Call for Future BAAL Conferences

If you are interested in hosting the BAAL annual conference, please submit a detailed host bid addressing all the points in the check-list (see below). In addition to the host bid, send the BAAL Meetings Secretary a detailed breakdown of predicted incomings and outgoings, in two versions: a) for university venue and accommodation, b) for hotel/conference venue and accommodation. Examples of a host bid and breakdown of costs are available on request.


Please send your host bid to the Meetings Secretary, Alex Ho-Cheong Leung. Do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss your host bid before submitting it.

Checklist of requirements

Future Conferences

2014: 4-6 September, The University of Warwick


2015: 3-5 September, Aston University

2016: 1-3 September, Anglia Ruskin University


2017: 7-9 September


2018: 6-8 September


2019: 5-7 September


2020: 3-5 September


2021: 2-4 September


2022: 1-3 September


2023: 7-9 September


2024: 5-7 September


2025: 4-6 September

BAAL 2014 Conference

47th Annual Meeting:

Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context

4th-6th September 2014

University of Warwick, Coventry

Call for Papers (now closed)

Programme for Conference

This year's conference is organised by the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. Warwick is a modern campus university that is currently rated as 3rd in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of the top 50 universities under 50 years old. Set in a leafy, self-contained campus, the venue is ideally located within ten minutes from Coventry railway station and central to England's motorway network with easy access to the M1, M6, M40 and M42. Birmingham airport is 45 minutes away by train. The campus is easily accessible by car and there are regular buses to local tourist attractions such as Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. We promise a memorable social programme which will include our gala dinner and entertainment.

Plenary speakers

Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Michael Haugh, Griffith University, Australia

Local Organising Committee

Dr Jo Angouri (

Ms Tilly Harrison (

Dr Stephanie Schnurr (

Dr Sue Wharton. (

BAAL 2013 Conference

46th Annual Meeting:

Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics

5 - 7 September 2013

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Plenary speakers

Conference Organiser

Dr Bernadette O'Rourke (B.M.A.O'

Local organising committee

Ms Rita McDade, Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Professor Graham Turner, Professor Isabelle Perez, Ms Elizabeth Thoday, Mr John Cleary, Ms Olwyn Alexander, Dr Michelle Liao, Mr Ashvin Devasundaram

Conference website

Previous Conferences

An archive of previous BAAL conferences is available in the Conference Archive.

BAAL Conferences