Annual Conference

◆2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress

SIETAR JAPAN will hold its 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress from August 8 – 11 (Wed-Sat) , 2018.

Twenty years after our first World Congress in 1998, SIETAR JAPAN invites you to join our second World Congress to be held from August 8-11, 2018 at the Tama Campus of Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan! Please join us for this historic event!

Chuo University is located in western Tokyo, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is only a thirty-minute train ride to beautiful Mt. Takao, less than an hour away from Shinjuku station, and a little over an hour away from the beautiful mountains and rivers of Oku-Tama.
Come and join us for scholarly and cultural exchange!

◆Theme: Facing Uncertain Times Together: Strengthening Intercultural Connections

Date: August 8 (Wed.) – August 11 (Sat.), 2018
Venue: Chuo University Tama Campus, Tokyo.

Congress Chair: Shunitsu Nakasako (Chuo University)

Please see below for more information.


◆Call for Abstract

The submission guidelines

・Proposals may be submitted between on Nov 1st, 2017 and on Jan 31st, 2018 Feb 28, 2018.
*Deadline Extended for Call for Proposals: 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress (NEW Deadline: Feb 28, 2018)
*No proposals will be accepted after Feb 28, 2018.

・All submissions will be accepted online.

Please click on Abstract Submission


・Deadline for Early Registration: June 20, 2018


Day One:August 7, 2018 (Tue.)
1:00 pm –  5:00 pm     Pre-Conference Fieldtrip to an Ainu Community in Tokyo

Day Two:August 8, 2018 (Wed.)
12:00 pm –  3:00 pm    Master Workshop 1
3:30 pm –  6:30 pm     Master Workshop 2

Day Three:August 9, 2018 (Thur.)
10:00 am –                    Concurrent Sessions
___________________Brown Bag Round Table Discussions
___________________Concurrent Sessions and Keynote Speech
5:20 pm –                      Welcome Party

Day Four:August 10, 2018 (Fri.)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm     Concurrent Sessions
12:45 pm –  1:45 pm     Brown Bag Round Table Discussions
1:00 pm –  3:30 pm      Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm –                       Leave for Ukai Toriyama Restaurant (Optional)

Day Five:August 11, 2018 (Sat.)
9:30 am – 11:00 am      Concurrent Sessions
11:00 am – 12:30 pm     Keynote Speech
12:45 pm –  1:45 pm      General Assembly
2:00 pm –  5:00 pm       Concurrent Sessions
5:20 pm –                        Networking Party

◆Places nearby to visit

About Tokyo

As you plan your visit to Tokyo, you might consider contacting Tokyo Student Guide Group (TSGG) to arrange free tours around Tokyo. This is a group of students from different universities who volunteer their time showing tourists around Tokyo. As a visitor it is not only an inexpensive way to see different sites but a great way to meet and talk to Japanese college students.
The students are eager to meet people from different countries and practice their English. While the tours are free, if you could pay for their meals or give them a small tip, it is appreciated. Please book well in advance to ensure that they can find student volunteers to show you around. We hope this provides yet another way for you to experience Japanese culture.  The tours can be booked from their website below or through Facebook (I think they prefer Facebook).

◆Annual Conferences in Previous Years

2017 (Theme: “Promoting Equity and Social Change: Acknowledging the Diversity Within”)
2016 (Theme:“Building a Community of Diversity: Intercultural Competence through Active Learning”)
2015 (Theme: “Critical Reflections on War and Peace: Dialogue for the Future”)
2014 (Theme: “Diversity and Social Justice: Toward a More Inclusive Society”)

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