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.  

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

International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics 

  • Educating Future Minds: Issues and Strategies
  • 30 - 31 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Organised by: MNNF Network
  • Call for papers deadline: 31 August 2017

20th NAFLE Annual Conference

  • Foreign Language Education for Youth Growth: Integrating language learning and whole-person development
  • 4 - 6 November 2017, Bejing, China
  • Organised by: NAFLE and The Chinese Society of Education
  • Proposal submission deadline: 31 August, 2017

5th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Arts 

  • 27-29 January 2018, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by: IEDRC and JLLL
  • Call for papers deadline: 25 September 2017

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

  • 9 - 11 May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Organised by: European Language Resources Association
  • Proposal submission deadline: 25 September 2017 

ACTA Conference 2018

  • English Language Learning in a Mobile World
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, Australia
  • Organised by: ACTA and SA TESOL
  • Call for papers: 3 July - 5 November 2017

The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2018

  • Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • 26-28 March 2018, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 9 November 2017

Education and Development Conference 2018

  • 5 - 7 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Tomorrow People Organization
  • Deadline for proceedings submissions: 10 February 2018

International Conference on Language, Literature and Society 2018

  • Global Peace & Co-existence through Language & Literature
  • 19-21 July 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Ithaca College USA, International Center for Research & Development Sri Lanka, JK University India & Unique Conferences Canada
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2018

38th Thailand TESOL International Conference

  • Digital literacy in English language learning and teaching
  • 26 - 27 January 2018, Thailand
  • Organised by Thailand TESOL
  • Call for papers: TBC

JALT 2018

  • 23-26 November 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT
  • Call for papers: TBC

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Upcoming events 

International Language Learning Conference 2017

  • Knowledge and Competence in Language Learning Today
  • 21 – 22 August 2017, Penang, Malaysia
  • Organised by: School of Languages, Literacies & Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Language Teaching and Assessment for the 21st Century: current issues and trends

  • 22 – 23 August 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Center for Language Development of State Islamic University 

The Singapore Education Technology Conference 2017 

  • 23 - 24 August 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and Siam University 

2nd International Conference on Education 

  • Enhancing Education Digitally: Towards Empowering Students
  • 23-24 August 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: MNNF Network

3rd International Seminar on Linguistics

  • Language and Social Change
  • 24 August 2017, West Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Organised by: UNAND

JACET 44th Summer Seminar 

  • English as a Lingua Franca in the globalized world: research and implications for practice
  • 26 – 27 August 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: JACET

JACET 56th International Convention 

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

11th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy

  • Writing systems: Past, present (... and future?)
  • 29 - 31 August 2017, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: Tama University, Nanzan University and Hiroshima Shudo University

The 4th Symposium on Education, Language and Sustainability in Asia 

  • Moving Boundaries in Education and Language
  • 3 - 5 September 2017, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Organised by:  Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan and INTESDA 

GLoCALL 2017 conference 

  • 7 - 9 September 2017, Brunei Darussalam
  • Organised by: University Technology Brunei and GLoCALL

International Conference on Teacher Education

  • Teacher education in the era of digitality and intercultural encounters
  • 22 -23 September 2017, Pekanbaru, Idonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau

Asia Pacific Conference on Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing

  • Shaping future directions for curriculum studies: policies, perspectvies and challenges
  • 22 - 24 September 2017, Manila, Philippines
  • Organised by: University of the Philippines College of Education

International Conference of Teacher Training and Education 2017

  • 7 October 2017, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Teacher Training and Education: Opportunities and Challenges in Fostering Quality Learning
  • in the Era of Open Knowledge
  • Organised by: FKIP Universitas Sebelas Maret

The 6th International Conference on Language and Arts

  • Innovation in Languages and Arts
  • 18 - 19 October 2017, Padang, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Padang

The Asian Conference on Education 2017

  • Educating for Change
  • 19 - 22 October 2017, Kobe, Japan
  • Oransied by: IAFOR

International Conference and Linguistics and Language Teaching

  • Literacy, Linguistics and Language Education
  • 20-21 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

The 5th International Conference on Teacher Education

  • Teaching Methods and Materials
  • 20-22 October 2017, New Taipei City, Taiwan 
  • Organised by: Tamkang University

The 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching in China

  • English Language Teaching in a Global World: New Perspectives, New Methodologies
  • 20-22 October 2017, Xi’an, China
  • Organised by: China Association for Comparative Studies of English and China English Language Education Association

2017 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Why are we here? Analogue Learning in a Digital Era
  • 21 October 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL

The 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development

  • Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens
  • 21 - 22 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta and InCoTEPD

2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes

  • Perspectives in ESP: Research & Instruction 
  • 3 - 4 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University and TESPA

Assessing World Languages 2017

  • 8 - 11 November 2017, Macao
  • Organised by:  University of Macao

EduTECH Asia 2017

  • 8 - 10 November 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: TERRAPINN

Seoul International Conference on Speech Sciences 2017

  • 10 - 11 November 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: Seoul National University and Korea Nazarene University

26th International Symposium on English Teaching 

  • How Well is the 21st Century Living Up to Its Promises for ELT?
  • 10-12 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: ETA-ROC

APLX 2017 International Conference on Applied Linguistics

  • Transformation and Development: Language, Culture, Pedagogy, and Translation
  • 16-17 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taipei University of Technology

JALT2017

  • 17 - 20 November 2017, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

Language and Development Conference

  • Language and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 27-29 November 2017, Dakar, Senegal
  • Organised by: British Council Senegal

The Applied Linguistics Conference

  • Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices
  • 27 - 29 November 2017, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Organised by: The University of Auckland, AUT and The University of Waikato

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

  • Connecting Assessment with Teaching and Learning
  • 2-3 December 2017, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: National Education Examinations Authority in China and British Council

Third International Conference of Linguistic Studies 2017

  • Contemporary Experiences of the Linguistic and Literary Studies
  • 6 - 7 December 2017, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Al-Madinah International University, Shah Alam

International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning

  • 7-9 December 2017, Hong Kong
  • Oganised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and TESOL Asia

7th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics 

  • 9 - 11 December 2017, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Organised by: IEDRC

Malaysia International Conference on Foreign Languages

  • Foreign Language Studies in Tomorrow's Asia Pacific Region
  • 7-8 March 2018,  Selangor, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication, UPM

TESOL 2018

  • Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community
  • 27–30 March 2018, Chicago, USA
  • Organised by: TESOL International Association

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