JALT2018 Presentation Proposal Submissions

This is the form to use for vetted presentation proposal submissions for the JALT2018 conference.

Before filling out this form please ensure you have read the Call for Presentation Proposals: https://jalt.org/conference/call-proposals.
All contact and presenter details IN ENGLISH please.

Fields marked with * are required.

Note that for the automated word limits when making your submission, hyphenated words and words separated by slashes are NOT counted as one word, but rather as the actual number of words written. This is different to how Microsoft Word calculates word counts, so if you have prepared your submission in MS Word, you may have a lower word count than what this webform calculates. This may result in some abstracts or summaries or titles being over the word limit. Please be careful of this point.

The deadline for vetted proposals is 11:59pm, Japan Standard Time, Monday, February 12th, 2018

Contact Information

• As the contact person, you will receive all correspondence relating to the submission and conference.

Important: The contact person is not automatically included as a presenter. If you are presenting, be sure to list yourself in the presenter details section.

• As all correspondence from the program committee regarding your submission will be via email, please ensure you enter a correct working email address! We will be notifying presenters around the middle of May with submission results. It is important you provide an email address you can access at this time, as presenters who do not confirm their intention to present by mid-August may be removed from the schedule. It is your responsibility to confirm your presentation by mid-August even if you are away from home or work.

If you do not receive a message, check your spam folder.

• Indicate if you are a JALT member, your membership number, and chapter. Your membership number can be found on the mailing label of the envelope The Language Teacher is posted in. Leave this blank if you do not know your number.

Presenter Details

• Presenter(s): List all presenters below. Order names as you wish them to appear in a publication, moderator first if there is one.

  • In proposing paper presentations, we suggest that you include no more than three individuals from any single institution.
  • If you, as contact person, are also presenting, be sure to include your details here.
  • Do not include names of people who will not be attending the conference.

• If there are additional presenters to those listed above, enter them here in the format:
Family Name; First Name; Professional Affiliation; JALT Member? (Y/N); Membership Number (if known)
[e.g., Suzuki; Taro; Tokyo University; Y; 1234].
One presenter per line; Don't forget the semi-colons to separate each value.

• To facilitate easier communication between presenters and attendees we will be listing contact email addresses for presenters in the conference handbook. If you would like an email address included with the other presentation details, please enter the address here. Note: One address only.

• If there are any days you cannot attend and present, please indicate below. While we will try to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee presentations on specific days. Presenters who are unable to attend on specific days may need to be placed on the presenter waiting list and will be scheduled if and when a presentation slot becomes available.

Presentation Information

• Will this presentation promote currently or soon-to-be commercially produced materials?

• The maximum length of the title is 50 characters including spaces.
All titles must be in English.

• Presentations at the conference will be organized according to the interest areas below. Indicate BOTH (A) which learning or teaching context you are targeting AND (B) which content area you feel your presentation best fits.
Note that all Teaching Children or Junior/Senior High School context submsissions, if accepted, will be scheduled as part of the JALT Junior section of the conference.

• Note that only a limited number of long workshop, long presentation, and forum submissions can be accepted, depending on space available. Only those submissions rated highest in the selection process will be considered.

• Enter the main languages in which you will present

• The short summary will be used in the conference program (maximum of 75 words or 150 Japanese characters). Note: This is the only thing conference participants will be able to read in order to decide whether or not to go to your presentation.

• The abstract is what the vetting committee sees when rating presentation proposals. Aim for between 150 - 250 words. Anything under 150 words or over 250 words will be rejected.


• Each room will be equipped with tables and chairs and a digital projector (for computer display). You MUST bring your own computer. JALT will NOT provide computers.

Any other equipment, including computers, speakers, and any special adapters, must be provided by you. Please note we cannot supply computers.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee Internet access in any of the presentation rooms.

Comments / Questions

Please check your submission carefully. If everything looks correct, click the "submit" button below. It may take a few seconds to send your submission; don't click multiple times.

Once your submission has been sent, you'll receive a confirmation email message. This usually arrives within seconds, but may take up to a few minutes.
  • Note that in some cases the messages are being delivered to spam or junk mailboxes, so please check there if the message does not seem to have been received.
  • If you don't receive the confirmation message please do not resubmit. Rather, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • If you receive a "Validation error" try logging out of the site and resubmitting.