Sapporo Conference (Feb 4-5, 2023) Call for Papers

This year, JALT Hokkaido, Okinawa JALT, and the JALT Performance in Education Special Interest Group (PIE SIG) are hosting a two-day conference at two locations in Sapporo: the Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center (SCART) on Saturday, February 4th, and Hokkai-Gakuen University on Sunday, February 5th. This face-to-face conference will be held during the Sapporo Snow Festival (unless the festival is canceled due to the pandemic).

Submissions will be accepted for face-to-face 50-minute presentations, 25-minute presentations, and poster presentations.

New Directions and New Techniques: Teaching in Performance in Education in the New Normal

All PIE SIG-related proposals for Saturday and Sunday need to be sent HERE by Monday, October 31, 2022 (JST).

The theme for the Sunday part of the conference is wider and more general: “New Directions and New Techniques: Teaching in the New Normal”.

People who wish to submit a non-PIE SIG-related proposal may refer to the JALT Hokkaido website for submission information. Please note that the call for papers for non-PIE SIG-related proposals is a completely different form that can be found here.

SITES: The two-day conference (February 4th and 5th) will be held Saturday February 4th at the Sapporo Cultural Arts Community Center (managed by PIE SIG) and on Sunday at Hokkai Gakuen University Toyohira Campus (managed by Hokkaido JALT Chapter).

PLEASE NOTE: Both Saturday and Sunday will be face-to-face and on-site only. We will NOT be accepting abstracts for online or hybrid style formats. All precautions will be taken according to government and venue regulations to ensure a safe environment. You will be informed of those regulations as the conference date approaches. If you are selected as a presenter, you will be expected to conform to those regulations.

There will be a full lineup of presentations, a student showcase, a symposium with education leaders, and publisher displays on Sunday, February 5th. A networking social get-together will be held on the preceding Saturday night (February 4th).