19th AILA 2021

15 August 2021

Event Name

World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2021)
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    Event Date

    15 August 2021 - 21 August 2021

    Standart registration date


    Submission Deadline

    Mon, Feb 15 2021, 12am

    Early bird registration

    15 February 2021

    AILA 2021 World Congress update

    December 2020

    AILA 2021 World Congress update: 
    Virtual basis, additional hybrid layer if possible


    The organizing team really hopes that by August 2021 a partly face-to-face event will be possible, but this might still not be the case, and definitely not for all participants. Thus, the AILA 2021 World Congress will be based on a fully virtual event, allowing for hybrid attendance if possible:

    • A fully virtual basis: we are working on the e-platform now and details will be sent to the participants soon.

    • A truly hybrid additional layer: If the pandemic is under control and large on-site events can be held in a safe and relaxing way, the virtual platform will remain and will be fully integrated into the live event, so the participants (including featured speakers and symposium organizers) can decide for themselves to attend live or virtually.


    Before March 1st, AILA will make the final decision, based on whether (or not) all COVID-19 restrictions in Europe will have been lifted.

    In both cases, the AILA 2021 organizing team will stick to the program schedule as presented on the website and leave the symposium organizers in charge of their own program (order of presentations and number of minutes allocated to each speaker).

    Because of the new structure, registration fees were lowered considerably (see here). The new fees take into account that organizing a virtual event of this size also brings new challenges and costs.

    We hope that the fact that virtual attendance reduces costs (e.g., no accommodation and travel costs) allows many AILA members to attend.  After the conference, AILA will make a selection of presentations accessible to the wider public for free.


    Important dates:

    December 8th: Registration opens

    February 15th: Deadline registration presenters / early bird

    March 1st: Information on hybrid / fully virtual conference



    If you have already registered and paid the registration fee, the difference will be reimbursed. For participants who indicate that they would like to purchase a ticket for physical attendance, the difference will be settled after the final decision on the hybrid layer.

    Event contact

    Email:  aila2021atgcb.nl

    Phone:  0031(0) 50 316 8877