Pansig2022

Welcome to PanSIG 2022 in Nagano! Deadline for Presenters June 15! Get your ticket now, deadline for participants pre-registration tickets is June 27, 2022.

Conference Theme: (Re) Imagining Language Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvZPDxFJtwk

PanSIG Shuttle Bus Need a ride?

We have shuttle buses available for anyone who needs a ride. Please see the schedule. And if you are interested, here is the form to fill out. Application Form

F2F / Online Pricing Coming in June Presenters and Attendees

*** Face-to-Face Pricing ***

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

** Online Pricing **

Limited Online Option (only four plenary live streams and SIG forums live streams)

JALT members ¥ 3,500

Non-JALT members ¥5,500

JALT Students ¥500 - Non-JALT Students ¥2,500

Face-to-face at the 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

This year we will be back to a **face-to-face conference ** for PanSIG 2022. It 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

Lunch anyone?

You can order lunch by clicking here to order lunch.

Access

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.

****** There will also be a shuttle bus from the Nagano Station to the venue. Space is limited and the deadline is June 14, 2022. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/jmmCwXBJg56c92ZJ6

Accomodation

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:

http://hotels.com

http://booking.com/hotels

http://travel.rakuten.com/

http://www.jalan.net/en/japan_hotels_ryokan/

https://travel.yahoo.co.jp/ (Japanese language only)

The application deadline is June 17, 2022 2022 School Owners Special Grant

PanSIG has graciously been offered a Grant of 50,000 this year to help students in need. This grant has been given anonymously from a member of the school owners special interest group.

Students may apply for a grant to receive free entry at PAN SIG.

Parents may apply for a grant to receive free or subsidized childcare at PAN SIG.

Student parents may receive both.

This is provided by the School Owners’ SIG as an appreciation for everyone studying English, especially those with children. Our sincere gratitude goes out to the School Owners Special Interest Group for donating this special gift to students. Please contact: program@pansig.org

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 confchair@pansig.org or the PanSIG Grants Chair at grants@pansig.org. Here is the Google Form to apply: PanSIG Conference Grant Application (2022) (google.com)

PanSIG 2022 Equal Voices in ELT (Platinum EVE)

What?  EVE stands for Equal Voices in ELT. It is an initiative that we originally created to recognise both gender and highly proficient speaker * parity in keynote and plenary line-ups* for ELT conferences and events worldwide. We began with a suite of three badges recognising gender parity, L1/L2 speaker parity and a combination of both, then in 2022, the badges were modified to recognise a greater degree of representation and inclusion.

For more information, please click on picture.

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