Call for workshops and themed sessions

We invite proposals for workshops and themed sessions at the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society to be held at The University of Sydney from 29 November to 1 December 2023.


Workshops are topic-focused sessions aimed at professional development. Examples are workshops on statistics or phonetic analysis. They are typically facilitated by an expert in the relevant field. Workshops may have a specific audience, e.g. students, or be open to anyone. Proposals are welcome on any area that is relevant to linguistics.

Please submit proposals for workshops, maximum one A4 page, with the name of the facilitator(s) and a short statement on their relevant expertise, as well as a brief statement on the rationale for proposing the workshop, and the intended audience.

Themed sessions

Themed sessions are regular conference sessions centred around a special topic, such as Australian Indigenous languages or Laboratory Phonology. We invite proposals for sessions on any aspect of linguistics. Themed sessions should contain 3-8 talks on a coherent theme to be described in a paragraph of ca. 300 words plus references. Themed sessions can replace talk slots with a discussion slot as the organisers see fit. The organisers may choose to go in-person, hybrid or fully online for their session, and should indicate this in the proposal. Organisers of themed sessions are in charge of quality assurance guaranteeing the general standard of the conference. They will review abstracts submitted to their sessions using the same criteria as the main program. Accepted abstracts that are not deemed suitable by session organisers will be included in the general program.

Please submit proposals for themed sessions, maximum one A4 page, with the name(s) of the organiser(s), and a short statement on the topic and some contextualisation of how it fits in within the relevant field and the discipline. Please also supply a list of tentative participants and any designated keynote speakers.

Address for submissions:

Deadline for proposals: 19 June 2023
Announcements of accepted workshops/themed sessions: 30 June 2023

All abstracts will be reviewed by the ALS Program Committee.

For further information and updates please see the ALS website or send an email to the ALS2023 Conference team:

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