2023 UNNC EAP / ESP Conference




Date: 19th – 21st May

Location: UNNC and online


We are excited to announce that the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) plans to hold the 2023 UNNC EAP / ESP Conference: Transformations in Context from Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May 2023. 



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EAP Conference Poster

The conference will be executed with a blended approach of in-person and online workshops and talks, with online meetings via Teams for maximum engagement.

Conference Brochure

 Recording Links

Conference Photos


Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed.


Important Dates

  • Abstracts submission forms should be submitted in the link by 31st March 2023.
  • Speakers will be notified of proposal acceptance by 7th April 2023.
  • The deadline for registration and payment of fees is 15th April 2023.
  • For inclusion in the Conference Selections book, the deadline to submit the session description is 15th July 2023.

Click on the link for the Conference Selections Guidelines


Conference Schedule


Friday 19th May
14:00 - 15:30 Registration, coffee, mix & mingle 
15:45 - 16:15 Opening ceremony
16:15 - 17:15 Plenary Speaker: Professor Douglas Bell
17:30 - 18:30 Plenary Speaker: Professor Bee Bond
19:00 - 21:00 Conference Welcome Dinner at the LA Hotel



 Saturday 20th May
10:00 - 13:00 Parallel sessions 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Parallel sessions 
16:15 - 17:15 Plenary Speaker: Professor Li Li 
17:30 - 18:30 Plenary Speaker: David Read
19:00 - 21:00 BBQ Party at the LA Hotel



Sunday 21st May
10:00 - 13:00 Parallel sessions 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel sessions 
15:45 - 17:15 Featured speakers 
17:30 - 18:30 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Nicola Galloway 
18:30 - 18:45 Closing ceremony 
18:45 - 20:00 Pizza Party at D.H Lawrence Auditorium Lobby




The nearest airport is Ningbo Lishe International Airport, which is well connected with the major international airports in other cities in China.

Ningbo is also served by a major station on the high-speed railway network.

From either the airport or the railway station, a taxi to the UNNC campus takes about 30 minutes and costs 30-50 RMB. 

The nearest metro station to the campus is Southern Business District on line 3, which is about 15 minutes’ walk.



  •  LA HOTEL (Within the Campus)

Address: No.4 gate, No.199 Tai Kang East Road, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China

Telephone: 0086-0574-88180818

Please mention the keywords #EAP Conference UNNC# when booking the room.

For bookings related to the conference, the hotel is offering special rates:

  • RMB 256 for a king-size bed and twin-beds room including 1 breakfast.

E-mail: staff-hotel@nottingham.edu.cn


  • New Century Grand Hotel (Outside the Campus)

Address: No.666, Shounan Middle Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo

Reservation Email: 552465550@qq.com

Please mention the keywords #EAP Conference UNNC# when booking the room.

Contact person: Ping Chen

For bookings related to the conference, the hotel is offering special rates:

  • RMB 500 for a king-size bed room including 1 breakfast.
  • RMB 450 for a twin-beds room including 2 breakfasts.

The hotel is about 20 minutes’ walk from campus or 5 minutes by Didi / taxi.


Participation Fees

  • 200 RMB online attendance or presenter
  • 1000RMB for in-person attendance or presenter
  • Free online or in-person attendance for staff and students of any of the three University of Nottingham Campus



Registration has now closed. For any questions concerning registration, please email EAP2023@nottingham.edu.cn