Conference Committee Chair's Welcome

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Perfect Score: Methodologies, Technologies, and Communities of Practice

This year, as ever, the International Conference Committee has worked hard to bring you an interesting, enjoyable, and challenging conference.

Our theme focuses on the interactions of methods, technology, and colleagues as we try to better understand and improve language teaching and learning. Each part of the theme influences and is influence by the other two parts of the theme in a never-ending cycle.

Check out the titles and abstracts of the plenary and featured talks in TEC or on the website to see how our invited speakers will address these important issues.

New this year:

A panel of ELT leaders from Anaheim University will join us for a web-conference on Sunday morning. Appropriately – their topic will be “Distance Learning” and they will be practicing what they preach!

We will also have a panel from an organization called Sunfull which is a group of Korean public school teachers committed to combating cyber bullying among students. We are very happy to be able to address this important issue at the conference.

We also look forward to a panel of public school teachers who will be discussing the realities of implementing the ideas and techniques we see at conferences and read about in methodology books in the real-life classroom.

Adding to this our usual mix of presentations by people from around Asia and beyond, and we promise you a conference to give you something to use in your classroom and something to think about for a long time.

On behalf of the whole International Conference Committee, I welcome you to a conference you won’t soon forget!

Phil Owen

International Conference Committee Chair 2012