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Postgraduate Conference on Multilingualism
Saturday, 10 October 2020 (AEST 8:50-16:30)
Co-hosted by Multilingualism Research Centre, Macquarie University
and School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, an exciting student-led, web-based conference is being co-hosted by the Multilingualism Research Centre, Macquarie University and the School of Education, University of New South Wales.


The Conference aims to provide a valuable opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers, affiliated with a university in Australia and New Zealand, to present on completed or on-going Master's or Doctoral research related to Multilingualism.

Registration Now Open

Current postgraduate students and early career researchers affiliated with an Australian or New Zealand university are invited to register for the conference. 


Register here no later than 5 October.

Once you have successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation email, which includes Zoom links for all the plenary and parallel sessions, no later than 7 October. The registration will be closing on 5 October. Numbers are limited and registrations will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We also highly encourage to register if you are able to join the Conference throughout the day (AEST 8:50-16:30).

The Conference research streams include:

  • Australian indigenous languages

  • Geographies of multilingualism

  • Language education policy

  • Language learning and use in the community

  • Language teacher education

  • Learning and using English in a multilingual society

  • Multilingualism in literature and translation

  • Multilingualism in social and professional life

  • Multilingualism, technologies and literacies in education

Keynote Presentation

  1. Professor Gary Barkhuizen (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

  2. Dr Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Individual Presentation

48 individual presentations are organised within four parallel sessions.

* Keynote and individual presentations are accessible via Zoom links shared with registered presenters

   and attendees only. Further details about the conference schedule and presenters can be found in Program Book.

If you require further information, please contact the Conference Committee via

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