Our first online academic writing conference
Tuesday, July 7th
From 9:00 to 21:00

Blurring the lines: academic, professional, and popular writing

IFAW (Israel Forum for Academic Writing), the MOFET Institute, and the Erasmus+ ASSET project of the EU announce their 

First International Conference on Academic Writing

The conference will be held virtually on
Tuesday, July, 7.2020

We are currently considering the most appropriate way for us to hold an online international conference under the existing conditions, and will send you detailed explanations and instructions as soon as possible.

More than 100 researchers from Israel and abroad will present lectures, research and innovations in the field of writing and technology. Lectures will include topics such as writing assessment, multi-modality (incorporating images, video, and audio in writing), writing analytics, marketing one’s research and more….

Online conference fee: $40 USD for those abroad.

Online conference fee: 140 NIS for those in Israel.

Every presenter will receive a certificate of participation in an international conference.

If your abstract was accepted to the original conference format, please take into account that attending the online conference entails:

1.      Being able to be present online on July 7th, 2020.

2.      You need to send us a video of your presentation/poster ahead of time.  For those who wanted to give workshops, we will be in touch with you with more details at a later date.

If you would like to participate in the online conference, please let us know through this link:


What is the role of writing in academia and how is writing changing in response to the blurring lines between academic, professional and personal needs? How does writing stay relevant and how does academic writing engage with other genres?
The conference explores the blending and reshaping of our discourse communities and the influence on writing processes, instruction and assessment.

The following general areas of interest will be addressed, as will any others related to the conference theme:

  • Technology: digital writing, social media, apps, platforms – The role of technology in writing today
  • Pedagogies, practices, and assessment – Innovative teaching and evaluation
  • EMI (English Medium Instruction) – Writing in EMI programs
  • Across genres and communities – Academic and non-academic writing, communication with various audiences, genre shift
  • Multi-modality – Incorporating images, video, and audio in writing
  • Marketing one’s research – Channels for publicizing, promoting and distributing
  • Writing analytics – Methodologies for studying writing processes
  • Narrative and personalization in academic writing – Blending voices
  • Writing centers – Customized writing support


Keynote Speakers

  Hilary Glasman-Deal – Imperial College London, UK

  Noam Lemelstrich Latar – The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Further information about the conference (e.g., registration and more) will soon be available here.

Questions or problems can be addressed to IFAWiconference@gmail.com