Call for Proposals


Academic Writing and English Language Learners Conference 2019

Conference: November 1-2, 2019

Location: Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Deadline to Submit Proposals: July 8th, 2019

Response to Proposals: July 22th, 2019

Proposal Submission: Submit proposals to

Conference Chair: Brian Hotson

Conference Coordinator: Amanda Saoud

Instead of a conference theme, consider your proposal on your interpretation of the image, above.
We want to provide an open forum to all those interested in any area of additional language studies and academic writing and communication, including digital writing tools, multiliteracies, plurilingualism, and intercultural writing supports. Questions for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pedagogy and practice for multilingual classrooms

  • ELL pedagogy relating to globalized students

  • Learning community writing practice

  • Technology in writing practice relating to ELLs

  • Multimodal approaches to ELL writing instruction and practice

  • Considerations of general teaching and learning practice to ELLs 

Successful submissions will include immediate and practical applications with pedagogical and theoretical foundations that conference attendees can use within their academic communities. We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.

Session Formats The 2019 AWELL Conference consists primarily of 60-minute concurrent sessions. Participants may propose one of the following types of presentation:

  • Panel Presentation: 3 to 4 presentations of 15-20 minutes each on a specific theme or question.

  • Individual Presentation: 15 to 20-minute presentation (that will be combined into a panel by the program chairs).

  • Workshop: A participatory session that engages attendees in active learning.

  • Works-in-Progress: Roundtable discussions where presenters briefly (5-10 minutes) discuss one of their current (in progress) writing center research projects and then receive feedback.

Please provide a 150-200-word synopsis and a 700 maximum word abstract. Please also provide at least 3 scholarly references.
CfP PDF version.)


Proposals due July 8, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Responses will be sent on July 22, 2019.