PanSIG is an annual conference sponsored and organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world. It is meant to be a smaller, more intimate conference than the annual international JALT conference, and is a place where SIG members can network with each other.
PanSIG 2017 Conference
PanSIG 2017 will be held May 19-21 at Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
Theme: Expand your interests
Location: Akita International University (AIU) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan (access)
Date: May 19 - 21 (Friday to Sunday), 2017
Call for papers: The call for papers is not yet open for PanSIG 2017. Please check back in November or December for details about the call for papers.
PanSIG 2016: Photos, Handouts & Slides
The PanSIG 2016 Conference at Meio University was a great success! Thank you to the organizers, presenters, participants, and student volunteers. You can download handouts and slideshows from some of the presentations. We also have a collection of great photos of PanSIG 2016:
- May 21, 2016 photos (taken by Jim George)
- May 22, 2016 photos (taken by Jim George)
- Photos taken by student volunteers
- Video of conference highlights
PanSIG2016 presenters were invited to submit to the PanSIG Journal by August 1st. Thank you to all who have submitted papers; the peer review process is underway.
2015 PanSIG Journal Published
The 2015 PanSIG Journal has been published, containing 30 peer-reviewed papers that were originally presentations at the PanSIG 2015 conference at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (May 16th and 17th, 2015). You can download the 2015 PanSIG Journal here (PDF). You can access previous publications through the PanSIG Archive (Past PanSIGs) page.