Welcome to PanSIG 2022 in Nagano! Get your ticket now!

Conference Theme: (Re) Imagining Language Education

University of Nagano: July 8-10, 2022

Please come and join us for the 21st annual PanSIG conference!

What is PanSIG

PanSIG is an annual conference sponsored and organized by many of JALT’s Special Interest Groups (SIG). Currently there are 30 special interest groups in JALT. PanSIG is meant to be a smaller, more intimate conference than the annual international JALT conference, and is a place where SIG members can network with each other. The first PanSIG was held in 2002, so this will be our 21st event. Please come and join us in this exciting event.

PanSIG registration

Location of PanSIG 2022

PanSIG 2022 will be held at The University of Nagano (Address: 8-49-7, Miwa, Nagano City 380-8525) (長野県立大学) in Nagano City on July 8th-10th, 2022.

University of Nagano Google Maps


Access to JR Nagano Station (Nagano City, Nagano) JR Nagano is on the Hokuriku Shinkansen. If you are connecting through...

Tokyo: approx. 90 minutes by Shinkansen Kanazawa: approx. 65 minutes by Shinkansen Omiya, Saitama: approx. 65 minutes by Shinkansen Another option is the Wideview Shinano train fro Nagoya (approx 3 hours) over and through the Central Alps (Kiso Mountains)

Closest Airport: Matsumoto Airport Matsumoto is approximately 60 minutes from Nagano City by train. The airport is also INCONVENIENTLY located in Matsumoto.

There are limited flights to-from Sapporo, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka. This is perhaps an option for people coming from the furthest regions in Japan. But for most people flying, flights to Haneda or Narita, then a train to Tokyo station, and the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo would likely be more convenient/faster.

Access to the University of Nagano From Zenkoji Exit of JR Nagano Station, take Nagano Electric Railway to Hongo Station (six min.) + 10-minute walk to the campus.


We recommend that you book your hotel early, to ensure that you get the rate and location that suits you best.

We recommend that you book a hotel near Nagano Station, as there are more hotels there. From Nagano Station, you'll be a short train trip from the venue. Here's a map showing hotels near Nagano Station.

Here is a brief list of hotels by distance to JR Nagano Station:

Hotel Metropolitan Nagano (connected to JR Nagano Station)

Nagano Tokyu Rei Hotel (1 minute from JR Nagano Station)

Sotatsu Fresa Inn Nagano-Zenkoji (1 minute from JR Nagano Station)

Hotel Miel Parque Nagano (4 minutes from JR Nagano Station)

Mash Cafe & Bed Nagano (4 minutes from JR Nagano Station)

Chisun Grand Nagano (5 minutes from JR Nagano Station)

Hotel JAL City Nagano (7 minutes from JR Nagano Station)

Here are some alternative ways of booking hotels: (Japanese language only)

PanSIG Pricing F2F Presenters and Attendees

JALT (Pre-registration) ¥7,500

Non-JALT (Pre-registration) ¥9,500

JALT (Students) ¥500

Non-JALT (Students) ¥2,500

JALT (On-Site) ¥9,500

Non-JALT (On-site) ¥11,500

Conference Registration and COVID

We are excited for the upcoming PanSIG2022 conference and hope you are too! We have received inquiries regarding when conference registration will open. As you know, the COVID-19 situation is still creating uncertain conditions. Some of the decisions are out of the power of the PanSIG committee. Rather than risk confusion (e.g. need for refunds or adjustments if the conference is moved online), we have decided to wait on allowing registration payments until further notice.

We hope to open it around 2 months prior to the event, but we cannot confirm anything at this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to hold the best and safest event for all participants. For questions, please use this email (

The application deadline has passed. 2022 PanSIG Funding Grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a PanSIG 2022 conference grant. We want to provide JALT members with limited access to outside funding the opportunity to take part in at the 2022 PanSIG Conference in Nagano.

If you have any questions about the grant or the application process, please contact 2022 PanSIG Conference Chair (Koki Tomita) at or the PanSIG Grants Chair at Here is the Google Form to apply: PanSIG Conference Grant Application (2022) (