Conferences

In the section below, you will find a list of conferences offered by organizations, whose missions are similar to TIRF’s. Newly added conference opportunities will appear at the top of the list. If you would like to suggest a conference to be added to this list, please send information to info@tirfonline.org.

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5th International Conference for Crossroads of Languages and Cultures

  • Dates: June 1-3, 2018
  • Location: Gallou University in Rethymno, Greece
  • Theme: Languages and cultures at home and at school
  • Call for Papers: end of September 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Assessing World Languages Conference

  • Dates: November 8-11, 2017
  • Location: University of Macao, China
  • Theme: Current Issues in Assessment of World Languages
  • Call for Papers: August 5 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

28th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference 2018 – 28ESFLC18

  • Dates: July 5-7, 2018
  • Location: University of Pavia, Italy
  • Theme: Systemic Functional Linguistics on Language, Specialised Knowledge and Literacy
  • Call for Papers: Friday, January 8, 2018
  • Further Information: Click here

1st International ASEAN-ELT conference

  • Dates: March 15-17, 2018
  • Location: Melaka, Malaysia
  • Theme: Maximizing the Potential in ASEAN Diversities through the English Language
  • Call for papers: December 31, 2017
  • Further information: Click here

2017 CATESOL Annual Conference

  • Dates: October 19-22, 2017
  • Location: Santa Clara, CA
  • Theme: The World is the Classroom – 21st Century Teaching and Learning
  • Call for Papers: July 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

English USA – Professional Development Conference

  • Dates: January 18-19, 2017
  • Location: Monterey, California, USA
  • Call for Papers: September 8, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC)

  • Date: March 21-23, 2018
  • Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Theme: Validation Research in Language Assessment – Contributions from Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Call for Papers: September 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

International ESP Conference

  • Date: October 27-28, 2017
  • Location: Liverpool, UK
  • Theme: Convergence of ESP with other disciplines
  • Call for Papers: July 20, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Linguistic Dominance and Inequality

  • Date: November 15-16, 2017
  • Location: Malmö University, Sweden
  • Call for Papers: September 5, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 4th International Conference on Multilingual Language Theories and Practices (MLTP2018)

  • Date: April 25-27, 2018
  • Location: University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Call for Papers: January 15, 2018
  • Further Information: Click here

 Assessing World Languages (AWL) 2017 Conference 

  • Date: November 8-11, 2017
  • Location: University of Macao, Zhuhai, China
  • Call for Papers: August 5, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 Transferring University Language Policy (TULP 2017)

  • Date: March 16, 2018
  • Location: University of Poitiers, France
  • Theme: Transferring University Language Policy
  • Call for papers: June 30, 2017
  • Further information: Click here

Sociolinguistics Symposium 22 (SS22)

  • Date: June 27-30, 2018
  • Location: The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Call for Papers: August 14, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts (LIEMC18)

  • Date: February 1-3, 2018
  • Location: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Call for Papers: November 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 International Colloquium on “Language Skills for Economic and Social Inclusion”

  • Date: October 12-13, 2017
  • Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Call for Papers: June 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

3rd International Conference on Language Testing and Evaluation & 5th British Council New Directions in Language Assessment Conference

  • Date: December 2-3, 2017
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Theme: Connecting Assessment with Teaching and Learning
  • Call for Papers: July 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

19th Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Location: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • Theme: Language Assessment and its Sociopolitical Context
  • Call for Papers: June 12, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

1st Annual Conference of Asia ESP – 2017

  • Date: October 27-29, 2017
  • Location: International Convention Centre of Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Daxing District, Beijing, China
  • Call for Papers: June 10, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 WATESOL 2017

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Location: Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Theme: Communicating in the 21st Century: Implications for Teaching and Learning
  • Call for Papers: June 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 The 16th International Conference on Translation

  • Date: August 8-10, 2017
  • Location: Crystal Crown Hotel, Malaysia
  • Theme: The Value of Translation in Society
  • Call for Papers: May 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

