political, social and educational studies, history and philosophy.
    Proposal deadline: June 30, 2010.

Scholarly conferences 2010

  • iCERi International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation, Madrid, Spain, Nov. 15–17, 2010.
    ICERI2010 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research. The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 600 delegates from 65 different countries is expected.
    Proposal deadline: July 23, 2010.
  • Third International Conference on Upper-Secondary and Higher Education, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 14–18, 2010.
    The Government of Mexico City, through its Department of Education and its Prepa Sí Programme, is pleased to invite researchers, teachers, students, administrators and officials of upper-secondary and higher education and in general people interested in that academic realm to participate in the Third International Congress on Upper-secondary and Higher Education “building knowledge societies for a sustainable future” (CEMSS2010), to be held on November 14–18 in Mexico City.
    The Congress aims at providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas on the design, operation, evaluation and perspectives of upper-secondary and higher education. At the same time, it seeks to motivate discussions on the mechanisms that promote quality and equity in education as well as to share insights into the promotion of civic culture. It also intends to encourage a debate on the impact that information and communication technologies have on students and (the process of) learning as well as on the internationalization of education and the importance and role of arts, culture, and sports in the youth’s social, academic and intellectual development. This Congress will also reflect on education and the construction of knowledge societies for a sustainable future.
    Proposal deadline: Sep. 5, 2010.
  • International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications, Porto Bello Hotel Resort& SPA, Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 11–13, 2010.
    In the first ICONTE new trends in education and their implications will be discussed. This conference is being convened to focus on developments, problems and solutions in educational sciences and become a forum for the educators to share their opinions. ICONTE is dedicated to the interdisciplinary studies in education and is hope to provide a variety of venues to bring invaluable information and researchers from different fields. You are invited to submit abstract(s) for both paper and poster presentations. Moreover your contributions and innovative ideas will help us develop a conference panel. We are expecting a lot of researchers from all over the world and from different disciplines to attend the conference during which around 300 uniqe studies will be discussed and more than 100 sessions will be held. The language of the Conference will be English and Turkish. Abstracts and full papers will be published separately.
    Proposal deadline: see Web site.
  • Academic Writing from bachelor to PhD, Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Department of Education, University of Bergen, Norway, October 7–8, 2010.
  • Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology, Ustron, Poland, Sept. 22–25, 2010.
    The Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, the University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland, will have the honour and pleasure to host the international conference CIVILISATION AND FEAR: WRITING AND THE SUBJECT/S OF IDEOLOGY to be held in Ustron, Poland, from 22 to 25 September 2010. We propose to consider writing (both literary and non-literary) as a window onto, and a meeting ground for, the following themes:
    Arts & literature: the future of arts; literatures of terror; artistic (literary) modes (genres) of terror; the terrific/horrific sublime; (limits of) self-fashioning and self-expression; anxiety of influence in the age of parody, travesty and appropriation
    Civilisation & technology: fear of modernisation & of acceleration; clashes of civilisations; the fearful interplay between culture and nature; man vis-à-vis machine (e.g., threats to humanness, simulacra of the human as source of anxiety, “new” humanity)
    Politics & ideology: enslavement, subjection, subordination through discourses; the “fearful asymmetry”: discourses & practices of the modern state (intersections of the political and the personal); democracy, liberty(ies), religion: fromorthodoxy to fundamentalism and back, the self of ideology
    Discourses: thanatophobia and the postmodern condition; religious studies as a necessary/contingent by-product of recent traumas;fear and/of metaphysics; power and its institutions as forces prescribing discourses of the self
    Identity/the self: phobias of exposure to fear and trauma; the threatened/shifting selfhood & competing models of subjectivity; the sub/un/conscious; the Lacanian Real
    Proposal deadline: Mar. 31, 2010.
  • IDCE International Distance Education conference, Sakaraya, Turkey, Sep. 22–24, 2010.
    The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in distance education. IDEC-2010 conference is supported by Sakarya University, and it is venued by Sakarya University where the academic culture has long been a tradition. IDEC-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. IDEC-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.
    Proposal deadline: Sep. 12, 2010.
  • iPED 5th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference, “Conceptualising Impact: Exploring the effectiveness of practice through pedagogic research,” Coventry University, UK, Sep. 15–16, 2010.
    iPED 2010, hosted by the iPED Research Network, is an inclusive higher education research conference which encourages new researchers to meet and debate with more established colleagues, while ensuring the quality of contributions through a process of peer review and feedback to authors. Presentation formats available include interactive posters, oral presentations, PhD work-in-progress reports and workshops/debates.
    Proposal deadline: May 6, 2010.
  • 12th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing, Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 8–10, 2010.
    The aim of the SIG Writing conferences is to promote interaction among researchers (cognitive and social psychologists, linguists, educational and developmental specialists, and others) from all over the world who are interested in understanding the cognitive, social, and developmental processes involved in writing, who are concerned with designing writing instruction in various educational settings, or with exploring the functions of writing in different social and institutional contexts.
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 15, 2010.
  • University literacies: Knowledge, writing, disciplines, Lille, France, 2–4 September, 2010. [CFP available in English and French on conference website: http://evenements.univ-lille3.fr/litteracies-universitaires.]
    In France (and in some European countries), research in the field of didactics about writing and reading practices at university is becoming more and more important. There is now a need for these studies to be put into dialogue with those developed in the US field of Composition Studies and the UK field of Academic Literacies. One of the aims of this conference is to bring these three fields of research together around the issues currently under debate:
