Upcoming events

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.  

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

Education in a Globalizing Asia

  •  3 - 5 February 2017, Luzon, Philippines
  • Organised by: Asia Association for Global Studies
  • Proposal submission deadline: 15 December 2016

 The Asian Conference on Language Learning & The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom

  • Educating for Change
  • 11 - 14 May 2017, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: The International Academic Forum
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 December 2016

3rd International Conference on Education

  • Models of Global Education and Education Mobility for the 2020’s
  • 20 - 22 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The International Institute of Knowledge Management
  • Call for papers deadline: 20 January 2017

8th International English Language Teaching Conference 2017

  • The 21st Century Classroom: ELT Practices & Innovations
  • 19 - 21 April 2017, Penang, Malaysia
  • Organised by: PELLTA
  • Call for papers deadline: 1 February 2017 

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 3 & 19th English in South-East Asia Conference 

  • 22 - 24 June 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 3 February 2017 

15th International AsiaTEFL & 64th TEFLIN Conference 

  • ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship and Identity
  • 13 - 15 July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, TEFLIN, and AsiaTEFL
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 February 2017 

GEN TEFL International Conference 2017 

  • Rethinking ELT in the age of Ubiquitous Technology
  • 2-3 July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: TEFL Global Educators Network
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2017  

The Singapore Education Technology Conference 2017 

  • 23 - 24 August 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and Siam University 
  • Abstract submission deadline: 18 May 2017 

JALT PanSIG Conference

  • 20 - 21 May 2017, Akita City, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT
  • Call for papers: TBC

JACET 56th International Convention 

  • English in a Globalized World: Exploring Lingua Franca Research and Pedagogy
  • 29 - 31 August 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: JACET
  • Call for papers deadline: TBC 

JALT2017

  • 17 - 20 November 2017, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT
  • Call for proposals: TBC

Upcoming events across East Asia

The 4th forum on Applied Linguistics 

  • 3 - 4 December  2016, Guangzhou, China
  • Organised by: Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

The 11th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level 

  • Rethinking ELT in Higher Education
  • 9 - 10 December 2016, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University and  Zhejiang University

Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2017  

  • 8 Jan - 12 Feb 2017, Online
  • Organised by: EVO, a Project of TESOL's CALL IS

Fourth  International Conference on  Languages, Literature and Society 

  • Interdisciplinary Conversations about Language, Politics and Mobility
  • 16-17 January 2017, Singapore
  • International Center For Research & Development

37th Thailand TESOL International Conference 

  • ELT Pathways to Professional Excellence
  • 20 - 21 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: ThaiTESOL

4th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Arts

  • 20 - 24 February 2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 
  • Organised by: IEDRC.org and JLLL

52nd RELC International Conference 2017 

  • Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice
  • 13 – 15 March 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Language Centre

5th International Problem-Based Learning Symposium

  • PBL and the Future of Skills
  • 15-17 March 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: Republic Polytechnic in Singapore

TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo

  • 21 - 24 March 2017, Seattle, USA
  • Organised by: TESOL.org

International Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Languages

  • The teaching and learning of language in the 21st Century: A holistic perspective
  • 3 - 4 April 2017, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Faculty of Languages and Communication, UPSI & Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe-University, Frankfurt and Sarawak Convention Bureau

IATEFL Conference 2017

  • 3 - 7 April 2017, Glasgow, UK
  • Organised by: IATEFL

Faces of English 2 

  • Teaching and researching academic and professional English
  • 1-3 June 2017, Hong Kong
  • Organised by:  Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong

The 4th International Conference of AALA 

  • Connecting assessment with teaching and learning: innovation and impact
  • 21 - 23 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: AALA and the Language Training and Testing Center, Taipei