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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.

June 2019

Performance in Education: Research and Practice
Dates: June 15th (Saturday) - June 17th (Monday), 2019
Organization: Speech, Drama and Debate Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Nanzan University, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

2019 Okinawa JALT Summer Language Teaching Symposium
Dates: June 21st (Friday) - June 23rd (Sunday), 2019
Organization: Okinawa Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Okinawa Gender Equality Center (Tiruru), Naha, Okinawa

2nd Annual JANET Conference: Nursing English Education for a New Age
Dates: June 22nd (Saturday) - June 23rd (Sunday), 2019
Organization: Japan Association for Nursing English Teaching
Location: Seisen Jogakuin College Nursing Campus, Nagano City, Nagano

Asia TEFL 2019: ELT for Glocal Synergies across Disciplines and Multilingual Ambiences
Dates: June 27th (Thursday) - June 29th (Saturday), 2019
Organization: The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Location: The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Teacher Journeys 2019 Conference
Date: June 29th (Saturday), 2019
Organization: Teacher Development Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Sojo University, Kumamoto City

August 2019

GLoCALL 2019/VietCALL
Dates: August 8th (Thursday) - August 10th (Saturday), 2019
Organization: Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Location: University of Foreign Language Studies, the University of Danang, Da Nang, Vietnam

The 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading
Dates: August 9th (Friday) - August 12th (Monday), 2019
Organization: Extensive Reading Foundation
Location: Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan

The 58th JACET International Convention (2019)
Dates: August 28th (Wednesday) - August 30th (Friday), 2019
Organization: Japan Association of College English Teachers
Location: Nagoya Institute of Technology

September 2019

2019 JALT CUE and BizCom ESP Symposium
Date: September 21st (Saturday), 2019
Call for papers due: June 30th (Sunday)
Organization: College and University Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: Uchida Yoko, Osaka

October 2019

JALT Other Language Educators (OLE) SIG Conference: Focusing on Intercultural Communication
Dates: October 5th (Saturday) - October 6th (Sunday), 2019
Call for papers due: July 31st (Wednesday)
Organization: Other Language Educators Special Interest Group, Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: St. Mary's College, Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture

November 2019

JALT 2019: Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency
Dates: November 1st (Friday) - November 4th (Monday), 2019
Organization: The Annual International Conference of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
Location: WINC AICHI, Nagoya City, Aichi

2019 Meisei University International Studies Center Professional Development Forum
Date: November 16th (Saturday), 2019
Call for papers due: October 13th (Sunday)
Organization: Meisei University International Studies Centre
Location: Hino City, Tokyo

International Communication and Community Development Conference
Dates: November 16th (Saturday) - November 17th (Sunday), 2019
Organization: Notre Dame Seishin University
Location: Notre Dame Seishin University, Okayama

JASAL 2019 Annual Conference: New Beginnings
Dates: November 30th (Saturday) - December 1st (Sunday), 2019
Call for papers due: August 4th (Sunday)
Organization: The Japan Association for Self-Access Learning
Location: Otemon Gakuin University in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture

December 2019

7th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference
Dates: December 8th (Sunday) - December 9th (Monday), 2019
Organization: The British Council Tokyo Centre
Location: Pacifico Yokohama

January 2020

Thailand TESOL 2020 and the Pan-Asian Consortium (PAC)
Dates: January 30th (Thursday) - February 1st (Saturday), 2020
Call for papers due: August 31st (Saturday)
Organization: Thailand TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

February 2020

2020 CamTESOL Conference
Dates: February 7th (Friday) - February 9th (Sunday), 2020
Call for papers due: September 14th (Saturday)
Organization: Cambodia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia