ALANZ Symposium 2020


Saturday 28 November


St David complex, University of Otago - Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo, Dunedin - Ōtepoti, New Zealand - Aotearoa


Free registration to ALANZ members.
Conference Theme: Teaching to the Times

Conference SlideShow

ALANZ 2020 Symposium Programme – Download programme pdf

ALANZ 2020 Symposium Abstracts – Download Abstracts pdf

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Minh Nguyen who has recently joined the Otago Applied Linguistics Team. She will talk on her latest research initiative, a longitudinal study of five multilingual immigrant families, drawing on conversational and interview data.
“It’s time to talk: Family language policy and heritage language maintenance.”

Watch this keynote presentation

We invite abstracts from members and non-members of ALANZ and in particular from new and emerging researchers. Those who are not able to travel can submit and access virtual presentations. The plenary sessions (keynote, focused presentations) will be live-streamed.

Presentation types:

  • Presentations: The standard 20-minute presentation type, followed by five minutes for questions.
  • Focused presentations: These shorter 10-minute presentations will be
    presented in a 50-minute plenary session, guided by a facilitator. Preference will be given to innovative and thought-provoking perspectives.
  • Virtual presentations: Those not able to attend in person can send a 5-10
    minute video or multimodal presentation, which will be uploaded on the ALANZ webpage and made available to symposium attendees.
  • Printed posters: Poster presentations will be displayed in the foyer of the
    conference venue.

Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words), including your preferred presentation type to:
Carrie Ankerstein


  • Abstracts are due by 1st September.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent out 1st October. Registration opens 1st November.
  • The symposium will be preceded by a social event on Friday evening (27 November)

Call for papers (pdf): ALANZ SYMPOSIUM Call for papers 2020

Booking Details

ALANZ Symposium 2020 registration is now open

Registration is free for ALANZ members (to join ALANZ go to
Non-members: $100
Non-member students: $40

Accommodation update

We have negotiated a new conference rate with Arana Hall, since St Margaret’s College is no longer available. Here is the link: Single rooms with shared bathrooms are $75. They have added a day before and a few days later, in case people want to stay a bit longer.