At JALT2014 we had a great Speech, Drama, and Debate Forum/Poster Session/Meet & Greet reception as well as many interesting individual presentations. New officers elected at our AGM will be announced in the next issue.
Something new—we plan to publish an activities book, so if you have ideas for teaching speech, drama, debate, or oral interpretation, or would like to be an editor of the book, send inquiries to the SDD contact email address on the official JALT SDD page or firstname.lastname@example.org. The format will be the same as the My Share articles in The Language Teacher.
We are preparing the second issue of our peer-reviewed journal, Mask & Gavel. Please consider submitting an article. See http://sites.google.com/site/speechdramaanddebatepublicsite/home to download some of the back issues.
Our most exciting project for 2014 was the first annual JOESC (Japan Online English Speech Contest). We had a wonderful selection of entries, and the winners will be announced in the next issue.
Please consider submitting a proposal on speech, drama, or debate to PanSIG2015. See the online Call for Papers.
Finally, we are happy to provide speakers to chapters/events. Send inquiries to the SDD contact email address on the official JALT SDD page or email@example.com.