    the relationships between university writing and knowledge construction;
    the continued learning of writing at university (new genres of discourse, new practices, distance between students’ written culture and writing practices at university, characteristics of scientific writing;
    the relationships between writing and academic disciplines;
    the epistemological dimensions of academic disciplines;
    The didactic orientation will be equally central in this conference; this presupposes a theoretical construction of teaching and learning as specific to a discipline (in this case a university discipline), as opposed to simply presentations about teaching methods or procedures
    The conference will be an occasion for an overview of current research, in Europe and United States, about writing at the university.
    Languages: French and English (presenters will create a PowerPoint or handout in the alternate language to facilitate understanding).
    Proposal Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009.
  • The Third International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, Hangzhou, China, 27–29 August, 2010.
    Following the great success of the first two tri-annual International Conferences on Multicultural Discourses in 2004 and 2007, the third will be held on Aug. 27–29, 2010, again in Hangzhou. The organiser is the Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies of Zhejiang University and the co-sponsor is the University’s Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies. The conference will remain committed to the original broad aims: 1) to enhance critique of cultural imperialism in scholarly discourse, 2) to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in discourse studies, 3) to advance research into culturally repressive discourses, culturally marginalized discourses, and new discourses helpful to cultural coexistence, solidarity and prosperity. The particular areas of study include but are not limited to:
    --cultural critique of dominant language/communication/discourse scholarship;
    --studies of concepts, theories and methods of language/communication/discourse outside mainstream traditions;
    --intercultural dialogue and cross-fertilization in discourse/language/communication scholarship;
    --studies of discourses that reflect the realities, issues, concerns, and aspirations of marginalized or otherwise troubled groups and communities;
    --studies of new or alternative discourses of cultural cohesion and progress;
    --discussion of the needs and norms for conducting intercultural and international communication.
    Proposals deadline: Dec. 31, 2009.
  • Academic Writing and Beyond in Multicultural Societies, Tel Aviv, Israel, 28–29 July, 2011.
    The Israel Forum for Academic Writing (IFAW) and the Institute of Research, Curriculum and Program Development for Teacher Education (known by its Hebrew aconym, MOFET) announce ‘Academic Writing and Beyond in Multicultural Societies,’ Israel’s First International Conference on Academic Writing, July 28–29, 2010.
    The conference will address current issues in first, second, and foreign language academic writing in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and other languages. Parallel sessions will include individual presentations, panels, round table discussions, and workshops for those in higher education and those who prepare students for higher education. Keynotes: Deborah Holdstein, Chris Anson, Otto Kruse, and John Harbord. Venue: The new facilities of MOFET (Institute of Research, Curriculum, and Program Development for Teacher Education), Tel-Aviv. For information, contact the conference chair, Dr. Trudy Zuckermann, trudy@vms.huji.ac.il.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 31, 2010.
  • EDULEARN10: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 5–7 July, 2010.
    The main objective of the conference is to promote and disseminate the experiences in New Technologies and E-learning applied to Education in all fields and disciplines.
  • 13th Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference, 28–30 June, 2010, London, England.
    Across the university sector, the position and efficacy of writing development work varies widely, with some programmes now well-established and integral to the achievement of larger learning, teaching and research goals. In other situations progress is less visible, and it remains the case that much work is yet to be done before writing development is widely accepted and institutionally supported as a fundamental aspect of students’ learning and achievement at university.
    The 2010 WDHE conference invites all those interested in academic writing development in higher education to contribute to the discussion of the possibilities and challenges of embedding sustainable writing development. The conference will be a place to reflect on issues of sustainability with respect to pedagogical practices that aim to enhance students’ learning experience, academic writing as a research area, and programme development at institutional level. It also invites reflection on the potential unwanted consequences of embedding writing within institutional and disciplinary agendas, including concerns about a weakening or appropriation of the humanistic and critical agendas that have been a motivating factor for many who have been responsible for shaping the present field.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2010.
  • International Conference on New Horizons in Education, Salamis Bay Conti Resort, North Cyprus, June 23–25, 2010.
    The main goal of this conference is to present and discuss new trends in education. The INTE-2010 conference is supported by many universities and organizations. INTE-2010 has already formed a large, multi-national and friendly community of colleagues who love to share ideas. INTE-2010 invites you to submit proposals for papers, panels, best practices, roundtables, tutorials, posters/demonstrations, and workshops.
    Proposal deadline: June 17, 2010
  • Fourth International Plagiarism Conference, 21–23 June, 2010, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
    This fourth biennial conference, hosted by plagiarismadvice.org, draws together delegates from the international educational community. In 2008, 250 delegates from around the world shared their experiences and expertise in this area. The wide variety of delegates attending the conference, ranging from teachers and tutors, to those who support students at all stages of the academic process, along with representatives from accreditation and regulatory bodies, demonstrates the importance of this event to a cross-sectoral audience.The themes from the 2010 conference place a positive emphasis on the value of true academic endeavour whilst highlighting innovative practice from individual practitioners and bodies throughout the education sector. Currently confirmed keynote speakers are key figures in the global academic integrity community, including Jude Carroll, Deputy Director of the ASKe CETL at Oxford Brookes University, UK, Dr. Teresa Fishman, Director of the Center for Academic Integrity, US and Adrian Slater, Head of Legal Services, University of Leeds, UK.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 29, 2010. (Full papers due Mar. 26, 2010)
