Call for Speaker Proposals

Eaquals International Conference 27 – 29 April 2017 Riga, Latvia


The Eaquals Annual International Conference provides an opportunity to exchange expertise and examples of best practice with an audience of language education professionals from 40 countries. Members and non-members of our Association will attend and delegates will include academic managers, language teachers and business directors along with specialists from international education organisations.


Play a direct role in our programme by becoming a speaker in 2017.

Conference themes

  • Language teaching and learning
  • Course design and assessment
  • New trends and innovation
  • Staff development
  • Managing for quality
  • Business and marketing

What we are looking for

We are looking for practical topics and case studies that will actively engage participants.

Proposals should link to one of the conference strands and meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • Give case studies and share practical solutions for participants to use in their institutions
  • Explore trends and developments
  • Focus on language learning from the perspective of several different languages and/or different educational contexts

We particularly encourage proposals that are jointly delivered by representatives of 2 or more Eaquals member institutions, working in different contexts and/or teaching different languages.

Format of presentations and workshops

These will be delivered as breakout sessions for up to 50 participants.

Presentations will be delivered in 30-minute slots. Your presentation should take no more than 20-minutes and you should allow 5 minutes at the end for a question and answer session or discussion.

Workshops should be interactive and may be a forum for sharing expertise between participants. They will be delivered in 40 or 60-minute slots.

Submitting a proposal

Please complete the online form or download this form.

Choose a short title for your session, and provide an abstract, accurately describing the aims and contents of your workshop or presentation and explaining how it meets the selection criteria above. The Conference Programme Committee will use the proposal in the selection process so make sure it meets our requirements. Abstracts of selected proposals will appear in the conference programme.

Submit your proposal

Deadline for proposals

Submit your proposal online or send your form to the Eaquals Secretariat at  by 16 December 2017.

The Programme Committee will confirm whether your proposal has been accepted by 31 January 2017.

Timing of sessions

Presentations and workshops will be scheduled between 1330 on Friday 28 April and 1700 on Saturday 29 April. In submitting your proposal, you commit to being available between these times.

Costs of attendance

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference and to cover all the costs of attending the event (travel, accommodation and conference registration fee).