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2018  |  San Diego California – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSION PERIOD: January 15, 2018 – April 15, 2019

Prepare your submissions! When ready, please submit to the appropriate contacts below. More information about submissions can be found here.


English Associate Editor, Editor Asociado de Inglés:
Rodney Beaulieu, California State University, United States
Email:  rbeaulieu@csusm.edu

Spanish Associate Editor, Editore Asociado Español:
Laura Irene Dino Morales, Catedrática del Centro Universitario CIFE, Mexico
Email:  LauraDino65@gmail.com

Portuguese Associate Editor, Editore Associado Porguguêse:
Maria Assunção Flores, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Email:  aflores@ie.uminho.pt

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Past Proceedings

2017 – Cartagena, Colombia
2016 – Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
2015 – Toronto, Ontario, CAN
2014 – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Conference Reflections

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