4th Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning (ICTEL)

  • Date: October 2-4, 2017
  • Location: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
  • Theme: Sustaining a Borderless World through Multicultural and Transnational Education
  • Call for Papers: June 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

AAAL 2018

  • Date: March 24-27, 2018
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Call for Papers: August 16, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

TESOL 2018

  • Date: March 27-30, 2018
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Theme: Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community
  • Call for Papers: June 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

The Applied Linguistics Conference

  • Dates: November 27-29, 2017
  • Location: Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Theme: Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium – Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices
  • Call for Papers: July 2, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

18th International Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics

  • Dates: February 22-24, 2018
  • Location: University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
  • Theme: Language in Context – The Pragmatic Perspective
  • Call for Papers: July 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

15th Nordic Symposium on Child Language

  • Dates: May 23-24, 2018
  • Location: University of South Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Call for Papers: October 1, 2017 & December 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Learning and Teaching Conference

  • Date: September 15, 2017
  • Location: University of Leeds, Leeds, England
  • Theme: Developing Speaking Skills
  • Call for Papers: April 24, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

22nd Annual Dual Language Conference

  • Dates: November 1-4, 2017
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Theme: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Present, Inspiring the Future
  • Call for Papers: May 12, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

 3rd International Language Assessment in Egypt (ILACE 2017)

  • Dates: September 11-12, 2017
  • Location: American University in Cairo (Tahir Campus), Egypt
  • Theme: Assessment in the 21st Century – From Research to Classroom Realities
  • Call for Papers: May 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2017)

  • Dates: September 9-10, 2017
  • Location: University of Aizu, Fukushima, Japan
  • Theme: Aligning Task-Based Assessment to Curriculum Objectives
  • Call for Papers: June 11, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

FRAMING MINDS: English and Affective Neurosciences

  • Dates: October 26-28, 2017
  • Location: University of Naples “L’Orientale,” Italy
  • Call for Papers: June 18, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Fourth Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning (ICTEL)

  • Dates: October 2-4, 2017
  • Location: Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
  • Theme: Sustaining a Borderless World through Multicultural and Transnational Education
  • Call for Papers: May 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

14th Annual CamTESOL Conference

  • Dates: February 10-11, 2018
  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Theme: English Language Teaching in the Digital Era
  • Call for Papers: September 5, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Monterey Bay Foreign Language Education Symposium

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Location: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey, California, USA
  • Theme: Making Language Relevant
  • Call for Papers: July 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

International Conference on Chinese Language Learning

  • November 29-30, 2017
  • Location: Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Theme: Learning Chinese – Who and Why?
  • Call for Papers: June 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Language and Development Conference

  • Dates: November 27-29, 2017
  • Location: Dakar, Senegal
  • Call for Papers: May 19, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Evolving Perspectives on Advancedness: A Symposium on Second Language Spanish

  • Dates: February 15-17, 2018
  • Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 26, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC)

  • Date: March 14-17, 2018
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  • Theme: Language, Laboring, and Transforming
  • Call for Papers: May 9, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

7th Annual Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)

  • Dates: September 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

10th Annual Mentoring Conference

  • Dates: October 23-27, 2017
  • Location: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

25th Annual Korea TESOL – PAC International Conference

  • Dates: October 21-22, 2017
  • Theme: Why are We Here? Analog Learning in the Digital Era
  • Location: Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Call for Papers: May 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

ECOLT 2017

  • Date: October 20, 2017
  • Theme: Language Assessment Literacy – Perspectives across Stakeholder Groups
  • Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Call for Papers: June 5, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

15th Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) Conference

  • Date: September 22-23, 2017
  • Theme: Crossing Boundaries – The Geographical and Intellectual Diffusion of Technology for Language Learning
  • Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 18, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

IWCA Summer Institute 2017

  • Dates: June 19-23, 2017
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) Conference

