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. We would like to invite you to share your knowledge and experience in all of these areas with both our local and international audiences.
Below are topics categories which we suggest are related to the theme of the conference. Presentations can focus on one or more or on any other subtopic that is relevant to the conference theme.
- Technology: social media, apps, platforms, digital writing – The role of technology in writing today
- Pedagogies 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
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Presentations can be made in English, Hebrew or Arabic. However, for maximum audience potential, we recommend English. ALL abstracts should be submitted in English (maximum of 300 words). Abstracts exceeding the word limit, requiring significant editing, or not adhering to acceptable academic structure will not be reviewed. Do not include citations or references.
Abstracts will be reviewed according to: (1) organization and clarity; (2) connection to conference theme, issues, and practices; (3) focus; (4) theory, research or practice; (5) practices, conclusions, or recommendations
Types of Presentations:
- Papers: 30 minutes. 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions
- Workshops: 60 minutes. The abstract should clearly state what the purpose of the workshop is, what methods will be used, how the leader(s) will involve the participants, and what the expected outcomes are.
- Posters: presented at a designated session during the conference. Instructions for preparing the poster will be sent with an acceptance letter.
All abstracts must be submitted in English online via the link below.
- New deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2020
- Notification of acceptance by: March 1, 2020
Please note: Language of presentation may be in English, Hebrew or Arabic
Questions or problems can be addressed to: IFAWiconference@gmail.com