2nd International Conference
Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives
17-19 October / 2019
Academic Writing Conf
Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Conference Venue: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University)


This conference aims to promote a more systematic approach to writing center pedagogy in Russia and to gain collective insights on different perspectives of collaboration

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We invite the best to share their experiences
About the Conference
The Association of Academic Writing Experts "National Writing Centres Consortium" (NWCC) is inviting academic writing experts, directors of writing centers, writing mentors, editors
and a wide range of passionate ESAP/ EAP/ERPP teachers to participate in the 2nd International conference Academic Writing in a Global World: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives.
The NWCC Conference is a collaborative platform for academic writing specialists, researchers, and journal editors, where they can share best practices, exchange ideas and effective strategies for teaching/learning academic writing. We do hope that the Conference will facilitate the development of academic and research writing at the university level and beyond, disseminating knowledge about teaching methodology for writing
and writing centre pedagogy.
Raise awareness of best practices and international standards of writing centers.
Create a favorable environment for scholarly communication between editors, researchers, and writing specialists.
Enhance further professional growth of Russian academics.
We invite participants to discuss the following questions:
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
The University of Adelaide Adelaide | South Australia
Dr. Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research communication skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with international research students and their supervisors, including in the University's internationally recognised Integrated Bridging Program (1995-2008).
Her current research and teaching interests lie in developing, evaluating and delivering appropriate collaborative pedagogies to enable scientists and language specialists together to assist inexperienced authors in getting their research published in the international refereed literature.

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and don't miss the opportunity to register to the Training course for early-career researchers 'Writing a Research Article for International Submission'

Professor of English and Director of Second Language
Writing at Arizona State University | USA
Paul Kei Matsuda is Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing. Former President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, he has also served as the founding chair of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus.
Paul has published widely on various topics on language, writing
and professional development in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications.

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Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation.

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"Lead the way in advancing science, technology and health".
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance.

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Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Deputy Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, National Research University — Higher School of Economics |
St. Petersburg, Russia.
Natalia's current research interests lie in the field of writing for publication in the global context, how scholars work in the times of the increasing publication pressure. She draw on academic literacies research tradition and the conceptual frame of geopolitics of academic writing which Natalia see
as sound theoretical and methodological grounds for exploring publishing experiences of scholars. She is also interested in the sociolinguistic aspects
of academic and professional writing as well as in teaching writing for publication issues.
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Managing Director. Language Link | Russia.
Born in New York City, Robert Jensky spent the first eleven years of his working life in service to the US military. In 1976, he received his BS in Applied Theoretical Mathematics from the University of Antwerp. In 1994, Robert opened Language Link, Russia, which today with its 75 locations, has become the largest network of language schools operating in the Russian Federation. Robert has been the company's Managing Director since it was first founded. In 2010, Robert, in addition to his corporate duties, took up a professorship at Moscow University Touro. Today, Robert is Dean of Graduate Business Studies for this same university.

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BIG THINK: The Power of Language
an Australian Poet, Writer, Artist and Philosopher | Australia
David Wansbrough comes from New Zealand and Australia. He is a writer, a poet and an artist. He has co-authored two books with Nikolai Nikolaevich Drozdov. He was awarded the Russian medal Man of Peace, and in 2013 was Global Eco-Brand Person.
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Research on Academic Writing -
Finding a Focus and Developing Questions
Coordinator, The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research
Jackson State University, Jackson
Mississippi | USA
Tatiana Glushko grew up in Russia and taught English at Amur State University.
Since she moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue her graduate degree, she has been working in the writing center, first as graduate peer tutor and then as coordinator.

When she works with students and faculty, Tatiana approaches tutoring academic writing as conversation, in which being an attentive reader and listener is more important than being a good writer.

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Head of the Office of Academic Development/Development of Academic Competences Unit at the National Research University
Higher School of Economics | Russia
Svetlana Suchkova directs the Academic Writing Center at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She holds a degree in philology. She is a teacher of English, a teacher trainer, an expert in Cambridge exams, and the Board member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers. Svetlana authored and co-authored several textbooks for university teachers and students, among them English for Academics series published by Cambridge University Press in collaboration with the British Council. Her areas of expertise are academic and research writing, public speaking, and teacher training.

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IMRAD – Curse or Bless for Academic Writing in Russia?
Dr, Associate Professor, Department of Biophysics, Deputy Director for Research, School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk | Russia
Irina Sviderskaya is co-author of more than 50 publications in Russian and international scientific journals. Her research fields are tree-rings, dendrochronology, botany, mathematical modelling
in biology.
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ELT Freelance Consultant & Trainer,
Krasnoyarsk | Russia
Irina Titarenko has been involved in teacher development and TEFL consultancy for over 30 years as a teacher trainer, materials designer and project manager. She worked with the British Council in Russia from 1996 till 2007 leading on a range of projects in ELT, Arts, Science and Education.

