AILA 2021 World Congress update: Extended early bird deadline
We are happy to announce that preparations for AILA2021 are in full swing. We have decided on an E-platform for the virtual component of the conference and soon we will inform symposia organizers and delegates about the details.
However, despite the current pandemic situation, we would like to remain optimistic and have not given up on a face-to-face component yet. Because March 1st may be too early, we have postponed our decision to April 1st.
?Therefore, we have extended the early bird registration deadline to March 15, 2021.
Explanation registration fee
We have received several e-mails with questions regarding the (high) registration fee for AILA2021.
Please note that we have done our best to make it as low as possible. Neither Anela nor the 10 members of the organizing team (who are all doing the work in their free time) aim to make a profit, but the event must break even. Even if a virtual event is less expensive than a face-to-face one, there are costs for the professional help we are receiving from our Groninger Congress Bureau; also the E-platform and other licenses need to be paid for. There have also been other organizational costs and there are probably some more to come.
We have also received questions about how and when abstracts can be updated. After March 15th we will upload all the abstracts we have of registered participants to the e-platform. By the beginning of May, 2021, all presenters will receive a login and they can update their abstracts and upload their video presentations until July 10th, 2021.
• March 15th: Deadline registration presenters / early bird
• April 1st: Information on hybrid / fully virtual conference
• May 1st: Information on online event platform
• July 10th: Deadline to update abstract and upload presentation video
During the 2020 conference of the international association for applied linguistics (AILA) in Groningen, the Netherlands, three symposia will focus on sign linguistics and deaf education. We hereby invite you all to submit a paper to one or more of them. All of AILA is organised in the form of these type of symposia on specific topics. They typically take half a day, but may be extended if there are a lot of contributions. In addition to one invited speaker, there is space for five on-stage presentations and five posters.