  • The Second International Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education (CLIE2), Herceg Novi, Montenegro, 10–12 June, 2010.
    Following the success of the 1st International Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education (CLIE1), hosted by the University of Alba Iulia (27–29 November 2008), and the follow-up Exploratory Workshop (21–23 May 2009), which saw the establishment of the European Network for Intercultural Education Activities (ENIEDA), we are happy to announce that the CLIE2 conference intends to capitalise on the achievements and the collaborative spirit created during the two events and to explore further key questions on their agenda.
    CLIE2, therefore, will remain open to linguistic and cross-cultural education-related topics broadly defined, looking more closely into the current dynamics in Europe between old and new trends, local and global tendencies, progressive and conservative views, stabilisation and destabilisation patterns, national and European identities. In that context, the special focus theme proposed for the conference this time is universal vs. culture specific in the discourse of academic and professional rhetoric. Even though our aim is to focus primarily on European learning communities and their culture specific identities, we would welcome participants representing other geographical and geo-political regions and their contributions as well. Conference languages are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, 8–11 June, 2010.
    We invite abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
    Social Sciences and Humanities,
    Business and Economics,
    Teaching and Education, and
    Science and Technology.
    [The organizers of this and other conferences of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences have repeatedly welcomed submissions focusing on writing research, writing programs and centers, and writing pedagogy.]
    Proposal deadline: March 25, 2010.
  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Bad Hofgastein, Austria, May 30-June 2, 2010.
    We invite abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
    Social Sciences and Humanities,
    Business and Economics,
    Teaching and Education, and
    Science and Technology.
    [The organizers of this and other conferences of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences have repeatedly welcomed submissions focusing on writing research, writing programs and centers, and writing pedagogy.]
    Proposal deadline: March 25, 2010.
  • European Writing Centers Association Conference, Paris, France, 25–28 May, 2010. “Crossing National Boundaries and Linguistic Borders: (Re)Thinking and (Re)Situating the Writing Center and WAC connection in Europe and Beyond.” Keynote Speakers: Muriel Harris, Purdue University, US; Chris Anson, North Carolina State University, US; Anne-Marie Picard-Drillien, The American University of Paris, France.
    This conference will celebrate the EWCA’s 12th birthday and our 7th international gathering of a community of scholars, professors, administrators, students, writing center tutors and professionals. We sincerely hope our 2010 conference will offer each of you significant opportunities for shared research and common action across social divides, educational disciplines, languages and cultures. Central to our conference theme will be to:
    • Rethink the connection between writing across the curriculum (WAC) programs and Writing Centers and the role they play (individually and collectively) in nurturing and advancing the culture of writing in Europe and beyond:
    What kinds of programs are succeeding in Europe?
    What kinds of programs make the most sense for European institutions?
    Can the American model be exported to Europe?
    • Examine the pedagogical, institutional, and political implications of formal writing instruction in European colleges and universities.
    We hope this conference will be of interest to people who are concerned with using writing to improve teaching and learning—faculty, administrators, and students from post-secondary institutions, as well as faculty and administrators from secondary schools.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 10, 2010.
  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Toronto, Canada, 24–27 May, 2010.
    We invite abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
    Social Sciences and Humanities,
    Business and Economics,
    Teaching and Education, and
    Science and Technology.
    [The organizers of this and other conferences of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences have repeatedly welcomed submissions focusing on writing research, writing programs and centers, and writing pedagogy.]
    Proposal deadline: March 25, 2010.
  • International Conference on Higher Education, “Knowledge Crossing Borders,” Heredia, Costa Rica, 8–12 March, 2010.
    Knowledge Crossing Borders,” an international conference on higher education, will take place in beautiful Heredia, Costa Rica, March 8–12, 2010. In increasingly globalized and technologically-driven societies, geographical and intellectual borders are being reconstructed and reconfigured. This international conference will examine how knowledge transactions across regional and global borders create challenges as well as transformative opportunities for cooperation, creativity, and innovation. The theme of “Knowledge Crossing Borders” will allow conference participants to be actively engaged in conversations germane to exploring and developing common interests and intersecting scholarly work between the United States and the Latin American and Caribbean countries. Scheduled Keynote Speaker: President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 8, 2010. [Proposals may be in English or Spanish]
  • International Technology, Education, and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, 8–10 Mar., 2010.
    We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the Annual Edition of INTED 2010, the International Technology, Education and Development Conference, that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN), on the 8th , 9th and 10th of March 2010. The objective of INTED 2010 is to share your experiences in the fields of Technology, Education, Development and International Collaboration. It is an International Forum for lecturers, researchers, professors, engineers, educational scientists and technologists. Language of the conference: English.
    You can present your projects in two modalities:
    In person: oral and poster presentations.
    Virtually: if you can not attend in person.
    Proposal deadline Dec. 1, 2009.
  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Gozo, Malta, 15–18 Feb., 2010.
    We invite abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
    Social Sciences and Humanities,
    Business and Economics,
    Teaching and Education, and
    Science and Technology.
    [The organizers of this and other conferences of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences have repeatedly welcomed submissions focusing on writing research, writing programs and centers, and writing pedagogy.]
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 8, 2010.

