2nd International Conference
Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives
17-19 October / 2019
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This conference aims to promote a more systematic approach to writing center pedagogy in Russia and to gain collective insights on different perspectives of collaboration

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About the Conference
The Association of Academic Writing Experts "National Writing Centres Consortium" (NWCC) is inviting academic writing experts, directors of writing centers, writing mentors, editors
and a wide range of passionate ESAP/ EAP/ERPP teachers to participate in the 2nd International conference Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives.
The NWCC Conference is a collaborative platform for academic writing specialists, researchers, and journal editors, where they can share best practices, exchange ideas and effective strategies for teaching/learning academic writing. We do hope that the Conference will facilitate the development of academic and research writing at the university level and beyond, disseminating knowledge about teaching methodology for writing andwriting centre pedagogy.
Raise awareness of best practices and international standards of writing centers.
Create a favorable environment for scholarly communication between editors, researchers, and writing specialists.
Enhance further professional growth of Russian academics.
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17-19 October / 2019
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
(National Research University)
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer
The University of Adelaide Adelaide (South Australia)
Dr. Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research communication skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with international research students and their supervisors, including in the University's internationally recognised Integrated Bridging Program (1995-2008). Her current research and teaching interests lie in developing, evaluating and delivering appropriate collaborative pedagogies to enable scientists and language specialists together to assist inexperienced authors in getting their research published in the international refereed literature.

In addition to the plenary talk, Dr. Cargill will run a 10-hour course for researchers "Writing a Research Article for International Submission (nano-technology field)". Attendees will participate in mini-workshop sessions to learn about structuring their paper, ways of honing their project's focus, self-editing strategies, responding to editors' and reviewers' and much more. Attendees are supposed to bring a draft of their paper to work on. The course will be observed by writing instructors who will participate in a follow-up reflective methodology session.
Professor of English and Director of Second Language
Writing at Arizona State University
Paul is Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing. Former President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, he has also served as the founding chair of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus.

Paul has published widely on various topics on language, writing and professional development in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications. He has been invited to present keynote and plenary talks as well as lectures and workshops in various countries and regions, including: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and throughout the United States.

Paul has previously directed writing programs at the University of New Hampshire and Arizona State University. He has taught a wide variety of courses in applied linguistics, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, and TESOL at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Purdue University (USA), Jilin University (China), Kanda University of Foreign Studies (Japan), Miami University (USA), Nagoya University (Japan), Nanjing University (China), Shih Chien University (Taiwan), Tamkang University (Taiwan), Thammasat University (Thailand), the University of New Hampshire (USA), and the University of Utah (USA). In addition, he has held visiting professor and researcher positions at Penn State University (USA) and the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR), where he gave lectures and workshops and provided consultations for doctoral students and faculty members.

In addition to teaching, research and professional service, Paul has served as a program developer, evaluator and consultant for various language programs and graduate programs throughout the United States and around the world.
Coordinator, The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research
Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi (USA)
Tatiana Glushko grew up in Russia and taught English at Amur State University. She began to develop her interest in teaching academic writing in 2001 when she attended a seminar on writing in Samara.

Since she moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue her graduate degree, she has been working in the writing center, first as graduate peer tutor and then as coordinator. When she works with students and faculty, Tatiana approaches tutoring academic writing as conversation, in which being an attentive reader and listener is more important than being a good writer.

For the last five years, she has been working closely with Kathi Griffin, the center director, to research the effectiveness of writing center pedagogy, write about the role of writing centers in the liberal arts education, and most recently understand the place of local composition histories in the larger national and international contexts. Together they published about writing center work in the journal Composition Studies and in the blog Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders.

Head of the Office of Academic Development / Development of Academic Competences Unit (Russia) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics
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The NWCC will host the event, giving the participants space for plenaries, themed sessions, workshop/interactive presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, Q&A stations, and posters.

Speakers have to register online and submit a brief description of the topic (up to 70 words) and an abstract (up to 300 words) by September 1, 2019, which will be peer-reviewed. The selected candidates will be announced by September 15, 2019.

Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS), which is an international peer-reviewed journal launched by the National Writing Centres Consortium.

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17-19 October / Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University) / Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region
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Online payment option will be available from May, 15
10 000 Rubles
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Early bird (till 30 of June)
7 000 Rubles
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NWCC Member
5 000 Rubles
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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University) "MIPT"
Address: 9 Institutskiy per., Dolgoprudny,
Moscow Region, 141701, Russian Federation


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