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5th Tokyo Conference on Argumentation (2016)


The 5th TOKYO CONFERENCE ON

ARGUMENTATION:

Argumentation and Debate

—— Keynote Speakers ——

August 6, 2016    Prof. Shigeru Matsumoto (Rikkyo University)

Approaches to Japan’s education reform: The roles argumentation scholars should play

August 7, 2016    Prof. Michael D. Hazen (Wake Forest University)

A foundation for understanding argument across cultures: What is similar and what is different?

CALL FOR PAPERS (Closed)

Now Available (Click below): Tentative Program (Ver. 2016/08/01) subject to change

5thTokyoConfProgram-Ver.20160801 *1

*1. This program has been updated from the previous ones: ver. 201605.05; ver. 2016.04.30.

 

The 5th Tokyo Conference on Argumentation will be held August 6 (Sat) – 7 (Sun)*2, 2016, in Tokyo, Japan. The conference is sponsored by the Japan Debate Association (JDA) and Rikkyo Univeristy, Tokyo, Japan. The conference is designed to encourage exchanges of views on the theory, practice and instruction of argumentation across the disciplines.

*2. All the conference presentations have been moved to August 6th (Sat) and 7th (Sun). And, at 17:00-18:30 of the Aug. 8th (Mon), Professor Hazen one of the keynote speakers will provide another lecture “Introduction to Cross-cultural Studies of Argumentation” at A304 on the 3rd floor of the 11th building (the same room for the conference keynote) at Rikkyo University. Anyone interested can attend this open lecture without fee and prior registration.

Potential topics of interest include: argumentation and rhetoric, forensic pedagogy, the philosophy and psychology of reasoning, practical studies, and studies of historical argumentative texts. Presentations related to the convention theme “Argumentation and Debate” are encouraged, but proposals are not restricted to it. Qualified papers will appear in our Proceedings to be distributed at the Conference.

On-line submission of abstracts will be accepted starting April 1, 2015. Submit your title, affiliation and abstract (200-300 words) by January 15, 2016, on this page down below.  Acceptance will be notified by February 20, 2016. Accepted authors who wish to have their papers considered for publication in the Proceedings must submit full manuscript by May 20, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Planning Committee Chair Takeshi Suzuki, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University, 1-1 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301 JAPAN, or send your question at: tokyo-argumentation2016[a]japan-debate-association.org

IMPORTANT DATES

April 1, 2015 Start of on-line submission of abstracts
January 15, 2016 Deadline of on-line submission of abstracts
February 20, 2016 Notice of acceptance
May 20, 2016 Deadline of on-line submission of full manuscripts
August 6–7, 2016 Conference    (plus Aug. 8th, Open Lecture as stated above)

Venue

Rikkyo University (Ikebukuro Campus)
3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku,
Tokyo Japan 171-8501

Access Map:  http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/access/

All the events will be held on the 3rd floor of the 11th Building. Details are included in the program above.

Fees

Both of the following types include (1) all-the-day participation, (2) one reception party, and (3) a hard copy of the proceedings. (Fee of ONE-day participation excluding a reception party and a copy of the proceedings is 5,000 yen.)

General: 15,000 yen

Student (without full-time position): 5,000 yen

We’ll ask participants to pay the corresponding type of fee in cash of Japanese currency at the registration desk.

Sponsors

Japan Debate Association

Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Inquiries / General Contact

Takeshi Suzuki
School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
1-1 Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301 JAPAN

Email: tokyo-argumentation2016[a]japan-debate-association.org

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