Scholarly conferences 2009

  • International Conference on Language Policy, Planning, and Support in Higher Education, “Challenges of Multilingualism,” Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa (20 miles from Capetown), Nov. 17–20, 2009.
    This is a first announcement and invitation to participate in the International Conference on Language Policy, Planning and Support in Higher Education – Challenges of Multilingualism. As the title suggests, three main themes will be dealt with:
    The development, implementation and management of language policies for a multicultural, multilingual higher education setting
    Language planning (management, structures, services, etc.) needed to support language policies in a multicultural, multilingual higher education setting
    The diversity of language support initiatives needed to guarantee successful language policy implementation in a multicultural, multilingual higher education setting
    The conference will be held at the Spier Estate outside Stellenbosch, South Africa, a magnificent rural setting that should stimulate fascinating discussion on a set of complex topics. Therefore the Language Centre of the Stellenbosch University invites you to make use of our hospitality – we are looking forward to welcoming you all!
    Proposal deadline: July 27, 2009.
  • International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), 16–18 November, 2009.
    The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The attendance of more than 500 delegates from 65 different countries is expected.
    Proposal deadline: July 22, 2009.
  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Gottenheim, Germany, Nov. 9–13, 2009. A special 20th anniversary commemoration of the founding of Eucor, a conglomerate of five universities in Germany, France and Switzerland. Papers in the area of writing studies, writing centers, etc., welcome.
    Proposals deadline: Oct. 5, 2009.
  • Fifth International Symposium on Teaching English at the Tertiary Level, Hong Kong, Oct. 16–17, 2009.
    The symposium will address the following issues and questions. SFL contributions are welcome.
    English for Academic/Specific Purposes
    Curriculum/syllabus/materials development
    English across the curriculum at tertiary level
    Computer-mediated language education
    Teaching and learning styles
    Testing and assessment
    Outcome-based language education
    Transition from secondary to tertiary education
    Deadline for proposals: July 31, 2009.
  • International Conference on Language and Communication Textbooks (SITELC), Santiago, Chile, Sept. 7–9, 2009.
    The Department of School Textbooks of the Ministry of Education of Chile (MINEDUC) and the Valparaíso School of Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) are pleased to invite researchers, teachers, publishers and textbook authors to this 3-day Conference.
    The main goal of the conference is to create a space for reflection and exchange of ideas among those who do textbook research, and also those who design and employ textbooks as a fundamental didactic tools in the process of teaching and learning Spanish language and literature, in Chile and all over the world.
    Proposal deadline: March 30, 2009.
  • 13th Biennial EARLI Conference, “Fostering a Community of Learners,” Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 25–29.
    Learning processes in classrooms, social aspects of learning, classroom video studies, learning outside school settings, inquiry learning, social interaction, peer interaction, parental involvement in learning.
    Proposal deadline: Oct. 31, 2008.
  • 2009 Annual Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, August 19–21, 2009, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Since this year’s conference coincides with the XVII European Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) in Aarhus, Denmark, the CPTSC theme embraces the opportunity to investigate the language of technical and scientific communication and its role in global and local practices. As an effort to coordinate with LSP, we see this year as an excellent chance to cross linguistic, institutional, and disciplinary borders while maintaining a focus on programmatic issues. We encourage submissions that yield new ideas pertaining to language in technical communication and which could possibly provide a foundation upon which to build programmatic connections and partnerships.
    Proposal deadline: March 29, 2009.
  • The Fifth International Symposium on Genre Studies, August 11–14, 2009, Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
    Symposium themes include
    Text genres: epistemology and methodology
    Text genres and language teaching
    Text genre and teacher training
    Text genres and professional areas
    Text genre and literacy
    Text genre and media
  • The International Journal of Arts and Sciences has decided to include research presentations about writing centers in all its six conferences for the new academic year, four outside the U.S. You are invited to submit an abstract for →any of these conferences under the “Teaching and Education” track. The conferences will be held in Germany, Orlando, Mediterranean Malta, Las Vegas, Toronto and an Alpine resort in Austria.
    Gozo,Malta, Feb. 23–26, 2009.
    Toronton, CA, May 25–28, 2009.
    Salzburg, Austria, June 1–4, 2009.
    Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K., Aug. 17–20, 200.
  • 5th EATAW Conference, (European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing), “The Roles of Writing Development in Higher Education and Beyond,” Coventry, England, June 30-July 2, 2009.
    The EATAW 2009 conference, focusing on ‘The Roles of Writing Development in Higher Education and Beyond’, will be hosted by the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University, England. ‘Writing development’ is an operative term in UK higher education that is used to describe the work carried out by teachers, tutors, and researchers of scholarly writing. As writing development takes root in universities and colleges across Europe, the roles that writing programs, writing centres, writing initiatives, and writing research projects play within institutions are broadening and growing more complex.
    This conference aims to explore the potential of both large and small-scale writing development work within colleges and universities, and to consider ways in which writing development can impact beyond higher education, for example, in preparing students for writing in the professions and in writing developers’ outreach work in schools and communities. The ‘beyond’ of the conference theme also invites conference participants to reflect on the influence that theories, technologies, issues, and pedagogies from outside higher education are having on writing pedagogies and research, particularly in the European context.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 31, 2009.
  • 7th IAIMTE International Conference on Learning and Teaching Language and Literature, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada, June 23–26, 2009.
    Theme: Re/Thinking Literacies: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 15, 2009.
  • 11th International Conference on Education, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, May 25–28, 2009.
    The Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.) organizes its 11th annual international conference on Education, May 25–28, 2009. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of Education and other related disciplines.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 30, 2009.
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing International Conference, “The Territoire/Places of Writing Studies in Higher Education: Canadian and International Perspectives,” Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,May 24–26, 2009.
    The Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing/Association canadienne de rédactologie (CASDW/ACR; formerly Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)/L’Association canadienne de professeurs de rédaction technique et scientifique (ACPRTS)) invites proposals for its interdisciplinary international conference “The Territoire/Places of Writing Studies in Higher Education: Canadian and International Perspectives,” to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from May 24–26, 2009 in collaboration with the 2009 Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS).
    Proposal deadline: Sept. 30, 2008.
  • 10th METU International ELT Convention, Middle East Technical University Convention Center, Ankara, Turkey, May 22–23, 2009.
    The Department of Basic English, School of Foreign Languages, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) is hosting the 10th METU International ELT Convention to be held on 22 - 23 May 2009 at the Middle East Technical University Convention Center. This year’s convention aims to create a platform on which professionals may find the opportunity to approach and reflect on the concept of ‘Growth’ in English language teaching from a variety of angles ranging from the growth of learners and teachers to the growth of approaches, methods and techniques currently in use. The ultimate target is to provide the participants with the opportunity to discuss, scrutinize and gain insight into the changes that have taken place over the years, that are currently taking place, and that may potentially take place not only among stakeholders but also in the various domains of ELT.
    TOPIC AREAS: This convention aims to give the participants the opportunity to discuss Growth from the following perspectives:
    1. learners
    2. teachers
    3. organizations
    4. materials
    5. course design
    6. management
    7. information technologies
    8. professional institutions
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 16, 20009.
  • The Third Conference on College English, “College English: Opportunities and Challenges for Teaching and Learning,” National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, April 11, 2009.
    The 3rd Conference on College English will be organized by the Foreign Language Center of National Chengchi University (NCCU) on 11th April 2009. The conference is an annual gathering, which provides a stimulating and rewarding academic forum for presentations and discussions of various issues regarding College English. Teachers and researchers in ELT/TESOL are invited to offer scholarly papers on teaching and learning English at college or university level. The theme for this year is “College English: Opportunities and Challenges for Teaching and Learning.”
    With English becoming the lingua franca in the global village, ELT has been more and more important in higher education in Taiwan and other countries. Many English teaching theories, pedagogical approaches, and research models have been originated in or imported from the English dominant countries. This influx of studies has encouraged dynamic English education and offered plenty of opportunities—as well as challenges—for both teachers and students in teaching and learning. Therefore, this year’s conference will focus on critical issues of opportunities and challenges in college English education in all aspects.
    Proposal deadline: Feb. 2, 2009.
  • TESOL Arabia 15th International Conference and Exhibition, “English in Learning, Learning in English,” Dubai, March 12–14, 2009.
  • 2009 Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Alliance Conference, Al Multaqa, United Arab Emirates University Islamic Institute Campus, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19–20, 2009.
    The 2009 Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Alliance Conference will be the first biennial conference for MENAWCA, which is a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). The conference will focus on three themes: Starting, Running, and Expanding a Writing Center, wherever you are in the Middle East and North Africa. There will be sessions in English and Arabic, although most will be in English.
    Proposal deadline: Jan. 5, 2009.

