CFP: China Literacy Conference - Beijing, summer 2007

WPA is pleased to announce its co-sponsorship of 'Literacies of Hope: Making Meaning across Boundaries' to be held in Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2007. The conference, co-hosted by Beijing Normal University and Global Interactions, Inc., will inquire into the many forms of literacy that are vital to an increasingly globalized world, where partnership is essential. Proposals for presentations are invited for five strands: Print Literacy / Media Literacy / Oral Literacy Technology & Literacy Creative & Critical Thinking Social & Cultural Literacy TESOL / ELL For detailed information about the conference and to download forms for submitting proposals go to and select "2007 China - U.S. Conference on Literacy." Submission deadline is December 12, 2006. Invitations to present will be emailed by December 20. NOTE!! EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: JANUARY 22, 2007 U.S. presenters will deliver their papers in English with consecutive Mandarin interpretation, and Chinese presenters will deliver their papers in Mandarin with consecutive English interpretation. The U.S. Steering Committee will referee U.S. proposals and collaborate with their Chinese counterparts in building the program. Presenters must register for the conference by January 12, 2007, with a deposit of $600 ($200 of which is refundable if presenter cancels). Participants who are not presenting must register by February 28, with a deposit of $600 ($200 of which is refundable if participant cancels). The 9-day program includes Chinese visa, lodging and orientation in Los Angeles, roundtrip coach airfare from Los Angeles to Beijing, double occupancy lodging, all meals in Beijing, airport/hotel transfers, the four-day conference registration fee, professional site visits, and three days of historical and cultural sight visits in Beijing. Total cost $3300. A shorter 5-day program is available for $2950. Options are also available for family members who are not attending the conference. Itineraries for all options are available at the website listed above. Questions should be addressed to Global Interactions, Inc., or 602-906-8886.