Sessions / Meeting or Networking

JALT Publications Chairs Meeting #306

Mon, Nov 16, 19:15-20:15 JST | Zoom 1

This is the annual meeting for JALT SIG and Chapter Publication Chairs. We will discuss issues related to publications and share ideas for producing, improving, and promoting publications. Other SIG and Chapter Officers or members of JALT publications are welcome to attend.

Vocabulary SIG Forum and Annual General Meeting #299

Tue, Nov 17, 20:00-21:30 JST | Zoom 22

This event will showcase presentations which were originally intended for SIG events cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis and the novel coronavirus. Imogen Custance and Clint Denison will discuss student-created, field-specific word lists. Louis Lafleur will discuss the indirect spaced repetition concept. Finally, Tomoko Ishii will discuss learners’ knowledge of parts of speech and the relationship to vocabulary knowledge. Presentations will be followed by the SIG's annual general meeting at 9PM.

ER Forum Practice Session #894

Wed, Nov 18, 19:00-20:00 JST | Sig Room 28

The ER SIG is just going to run through a few things for our forum, which will be held on Sunday, 16:45

SIGs and Topic Discussion Room #879

Thu, Nov 19, 06:00-16:00 JST | Sig Room 28

A room for the following SIGs and Discussion Topics. When you join this session, there will be a breakout room for each topic, including: Bilingualism (BIL); Business Communication (BIZCOM); CEFR and Language Portfolio (CEFR & LP); College and University (CUE); Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL); Critical Thinking (CT); Extensive Reading (ER); Gender Awareness (GALE); Global Issues (GILE); Intercultural Communication(ICLE); Japanese as a Second Language (JSL); Learner Development (LD); Lifelong Language Learning (LLL); Listening; Literature (LILT); Materials Writers (MW); Mind, Brain, and Education (BRAIN); Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities (MAVR); Performance in Education (PIE); Other Language Education (OLE); School Owners (SO); Study Abroad (SA); Task-Based Learning (TBL); Teacher Development (TD);Teachers Helping Teachers (THT); Testing and Evaluation (TEVAL); Teaching Younger Learners (TYL); Vocabulary (VOCAB).

JALT Listening SIG: Hear Us Out! #298

Thu, Nov 19, 18:00-19:00 JST | Zoom 1

This meeting introduces the development of a proposed JALT Listening SIG. The session will introduce the group members and outline the proposed aims, communication networks, quarterly newsletter, and three annual events. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your intent to participate once the motion for the JALT Listening SIG is officially submitted in February 2021.

EME Information Booth #882

Thu, Nov 19, 19:00-21:00 JST | Zoom 35 Test

The Educational Materials Exhibition (EME) information booth is open to help people navigate the EME and answer any questions. We hope you visit the EME and show our Associate Members your support because they help JALT produce many programs. Naomi, Miho, Katherine and Susan will be on hand to help you every night during the conference this week and all day Saturday and up to 2:00 on Sunday.

SIG Coordinators Meeting #895

Thu, Nov 19, 20:00-21:00 JST | Zoom 7

This meeting is for all SIG coordinators or official officers representing the SIG.

MAVR Annual General Meeting #302

Fri, Nov 20, 15:00-16:00 JST | Zoom 3

This is our annual business meeting for our SIG, the Mixed, Augmented, and Virtual Realities in Learning research group. We will hear our annual reports from our officers, summaries research and events for 2020, and preview upcoming MAVR presentations. Ongoing conversations are welcome with #MAVR throughout the conference. Visit for more information.

Pan-Asian Consortium Meeting #300

Fri, Nov 20, 19:05-20:05 JST | Zoom 1

This meeting is for representatives of the Pan-Asian Consortium (PAC) organizations: English Teachers’ Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC), Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association (FEELTA), Korea TESOL (KOTESOL), Philippine Association for Language Teaching (PALT), Thailand TESOL, and Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). PAC members will share ideas and seek ways to collaborate in order to improve language education in Asia.

LD SIG Social #898

Fri, Nov 20, 20:55-22:00 JST | Zoom 5

Join the annual conference Learner Development SIG get together!