Scholarly conferences 2008

  • International Symposium on Assessment in Science and Engineering Education, August 7- 8, 2008 , Center for Language Research, University of of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
    OBJECTIVE: To provide an international forum for presentations, workshops, and discussions on how to effectively assess university programs, courses, teaching materials and methodologies, students for admission, faculty for employment and promotion, student learning, faculty development, university administration, etc. to help university faculty and administrators in schools of science and engineering make wiser, more intelligent data-driven decisions.
    Presentation Categories: 20–30 minute papers, 60-minute panel discussions, or 60 minute workshops. 500-Word Proposals Received: June 1–30. Letters of acceptance/rejection sent shortly after receipt of individual proposals. Send Proposals to: t-orr@u-aizu.ac.jp
    Presenters are encouraged to write full papers, based on their presentations, for potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Special Issue on Assessment in Professional Communication: Full papers due: August 15. Full papers are not required, however, for presentation in this symposium. Special Issue Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs/index.php?q=node/141
  • Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice & Training Inaugural Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association, 8–10 December 2008 (Mon-Wed), City University of Hong Kong & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
    The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication in the broad Asia-Pacific Rim region to contribute to a stimulating and dynamic exchange of ideas in communication research, practice, training, and assessment. It also marks the inauguration of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association. The primary aim of the proposed Association will be to promote transdisciplinary and collaborative research and training, and to facilitate sharing of resources in LSP and Professional Communication in the Asia-Pacific Rim region. Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2008.
  • InterLAE International Conference: Interpersonality in Written Academic Discourse: Perspectives across Languages and Cultures, Jaca, Spain, Dec. 11–13, 2008.
    Hosted by Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Keynotes by Trine Dahl, University of Turku, Finland; John Flowerdew, University of Leeds, Great Britain; Maurizio Gotti, University of Bergamo, Italy; Ken Hyland, London Institute of Education, Great Britain; John Swales, University of Michigan, USA. Deadline for proposals: March 14, 2008.
  • Thirteenth Annual AAWP Conference:Creativity and Uncertainty, The Australian Association of Writing Programs, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 27–29 November 2008.
    This international conference, a creative collaboration between the Centre for New Writing, University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian Association of Writing Programs, seeks to investigate and explore the interconnectedness between creativity, uncertainty and writing in the context of the creative writing program. In particular, it will examine specific approaches to writing and the teaching of writing in the contemporary university, examining writing as discourses or conversations between students and teachers, assessing the role, function, and purposes of fiction in society, writing movements, styles and developments in new media in the academy. Abstract Deadline: 30 June, 2008
  • 4th International Conference on Speech, Writing and Context (ICSWC), Querétaro, Mexico, October 27–29, 2008.
    Following successful meetings in Japan, England, and Canada, we are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on Speech, Writing and Context will be held at the autonomous university of Querétaro, Mexico from 27–29 of October, 2008.
    The conference includes topics like cognitive and linguistic processes in speech and writing, later language development, textual communities and textual societies, relations between oral and written language acquisition, development of notations, reading and writing narrative and expository language in school settings. Contributions on these topics as well as other related topics are welcome. Deadline for submitting proposals is March 30, 2008.
  • 6th International Conference: “Teaching-Learning-Leading”, Mexican National Association of University English Professors, NH Krystal, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, October 2–4, 2008.
  • Fourth Biennial EARLI/Northumbria Assessment Conference (ENAC2008), Aug. 27–29, 2008, Berlin/Postdam, Germany.
    The Institute for Educational Progress (Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen), Humboldt University Berlin, will organize the Fourth Biennial Joint EARLI/Northumbria Assessment Conference in Berlin/Potsdam, 27–29 August 2008. EARLI is the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Deadline for proposals: Feb. 15, 2008. Conference language: English (no translation services).
  • Natural Language Processing resources, algorithms and tools for authoring aids, LREC 2008 Workshop, Marrakech, Morocco, Sunday, June 1st 2008.
    The aim of this workshop is to attract participants from both academia and industry interested in this topic and to address questions such as the following:How can we get a clearer picture of the writers’ processes, strategies and needs (for example, by looking over their shoulders, or asking them to annotate text or make their needs explicit via the use of verbal protocols)? Which components of the overall task could be and should be supported? What specific resources, algorithms and tools exist that could be used to improve existing authoring aids or to build new ones? How do we evaluate such tools? Proposals due Feb. 11, 2008.
  • Writing Beyond Borders—Writing Studies Across Disciplinary and National Borders (CATTW-ACPRTS Conference, Canada), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2, and 3, 2008
    The Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)/L’Association canadienne de professeurs de rédaction technique et scientifique (ACPRTS) is inviting proposals for its interdisciplinary international conference “Writing Beyond Borders—Writing Studies Across Disciplinary and National Borders,” to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 1–3, 2008 in collaboration with the 2008 Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS).
    The conference organizers invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or workshops that examine how writing practices have changed in varying academic, workplace, and global communities. Proposals are also encouraged to examine the implications of these changes for the study and teaching of academic and professional writing and communication. We encourage presenters to propose papers that extend beyond those borders to connect ideas from outside the disciplinary (writing studies) and national territories.
  • Ninth Bi-annual 2008 International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference
    We invite proposals that investigate how border crossings have affected the shape of writing instruction, disciplinary tutoring, our institutions, and our global WAC conversations. For example, proposals might focus on how working with other disciplines and their media in class, outside of class, and in writing centers have influenced our theories of composing and communicating; how communicating across local (e.g.K-16), national or international borders is changing our definitions of disciplinary writing as well as our teaching and collaborative practices; how we translate what we do so that students, academic staff, administration, and those outside our institutions support the scholarship and curricular reform we promote.
  • Writing development in Higher Education Conference, June 25–27, 2008, Glasgow, Scotland.
