Asia-Pacific LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) & Professional Communication Association Conference 2017

Nau mai, haere mai, and a very warm Wellington welcome to the 4th Asia-Pacific Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication Association Conference 2017.  The conference is hosted by the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies/Te Kura Tātari Reo at Victoria University of Wellington/Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.

The conference takes place on Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 April 2017, at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School campus in the historic Old Government Buildings at 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand.

Theme and logo design

Our conference theme is Collaborating and sharing knowledge, which is inspired by the following well known Māori proverb in praise of cooperation:

Naau te rouro, naaku te rourou, ka ora manuhiri

“with your food basket and mine, the guests will be satisfied”

Therefore, our conference focuses on how, through collaborating to share knowledge, experience and skills, we can all gain and grow in many ways.

Our conference seeks ways to facilitate conversations between Language for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication scholars and practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region and further afield, and to encourage learning through mutual collaboration between us all.  The conference logo encapsulates the aspiration of intertwined threads of research and practice leading to new insights and inspiration.

We look forward to sharing more of our Asia-Pacificness with you in April 2017.

Yours alphabetically,

Averil Coxhead
Janet Holmes
Meredith Marra (Conference convenor)
Jean Parkinson

We are pleased to acknowledge Robert Cross from Image Services at Victoria University of Wellington for creating the photo used in the conference logo

Key Dates

Call for Papers opens                  Monday 29 August 2016

Call for Papers closes                 Friday 4 November 2016 (extended)

Early bird registration opens   Monday 12 December 2016

Presenter registration                  Monday 30 January 2017

Early bird registration closes   Friday 3 March 2017

Conference Venue
Old Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington