The following information about the upcoming "Peace
as a Global Language" Conference in Kyoto was originally posted
to the JALTTALK listserv by Dr. John T. Denny of Kyoto University.
For more information about the conference, please contact him
or go directly to the conference Web pages at www.eltcalendar.com/pgl2004.
The "Peace as a Global Language" Conference will be held
September 24th, 25th and 26th, 2004, at the Kyoto Museum for World Peace,
Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan.The "Peace as a Global Language" Conference (PGL)
invites educators, students, activists and others interested in peace and global studies
to submit presentation proposals to their third annual conference. They especially welcome
presentations that include innovative teaching/learning approaches developed on
the following general themes:
Session formats include, but are not limited to; panel discussions,
workshops, research presentations, slide/video shows, and poster
sessions. Submissions which indicate progressive
presentations methods are encouraged, and there are two
basic formats: seven or eight of the above topics will be chosen to form 5-person moderated
panel sessions lasting 2 hours each, with each panelist speaking briefly,
allowing maximum time for interactive discussion; the alternative
format will be through concurrent sessions of 1-hour in length, with
individual or joint presentations encouraged.
Here are the specifications for submitting a PGL III proposal:
1. name(s), postal address(es), telephone/fax number and email
2. language of presentation- Japanese, English or bilingual
3. title of presentation (less than 45 Japanese letters or 15 English
4. summary of presentation (less than 150 Japanese letters or 50
5. presentation type- workshop, lecture with Q&A, demonstration, panel,
poster session or alternative
6. preferred length of the session- part of a 5-person 2-hour panel or
1-hour concurrent session
7. preferred presentation day- Friday, Saturday or Sunday
The deadline for submission of proposals is March 15, 2004, and
notification of decisions will be made by about April 30, 2004.
All submissions should be sent by e-mail to:
Dr. John T. Denny
Anyone interested in distributing posters to raise awareness
of this event can get the original artwork at www.geocities.com/kyotopgl2004/pgl3poster.jpg.
Announcement by Dr. John T. Denny
2004 ESL MiniConference Online