    The overarching theme of the conference is Times and Spaces for Writing to reflect our growing understanding of how, when and where writing happens in relation to higher education. To this end, we welcome proposals that address the conference theme from a broad range of theoretically informed perspectives. These may include, but not be limited to, digital writing, issues in addressivity, evolving discourses and genres, pedagogic and curriculum design issues, and emergent theory in relation to academic or creative writing.
  • University College London Annual 1-Day Seminar, Research, Scholarship and Practice in Academic Literacies, London, England, June 22, 2008.
    This year’s one-day seminar in Academic Literacies will be held on Friday, June 22nd at UCL. This will be the 7th annual seminar and the day will be an opportunity to discuss work-in-progress, consider new developments in the field and speak with others working in the Academic Literacies area.
  • EWCA Conference 2008: Initiating Writing Center Work - Connecting Secondary, Higher, and Professional Education, June 19–22, Frieburg, Germany. Proposals for papers due Jan. 15, 2008.
  • 11th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing, Lund, Sweden, June 11–13, 2008.
    Following successful meetings in Padua, Paris, Freiburg, Utrecht, Barcelona, Poitiers, Verona, Stafford, Geneva and Antwerp, we are pleased to announce that the 11th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing will be held at the Centre for Languages and Literature (http://www.sol.lu.se <http://www.sol.lu.se/>), Lund University (http://www.lu.se <http://www.lu.se/>), Sweden, from the 11th to the 13th of June 2008. The city of Lund is situated in southern Sweden, approximately 45 min by train from Copenhagen airport (in Denmark). Earlier conferences have included contributions on topics like academic writing, text analysis, cognitive processes in writing, writing development, collaborative writing, creative writing, writing instruction, computer supported writing, social and cultural aspects of writing, motivational and emotional factors in writing, writing to learn, writing media, writing research methodology, written communication etc. Contributions on these topics as well as other writing related topics will be welcome. The conference web page is under construction. More information and the first call for papers will be distributed shortly.
  • 10th International Conference for Education, sponsored by the Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (AT.IN.E.R.), May 26–29, 2008, Athens, Greece.
    The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of Education and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. For programs of previous conferences and other information visit the conference website. Conference is in English. Deadline for abstracts: Jan. 28, 2007.
  • University discourses: forms, practices, transformations. International Symposium organised by the Universities of Brussels (ULB), Liège (ULG) and Louvain (UCL), Brussels – 24, 25, 26 April 2008
    The University institution is debating with increasing frequency the characteristics, methods and aims of the discourses it is shaping. It is in effect experiencing a profound change that will force it to ask again as much about its missions (scientific, pedagogic, social, economic, political) as about the strategies it is implementing to accomplish them. Many feel that it is high time that university analysis of discourse also be used to analyse university discourses.
    The audience of university students has changed: democratisation and vast increase of higher education studies has led to tensions, ruptures and, in the best of cases, adaptations that not only relate to the subjects and programmes, but also to the functions and functioning of the discourses. In the framework of liberalisation, even of commercialisation of studies and sciences, the University should take a stand to distinguish itself or draw inspiration from the models suggested by the public and private sectors in education, research and economic development; discourses of the university, in the university, and on the university bear witness to these influences and competitions.
    Moreover, internationalisation – in the sense of competitiveness and collaboration – will from now on be one of the main vehicles in the evolution of the university: the proliferation of contacts, exchanges, projects, cross-border planning in education as well as in research have led the university community to debate linguistic and discursive practices to discover their distinctive features or, on the contrary, to attempt to reduce them in order to better participate in this intellectual globalisation. Furthermore, the strictly educational, scientific, technological, and epistemological evolutions and revolutions that have had a tendency to speed up over the last few decades in all fields are not without consequence on discourses both as disseminators and producers of knowledge. It is under these circumstances that the intention of the colloquium is to provide an overview of the university discourses defined previously as ‘the discourses held in the context of a university institution, or more precisely by its teachers, its researchers and its students in performing their functions’.
    In the light of introducing conferences (T. Donahue, K. Fløttum, B. Fraenkel C. Kerbrat-Orecchinioni, D. Maingueneau) the debates will focus on three parts, and one day will be devoted to each.
    1. University discourses, contextual modalities, pragmatic dimensions, intellectual technology
    It should first be asked if the university discourse(s) indeed exist(s), in relation in particular to scientific, pedagogic, technical and academic discourses, and which could be the specificities. The participants will question the contextual, declarative, pragmatic and material conditions of this or these discourses: status and roles of the people involved, method and subjectivity, scenography, topoi and ethos connected to the university/place of work paralinguistic vehicles, objects and technical or symbolic support (its intellectual technology), aims displayed, researched and achieved, ideological issues…In this way one can better define the relationships that maintain logic described in this way of the university discourse with those that extol the institution, pedagogy and cognition.
    2. Forms of University discourses: critical inventory
    The contributions that turn on this aspect of the issue will aim at describing, metacritically, the variety of university discourses (types and sub-types), and to propose criteria likely to give an account of all their characteristics (including means of acquisition and dissemination of these discourses: on paper or virtually, orally or in writing, etc.). These analyses will fall within linguistic, discursive (quantitative and qualitative), sequential (definitions, description, explanation, etc.), textual, argumentative, interdiscursive, interactional, and so forth. It will also be a question of norms, implicit and explicit, that underlie this diversity or that aim at containing, whether one is delighted with it or one regrets it.
    3. Evolution of University discourses in the new international context
    Based on accounts from different disciplinary specialists, to close we will look at how the discourses are evolving – whether over just one career – the university discourses, their conditions, their characteristics, whether in the context of teaching, research or even informal exchanges. Particular attention will be paid to constraints imposed on scientific publication. Finally, we will examine linguistic, scientific, epistemological, ideological, linguistic and human issues of standardisation of scientific discourses serving academic globalisation.
    LANGUAGES: French and English
    deadline for submitting: OCTOBER 15, 2007
    abstract of 500 words (bibliography included)which states author’s name, university and E-mail address, and the topic concerned : cf. above : 1 (modalities), 2 (forms) or 3 (evolution)sent as .doc/.pdf attachment to sarah.deltour.colloque@ulg.ac.be

