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This conference focuses on the value of translation by looking at how it facilitates intra-, inter- and cross-cultural communication between diverse social groups, and how it addresses the social needs of complex societies. Through the sharing of knowledge, we hope to bring to the fore the value of translation by discussing related issues with the aim of contributing to translation research in a variety of fields, such as Business, Culture, Education, Science and Technology.

Thesub-themes include, but are not limited to: Translation and culture; Translationand economy; Translation and ethics; Translation and politics; Translation andsocial issues; Translation and technology; Translation for children; Translationfor education; Translation for religion ; Interpreting for society.

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13-14 September - ACAL Conference

Looking at New Zealand’s ‘whole-of-country’ approach to improving adult literacy and numeracy skills. Other topics include Organisational workforce development model: Defence Indigenous Development Program and Adult LLN research, archive and memory in a digital age. What is the social learning model to assist mature age learners and the comparative delivery of Adult Basic Education in Canada and NSW. Also looking at Numeracy, what’s the problem? The conference is in Darwin. There is a Preconference symposium September 12, and a Research forum September 15. For more information go here

17-18 November - English New Zealand Conference

The inaugural conference - "The Future Face of ELT in New Zealand" - will be held in Auckland on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November 2017.

There will be a members-only Special General Meeting on the Friday morning, with the official opening of the conference to all delegates early afternoon. We already have our first Keynote Speaker confirmed and will be announcing more details soon.

The programme will be of interest to English language professionals in a range of roles across the sectors. A call for papers is now open and proposals for consideration should be made via the link.

27-29 November - The Applied Linguistics Conference (ALANZ / ALAA / ALTAANZ)

Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices

Welcome to the 5th combined conference for the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and Association of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), jointly supported by The University of Auckland, University of Waikato, and venue host, Auckland University of Technology.

Keynote Speakers

Heidi Byrnes, Emeritus Professor, Department of German Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Chris Davison, Professor of Education University of New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Marnie Holborow, Associate Faculty, School of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Studies,
Dublin City University, Ireland

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English Language Coventry University, England

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand

29 Nov - 1 December - The TERNZ Conference (Tertiary Educational Research)

This is for anyone researching teaching and learning at tertiary level, so many of you may have work to share. However, it is not based on 20-minute displays of work, but on a much briefer presentation of what you have done followed by discussion (which you set up and guide), so it's a great way to air ideas:

The 2017 Tertiary Education in New Zealand Conference will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North from 29 Nov - 1 Dec ( ). Submissions of abstracts are invited until 1 October. The conference registration is open now. A distinctive feature of this conference is its emphasis on creating time for discussion and space for reflection. Instead of traditional paper presentations, themes will be developed through a series of more extended convers! ations led by the presenter, in which all participants will have the opportunity to play an equal part to promote discussion and sharing of ideas.

4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.

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