- About: PanSIG is an annual conference organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).
- Conference theme: Getting back to basics
- Call for Presentation Proposals (CFP): November 1st, 2023 - January 15th, 2024.
- Conference dates: May 24th - May 26th, 2024.
- Conference venue: Fukui University of Technology in Fukui
- Grants will be available. They will be announced through this website, JALT's newsletter, and PanSIG's social media
- All vetted presentations and forum presentations at PanSIG 2024 will be invited to submit a paper based on their presentation for publication in the 2024 PanSIG Journal. The call for papers is TBA, but will probably close in late August 2024. The tentative publication date is May or June 2025.
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The theme for PanSIG 2024 is "Getting Back to Basics". The pandemic propelled us, virtually overnight, into a brave new world of online, hybrid environments, and we now have seen the dawn of A.I. and its instant proliferation around the globe. As many of us may be feeling overwhelmed, let us take this opportunity to gather our thoughts, reflect on what we have gained, what might have been lost, and try to connect theory to practice.
By getting back to basics, we hope next year’s conference will be a welcome forum for young teachers and researchers to join the JALT community and we wish to encourage newer speakers to participate actively. We aim to foster a comfortable environment where new research and practical workshops can be shared in an accessible manner which will bring people together and enable mentoring and nourishing of fresh talent.
PanSIG 2024 will be held from Friday, May 24 to Sunday May 26, 2024 at Fukui University of Technology in Fukui. The campus is easily accessible by bus (approx. 10 mins.) from JR Fukui Station, where the Hokuriku Shinkansen will begin running from April 2024. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport (Ishikawa). The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple are major tourist destinations, and visitors can enjoy the majestic beauty of Fukui from the mountains of Katsuyama to the shores of Suishohama. The conference team will be planning recreational events in addition to the conference’s academic itinerary.
Join our team!
Our conference team is always looking for willing hands and new ideas! Come and join us! Contact us for details! We started holding meetings on Zoom in June 2023 to plan the conference.