Scholarly conferences 2007

  • British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2007, Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Nov. 9–10, 2007. Conference theme: Literacies. Deadline for proposals: July 30, 2007.
  • 1st Athens International Writing Centers Conference, November 9 & 10, 2007, Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece.
    The Writing Center at the Hellenic American University, in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies of the Hellenic American Union, is organizing an International Writing Centers Conference entitled Revisioning Tomorrow’s Writing Center: Roles, Practices, Audiences. A detailed Conference Website is now online at http://writing.hau.gr.
  • Middle East and North Africa Writing Centers Symposium, Intercontinental Hotel, Doha, Qatar, October 26–27, 2007. Sponsored by the Qatar Writing Centers Network (QWCN), an affiliation of six universities in Doha, Qatar.
    In this conference, colleagues will share best practices in opening and operating a writing center, establish a regional network of writing center professionals, and inaugurate a branch of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) for the Middle East and North Africa. Language: English. Registration: $50 (US currency). Attendees can ask for a discount rate at local hotels. For answers to any questions, e-mail Cecelia Hawkins at cecelia.hawkins@qatar.tamu.edu.
  • Symposium on Second Language Writing 2007, Nagoya Gakuin University, Nagoya, Japan, September 15–17, 2007
    2007 Theme: Second Language Writing in the Pacific Rim
    Proposals must be received by January 31, 2007
  • Fourth International Conference on Genre (SIGET IV) in Florianopolis, Brazil, 15–17 August 2007.
    Aims: 1) putting together researchers interested in genre studies; 2) facilitating discussions on theoretical and applied subjects related to research on genre; 3) making public theoretical and applied studies that can contribute to re-thinking the approaches and perspectives on this subject; 4) raising pedagogical and political questions that will lead to policy making. The conference will include lectures, round tables, workshops, panels, individual paper sessions and posters. SIGET is also open to elementary and high school teachers, to University lecturers, as well as to professionals of other areas who want to extend their knowledge on the subjects focused here. SUBJECT AREAS: Genre analysis; genre and language teaching-learning; genre and teacher training; genre and social practices; genre analysis methodology; other topics related to genre. Contact siget@unisul.br
  • Literacies of Hope: Making Meaning across Boundaries - Beijing, People’s Republic of China, July 19–29, 2007.
  • Fourth Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing - Bochum, Germany, June 30 - July 2, 2007. Theme: Teaching Academic Writing across and in the Disciplines http://www.schreibzentrum.de/eataw2007/
  • ‘Learning and Teaching Writing’ Current Trends Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, June 28th & 29th June 2007.
  • Second CELC Symposium for English Language Teachers: The English Language Teaching and Learning Landscape: Continuity, Innovation and Diversity, 30 May - 1 June 2007, Hilton Hotel, Orchard Road, Singapore. http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/symposium
    The Centre for English Language Communication (CELC), National University of Singapore invites colleagues from all over the world to participate in an international symposium for English language teachers. This symposium will combine classroom-based research paper presentations with small group discussions to give presenters and participants an enriching professional development experience.

Scholarly conferences 2006

  • 2006 Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium, 7–8 December, 2006, Napier, New Zealand.
    We invite those working and teaching in the fields of academic writing, writing across the curriculum, ESOL, creative writing, and writing support to submit a presentation proposal related to the theme: “Old Text / Nu Txt: Writing for a Change.” Broad interpretations are warmly encouraged. Sample topics include (but are not limited to): ·The impact of new technologies on writing practice and the teaching of writing ·Journals and blogs in the classroom ·OWLs ·Hybrid and distance learning ·Innovative teaching practices ·Constructions and destructions in writing ·Writing and the Internet ·Plagiarism and authorship ·New research findings on writing practice or writing teaching
  • 10th International Conference of the EARLI special interest group on writing, 20–22 September, 2006, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
    Broad areas of writing research, including academic writing, collaborative writing, cognitive writing processes, computer-based writing instruction, new writing media and environments, teaching writing in different contexts, and writing research methodology.
  • “Towards improvements in English Language and Literature Teaching: Communicating across the Curriculum,” 22–24 September 2006, Conference Hall, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh-160011. India.
    The symposium will deliberate upon the role of English Language and Literature in a globalized world and implications for teaching methodologies, selection of materials and testing, etc. making suggestions for reform in literature and language syllabuses and language planning. Deadline for abstracts: 30 June, 2006.
  • First Annual Pedagogical Research Network conference, 11–12 September, Coventry, UK
    Focused on pedagogy and higher education: Academic Writing Research is one of the three featured themes.
  • Academic Writing in a Multilingual Society, 12 September, 2006, Achva Academic College of Education, Israel
    Conference on academic writing to be held at Achva Academic College of Education. Because of the widened access to higher education and the changing nature of academic programs, supporting student writers at all levels of study is now a pedagogical imperative. In a multicultural society such as ours, when students are often expected to write in more than one language, this is especially true.
  • Third Biennial Northumbria/EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) Conference: Assessment 2006 - Assessment for Excellence: Aug 30 — Sep 1, 2006, http://northumbria.ac.uk/cetl_afl/assessment2006/
    Main themes: Excellence in assessment practices, Promoting excellence in learning Achieving excellence with accountability
  • Creating Knowledge August 16–18, 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Main themes: Empowering the student through cross-institutional support with focus on collaboration between library and academic support. This international conference is organized on behalf of NORDINFOlit (www.nordinfolit.org), the Nordic Association on Information Literacy, by The Forum for Library User Education under the auspices of The Association of Danish Research Libraries (www.dfdf.dk). Co-organizers are Danish Network for University Pedagogy (www.dun-net.dk), a grassroot initiative of university teachers with intentions to develop the quality of university education and teaching.
  • HERDSA 2006, 29th Annnual International Conference, ‘Critical Visions,’ Perth, Australia, July 10–13, 2006.
    The Conference promises to be an innovative and very exciting exploration of the future of higher education. The international audience will comprise academics, researchers, leaders and managers, students and other higher education stakeholders. As an inclusive society, HERDSA offers a rare opportunity to explore the changing face of higher education in a more holistic manner, while also allowing more focused exploration through the conference streams and workshops. Refereed presentations will be rigorously vetted to ensure the highest quality papers are selected for presentation.
  • 23rd International WACRA Conference on Case Method Research and Application - Including Case Writing, Brisbane, Australia, July 2–6, 2006.
    Conference theme: INTERACTIVE LEARNING: THE NEXT GENERATION, including Distance & Continuing Education With Cases, Multimedia, Simulations, and Other Interactive Methods. The case method can play an important role in solving problems and in teaching problem-solving, as well as in initiating and managing change. Thus this conference provides opportunities for participants to learn more about teaching using the case method and related instructional approaches in a variety of educational settings. Participants will have ample opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world with whom they can forge research partnerships.
  • ICLHE 2006 CONFERENCE: “Integrating content and language in higher education” 28 June-1 July 2006. Location: Maastricht University, Netherlands.
  • European Writing Centers Association 2006 Conference: “Connecting the Dots” June 24–26 2006. Location: Bogazici University, Istanbul/Turkey
  • FOTIM Quality Assurance Conference, ‘Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Mission Impossible?’, Pretoria, South Africa, June 20–22, 2006.
    The conference will focus on two themes in parallel: (1) Quality Assurance in Higher Education with the sub-themes: Institutional Audits; Programme Reviews; Community Engagement; and (2) Quality Assurance and Quality Management in Higher Education Libraries.
  • 2nd Language Testing and Evaluation Forum, 16–18 June 2006, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
  • 10th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology Bonn, Germany, June 14–17, 2006.
    Proposal Deadline Feb. 15, 2006. In line with the long tradition of this conference, the organizers are planning a wide variety of keynote presentations, symposia, paper presentations, and social activities. The central mission of the conference is to provide a forum for the interflow of ideas to enrich the diversity of perspectives focusing on where language and social behavior intersect.
  • Tagung des Forums Wissenschaftliches Schreiben, 9–10 June, 2006, Zürich
    Die Tagung will Menschen aus unterschiedlichen Institutionen und Disziplinen zusammenbringen, um ein gemeinsames Thema aller Bildungsinstitutionen zur Sprache zu bringen: Schreiben als Mittel des Lernens und der akademischen Sozialisation. Keynote Speakers: N.N., Schreiblabor Bielefeld; David Russell, Iowa State University. Kontakt: Dr. Monique Honegger (monique.honegger@phzh.ch) und Prof. Dr. Otto Kruse (kro@zhwin.ch).
  • http://www.city.ac.uk/edc/sotlconference/index.html The London Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) 6th Annual International Conference, 18 & 19 May 2006, London, UK. Conference Theme: Practising the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
    The conference will consider SoTL practice in the context of today’s higher education environments, with reference to the interfaces with students, colleagues, institutional and national frameworks.
  • WDHE (Writing Development in Higher Education) conference, May 11–12 2006 The Open University, UK: http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/index.cfm?wpid=4285
    The conference theme,”Challenging Institutional Priorities,” “offers a forum for participants to explore the implications of developing approaches to supporting student writing against the backdrop of wider HE and institutional agendas.” Keynote speakers are Rob Pope, Roz Ivanic, Sally Mitchell, and David Russell.

