Addressing the State of the Union:

Working Together = Learning Together



We welcome you to the University of Bristol for the BALEAP 2017 Conference to look at English for Academic Purposes (EAP) from a variety of different perspectives and to reflect on how we can learn from each other, with the aim of building bridges between different communities of practice.

We plan to keep the student at the centre of our conference in line with the long tradition of learning-centred teaching in EAP and the recent focus on student partnerships in higher education in the UK. We would also like to address the state of the union between EAP specialists and their universities in a range of contexts.


Prices for Registration

Registration opens on 19th September 2016.

  • Early Bird Registration (closes 22nd January 2017) – £150
  • Regular 3-day Registration (closes 19th March 2017) – £170
  • No daily rates

Conference fee includes:

  • All plenary sessions
  • Concurrent sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Poster sessions
  • Refreshments on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch on Saturday

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers – 16th January 2016 – 18th September 2016
  • Speaker Payment Deadline – 18th December 2016
  • Registration – 19th September 2016 – 19th March 2017 (now closed)
  • Early Bird Deadline – 22nd January 2017
  • Conference Dates – 7th-9th April 2017

‘There is something unique that we can come to understand when our diverse perspectives converge in our attempts to align them for some purpose.’

Etienne Wenger


Thank you to our key sponsors for the BALEAP 2017 Conference.