Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology (ISSN: 2306-0212)
Authors: Randall William Sadler
The Annual Symposium of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) will take place from May 31st to June 4th, 2022 in Seattle, Washington in the Seattle Renaissance Hotel, which is only a 10-minute walk from the main waterfront of the city. The annual conference has gathered scholars from around the world for five days of discussion on all topics related to technology and language learning since 1984 (Baltimore, Maryland) at locations across the United States and Canada. Recent conferences include Virtual (2021), Montreal (2019), University of Illinois (2018), Northern Arizona University (2017), Michigan State University (2016), and University of Colorado, Boulder (2015). CALICO 2022 will take place face-to-face, with provisions for a select number of online presentations on the last day of the conference. We invite you to attend and meet your colleagues!
II. CALCO Presentation Types, Meetings, and Social Events
CALICO includes a number of session types, including Workshops (half day, full day, or two day) that take place before and after the main presentation days. These workshops are hands-on and must be registered for ahead of time. During the main days of the conference the presentation types include 30-Minute Presentations that can include those theory-driven focusing on a range from quantitative/qualitative studies of language technology, application of technology for classroom use, or any of a range of language technology uses/applications for language acquisition; 75-minute Panels offering multiple perspectives on a topic; Technology Showcases where the presenters demonstrate new and interesting technologies; and Poster Presentations.
In addition to the presentations, each CALICO symposium also includes special interest group meetings focused on a variety of topics: Computer-Mediated Communication, Gaming, Grad Student SIGN, Language Teaching and Learning Technologies, Second Language Acquisition and Technology, Teacher Education, and Immersive Realities. These SIG meetings are an excellent opportunity to engage with fellow teacher scholars who share your interests.
CALICO always host multiple social events during the time of the conference, with the event types varying depending on the site of the event. In recent years, these events have ranged from live music, to bowling, to dancing, shared meals, tourist trips, and more. We are a very collegial group and welcome attendees creating their own social gatherings as well!
CALICO 2022 registration fees include an option for early registration:
Early Registration (before May 1st)
- Presenters: $225 US
- Members not presenting: $275 US (this rate applies also to IALLT and EUROCALL members)
- Nonmembers: $345
Registration after May 1st
- All prices increase by $25 US
IV. Important Dates
- May 1st, 2022: Deadline for early registration
- May 9th, 2022: Deadline for group rate at conference hotel
- May 31st-June 4th: CALICO, Seattle, WA
III. Important Websites
- CALICO 2022 Website: https://calico.org/calico-conference-2022/
- Hotel Information: https://calico.org/calico-conference/lodging-calico-conference/
- Airport Information: https://www.portseattle.org/sea-tac
- Visit Seattle (tourist info): https://www.portseattle.org/sea-tac
Seattle is a wonderful site for tourism, and the Puget Sound, Olympic Peninsula, and Washington coast are all very easily accessible from Seattle.