2nd International Conference in Academic Writing: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives |17-19 October, 2019

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. Check the web: http://nwcc2019.ru/

We invite participants to discuss the following questions:

  • What major difficulties do Russian writers experience while preparing their papers for publication? What kind of support do they need?
  • What research into writing center pedagogy is necessary to promote the writing center movement in Russia?
  • How can a writing center engage other stakeholders in the internationalization of education in Russia?
  • How can the Consortium empower writing center tutors and teachers of writing?
  • What models of writing centers are being developed in Russia?
  • How can writing centers as change agents transform institutional attitudes to academic writing in the curricula?


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.

academic writing conference
academic writing 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 and writing center pedagogy.

Learn more: http://nwcc2019.ru/


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.

learn more
and don’t miss the opportunity to register to the Training course for early-career researchers ‘Writing a Research Article for International Submission’ 
Professor of English and Director of the 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.
Learn more about PAUL KEI MATSUDA

Conference Venue: Moscow Institite of Physics and Technology (National Research University)

Learn more: http://nwcc2019.ru/