AAAL’s primary activity is a four-day annual conference, which typically takes place in March. Welcoming scholars from around the globe, the conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating professional event that offers thought-provoking plenary presentations, in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking with applied linguists from North America and countries around the world.

AAAL welcomes announcements of conferences, calls for papers/proposals, and other events pertinent to applied linguists.

Please note that AAAL's consent to post an announcement does not entail an endorsement of that event. The event organizers may not use the AAAL logo or name on the event's website.

To submit an item for posting to the AAAL Calendar, please send a request to We accept all posts that are relevant to the study of applied linguistics (including those of related fields such as anthropology, psychology, and education).

We refuse posts for predatory (generalist, for-profit) conferences, and for predatory (fee-to-publish) books and journals.