  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Location: Seoul National University of Education, Seoul, Korea
  • Theme: Broadening the Scope of Language Learning and Teaching
  • Further Information: Click here

LiASIG Annual Conference

  • Date: May 12, 2017
  • Location: University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Theme: Multilingual Communication in Africa and the Diaspora
  • Call for Papers: March 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Annual Conference

  • Dates: August 31 to Sepember 2, 2017
  • Location: University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Call for Papers: March 12, 2017
  • Further Information: Contact Colin Reilly

Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

  • Dates: January 25-28, 2017
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 22, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Global Perspectives: Instructional Strategies for the Special Education Needs of All Students        

  • Date: June 9-10, 2017
  • Location: Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • CFP Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations

  • Date: May 11-12, 2017
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • CFP Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Establishing the Predominant Position of ESP within Adult ELT

  • Date: July 3-7, 2017
  • Location: University of Niš, Serbia
  • CFP Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

IELTS Workshops (Free to Attend)

  • Dates & Locations
    • March 21, 2017: Seattle, Washington, USA
    • June 22-23, 2017: Miami, Florida, USA
    • August 17-18, 2017: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Further Information: Click here

British Association for Applied Linguistics – 50th Anniversary Meeting

  • Date: August 31 to September 2, 2017
  • Location: University of Leeds, England
  • Theme: Diversity in Applied Linguistics – Opportunities, Challenges, Questions
  • CFP Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

I-MELT (Indonesia-Malaysia English Language Teaching) Conference

  • Date: March 16-18, 2017
  • Location: Universitas Islam Negeri, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • CFP Deadline: January 25, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances

  • Date: June 21-23, 2017
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • CFP Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

TESL Canada 2017 Conference

  • Date: June 8-10, 2017
  • Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • CFP Deadline: January 10, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 Immersion Symposium

  • Date: May 11-13, 2017
  • Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • CFP Deadline: December 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Writing Symposium 2017

  • Date: April 6-7, 2017
  • Location: University of Giessen, Germany
  • Theme: Supporting L2 Writing in Higher Education
  • CFP Deadline: January 3, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

8th International Conference on ELT in China

  • Date: October 20-22, 2017
  • Location: Xi’an, China
  • Theme: English Language Teaching in a Global World – New Perspectives, New Methodologies
  • CFP Deadline: December 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

EUROSLA 27

  • Date: August 30 to September 2, 2017
  • Location: University of Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
  • CFP Deadline: February 27, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture

  • Date: April 7-8, 2017
  • Location: Virginia International University, Fairfax, VA
  • Theme: Enhancing and Advancing Teacher Education – Professional Identities, Communities, Beliefs, and Practices
  • CFP Deadline: December 5, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 Language Policy & Planning Conference

  • Date: August 24-26, 2017
  • Location: OISE, University of Toronto, Canada
  • CFP Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

The Power of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) – Free Online Symposium

  • Date: January 11-12, 2017
  • Location: Online
  • Further Information: Click here

III International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in School and Society

  • Date: July 5-7, 2017
  • Location: Soria, Spain
  • CFP Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

  • Date: January 25-28, 2018
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Theme: Intercultural Competence and Mobility – Virtual and Physical
  • CFP Deadline: May 22, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT)

  • Date: June 20-24, 2017
  • Location: Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • CFP Deadline: December 16, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

19th Annual International Conference on Education

  • Date: May 15-16, 2017
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • CFP Deadline: January 16, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week

  • Date: March 20-24, 2017
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Theme: Education Emergencies and Crises
  • Call for Papers: TBA
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Education and Multilingualism Conference

  • Date: February 10-11, 2017
  • Location: University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Call for Papers: Contact Conference Organizers
  • Further Information: Write to kombi@uni-hamburg.de

Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning

  • Date: August 24-26, 2017
  • Location: University of Calgary, Toronto, Canada
  • Call for Papers: February 28, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances

