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ELT Conference Calendar

This page shows upcoming conferences, book fairs and other large-scale events of professional interest to language teachers in Japan. For past conferences, see the archive of past conferences. If you're interested in giving a workshop or presentation at one of these events, please see the calls for papers. You can also add these upcoming conferences to your calendar.

May 2020

Osaka JALT Back to School 2020
Date: May 23rd (Saturday), 2020
Call for papers due: April 19th (Sunday)
Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Osaka Jogakuin University and College

JALT PanSIG 2020 Conference
Dates: May 30th (Saturday) - May 31st (Sunday), 2020
Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference
Location: University of Niigata Prefecture, Niigata

June 2020

JALTCALL2020: Teaching with Tech (online conference)
Dates: June 6th (Saturday) - June 7th (Sunday), 2020
Organization: Computer-Assisted Language Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Online conference

The Second Performance in Education: Research and Practice Conference 2020
Dates: June 12th (Friday) - June 14th (Sunday), 2020
Call for papers due: May 6th (Wednesday)
Organization: Performance in Education Special Interest Group (formerly known as the Speech, Drama and Debate SIG), Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nanzan University, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

POSTPONED: 2020 TESOL-JALT International Mind, Brain, and Language Education Symposium
Dates: June 20th (Saturday) - June 21st (Sunday), 2020
Organization: Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto City

Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia
Dates: June 20th (Saturday) - June 21st (Sunday), 2020
Organization: Task Based Learning Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Ryukoku University, Kyoto

July 2020

The 21st International CALL Research Conference: Smart CALL
Dates: July 3rd (Friday) - July 5th (Sunday), 2020
Organization: International CALL Research Conference
Location: Waseda University, Tokyo

September 2020

The JACET 59th International Convention
Dates: September 8th (Tuesday) - September 10th (Thursday), 2020
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Doshisha University, Shinmachi Campus, Kyoto

JALT CUE SIG Conference
Dates: September 12th (Saturday) - September 13th (Sunday), 2020
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Soka University, Kumamoto

October 2020

POSTPONED: The 2020 Korea TESOL International Conference
Dates: October 17th (Saturday) - October 18th (Sunday), 2020
Call for papers due: May 10th (Sunday)
Organization: Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Sookmyung Women's University, Campus 2, Seoul, South Korea

The praxis of teaching, learning, and assessment with CEFR and CLIL
Dates: October 23rd (Friday) - October 25th (Sunday), 2020
Organization: CEFR and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Akita International University

November 2020

JALT2020: Communities of Teachers and Learners
Dates: November 20th (Friday) - November 23rd (Monday), 2020
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Tsukuba, Ibaraki

2020 International Asia TEFL Conference
Dates: November 26th (Thursday) - November 28th (Saturday), 2020
Organization: The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: KINTEX Convention Center, Goyang, South Korea

December 2020

60th PALT Anniversary and 2020 PAC (Pan-Asian Consortium) International Conference
Dates: December 3rd (Thursday) - December 5th (Saturday), 2020
Organization: Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc.
Location: Angeles University Foundation, Angeles, Philippines

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