Summer Conference

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The 4th CEE summer conference will occur in collaboration with The International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE), an organization comprising the national English teaching organizations of IFTE member nations. As a member of IFTE, CEE is pleased to host the IFTE Conference in 2015 in conjunction with our bi-annual summer meeting. The conference will be held in New York City at Fordham University’s beautiful Rose Hill campus in the north Bronx. The conference begins Sunday, July 5, at 5:00 pm, and concludes Wednesday, July 8, at 3:00 pm.

Keynote Speakers:

  • ​Hilary Janks, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ernest Morrell, Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, US
  • Mary Kalantzis, College of Education, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, US
  • Ngaire Hoben, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Proposal Topics

The conference planning committee seeks proposals on topics of interest to English teacher educators and English teachers. Although all topics are welcome, we are particularly interested in proposals that correspond with one of these conference themes:

  • International Perspectives on Literacy
  • Technology and 21st Century Literacies
  • English Teacher Education in the 21st Century
  • Social Justice in a Diverse World
  • National Policies and Mandates

Once again, we will offer a special strand for graduate students, held on the last day of the conference. Graduate students who wish to participate should plan to stay through 3:00 PM on Wednesday (July 8) for sessions focused on topics of interest to future academics.

Proposal Formats

All sessions are one hour in length.

A panel presentation involves 2-3 presenters who discuss a research or practice-based topic in depth related to English teaching or English teacher education. You may propose a complete panel OR a 20 minute individual session to be matched with others.


A roundtable is a group of 3-5 presenters who briefly present and then lead a conversation about a topic related to English teaching or English teacher education. You may propose a full roundtable OR request that conference planners match you with others with similar interests.

A workshop allows a group of presenters to introduce, describe and engage participants in activities that inspire learning in English teaching or English teacher education

Program Proposals
Online submissions are now being accepted.
All submissions are due September 15, 2014.

Participant Notification
December 15

Submission Requirements

Proposals should contain the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Affiliation
  • Names & information of others to be included in the session, if applicable
  • Title
  • Format -­ indicate whether you are submitting a complete session OR whether you wish to be paired with another panel or other roundtables
  • Session annotation (max. 50 words)
  • Session description (max. 150 words) --­ include topic, rationale for importance to the field and plans for engaging the audience
  • Need for LCD projector and/or Smart Board -- wireless will be available in all rooms