The Extensive Reading Foundation (http://erfoundation.org) is pleased to announce the 4th Extensive Reading World Congress will be held on the Hongo Campus of Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan.

There is ample exhibition space, as well as other opportunities for publishers to present their reading materials to the approximately 500 expected participants

Currently we envision the following ways for you to participate, and we are open for any other suggestions that you might have:

  • Exhibits
  • Sponsored speakers
  • Sponsored scholarships
  • Sponsored social events
  • Sponsored conference bag
  • Advertisements in the programme book

and, of course, non-commercial academic sessions are also welcome from your writers, editors and staff.

We would also like to ask for one person to represent the publishers on the organizing committee so that your interests can be properly represented. Please contact (mailto:exhibits@erfoundation.org) if someone in your organization is willing to step forward.

We will inform all interested parties of each others’ email addresses so that you can determine the rep among yourselves. We are looking forward to your active participation and ideas!

Tom Robb & Atsuko Takase, Conference Chairs

Detailed information

Exhibits Exhibit times:

August 5 & 6: 10:00 am – 5:00;

August 7: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Exhibit tables & Participation categories

One “table” will be 600 x 1800mm in size or greater depending on table shapes available on site. Backdrops will not be provided, but some positions will be back by a wall which may be used for display purposes.

A Type (¥35,000) — Two tables. One admission as full participant.
B Type (¥50,000) — Two tables, admission as full participant and one promotional session.
C Type (¥100,000) — Three tables, no backdrop, priority choice of location. Three Congress admissions, two promotional sessions.

Additional Tables: ¥20,000 each

Additional Promotional Sessions: ¥25,000 each

In order to be included in the preliminary schedule, please submit abstracts for promotional sessions and featured speaker nominations by 31 May 2017 to http://erfoundation.org/exhibits

Featured speakers

Featured speakers may or may not have a publisher connection. If you would like to nominate someone as a featured speaker, please see that the individual fulfills the following conditions:

  • a person with standing in the field of language learning,
  • who is coming from abroad, and
  • is willing to offer a workshop session in addition to one academic concurrent session.

The speaker may also offer two promotional sessions.

Sponsored scholarships

Scholarships are to be granted which include transportation from the home country, lodging and conference fee waiver. Once the scholarship recipients have been determined, participating publishers may select one as their “<your name> Scholar” and the individual will be so labelled in all pre-conference and post-conference publicity. Cost: ¥100,000 ~ ¥250,000, depending on the actual cost of transportation and lodging.

Sponsored social events

In addition to the official banquet on 6 August, a social event can be sponsored on 5 August or 7 August, either on campus or off campus. (Alcohol is permitted at campus functions). These can include special luncheon functions.

Sponsored conference bag

Your opportunity to give the participants a useful, lasting memory of the conference.

Bag Goodies – Pens, notepads, post-its and other useful items. One of each kind will be accepted in order of requests received. Please prepare at least 500. Any extras will be returned to you at the end of the conference.

Fliers for conference bag – A-4 size fliers, or brochures of up to 4 A-4 sheets. Catalogs will not be accepted. ¥20,000 per item.

Advertisements in the programme book

Back page: ¥50,000 The book will be kept light in weight so that Participants will want to keep it as a souvenir

Inside covers: ¥35,000  Inside page: ¥25,000

Please register your participation by filling out the Registration Form at http://erfoundation.org/moodle31/course/view.php?id=4. If you have not yet received log-in instructions, please email: exec@erfoundation.org