2023 State Conference

The Power of Language ETAWA State Conference Saturday May 13th, 2023 University of WA

ETAWA invites applications to present a 10-minute short talk, 20- or 45-minute workshop or research presentation that seeks to explore our 2023 conference theme, The Power of Language. All teachers, including graduates, are encouraged to apply.
Presenters might consider ideas related to the theme such as:

  • The power of language to examine culture and perspective
  • The power of language in rapidly changing environments
  • Texts and language that empower students
  • The power of voice

Short Talks
A Short Talk is an exploration of an idea for the curious mind with a short attention span. The presenter could pose their own questions or share their own experience with links to curiosity and the English classroom. This year we are offering digital short talk presentations and welcome presenters to submit a pre-recorded short talk to be played at the conference

A Workshop session typically involves an element of interactive activity for participants. The presenter could explore issues and ideas and their implementation in their own setting or explore strategies to add to a teacher’s repertoire. The interactive component could involve a question and answer or panel session, participant trialing of strategies, group problem solving or workshopping of ideas and techniques. Workshops will be scheduled during concurrent sessions on the conference program.

Research Presentations
Research extracts will be reviewed by members of the ETAWA Committee. No facility for full review of papers is available but presenters are encouraged to submit their research to the conference edition of Interpretations. Presenters are encouraged to develop papers that emphasise the benefits of research and research findings for the teaching community.

Proposals are to be submitted no later than Friday April 14th and must include:

  • nomination of session type
  • an abstract (up to 250 words)
  • biographical details of the presenter/s (up to 50 words per presenter)
  • any equipment you need for the presentation, such as data projector, wifi access etc.
  • an agreement to be recorded and/or photographed

Applicants will be notified about the success of their proposal within two weeks of their submission. Short talk presenters will receive 50% off the cost of registration. All other presenters will receive complimentary registration to attend the full day of the conference. Offers to present must be accepted by Friday April 21st.

Presenters need to submit their applications to the following form. https://forms.gle/9CtMECfe12BtKeJ8A

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