ANNA GORIZONTOVA - Joys and sorrows of working with primary sources
LETICIA MEDINA - Discourse Analysis
Language.Prosveshcheniye LLC | Deputy General Director | Moscow, Russia
Anna Gorizontova is a graduate of Moscow State University (Department of History) and holds a Ph.D. in History. She has published more than 40 articles in Russia, Hungary, and Poland on early medieval history of Central and Eastern Europe and for several years taught history of Middle Ages to university students. Since 1997 she has worked in the ELT business, ran representative offices of Pearson Education (1997-2008), Cambridge English Language Assessment (2011-2018). Currently, she works for Language. Prosveshcheniye, the general partner of Pearson in Russia.
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Doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, Senior Lecturer at the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Office | USA
Leticia's life-long love of literature has led her to develop a passion for all things having to do with language. Having lived and worked in China, Italy, México, and France, Leticia has developed strong coping skills necessary to adapt to different cultures, languages, and ways of life. Leticia looks forward to the challenges and the joys that the English Language Fellows Program has in store for her and is excited to collaborate with the excellent faculty at NUST MISiS this coming academic year.
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CLAIRE BARNES - Developing and Assessing Writing Skills at C1 and C2
VALERIA EVDASH - Brainstorming Aloud on Paper
Cambridge Assessment English Teacher Trainer

Claire Barnes
has been working as a teacher and teacher trainer for over thirty years. She is currently based in Moscow where she works as a teacher and a CELTA trainer for a large private language school (BKC-IH). In addition, Claire enjoys presenting and running workshops for teachers on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English.
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Director of the Center for Academic Writing "Impulse" (University of Tyumen) | Russia
Valeria is currently the Director of the Center for Academic Writing 'Impulse', the University of Tyumen. Prior to establishing the Center, she worked as the Head of English language department of the Regional Institute for International Cooperation, UTMN. She has had more than 20 years of EFL teaching. She was the British Council teacher-trainer (2012-2015) in Russia. She is a member of the Russian National Association of Teachers of English (NATE Russia) and the head of Tyumen English Language Teachers' Association (TumELTA).
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Professor, PhD (Doctor of Science in Education), Director of Academic Writing and Communication Centre, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Dean of Interdisciplinary Department of English, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Moscow, RF | Moscow, Russia.
Irina Korotkina is an expert in academic writing methodology in both English and Russian with over 80 publications, 11 of which are books. She started teaching writing in English in 1998 and pioneered the development of academic writing in Russian ten years later, introducing the terms 'academic writing' and 'academic literacy' into the Russian educational discourse.
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Macmillan education teacher trainer, certified British council teacher trainer, NILE certificate in teaching through English: Maths, Delta M1 | Moscow, Russia.
Natalia Galanina is a regular speaker at conferences, has conducted workshops, webinars and conferences internationally.

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Researcher in the Institute of Law and Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences |
Thomas Beavitt Currently working as a Researcher at the Department of Foreign Languages, Institute of Law and Philosophy, Russia Academy of Sciences (Ural Branch). As well as in academic and artistic circles, he is active on social media, taking a strong interest in philosophy, linguistics and international relations (especially between Russia and the countries of the west). He has been involved in a number of higher-profile, public-facing projects in recent years, including a 2015 performance of his English translations of the Songs of the Great Patriotic War on the Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd with other foreign guest singers and a Russian orchestra.

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Associate Professor at Samara National Research University's Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language | Samara, Russia
Tatiana Tolstova is an Associate Professor at Samara National Research University's Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language. She also coordinates the University's Office of Academic Communication. Tatiana holds a PhD in Philology from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2004 she was awarded a Morley Research Scholarship from the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan (USA). The scholarship provided her invaluable experience working with the staff of this well respected institute headed by Prof. John Swales.

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PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Russia.
Tatiana is currently working on the manual on genres of Academic Writing. Her professional interests are genre analysis, L2 writing acquisition at the university level, writing for research publication purposes.

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Associate Professor of Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University | Russia
Evgeniya Luganskaya is an Associate Professor of Baikal International Business School, Irkutsk State University. She has about 25 years' experience in EFL teaching and holds a degree in philology.

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Doctor of philology, professor, Honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation
Since 2010 up to present holds a part-time position as a senior researcher at the Center for Cognitive Programs and Technologies (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow). Participant of several projects, supported by the Russian Fund for Fundamental Research and Russian Science Foundation. Author of more than 120 publications, including 5 monographs.
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Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Translation
South Ural State University | Chelyabinsk, Russia
Translator and Tutor, Academic Writing Office, South Ural State University.

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PhD, Head of the English Language Department, Kabardino-Balkar State University, ELTA KBR | Nalchik, Russia

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Head of the Public Relations and Information Department, Antiplagiat Company | Moscow, Russia.

Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology and Intercultural Communication, Belgorod State University | Belgorod, Russia
Elena is the author of an undergraduate degree program for teaching academic writing to senior students of Belgorod State University, and a writing program for undergraduates and young scientists, conducts relevant courses.

