Krakow, Poland 2018

WHAT: UniCollaboration 2018 Conference

WHERE: Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland

WHEN: 25-27 April 2018


  • 1 September 2017: registration opens
  • 15 December 2017: deadline for abstract submission
  • 15 January 2018: notification of acceptance
  • 28 February 2018: early-bird registration deadline
  • 31 March 2018: final registration deadline

WHO (Organisers): Technology Enhanced Language Education (TELE) Department, Pedagogical University


Telecollaboration and Virtual Exchange across disciplines:

in service of social inclusion and global citizenship



  • Francesca Helm – a researcher at the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies at the University of Padova. She has engaged in different types of virtual exchange programmes such as the Soliya Connect Program and Sharing Perspectives in various guises –  as researcher, practitioner and also advocate
  • Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland) – a renowned Polish linguist with research interests in cognitive linguistics and corpus analysis and their applications in translation studies and computer-mediated communication.
  • Steve Thorne – associate professor of SLA. His research utilizes cultural-historical, usage-based, distributed and critical approaches to language development, often with a focus on human interactivity in technology-culture contexts.


The campus of the Pedagogical University in Krakow includes 4 buildings, all of them  located in the city centre. The Conference would take place in the main building, in two lecture halls (seating 200 each) and a number of rooms (seating 20-30) as well as a number of computer labs (if needed; seating 16-20). All the buildings have wi-fi connection (also through Eduroam), beamers and adequate computer facilities.




Krakow is Poland’s second largest city and the country’s main tourist destination. The city remains the culture capital of Poland and its seven universities and nearly twenty other institutions of higher education make Krakow the country’s principal center of science and learning.

Following its rich history, the city boasts hundreds of historical buildings ranging from medieval churches to Art Nouveau edifices. The most popular ancient monuments are Wawel Royal CastleSt. Mary’s Basilica, Barbican, Tyniec Abbey, Old Synagogue and Wieliczka Salt Mine.