  • Date: June 21-23, 2017
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Call for Papers: January 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives

  • Date: March 12-15, 2017
  • Location: University of Munich, Germany
  • Call for Papers: November 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Emotion and Affect in Language Learning and Teaching

  • Date: July 5-7, 2017
  • Location: University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Call for Papers: December 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Eighth International Conference on Recent Trends in Information, Telecommunication and Computing – ITC 2017

  • Date: February 10-11, 2017
  • Location: Lucknow, India
  • Call for Papers: December 10, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 INLEPS – A Bi-Continental Conference

  • Date: March 15-17, 2017
  • Location: University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA
  • Theme: Language Education Policy and Identities Inclusion: Cultivating Distinctiveness
  • Call for Papers: Check website
  • Further Information: Click here

2017 INLEPS – A Bi-Continental Conference

  • Date: May 24-26, 2017
  • Location: University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
  • Theme: Language Education Policy and Identities Inclusion: Cultivating Distinctiveness
  • Call for Papers: Check website
  • Further Information: Click here

The Magic of Innovation: New Dimensions in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching

  • Date: March 24-25, 2017
  • Location: MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
  • Call for Papers: January 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

AILA 2017: The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics

  • Date: July 23-28, 2017
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Theme: Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics
  • Proposal Deadline: TBA (will be announced in January 2016)
  • Further Information: Click here

BAAL TEA SIG ANNUAL ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

  • Date: March 31, 2017
  • Location: University of Northampton, Northampton, England
  • Theme: Innovations in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) assessment
  • Call for Papers: December 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education (ICMME 17)  

  • Date: May 11-13, 2017
  • Location: University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • Call for Papers: February 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

CALA Winter 2017 Event

  • Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
  • Location: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Theme: Evaluation of the French Language – Innovations and Discoveries
  • Call for Papers: November 10, 2016
  • Further Information: Write to Amir Lavasani at a_r_lavasani@yahoo.com

Criticality in Education (Research): Definitions, Discourses and Controversies

  • Date: August 31 to September 1, 2017
  • Location: University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Call for Papers: February 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

3rd International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in Schools and Society

  • Date: July 5-7, 2017
  • Location: Soria, Spain
  • Call for Papers: January 31, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

7th Annual University of Alabama Languages Conference

  • Date: February 17-18, 2017
  • Location: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
  • Theme: Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language
  • Call for Papers: October 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture

  • Date: April 7-8, 2017
  • Location: Virginia International University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Theme: Enhancing and Advancing Teacher Education: Professional Identities, Communities, Beliefs, and Practices
  • Call for Papers: December 5, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA)

  • Date: November 30, 2016
  • Type: One-day seminar (free)
  • Location: University of Bedfordshire, Luton, England
  • Theme: Assessing Speaking
  • Further Information: Click here

EALTA 2017

  • Date: June 1-3, 2017
  • Location: Sèvres, France
  • Theme: Language Testing and Assessment – Its Role in Mobility and Social Integration
  • Call for Papers: November 27, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Emotion and Affect in Language Learning and Teaching

  • Date: July 5-7, 2017
  • Location: University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Call for Papers: December 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Metadiscourse Across Genres (MAG 2017)

  • Date: March 30 – April 1, 2017
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Call for Papers: September 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

10th Anniversary Conference of English as a Lingua Franca

  • Date: June 12-15, 2017
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Theme: ELF and Changing English
  • Call for Papers: September 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

39th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC)

  • Date: July 17–21, 2017
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Theme: Language Assessment Literacy across Stakeholder Boundaries
  • Call for Papers: October 2, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

15th Asia TEFL International Conference & 64th TEFLIN International Conference

  • Date: July 13-15, 2017
  • Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Theme: ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship & Identity
  • Call for Papers: Feb 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Global Educators’ Conference 2017

  • Date: January 27-29, 2017
  • Location: Manila Hotel, Philippines
  • Call for Papers: September 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