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Associate Professor, PhD (Philology), Branch of Foreign Languages, School of Core Engineering Education, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University | Tomsk, Russia.
LIUDMILA has 20 years of teaching experience in the sphere of Higher Education. She is the author and co-author of about 100 scientific publications in the field of English as a Second Language, English as a Medium of Instruction, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Risk Management in Russian Arctic region.

Associate professor at the High School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Northern (Arctic) Federal University | Arkhangelsk, Russia
PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English Philology, Languages of Nordic Countries and Language Pedagogy, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk.

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FOSTAS R&D no-profit foundation, system engineering, standardisation, and project management support | St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Associate Professor, Head of the Academic Writing Office
South Ural State University | Chelyabinsk, Russia
EVGENIYA is a member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers.
Evgeniya has a background of 15 years of teaching EFL, ESP, and philological subjects at Chelyabinsk State University and South Ural State University. She holds a PhD in Philology. Her research interests include cognitive linguistics, professional communication, terminology, and academic writing. She currently teaches a Master's program for international students (Philology. Theory and Practice of English).

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an Editor and Consultant of the South Ural State University Academic Writing Office and a Translator for the SUSU Translation Office, Chelyabinsk | Chelyabinsk, Russia
AMANDA is an Editor and Consultant of the South Ural State University Academic Writing Office and a Translator for the SUSU Translation Office. She obtained her bachelor's degree in International Studies at the University of North Texas in 2013. After graduation, she came to Russia, since earning a master's degree in Russian as a Foreign Language and completing a postgraduate program in Linguistics and Literature Studies. Her research is dedicated to professional discourse.

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Assistant Professor, Department Coordinator at the Department of Humanities and Languages, New Economic School | Russia
Tatiana Golechkova is an assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Languages at the New Economic School, Moscow.She holds a PhD in Cognitive Linguistics from Moscow State Linguistic University and a Cambridge Delta.She has broad experience in teaching English for Academic and Specific Academic purposes to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics.
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PhD, Head of the Department of Information and Bibliographic Support for Studies and Research, Kutafin Moscow State Law University | Moscow, Russia
Senior Lecturer of the Moot Courts Department, Head of the Department of Information and Bibliographic Support for Studies and Research, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL),PhD Applicant of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia).

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PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philology, Herzen University, | Saint Petersburg, Russia
Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics, Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Translation

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Research Fellow at the Centre of National Technology Initiative,
Lecturer at Far Eastern Federal University | Russia

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Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Stout | USA
Maria has co-authored the book The Cosmos of Russian Life: An Introduction to Russian Culture (2005). She has also published a range of articles on both Russian and Czech nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and served as co-editor of the journal, The Silver Age of Russian Literature and Culture, 1880-1921.
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The NWCC will host the event, giving the participants space for plenaries, themed sessions, workshops and interactive presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, Q&A stations, and posters.

Speakers have to register online and submit a brief description of the topic (up to 70 words) and an abstract (up to 300 words) by September 30, 2019, which will be peer-reviewed. The selected candidates will be announced by October 5, 2019.

Selected abstracts will be published in the Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS), which is an international peer-reviewed journal launched by the National Writing Centres Consortium.

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University) "MIPT"
Address: 9 Institutskiy per., Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, 141701, Russian Federation
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) located in cozy town Dolgoprudny. It is about 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Moscow city center. Address: 9 Institutskiy per., Moscow Region, 141701, Russia
Organizing Committee is happy to help you to arrange your accomodation for the period of the Conference. Please pay attention that we only can help you with booking process but you will have to pay all the costs by yourself.
Below are the options we have available for you in Dolgoprudny and the nearest area.
The cost of a standard room is approximately 50 eur (3500 Rubles) (breakfast included) per night.
Please note: The number of rooms is limited!
Address: Dmitrovskoe Shosse, estate 171, Moscow,
Phone: +7 (495) 937-06-70
eb: http://www.himv.ru/en/
House of Scientists - a small hotel complex in Dolgoprudny consisting of two-storey houses, united patio. It offers 25 standard rooms in European style.
Address: Pervomayskaya St. 18, Moskovskoe shosse St. 3Dolgoprudny
Phone: +7 (495) 408-80-51, +7 (495) 408-69-54
Web: https://www.nethotel.ru/en/
Hotel SK-ROYAL - new hotel category "four star", built with the most modern technologies and standards. 25-storey hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Ring Road and the Dmitrov highway, 10 min. from Dolgoprudny and 30 minutes from Sheremetyevo Airport. It offers 160 rooms of different categories.
Address: Dmitrov w., 163a, Building 2, Moscow,
Phone: +7 (495) 988-54-85
Web: https://sk-royal.ru/
MIPT Guest house
MIPT Guesthouse. It is located just crossing the street from the conference site. We can book for you a bedplace there; the cost will be around 15 eur per night (no breakfast included). Please let us know before 30 September that you want to choose this option. Please note: The number of rooms is limited!
E-mail: info@nwcc-consortium.ru
Phone: +7 (498) 744-65-67, +7 (903) 713-54-08
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