Call for proposal: Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide

Hkcpd Conference2020

Date: June 10-12, 2020

Venue: The university of Hong Kong

Proposal deadline: December 2, 2019

Submit your proposals: Link Arrow here 

Registration: Opens november 1, 2019

Pre-conference workshops and events: June 8-9, 2020 at City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Organised by 5 leading universities in Hong Kong this conference aims to provide a dynamic platform for English teaching professionals to share best practices and research findings with a view to encouraging more informed and effective teaching, leading to concomitant improvements in learning.

Following on the successful Symposia in 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2019 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 provides an opportunity to go beyond Hong Kong SAR to bring an international audience to the territory.

This major event is an excellent professional development opportunity for English teaching professionals to meet, network, discuss, learn from each other and explore opportunities for greater collaboration to encourage and sustain interactive communities of practice.  Ultimately, this International Conference is an opportunity to promote effective teaching practices and disseminate innovative research aimed at improving the quality of English teaching and learning in higher education in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate this International Conference organised by the HKCPD Hub as it promotes itself as “Asia’s world city where East meets West”. We look forward to welcoming English language educators, academics, researchers, teachers and curriculum designers from around the world to this International Conference hosted by the English Language Centres of five major universities in Hong Kong, and some of those are among the highest-ranked Asian universities.

Five international keynote speakers:

  • Professor David Boud - Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Professor Averil Coxhead - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Professor Alister Cumming - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Professor Mike Levy - University of Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Lourdes Ortega - Georgetown University, The United States

Proposals are invited in key areas of English teaching and learning that relate to the Conference theme. 
Presentation types include: 

  • paper
  • workshop
  • colloquium
  • demonstration
  • pechakucha 
  • poster

Please submit proposals by 2 December 2019 to share and discuss your projects, research or teaching ideas and materials with a worldwide audience of teaching professionals.   

A selection of contributions presented at the Conference will be published in an edited book on 'Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education' by a reputable, internationally known publisher.

Important dates:
November 1, 2019: Registration opens
December 2, 2019: Proposal submission deadline
February 14, 2020: Notification of proposal acceptance
March 2020: Presenter/Early bird registration and payment deadline
April 17, 2020: Notification of presentation schedule
May 10, 2020: Online registration and payment deadline
June 8-9, 2020: Pre-conference workshops
June 10-12: Conference

More information

For enquiries, please write to: Link Arrow​​ 

Watch Link Arrow the conference video

For more details of the conference and proposal submission guidelines, please see here