NATE | Academic Writing in a Global World Conference: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives (October 19-20, 2018, Moscow)
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Academic Writing in a Global World Conference: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives (October 19-20, 2018, Moscow)

Academic Writing in a Global World Conference: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives (October 19-20, 2018, Moscow)

The Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium” (NWCC) is inviting academic writing experts, directors of writing centres, writing tutors, and a wide range of passionate ESAP/ EAP/ ERPP teachers to participate in the conference Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives that will take place at Russian State Social University in Moscow on October 19-20, 2018.
The NWCC Conference is a vibrant space for academic writing specialists to work collaboratively, consider various strategies for better writing, exchange opinions, and work out solutions. This framework is bound to promote a more systematic approach to writing centre pedagogy in Russia, to encourage debate about teaching and learning academic writing, to stimulate tutor training and knowledge transfer, and to facilitate exchange ideas among writing centres.
The topics of interest are academic and research writing and the development of writing centres.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

  • Raising awareness of best practices and international standards of writing centres
  • Providing networking opportunities for writing centre administrators and staff
  • Creating a favourable environment for both professional growth of academics and scholarly communication throughout Russia
  • Enhancing further professional growth of Russian academic writers

The Conference participants are invited to discuss the following QUESTIONS:

  • How can writing centres promote academic literacy?
  • What best practices can be communicated to the colleagues?
  • How can your clients’ needs be translated into research?
  • What resources/ events can foster a sustainable development of writing centres?
  • How can a writing centre engage other stakeholders in the internationalization of education in Russia?
  • How can writing centres as change agents transform institutional attitudes to writing in the curricula?
  • How can the Consortium empower writing centre tutors and teachers of writing?

The NWCC Conference Call for Papers is focused on the development of academic and research writing at the university level and beyond, disseminating knowledge about teaching methodology for writing, writing centre administration, and writing centre pedagogy. The NWCC will host the event, giving the participants space for plenaries, themed sessions, workshop/interactive presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, Q&A stations, and posters.
Speakers have to register online and submit a brief description of the topic (up to 70 words) and an abstract (up to 300 words) by September 1, 2018, which will be peer-reviewed. The selected candidates will be announced by September 15, 2018. Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS), which is an international peer-reviewed journal launched by the National Writing Centres Consortium.

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
09:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
09:30 OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 THEMED SESSIONS

  • TRANSFORMATION
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • DEVELOPMENT
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 KEYNOTE SESSION
14:00 NETWORKING SESSIONS AND COFFEE BREAK
15:00 THEMED SESSIONS

  • ENGAGEMENT
  • RESEARCH
  • LITERACY

WORKSHOP (COMMUNICATION)
The Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS): Unique Opportunity for Writers
If you have some ideas to communicate to the readers of the journal, choose a specially designed workshop to develop your skills of writing for publication. The objective of the workshop is to help potential journal authors to shape up your journal publication.
Moderator: Svetlana Suchkova
Program:
Introduction to the JARLS scope, requirements, and submission procedure.
Drafting your article to meet the journal requirements – participants’ individual work.
Trying the text on the readers: guided peer review – pair work.
Strategies for text editing – Svetlana Suchkova
Q&A session – Svetlana Suchkova, Elena Bazanova, Mark Krzanawski, Robert A. Cote
Workshop prerequisite
Bring a draft of your potential article. You may also want to bring your own mobile device.

17:00 KEYNOTE SESSION

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
09:00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
09:30 KEYNOTE
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 THEMED SESSIONS

  • TRANSFORMATION
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • DEVELOPMENT
12:00 LUNCH
13:00 KEYNOTE
14:00 NETWORKING SESSIONS AND COFFEE BREAK
15:00 THEMED SESSIONS

  • ENGAGEMENT
  • RESEARCH
  • LITERACY

Speaking of Ideas: How to talk to anybody about your complicated research (COMMUNICATION)
Take a challenge to communicate your complex research ideas to people outside your field. It is your chance to share ideas and highlight the impact of your investigation on the society. Prepare to give a ten-minute presentation and answer questions about your research.
Selection Requirements
To participate in the Research Story Telling Competition you have to

  • register on the site
  • write a synopsis of your research results in a plain language to make it accessible to lay people (500 words)
  • write a short bio, indicating your institution, topic of interest, and how and why you have chosen it

A surprise is there for the winner!

16:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE SESSION

REGISTER NOW

 

Registration Type Early: 15 Aug. After 15 Aug.
NWCC Member 1500 RUB 3000 RUB
Non-Member 3000 RUB 6000 RUB

If you have questions about conference registration, please contact NWCC Conference Serviсes. If you have questions about your membership, please contact  NWCC Conference Serviсes.

DIRECTIONS

RUSSIAN STATE SOCIAL UNIVERSITY

Address: Stromynka str. 18, Build. 4, Moscow, Russian Federation 107076

Our mailing address is:
info@nwcc-consortium.ru
Our  website:
https://nwcc-consortium.ru/

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