4th International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

  • Date: June 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Call for Papers: October 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

18th Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Theme: Policy and Practice in Language Testing and Assessment
  • Further Information: Click here

1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication

  • Date: June 21-23, 2017
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Call for Papers: January 6, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

10th International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies

  • Date: May 27, 2017
  • Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Call for Papers: October 26, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Testing Forum 2016

  • Date: November 25-27, 2016
  • Location: University of Reading, UK
  • Theme: Assessing Languages in Higher Education
  • Call for Papers: September 26, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

9th Annual Professional Development Conference

  • Date: January 19-20, 2017
  • Location: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California
  • Call for Papers: August 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

3rd Thinking, Doing, Learning Conference

  • Date: April 19-21, 2017
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Call for Papers: August 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

17th International Conference of the Italian Association of Applied Linguistics

  • Date: February 23-25, 2017
  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Call for Papers: July 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

10th Annual Free Linguistics Conference

  • Date: September 30 – October 1, 2016
  • Location: Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Call for Papers: May 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

4th International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

  • Date: June 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Theme: Connecting Assessment with Teaching and Learning – Innovation and Impact
  • Call for Papers: October 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation

  • Date: March 2-5, 2017
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Theme: Vital Voices – Linking Language & Wellbeing
  • Call for Papers: August 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

7th International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching

  • Date: April 19-21, 2017
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Theme: Tasks in Context
  • Call for Papers: August 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Teaching Languages and Cultures in the Post-Modern Era

  • Date: November 11-12, 2016
  • Location: Niš, Serbia
  • Theme: Developing Competencies, Rethinking Practices
  • Call for Papers: August 25, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Teachers of Chinese as a Foreign and Second Language

  • Date: May 22-23, 2017
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Theme: From the Weakest to the Strongest Link
  • Call for Papers: October 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

11th International Symposium on Bilingualism

  • Date: June 11-15, 2017
  • Location: Limerick, Ireland
  • Theme: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, and the New Speaker
  • Call for Papers: October 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

6th Annual Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)

  • Date: October 7-8, 2016
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

6th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Date: November 18-19, 2016
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Theme: Communication, Culture, and Creativity in the ELT Classroom
  • Call for Papers: June 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

TESOL 2017

  • Date: March 21-24, 2017
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Theme: TESOL 2.0 – Engage, Enrich, Empower
  • Call for Papers: June 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

AAAL 2017

  • Date: March 18-21, 2017
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Theme: Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinarity
  • Call for Papers: August 17, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

WATESOL Annual Conference

  • Date: October 15-16, 2016
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland, USA
  • Theme: Making Creative Connections
  • Call for Papers: June 26, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Classroom Assessment for Language Teaching (CALT)

  • Date: November 4-5, 2016
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Call for Papers: August 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Language in Focus 2017 Conference

  • Date: March 2-4, 2017
  • Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Theme: Multiple Perceptual Frames on ELT and SLA
  • Call for Papers: October 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment

  • Type: Free Seminar
  • Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016
  • Location: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Further Information: Click here

International Society for Language Studies

  • Date: June 15-17, 2017
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Theme: Intersections of Peace and Language Studies
  • Call for Papers: November 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

40th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association

  • Date: October 28-29, 2016
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Call for Papers: September 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

International Conference on Literature and English Language Teaching

  • Date: November 18-19, 2016
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Theme: Learner and Teacher Identify & Teachers’ Professional Development
  • Call for Papers: July 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

10th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

  • Date: June 21, 2016
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Theme: Move – Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations
  • Call for Papers: June 21, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

ALTE 6th International Conference

  • Date: May 3-5, 2017
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Theme: Learning and Assessment – Making the Connections
  • Call for Papers: TBD (as of May 11, 2016)
  • Further Information: Click here

New Directions 2016: 4th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment

