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The fourth international Psychology of Language Learning conference (PLL4) will be held at Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia CANADA from June 24-28, 2020 based on the theme “Currents and Waves.”
As part of the conference, we are proud to announce the following outstanding plenary speakers:
Speaking at the Mobilizing Positive Psychology in SLA pre-conference:
Speaking at the Main conference:
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All fees are shown in Canadian Dollars (CAD; for comparison, the IAPLL member's early-bird fee of $299 CAD = $225 USD). Note that the main conference registration fee includes both the excursion and conference dinner. Registrants will have the option of joining the IAPLL association before registering for the conference, using the membership menu above, or as part of conference registration (please note that $60 CAD = $50 USD, and that there will be Canadian 15% HST tax, sorry about that).
IAPLL members pay reduced conference fees and have other benefits. If you joined IAPLL when registering for PLL3 (in Tokyo) then you must re-join before registering for PLL4 to receive reduced conference fees. IAPLL members who have joined and paid the $50 USD fee AFTER PLL3 ended are considered members for the present conference and have a membership number. Everyone who joins IAPLL before registering for the conference must supply their membership number during registration (please have it available when you register for PLL4).
Anyone claiming student status should do the following:
1. Download and complete the Confirmation of Student Status form (see Membership menu above)
2. Photocopy your Student ID card directly onto the form and submit with the approrriate information and signatures as a one-page PDF to :
Conference Fee Structure
Early Registration Fees (Nov. 1 2019 – January 15, 2020)
$299 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Member
$399 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Non-Member
$199 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Student Member (with proof of student status)
$229 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Student Non-Member (with proof of student status)
$150 - One day registration fee Thursday or Friday (IAPLL member)
$200 - One day registration fee Thursday or Friday (IAPLL non-member)
$125 - One day registration fee Saturday (includes excursion)
Late Registration (after January 15, 2020)
$399 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Member
$475 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Non-Member
$250 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Student Member (with proof of student status)
$275 – Main Conference Registration – IAPLL Student Non-Member (with proof of student status)
$200 - One day registration fee Thursday or Friday (IAPLL member)
$250 - One day registration fee Thursday or Friday (IAPLL non-member)
$175 - One day registration fee Saturday (includes excursion)
$60 IAPLL Membership Fee
$30 IAPLL Student Membership Fee
Optional Pre-Conference (June 24, 2020)
Mobilizing Positive Psychology in SLA. This day-long event will feature leading scholars in the field as plenary speakers, presentations of completed projects, works-in progress and new projects as idea posters that focus on the theme of positive psychology in SLA.
$40 Pre-Conference Registration (early bird fee, until January 15)
$135 Pre-Conference Registration (regular/late fee, after January 15)
Companion Fees (for those not attending the conference):
We are working with Destination Cape Breton to construct a fantastic tourist experience for companions not attending the conference. More information will be available on IAPLL as details are worked out.
$30 - Thursday (includes opening reception),
$30 - Friday (includes conference dinner)
$30 - Saturday (includes excursion)
Early Career Session: If there is sufficient interest, a special session will be held on Sunday for early career participants. Going beyond a ‘how to publish’ workshop, this event will offer practical advice on a full spectrum of early career concerns, including giving effective presentations of various types, publishing in the field, and career advancement. (June 28, 2020)
Types of presentations
● symposium (thematically related papers with discussion)
The working language of the conference is English; submissions should be written in English.
All proposals will be adjudicated anonymously by the PLL4 Scientific Committee. Submissions will be evaluated for their contribution to the field in terms of quality of content, thematic relevance, quality of abstract (organization, clarity of expression).
Notice of Acceptance: End of October 2019
Early-bird registration ends: (Jan 15, 2020, fees increase after that date)
Pre-Conference: June 24, 2020 (Wednesday)
Main Conference Opens: June 25, 2020 (Thursday)
Conference Dinner: June 26, 2020 (Friday)
Conference Concludes: June 27, 2020 (Saturday)
Post-Conference Workshops: June 28, 2020 (Sunday)
All presenters and attendees at conference events must register and pay the required fee. Entry to all conference activities requires a valid conference badge, available at the registration desk. Guests of conference participants are permitted to attend the excursion and the conference banquet if they pay the designated fee.
Presenters who are scheduled to present, but find that they are unable to attend, must provide notice to the conference organizers (PLL4.Conference@gmail.com) and may be eligible for a partial refund of fees paid. Those who do not show up without providing prior notice will have their names forwarded to organizers of future PLL conferences who may decide to exclude “no shows” from future PLL conferences.
Refunds for registration fees will be pro-rated prior to the conference depending on the notice given, as follows:
Until end of March - 85% refund
During April – 75% refund
During May – 60% refund
Until June 17 – 50% refund
After June 18 or ‘no show’, no refund
PLL4 conferences participants agree to abide by all policies of the host institution (Cape Breton University), including but not limited to the non-smoking policy, violence prevention policies, and those pertaining to Safety and Respect. Consult the CBU website for relevant policies.
Conference attendees may have their photos taken and posted on social media.
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Please email queries to: PLL4.email@example.com
First time visitors to Cape Breton are encouraged to visit www.cbisland.com
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Cape Breton Island in June 2020, come early and stay a while!
PLL4 Conference Organizer