We’re approaching the date for the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics! It will take place on the 23rd to 28th July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro. As we’ve mentioned before here on the blog, the congress will provide the conference-goers with a free mobile app made by Galoá.
The AILA 2017 app was created with the goers in mind, aiming to provide them the best possible experience. Its users will be able to access the full conference programme, with the time and location forof every symposium and lecture.
All paper abstracts will also be made available in the app, where they can be searched by the author’s name, title or tracks. If you find a paper you really like or want to read later, you can favorite it and access it more quickly later.
More features are available when you are connected to the Internet. If you find an activity at the program that you are interested in, you can add it to a personalised schedule which will notify you, 15 minutes prior it starts, with the time and location of the activity. To view a map indicating where the room of a lecture is located, press the icon at the top right corner on the screen, this will come in handy on a big event such as AILA 2017.
The World Congress will welcome world-class speakers to share their experiences and researches. Besides the poster and oral presentations, there will be 19 different symposia during the five days of events, some of them are:
- Innovations and challenges in Conversation Analysis with Ana Cristina Ostermann from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos
- Innovations and challenges in literacies studies in Latin America with Brian Street, from the King’s College em Londres, and Maria Lúcia Castanheira, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais
- Innovations and challenges in gender, language and society with Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard from the Federal University of Santa Catarina
- Innovations and Challenges in Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics in South America with Claire Kramsch from the University of California Berkeley
- Innovations and challenges in Applied Linguistics and learners’ autonomy with Christine Nicolaides, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Walkyria Magno e Silva from the Pará University
- Innovations and challenges in SLA pathology with Ianthi Tsimpli from the Cambridge University
- Innovations and challenges in language in media and society with Jannis Androutsopoulos from the Universität Hamburgo
- Innovations and challenges in language and Superdiversity with Miguel Perez-Millans from the Hong-Kong University
- Innovations and challenges in language education and classroom interaction with Pedro Garcez from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
- Innovations and Challenges in Educator Development in Applied Linguistics with Tania Regina Romero from the Federal University Lavras
AILA’s 2017 official website has all the informations on the program and registration to those who want to participate of the event. If you already registered, make sure to download the free app for the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, available for iOS and Android.
The Conference Proceedings is coming shortly after the congress ends, so stay tuned on our blog for more information!