Every year, the JALT Conference brings together language teaching professionals from around the world. The conference’s Proceedings bring together a wide range of original, thought-provoking, and stimulating presentations, posters, workshops, forums, and plenaries by teachers and researchers from Japan and overseas, as well as the latest publications of teaching materials. Past topics have included rapports and communication strategies between teachers and students, practical steps towards task-based teaching, using humor in EFL classrooms, and creativity in the language classroom among many others. The theme of this year’s JALT National Conference will be “Making a Difference”. The JALT 2012 tentative schedule can be found here.