  • Date: October 11-14, 2016
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Theme: Standardised Testing and the Development and Use of Pro­ficiency Scales – Addressing Local Challenges, Meeting Global Standard
  • Call for Papers: June 10, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC)

  • Date: March 15-18, 2017
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Theme: Cultivating Research Capacity through International Exchanges about Higher Education Writing Research
  • Call for Papers: May 2, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

ECOLT 2016

  • Date: October 28, 2016
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Call for Papers: June 3, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages

  • Date: September 26-27, 2016
  • Location: Brussels, Germany
  • Call for Papers: April 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

  • Date: November 3-5, 2016
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Call for Papers: May 9, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

5th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation

  • Theme: Vital Voices – Linking Language and Wellbeing
  • Date: March 2-5, 2017
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Call for Papers Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

20th Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference

  • Date: September 17-18, 2016
  • Location: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Theme: Toward Reforms of University Entrance Examinations (Tentative)
  • Call for Papers: June 14, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

COPEI & ANUPI 2016 International Conference

  • Date: October 13-16, 2016
  • Location: Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, México
  • Theme: Unleashing the Power of ELT Beyond the Classroom
  • Call for Papers: May 14, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

16th International Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA)

  • Date: September 7-8, 2016
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Theme: Processability and Multilingualism
  • Further Information: Click here

Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals

  • Date/Location: April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC
  • Date/Location: August 18-19, 2016 in Madison, WI
  • Topic: Research-based Practitioner Strategies to Develop the Spanish Language Skills
  • Further Information: Click here

Building Educational Communities of Inclusion: Cultural Proficiency and Equity

  • Date: June 1-2, 2016
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Topic: Creating Educational Access and Opportunities for All Students
  • Further Information: Click here

Bridging Across Languages and Cultures in Everyday Lives

  • Date: November 25-27, 2016
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Theme: New Roles for Changing Scenarios
  • Call for Papers: May 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

6th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP)

  • Date: November 3-5, 2016
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Theme: Translation Flows and Professional Practice
  • Call for Papers: May 2, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

International Conference on Literature and ELT

  • Date: November 18-19, 2016
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Call for Papers: July 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Sixth Conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication Diversities in Global Societies

  • Date: September 22-23, 2016
  • Location: Södertörn University, Sweden
  • Call for Papers: April 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

La Cosecha 21st Annual Dual Language Conference

  • Date: November 9-16, 2016
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Theme: Embracing our Roots — Fortaleciendo nuestra comunidad bilingüe
  • Call for Papers: May 13, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 8th PSLLT Conference

  • Date: August 12-13, 2016
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Theme: The Role of Technology in L2 Pronunciation Research and Teaching
  • Call for Papers: April 8, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education

  • Date: February 2-4, 2017
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Theme: Language Teacher Education for a World on the Move: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations
  • Call for Papers: June 21, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

2016 Community Literacy Summit

  • Date: September 16, 2016
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Theme: Literacy
  • Call for Papers: May 16, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

  • Date: July 6, 2016
  • Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Theme: Endangered Languages: Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • Call for Papers: April 4, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Midwest Heritage Language Summit

  • Date: April 23, 2016
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • Theme: Fostering the Languages of Your Community
  • Call for Posters: Extended to April 1, 2016 (as of 7March2016)
  • Further Information: Click here

ALTAANZ 2016

  • Date: November 17-19, 2016
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Theme: In the Classroom and Beyond – Assessing Language Ability in Different Contexts
  • Call for Papers: April 18, 2016 Extended through April 29, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

4th World Conference on Writing Research

  • Date: February 15-18, 2017
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Theme: Writing Research Across Borders
  • Call for Papers: April 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

2nd International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in School and Society

  • Date: July 6-8, 2016
  • Location: Soria, Spain
  • Further Information: Click here

6th Language and Social Interaction Working Group

  • Date: October 7-8, 2016
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Call for Papers: May 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

