Our first online academic writing conferenceTuesday, July 7thFrom 9:00 to 17:00 (GMT+3)

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
9:00-17:00 (Israel Standard Time – GMT+3)


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

Prof. Helen Sword – The University of Auckland, New Zealand

  Prof. Noam Lemelstrich Latar – The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel


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

Important information for Israeli teachers:

ההשתתפות המקוונת ביום העיון מקנה גמול השתלמות

למורים במוסדות להכשרת עובדי הוראה – לפי היקף הפעילות – מבין 14 השעות הנדרשות כמינימום שנתי לצבירת גמול בשנת לימודים אחת. מכון מופ”ת ידווח על הזכאות כנושאים בהכשרת מורים