Scholarly conferences 2005

  • On the Road to Sustainable Excellence: Communicating Across the Curriculum, 11–12 November, 2005, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
    Speakers came from 21 countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, Thailand, UAE, Netherlands, Australia, India, France, Turkey, Palestine, UK, Malaysia, Spain, Czech Republic, Iran, Cyprus, Canada, Nigeria, and the U.S. Presentations focused on issues of globalization, ESL/EFL, creating and sustaining CAC programs, technology, multiple intelligences, active learning, testing, immigrant populations, assignment design, writing to learn, role of visual communication, creativity, and curricular design. Keynote by Chris Anson, North Carolina State University: “Warp and Weft: Reflections on the Art of Communication Weaving”
  • 3rd Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW), 22–24 June 2005, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
    Sample of papers by non-USA scholars: “Establishing Academic Support within a Degree Programme,” “Student’s Self Perception of Writing,”Using Email Logbooks to Facilitate Students’ Scientific Writing and Identity,” “An Online Approach to the Teaching of Academic Writing: A Pilot Project,” “Impliations of New Research in Cross-cultural Psychology for Academic Writing and Argument,” “Learner Characteristics in Computer-Supporter Collaborative Learning of Scientific Writing,” “From WAC to WID in Europe: Transformatory Disciplinary Writing,” “Book Reviews as Meta-Strategy for Graduate Students,” “Lexical Richness, Grammatical Accuracy and Holistic Scoring in Academic Writing—Factors in Writing Development.”
    Presenters came from Denmark, Canada, Latvia, Germany, Israel, Norway, UK, Greece, Australia, Botswana, Belgium, Hungary, Taiwan, Sweden, the Netherlands, Egypt, Romania, Portugal, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Argentina, South Africa, Italy, Bulgaria, Mexico, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Spain, China, Poland, New Zealand, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, as well as the USA
  • Disciplines, Language Activities, Cultures: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from France and the United States, June 6 2005, Université de Lille conference focused on higher education research on writing in the disciplines and assessment.

Scholarly conferences 2004 and earlier

  • International Conference on Argumentation University of Amsterdam, sponsored by ISSA
  • National Conference on Tertiary Literacy, Melbourne Australia
  • HERDSA Annual International Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • Genre conference 2001, Oslo
  • 9th Colloque de l’Association internationale pour la recherche en didactique du français (26–28 August, 2004, l’Université Laval, Québec).
    Sample of presentations: “L’écriture d’invention: un aide à l’appropriation des connaissances au collège et au lycée?” “Analyse d’indicateurs langagiers de l’entrée dans la culture scolaire d’un élève placé en situation de sujet communiquant,” “Les étudiants, la lecture et l’écriture au long de la scolarité, sourvenirs d’étudiants de Sciences de l’Éducation,” “L’analyse de la discipline: quelque problèmes pour la recherche en didactique,” “Les sujets argumentatifs de Lettres aux épreuves du baccalauréat français de 1902 et de 2002: ‘eternel retour’ or faux bouclage?”
  • WAC International Conference, 2004, St. Louis, Missouri (about twenty or so of the sessions featured one, two, or three international researchers)
  • Colloque “L’écrit dans le supérieur” 2002, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Associations listed in part 1 (AIRDF, AILA, INRP…) all offer scholarly conferences annually or at various intervals.
  • French organizations offer frequent “journées d’étude”—should that be in conferences or in laboratories/institutions? There have been some specifically focused on theories of reading and writing in higher education, and one focused on writing as a mode of knowing/learning across the disciplines.

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