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List of Conferences


22 September - Mana Rangahau FESS Research Conference 2017

An annual conference that seeks to strengthen research with practices serving and empowering students, in-work learners, staff and community from early childhood settings to further and higher education as well as vocational education. Building on last year’s Conference, in 2017 the Conference will explore the theme of Inspiring and Creative Engagement with Education. The Draft conference programme can be found here and the conference registration flyer. Please feel free to contact ejournal@manukau.ac.nz for all enquiries.


21 October - TESOLANZ AGM & SYMPOSIUM for Primary – Secondary – Tertiary

This symposium is being held in Tauranga. Click here for more information.


17-18 November - English New Zealand Conference

The inaugural conference - "The Future Face of ELT in New Zealand" - will be held in Auckland on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November 2017.

There will be a members-only Special General Meeting on the Friday morning, with the official opening of the conference to all delegates early afternoon. We already have our first Keynote Speaker confirmed and will be announcing more details soon.

The programme will be of interest to English language professionals in a range of roles across the sectors. A call for papers is now open and proposals for consideration should be made via the link.


27-29 November - The Applied Linguistics Conference (ALANZ / ALAA / ALTAANZ)

Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices

Welcome to the 5th combined conference for the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and Association of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), jointly supported by The University of Auckland, University of Waikato, and venue host, Auckland University of Technology.

Keynote Speakers

Heidi Byrnes, Emeritus Professor, Department of German Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Chris Davison, Professor of Education University of New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Marnie Holborow, Associate Faculty, School of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Studies,
Dublin City University, Ireland

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English Language Coventry University, England

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand


29 Nov - 1 December - The TERNZ Conference (Tertiary Educational Research)

This is for anyone researching teaching and learning at tertiary level, so many of you may have work to share. However, it is not based on 20-minute displays of work, but on a much briefer presentation of what you have done followed by discussion (which you set up and guide), so it's a great way to air ideas:

The 2017 Tertiary Education in New Zealand Conference will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North from 29 Nov - 1 Dec (http://www.herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2017/ ). Submissions of abstracts are invited until 1 October. The conference registration is open now. A distinctive feature of this conference is its emphasis on creating time for discussion and space for reflection. Instead of traditional paper presentations, themes will be developed through a series of more extended convers! ations led by the presenter, in which all participants will have the opportunity to play an equal part to promote discussion and sharing of ideas.


31 May - 2 June 2018 - ICMME 2018 conference

The second annual International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education (ICMME 2018) will be held in New Westminster (Metro Vancouver), BC, Canada on May 31- June 2, 2018. The conference is organized by MultiLingNet, and hosted by Douglas College, Canada.

The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.

We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi- /multilingual societies.



4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/



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