AILA – World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Aug 9-14, 2020, Groningen, The Netherlands

AILA2020 will take place from August 9-14 in 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands. As conference organizers, we aim to bring together a multitude of branches of Applied Linguistics and our ambition is to accept as many quality papers as possible so that our colleagues from all over the world can attend.

The challenge with such a huge conference is programming it in such a way that strands are coherent, do not overlap, and attendees are not frustrated by having to switch rooms all the time. Therefore, we decided to introduce a new format, which the AILA board has approved. The new conference format will consist of symposia with half day slots, all with a similar format.

We hope this new programming will entice conference attendees to switch rooms only during coffee breaks and lunch. The submission of contributions for AILA2020 has two stages:

  • this is a call for symposia, open until Monday, May 6th 2019
  • the general call for papers for AILA2020 will be sent out on July 1st 2019 with the accepted symposia as strands

We hope that many AILA members will start thinking about exciting topics for these symposia.

For details on how to submit, please see