JALT2021 International Conference

Where to get started

Visit Our Sponsors

When you have a free moment, surf through the Educational Materials Exhibition (EME). See the most recent materials from the JALT2021 Sponsors.

Help Desk Sessions

Help Desks/Continued Presentation Discussions All Weekend! Come and Figure Stuff Out!

A Help Desk will be open the entire conference. Please stop by with all questions. Also in the Help Desk main room, you can chooze your breakout room to continue the discussion from the presentation. Please remember your presentation room number and select that breakout room.

Let's not forget about socializing and having fun!

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Customize Yourself / Resources

Update your JALT2021 Profile with your photo avatar and some "About you" information. Start with your Global Profile, to upload an image and set your time zone, then continue to your JALT2021 Profile to add event-specific information about yourself. Also, customize your slides and Zoom background screen by clicking the link.

Join the Discussion

Join the JALT2021 Discord server to participate in live chat with other attendees, presenters, and invited speakers. There are also channels for contacting sponsors, Special Interest Groups, or getting help with the conference.

Handbook & Block Schedule

See the JALT2021 Handbook for a comprehensive overview of the conference schedule complete with abstracts and other interesting reads. For a convenient quick look at the whole schedule, here is the JALT2021 Block Schedule.

Make Your Plan

Take some time to peruse the conference schedule and click the ❤️ on sessions you want to attend. These will be saved to your own 'Favorites' page on the site for quick reference.

Official Conference Hashtag

Got lots to say (in 280 characters or less)? Use the official #JALT2021 hashtag to update your followers on what is happening at the conference.

Official JALT Twitter

Follow us on Twitter and let your friends know about the great professional development you are getting. The link is https://twitter.com/jaltconference

JALT 2021 "Reflections and New Perspectives" Overview

Here is a preliminary outline of daily events at JALT2021

Note: Times are subject to change without notice.

All plenary sessions will be live online.

Friday November 12, 2021

Technology in Teaching (TnT) 1:30 PM - 7:55 PM

Professional Development (PD) Workshops: 1:30 PM - 7:55 PM

Plenary I: Nicola Galloway, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

• Conference Q&A Session/Help Desk 9:05 PM - 10:15 PM - Please bring any questions or concerns about the conference to this informal session. We are here to help you with tech support, scheduling, or just a good old fashion pat on the back!

Friday Night First Timer's Welcome Social - 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Saturday November 13, 2021

• Opening Ceremony: 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Plenary II: Yuko Goto Butler, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Plenary III: Baye McNeil, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar: Willy A Renandya, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Kevin Cleary Invited Speaker: Lyndell Nagashima, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Featured Speaker Workshops: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM

• Associate Member Presentations: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM

• Concurrent Sessions: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

• JALT Junior Sessions: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:05 PM

• JALT Special Interest Group (SIGs) Forums and Meetings: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Graduate Student Showcase: 10:45 AM - 3:45 PM

Michele Steele Best of JALT Ceremony and Social: 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Sunday November 14, 2021

Plenary IV: Makiko Deguchi, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Plenary V: Christina Gkonou, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Featured Speaker Workshops: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM

• Associate Member Presentations: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM

• Concurrent Sessions: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

• JALT Junior Sessions: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

• JALT Special Interest Group (SIGs) Forums and Meetings: 10:45 AM - 4:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Graduate Student Showcase: 10:45 AM - 4:25 PM

NPO JALT Executive Board Meeting: 6:40 PM - 7:40 PM

Post EBM Social: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Monday November 15, 2021

Plenary VI: Luciana de Oliveira, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Featured Speaker Workshops: 10:45 AM - 2:30 PM

• Concurrent Sessions: 10:45 AM - 4:00 PM

• Panel Discussion With Closing Ceremony: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Platinum Sponsor Cambridge University Press

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Gold Sponsors

  • Since 1957, Oxford University Press Japan has been providing world-class educational services and products to support teachers, learners, academics and institutions in Japan.

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

  • Tryalogue Education is the Japan representative for Compass Publishing and Seed Learning. We also promote Penguin Readers in the Japanese market.