June 16-17
Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima Campus   

The Materials Writers SIG is once again proud to be one of the co-sponsors of the 11th annual Pan-SIG conference on June 16-17, 2012 at Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima Campus. The theme of this year’s conference is “Literacy: Signals of emergence”

MW SIG members are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to represent the SIG at the conference by giving a presentation. Abstracts of no more than 100 words can be submitted at the main conference submission site at http://www.jalt.org/pansig/2012 no later than February 29, 2012.

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website at: http://www.pansig.org/2012/

From November 19th to the 22nd, our parent body JALT will host their* annual conference in Nagoya.
For details about the conference overall, visit the JALT National 2010 Conference Web site. There, you'll see how to register, find accommodation, get a list of the complete presentation schedule and many more gems of information. The theme this year is Creativity: Think Outside the Box.
*Rather, 'our' conference.

James Winward-Stuart will be hosting the MW-SIG Forum there.

Perspectives on educational publishing


Summary

A panel of experienced editors and authors will discuss how things stand now in the ELT publishing industry, and what the future might hold. Participants will learn about different aspects of the industry and about how to get their work published, including some ways they might not have considered before. This forum is a must for anyone interested in understanding the publishing process or in having their own materials published.
Speakers
Marcos Benevides, Brian Cullen, Jeffrey Hubbell and Steve King (and possibly also with Curtis Kelly and Alan Maley - depending on scheduling).

We'll also have our AGM where policy and business discussions take place. This is your chance to get on board the MW-SIG team to help out and be involved in the decision making at this exciting time. The time and place will be posted here as soon as we know. We desperately need volunteers to come forward to help with the smooth running of our SIG. Without that base, our more inspiring plans simply won't take off. We need you.