5th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses

  • Date: November 29 – December 1, 2016
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Theme: Multi- Inter- or Trans-cultural Communication – Reflections
  • Call for Papers: January 20, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

  • Date: July 20, 2016
  • Location: Giessen, Germany
  • Call for Papers: March 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

35th Second Language Research Forum

  • Date: September 22-26, 2016
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Theme: Thirty Years of ISLA – Learning, Instruction, Learning, and Outcome
  • Call for Papers: May 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Intercultural Education at the Crossroads

  • Date: September 5-9, 2016
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Theme: Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations
  • Call for Papers: March 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

IRCEELT 2016

  • Date: April 22-23, 2016
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Call for Papers: March 25, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Braz-TESOL

  • Date: July 14-17, 2016
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Theme: The Learner’s Voice: Creating a Participatory Culture
  • Call for Papers: January 4, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

European Conference on Educational Research

  • Date: August 22-26, 2016
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Theme: Leading Education – The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers
  • Call for Papers: January 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

ICAEA Workshop

  • Date: April 29-30, 2016
  • Location: Portugal
  • Theme: Aviation English Training for Operational Personnel
  • Call for Papers: January 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

AIM 2016 – Sixth International Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Mobile Communication

  • Date: April 9-10, 2106
  • Location: Pune, India
  • Call for Papers: February 8, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week

  • Date: March 7-11, 2016
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Theme: Innovating for Quality
  • Call for Papers: January 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

CLLC 2016

  • Date: March 25-26, 2016
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Theme: Reimagining International Education: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language, Learning, and Culture
  • Call for Papers: January 25, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

XI Conference on Language Teacher Education and II ELT Conference

  • Dates: March 17-19, 2016
  • Location: Santiago de Cali, Colombia
  • Call for Papers: February 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

CLLC 2016

  • Dates: March 25-26, 2016
  • Topic: Reimagining International Education
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Call for Papers: January 25, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

10th Annual NFEAP Conference

  • Dates: June 9-10, 2016
  • Topic: EAP and Creativity
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Call for Papers: February 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

JRM 2016 – 8th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics

  • Dates: May 19-21, 2016
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Call for Papers: January 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

MENAWCA Conference

  • Dates: April 21-22, 2016
  • Theme: MENA Writing Centers: Ideal vs. Reality
  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Call for Papers: February 3, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

18th Annual Conference of MwALT

  • Dates: October 1, 2016
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Call for Papers: June 13, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

JALT 2016

  • Dates: November 25-28, 2016
  • Theme: Transformation in Language Education
  • Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Call for Papers: February 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

EuroSLA 2016

  • Dates: August 24-27, 2016
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Call for Papers: February 28, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

British Association for Applied Linguistics

  • Dates: September 1-3, 2016
  • Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Call for Papers: March 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Second Language Research Forum

  • Dates: September 22-25, 2016
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Call for Papers: TBA
  • Further Information: Click here

2016 Online Symposium: Project-Based Language Learning: Inspiring Teachers, Transforming Learning

  • Free Online Conference
  • Dates: January 12-15, 2016
  • Location: Online Only
  • Further Information: Click here

GlobELT 2016

  • Dates: April 14-17, 2016
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Call for Papers: January 4, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA 2016)

  • Date: May 19-26, 2016
  • Location: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
  • Theme: Meeting New Challenges in Language Assessment: A Tribute to Alan Davies
  • Proposal Deadline: January 20, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 ACTFL 2016

  • Date: November 18-20, 2016
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Proposal Deadline: January 16, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 BRAZ-TESOL

  • Date: July 14-17, 2016
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Theme: The Learners’ Voice – Creating a Participatory Culture
  • Proposal Deadline: January 4, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 Multilingualism and Diversity Conference

  • Date: September 26-30, 2016
  • Location: Hildesheim, Germany
  • Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 LPP2016 – Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference 2016

  • Date: September 1-3, 2016
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Proposal Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 10th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition

