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PLEASE NOTE: Conference materials will not be made available online, nor will there be a Conference Proceedings.  A forthcoming special edition of Frontiers, a peer-reviewed journal, will feature some of the papers presented at the IAM 2013 Conference.


We welcome graduate students, teachers, administrators, ESL instructors, Education Assistants, administrative staff, researchers, policy makers, curriculum developers, and all other interested parties to register for this first-of-its-kind event!


*** I AM 2013 ***

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism

The International Conference
August 15-17, 2013
Calgary, Alberta

We would like to welcome you to ** I AM 2013 **, the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism International Conference website.  This conference is being hosted by the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  

This first-of-its-kind conference seeks to bring together innovative, cutting-edge research and practice around multilingualism in three key areas:

    • second language pedagogy & literacy development
    • adult second language acquisition, and
    • developmental psycholinguistics
By creating a space where policy-makers, researchers, administrators, educators, and graduate students can engage in dialogue in these areas, we hope to spark the fire that will lead to participants to become agents of change in their respective areas.
In addition to the International Conference (August 15 -17, 2013), there will be additional opportunities for engagement:
    • (FULL, registration closed) Pre-Conference with invited speakers (August 15, 2013)
    • Post-Conference publications, multimedia online toolkit, Wikis, and other media/resources
Please consider joining us!  Visit the Conference Schedule to learn more about this exciting conference, Conference Abstracts to find out about the cutting-edge presentations being offered, and spend a little time on our website learning more about our Keynote speakers, the Language Research Centre, the University of Calgary, your Conference Co-Chairs, and about our beautiful city next to the Rockies!
This conference would not be possible without the generous support of the
Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC).  

Please visit 'Conference Sponsors' (at top left) for a complete listing of our supporters.