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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

Inaugural Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 

  • Cognition and Identity
  • 28-29 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Abstract submission deadline: 16 December 2018

International Conference on Research in Teaching, Education & Learning

  • 19-20 December 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Teaching & Education Research Association (TERA)
  • Deadline for abstract/paper submissions: 17 December 2018

JALT PanSIG Conference

  • 18 - 19 May 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Organised by JALT PanSIG
  • Call for papers deadline: 22 December 2018

GEN TEFL 2019 

  • 18 -19 May 2019, Bali, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Global Educators Network - TEFL
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 December 2018

CALA 2019 - Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology

  • Revitalization and Representation
  • 23 - 26 January 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, in affiliation with Temple University, University of Hawaiʻi, University College London, Nanyang Technological University, National Taiwan University
  • Abstract and poster proposal submission deadline: 1 January 2019

2nd International Conference on Education Research and Policy and

4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning 

  • 24-27 May 2019, Shanghai, China 
  • Organised by: Asia Society of Researchers
  • Call for papers deadline: 10 January 2019

2019 5th International Conference on Learning and Teaching

  • 27-29 May 2019, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by: IEDRC
  • Submission deadline: 30 January 2019

New Sounds 2019: The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech

  • 30 August - September 1 2019, Tokyo Japan
  • Organised by: Waseda University
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2019

International Conference on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education

  • 22 - 24 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: CRLLS and Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2019

The 58th JACET International Convention (Nagoya, 2019)

  • Beyond ‘Borderless’: English Education in a Changing Society
  • 28 - 30 August 2019, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)
  • Abstract submissions: 16 January - 7 February 2019

Education and Development Conference 2019

  • 5 - 7 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Tomorrow People Organization
  • Deadline for proceedings submissions: 10 February 2019

5th World Congress on Extensive Reading 

  • 9-12 August 2019, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Organised by: The Extensive Reading Foundation
  • Deadline for proposal submissions: 15 February 2019

17th Asia TEFL International Conference and the 6th FLLT International Conference

  • ELT for Glocal Synergies across Disciplines and Multilingual Ambiences
  • 27 - 29 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Asia TEFL and Language Institute, Thammasat University
  • Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2019

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2019 

  • Independence & Interdependence
  • 16 - 18 May 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 12 March 2019

The Singapore Learning Design and Technology Conference 2019 

  • 1 - 2 Aug 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and the Siam University  
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2019

Rethinking Learning - Contemporary Learning Summit

  • 9 – 11 May 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: United World College of South East Asia and 21st Century Learning International
  • Call for presentations: Open - deadline n/a

International Conference on Language and Education and the Language and Development Conference

  • Inclusion, Mobility, and Multilingual Education
  • 24-26 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: TBC
  • Call for papers: Opens December 2018

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Upcoming events 

Sixth BOLT/UFLS-UD Language Education Conference

  • Progressive Approaches to Language Teaching
  • 15 - 16 December 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Organised by: Balsamo Outreach for Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2019

  • 13 January - 17 February 2019, Online
  • Organised by: CALL Interest Section of TESOL

39th Thailand TESOL International Conference 

  • Changes and Chances in ELT
  • 18 - 19 January 2019, Bangkok, Thailand 
  • Organised by: ThaiTESOL

11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching

  • Teachers as Learners
  • 16-17 February 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Organise by: IDP Education

54th RELC International Conference & 5th Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association Conference

  • Teaching and Learning of English for Academic, Professional and Other Purposes in the Digital Era
  • 11 - 13 March 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre

TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo

  • 12 - 15 March 2019, Atlanta, USA
  • Organised by: TESOL International Association

The English Linguistic Society of Japan 12th International Spring Forum 2019

  • 11 – 12 May 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: ELSJ

ELTU Conference 2019

  • Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching
  • 27-28 May 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

16th International Pragmatics Conference 

  • Pragmatics of the Margins
  • 9-14 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The International Society for Language Studies

  • Disrupting and Recreating Beliefs in Language Studies
  • 20-22 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Open University of Hong Kong 

International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 

  • Endangered Languages, and Major Language Varieties
  • 5-9 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia
  • Organised by: Arinex Pty Ltd and Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

The Fifteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 

  • Crosslinguistic perspectives on cognitive linguistics
  • 6-11 August 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Organised by: ICLA and The Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association

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