  • Date: September 1-3, 2016
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Proposal Deadline: October 30, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

 Conference of Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities Network

  • Date: June 17-18, 2016
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Theme: Language and Health – Ethical and Policy Issues
  • Proposal Deadline: December 31, 2015
  • Further Information: Write to Daniel Weinstock and/or Yael Peled

 NFEAP Summer Conference 2016

  • Date: June 9-10, 2016
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Theme: EAP and Creativity
  • Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 15th Annual Conference Cambio de Colores/Change of Colors

  • Date: June 8-10, 2016
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
  • Theme: Latinos in the Heartland: Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Community
  • Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 Canadian Association of Language Assessment Annual Symposium

  • Date: May 30 – June 1, 2016
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Theme: Assessment in Support of Learning in the Language Classroom – Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

The Second Conference on Telecollaboration in University Education

  • Date: April 21-23, 2016
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Theme: New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice
  • Proposal Deadline: December 14, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

 Language in the Online & Offline World 5: The Amplitude

  • Date: April 19-20, 2016
  • Location: Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 2016 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning

  • Date: February 2-4, 2016
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia
  • Proposal Deadline: November 30, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

LTRC 2016

  • Date: June 20-24, 2016
  • Location: Sicaly, Italy
  • Theme: Language Constructs, Contexts, and Content in Classroom and Large-scale Assessments
  • Proposal Deadline: October 11, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education

  • Date: October 20-22, 2016
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Theme: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts
  • Proposal Deadline: TBA
  • Further Information: Click here

10th Annual Free Linguistics Conference

  • Date: September 30th – October 1, 2016
  • Location: Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Theme: TBA
  • Proposal Deadline: TBA
  • Further Information: Click here

BAAL TEA SIG

  • Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Location: University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Theme: Assessment for Learning and Assessment of Learning: Incommensurate Paradigms or Complimentary Perspectives?
  • Proposal Deadline: Friday, November 29, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

2nd Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference

  • Date: February 24-26, 2016
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Theme: Interdiscipline and Transdiscipline: Challenges in the XXI Century
  • Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

 AAAL 2016

  • Date: April 9-12, 2016
  • Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Proposal Deadline: August 19, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

ALA 2016

  • Date: July 19-22, 2016
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Theme: Languages for Life: Educational, Professional, and Social Contexts
  • Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

Innovations and Breakthroughs in English Language Teaching

  • Date: November 4, 2015
  • Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Theme: TESOL Symposium
  • Proposal Deadline: Passed
  • Further Information: Click here

42nd International MEXTESOL Convention

  • Date: November 5-8, 2015
  • Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Theme: Building the Future Today: English Language Teaching and Learning Breakthroughs
  • Proposal Deadline: Passed
  • Further Information: Click here

4th International Conference on Applied Linguistics

  • Date: September 28-29, 2016
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Theme: Not listed
  • Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

GURT 2016

  • Date: March 11-13, 2016
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Theme: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education
  • Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

12th Annual CamTESOL Conference

  • Theme: Promoting Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
  • Date: February 20-21, 2016
  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Call for Papers Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

11th Language & Development Conference

  • Date: November 18-20, 2015
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Theme: Multilingualism and Development
  • Proposal deadline: July 12, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

Fifth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

  • Date: January 21-24, 2016
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Theme: Intercultural Competence – Traditions and Transitions
  • Proposal Deadline: June 29, 2015
  • Further Information: Click here

 

[2] comments

On Jan 27, 2015: Ryan Damerow said:
@Ann Roemer - Thank you for letting us know that the TESOL & AAAL conferences are not on the list. I'll make sure they're added soon. And I'm glad that you're finding this resource helpful. If you ever have a suggestion for a conference to be added to this page, please write to us!
On Jan 27, 2015: Ann Roemer said:
This is a great resource, especially for those of us who are novices when it comes to research. I was wondering why TESOL and AAAL are not on the list and how often the information is updated.

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