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Find out about ELT conferences and events taking place across East Asia in the coming months as well as deadlines for submitting papers, abstracts and presentations.  

At the top of the page you'll find events with open calls for papers or presentations, ordered by the date the call will be closing.  Below that you'll find upcoming events where the calls for papers/presentations have closed, arranged in date order.

Please note that as the majority of these events are not organised by the British Council, use the contact details on the website for each event if you have any questions.

Calls for papers and proposals

Asia-Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference

  • 11 - 14 February 2020, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by Yonsei University
  • Submission deadline: 22 September 2019

55th RELC International Conference

  • Sustainable Language Education: Standards, Strategies and Systems
  • 16 - 18 March 2020, Singapore
  • Organised by SEAMEO and RELC
  • Call for papers deadline: 30 September 2019

6th International PBL Symposium 2020 (IPBLS2020) 

  • Embrace Disruption, Rethink Learning
  • 26 - 27 March 2020, Singapore
  • Organised by: Republic Polytechnic in Singapore
  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 October 2019

The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE)

  • 7 - 9 February 2020, Singapore
  • Organised by IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 14 November 2019

The Asian Conference on Language (ACL2020)

  • 29 March - 1 April 2020, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 November 2019

HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide

  • Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education
  • 10-12 June 2020, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub for University English Teachers
  • Abstract submission deadline: 2 December 2019 

6th International Conference on Education (ICEDU 2020) 

  • The New Face of Education: Innovation in Practice
  • 3 – 05 April 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by The International Institute of Knowledge Management
  • Call for papers deadline: 3 December 2019

11th International Conference on English Learning and Teaching (ICELT)

  • 29 December 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by Sciencefora
  • Full paper submission deadline: 11 December 2019

3rd International Conference on Education Research and Policy 
and
5th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning

  • 22-25 May 2020, Beijing, China 
  • Organised by ICERP and ICDEL
  • Submission deadline: 1 January 2020

The 6th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2020)

  • 23 - 26 March 2020, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2020

The Asian Conference on Language (ACL2020)

  • 29 March - 1 April 2020, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 17 January 2020

Education and Development Conference (EDC 2020)

  • 13 - 15 March 2020, Bali, Indonesia
  • Organised by Tomorrow People Organization
  • Call for papers deadline: 1 February 2020

DRAL (Doing Research in Applied Linguistics) 2020 International Conference 

  • 4 - 5 September 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2020

JALT PanSIG 2020

  • 30 - 31 May 2020, Niigata, Japan
  • Organised by JALT
  • Call for papers deadline: TBC

JALTCALL2020 Conference

  • 5 - 7 June 2020, Aomori, Japan
  • Organised by JALT
  • Call for papers deadline: TBC

AsiaTEFL International Conference with Korea TESOL

  • Interweaving Theory and Practice in ELT in Asia
  • 25 - 27 June 2020, Goyang, South Korea
  • Organised by Asia TEFL
  • Call for papers deadline: TBC

BALEAP/CEAPA Conference 

  • EAP as a Glocal Language
  • 22 - 24 May 2020, Suzhou, China
  • Organised by BALEAP and CEAPA
  • Call for papers: TBC

International Conference on Educational Paradigm, System and Strategies

  • 25 - 27 June 2020, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by The International Research Enthusiast Society Inc.
  • Call for papers deadline: TBC

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Upcoming events 

The Inclusion, Mobility, and Multilingual Education Conference

  • Exploring the role of languages for education and development
  • 24 - 26 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: British Council and Asia Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group

VietTESOL International Convention 2019

  • 11–12 October 2019, Hue, Vietnam
  • Organised by: VietTESOL

2019 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Advancing ELT: Blending Disciplines, Approaches, and Technologies
  • 12-13 October 2019, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: Korea TESOL 

International Language and Tourism Conference 2019

  • Sustaining Global Development Goals through Language, Education and Tourism 
  • 18–19 October 2019, Muar, Malaysia
  • Organised by: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

APLX 2019 

  • Trends and Issues: Language, Culture, Translation and Bilingual Education
  • 31 October - 1 November 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taipei University of Technology

JALT 2019

  • Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency
  • 1 - 4 November 2019, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

ETA-ROC 2019 - 28th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching

  • Collaboration and Communication in Language Learning and Teaching
  • 9-10 November 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: ETA-ROC & Chinese Culture University

The 4th International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development 

  • Teacher Education and Professional Development in Industry 4.0
  • 13 - 14 November 2019, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

The Future of Education Now

  • A festival of learning 
  • 13 - 16 November 2019, Beijing, China
  • Organised by Western Academy of Beijing

The International Conference on Advances Language and Educational Linguistics

  • 22 - 23 November 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Organised by ASMaC of the Philippines

The 6th CELC Roundtable 

  • The Scholarship of English Language Teaching and Learning: Creating Spaces for Inquiring Teacher Practices and Evidencing Student Learning
  • 4 - 5 December 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by National University of Singapore

20th English in Southeast Asia Conference

  • Re-thinking Paradigms and Approaches to Researching, Teaching and Learning English
  • 6-7 December 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: NIE, Nanyang Technological University & Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics

First Biennial Comparative Education Society of Cambodia (CESCam) Conference

  • Education for Shared Community and Prosperity
  • 6–7 December 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: The Comparative Education Society of Cambodia

New Directions in English Language Assessment

  • Realising Potential: Policy, Engagement and Impact
  • 8 - 9 December 2019, Yokohama, Japan
  • Organised by: British Council

International Conference on Language & Literature

  • Digital Trends in Language & Literature: Asia & The 21st Century
  • 15 - 17 January 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by International Islamic University Malaysia

Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2020 

  • 11 January - 16 February 2020, Online
  • Organised by CALL Interest Section of TESOL

Thai TESOL & PAC International Conference 2020

  • Harmony in Diversity: ELT in Transcultural Society
  • 30 January - 1 February 2020, Bangkok Thailand
  • Organised by Thai TESOL

16th Annual CamTESOL Conference

  • 21st Century ELT: Approaches for effective practices
  • 7-9 February 2020, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Organised by: CamTESOL

TESOL 2020

  • 31 March - 3 April 2020, Denver, USA
  • Organised by TESOL.org

54th International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition

  • 18 - 21 April 2020, Manchester, UK
  • Organised by IATEFL

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