Orientation Session for JALT2020 Participants #824

Sat, Nov 21, 10:45-11:10 JST | Reception

Is this your first time attending the JALT International Conference? Or is it your first online event? Do you have questions about our conference? If so, please consider attending this orientation. The purpose is to give an overview of JALT2020 and provide tips for making the most of the conference. There will be opportunities to meet members of the conference team, ask questions, find out about the resources available at JALT2020, and connect with other first-timers.

JALT Membership Chairs Meeting #297

Sat, Nov 21, 14:00-15:00 JST CANCELLED

This is the annual meeting for all chapter and SIG membership officers. The focus of the meeting will be to exchange ideas and information to help retain members and also increase membership in JALT. Administrative policies, procedures, and documents will be discussed as needed. All current and incoming membership officers are strongly encouraged to attend.

JALT Publicity Chairs Meeting #296

Sat, Nov 21, 16:45-17:45 JST | Zoom 20

This is a meeting for everyone involved with publicity for a JALT chapter, SIG, publication, or conference. A survey will be sent around prior to the conference to gauge attendees’ interest in various topics. We will go over what resources are available for publicity officers on the JALT site, and we’ll take questions to try to trouble-shoot any difficulties you may be experiencing.

(Best of JALT) ... Party continues #854

Sat, Nov 21, 19:00-23:30 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

Join us to celebrate the best speakers at JALT events, selected by JALT's chapters and special interest groups.

Help and Information #843

Sun, Nov 22, 08:00-19:00 JST | Reception

Please drop in if you have any questions or need any help.

Volunteers here can help you with questions regarding JALT in general, the EME,, Zoom, and your device settings.

Networking Session for Educators and Researchers #825

Sun, Nov 22, 10:45-11:10 JST | Zoom 23

This special networking session is being hosted by the conference team to bring together people who are interested in forging new links with other educators and researchers. We would like to help our Japan-based and internationally-based attendees have an opportunity to connect and also want to provide opportunities for JALT2020 attendees to discuss future research projects. Why not start thinking about your proposal for JALT2021 here? Please join us!

JALT Treasurers Meeting #303

Sun, Nov 22, 12:50-13:50 JST | Zoom 23

This is the annual meeting of JALT Chapter and SIG treasurers. All treasurers are encouraged to attend this online meeting. We will be covering issues related to the bookkeeping for Chapters and SIGs. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent to the treasurer’s mailing list shortly before the conference. Agenda: 1. Current financial status of JALT Chapters and SIGs; 2. Problems and issues with treasurer duties.

Extensive Reading SIG Annual General Meeting #823

Sun, Nov 22, 18:30-18:55 JST | Zoom 23

Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Extensive Reading SIG. All SIG members and conference attendees interested in extensive reading are invited to attend. We will elect SIG officers for the coming year and discuss ideas for activities and direction of the SIG.

JALT Executive Board Meeting (EBM) #304

Sun, Nov 22, 19:10-20:10 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

At JALT Executive Board Meetings (EBMs), Chapter, SIG, and National JALT officers present reports, discuss JALT business, and vote on motions that are brought before the assembly. During the year, these JALT officers attend two weekend EBMs. Although this EBM is scheduled to last for only one hour, important business will be discussed and conducted. All JALT members are warmly invited to attend the EBM and observe the management of JALT business in person.

Help and Information #902

Mon, Nov 23, 08:00-14:00 JST | Reception

Please drop in if you have any questions or need any help.

Volunteers here can help you with questions regarding JALT in general, the EME,, Zoom, and your device settings.

PanSIG 2021 Planning Committee Meeting #301

Mon, Nov 23, 09:30-10:30 JST | Zoom 14

This is the planning meeting of the PanSIG 2021 committee and all interested in participating in PanSIG 2021, planned for May 2021 being held in Mishima (Shizuoka) at Nihon University. All SIGs should have several representatives engaging in PanSIG taking part in reviewing submissions, conducting the conference and editing the conference proceedings. Please take part in this meeting to make PanSIG 2021 happen.

Hangouts #885

Mon, Nov 23, 09:45-14:00 JST | Sig Room 28

This networking space has hangout rooms that are free for you to use as you wish!

These rooms are not private. People may freely enter and exit rooms.

See someone you know and would like to catch up with? Join the room!

Want to continue a conversation from a presentation? Join a room!

Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony #307

Mon, Nov 23, 14:00-15:00 JST | Zoom 21 VIP

The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will here about what is to come for JALT2021!