Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004

ELT CalendarConference Dates: September 24th, 25th and 26th 2004
Location: Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Information on PGL 2005 is at


PGLIII is greatly indebted to our sponsors as they have graciously donated their time, money and/or resources to ensure the best conference possible.

PGLIII is sponsored by Global Issues In Language Education and backed by Ritsumeikan University, Center for Global Education and Research

The following is a list of co-sponsors of PGL III (in alphabetical order). Please see the bottom of this page for more information on how to become a sponsor.

  • Association for Baha'i Studies-Japan --
  • BeLL works (English education through global issues) --
  • Cafe Peace (one of the largest vegan restaurants in Japan) --
  • Center for Global Education and Research (Ritsumeikan University) --
  • Clover Park Technical college --
  • College and University Educators SIG of JALT --
  • EPA (The Engaged Pedagogy Association) --
  • GALE (Gender Awareness in Language Education) --
  • GCPEJ (The Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education Japan) --
  • the General Union (Trade Union assisting worker rights, regardless of nationality and/or field of employment) --
  • GILE (Global Issues in Language Education) --
  • IGN (International Green Network) -- Richard Evanoff []
  • The Japan times (Japan's premier English-language daily newspaper) --
  • JAPANetwork (Japan AIDS Prevention Awareness Network) --
  • JEE (Japan Environmental Exchange) --
  • Kansai Time out --
  • Kyoto Journal --
  • Laurier4Peace (student led peace group at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
  • Osaka YMCA International High School --
  • PALE - the JALT Professionalism SIG --
  • PC4peace (NGO to refurbish and send computers to Cambodia) --
  • School for International Training (to prepare students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens) --
  • Shin-Eiken (New English Teachers' Association) --
  • Soundings of the Planet (Peace Through Music; Health Through Music) --
  • Taylor and Francis Group (a leading international academic publisher with world-wide offices) --
  • Teachers College (Columbia University, Tokyo) --
  • WELL (Women Educators and Language Learners)

  • SPONSORSHIP DESCRIPTION What is a sponsor?

    PGLIII utilizes the expertise of existing organizations, NGOs and individuals to promote our collective goals. A sponsor is an entity that wishes to donate money, goods and or services in return for the benefits discussed below.

    Why be a sponsor?

    Organization of the conference is an extremely time consuming process which takes the collective effort of a great number of volunteers. Sponsorship entitles an organization to publication advertisement, conference space for demonstrations and/or display, special invitation/consideration to presentation sessions and the great feeling that comes with helping to make this conference a success. You may also suggest other ways in which you wish to benefit from PGL, if it is mutually acceptable then we will form an agreement.

    How does PGLIII benefit from your sponsorship?

    PGLIII benefits greatly from its sponsors as without sponsorship we would need to depend more on entrance fees. Yet the concept behind PGLIII is a grassroots conference which encourages all to attend whether they are well-to-do or not. Therefore your sponsorship assists us in reaching a more diverse group of participants. At the same time it is a great benefit to be associated with you through display of your good name and thus utilizing the drawing power of a relationship with fine organizations.

    Who sponsors?

    Past sponsors include various special interest groups (sig groups) of the Japan Association of Language Teachers, Japan Environmental Exchange, Green Network Japan, WELL and many more.

    How much should you donate for sponsorship?

    Sponsors serve the role of lending their good name and through offering a small donation of money, goods and/or services they further assist us to reach our goals. Please make a suggestion how your organization can help PGL to put on the best conference possible.

    Some suggestions follow:

    • Money: For organizations that are financially well-off we suggest a 5, 000 to 10,000 yen donation. Less well-to-do organizations may suggest alternative amounts or conditions
    • Goods: an organization may donate sanitary food and/or drinks for our volunteer staff or if in a great enough quantity for the full conference attendance. Or maybe you could donate the usage of an LCD projector, computer, printer or other needed equipment. Make suggestions and we will work with your organization.
    • Services: you may wish to donate volunteer help, by sending some members to the conference to assist in registration, set-up, clean-up, and other aspects of operations during the conference.
    To become a sponsor with PGLIII please contact Dr. John T. Denny at in English.

    To sponsors. PGL account details are:

    Japanese Post Office/ Postal Transfer (yubin furikae)

    Account number (Koza Bango) : 00530-7-75077

    Account Name (Kozamei): PGL

    ***The Post Office will charge 70 yen commission for each transfer***