The 6th Annual Conference of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA 2022)

February 24th – 25th, 2022, Held online from Hong Kong

We are thrilled to invite you to join the 6th annual ARWA conference, sponsored by Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

All the academics, researchers and students interested in this promising field are welcome to submit proposal for the ARWA 2022 conference. We seek studies dedicated to literacy development, literacy impairment, expert linguistic processing and so on in Asia, from any related fields such as psychology, education, linguistics and neuroscience.​

The two-day Conference will feature the following activities:

  • Keynote Sessions

  • Oral Presentations

A spoken paper will take 15 minutes, followed by 5-minute audience discussion.

  • Poster Presentations

Posters will be organized into groups based on topics and keywords. Each presenter will present the poster for 3 minutes with 2-3 minutes for Q&A afterwards.

  • Panel Symposium

A symposium provides an opportunity to examine one topic in depth or from different perspectives. Symposium sessions are directed by one chair, with 3-4 presenters of 15-minute spoken papers, each followed by 5-minute audience discussion. Presenters should represent different laboratories and an international mix of contributors is encouraged.


  • Cognitive and socio-emotional resilience in dyslexia
    Prof. Fumiko Hoeft, University of Connecticut, USA

  • Towards a Model of Chinese Reading
    Prof. Erik Reichle, Macquarie University, Australia

  • Transliterating in time and space
    Hon. Prof. Brendan Weekes, University of Hong Kong, China, University of Melbourne, Australia, and University of Cambridge, UK

  • Reading expertise - success and failure as a specific case of skill acquisition
    Prof. Merav Ahissar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel



  • Special issues in Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal

As for previous conferences, there will be an ARWA 2022 Special Issue in the journal “Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal”. Details will be announced later.



  • Please register after receiving acceptance notification and ensure that all presenters register including your co-author(s) by 7th Feb 2022.

  • You must be an ARWA member (and pay for 2022 membership fee) to register. Registration itself is free. 

  • Registration link:


Oral sessions

  • Your presentation is part of a session with other talks in the same or a similar area of research.

  • The speakers should use their real names when they present.

  • All spoken papers are 15 minutes in length including discussion. Session chairs and speakers should only start a talk at the scheduled time.

  • Your slides should be in 16:9 ratio with landscape orientation.


Poster sessions

  • Your poster should have a horizontal (or landscape) orientation with size around 105*90 cm.

  • For the poster session, your poster should be in PDF format, and it should include the names and affiliations of all the contributing authors included with the abstract in the programme. The name and affiliation of the presenting author should be clearly indicated.

  • Figures should be clearly visible in your PDF file, please consider increasing the resolution (pixel per inch) if it looks blurry in your file.

  • Poster presenters will be organized into groups based on topics and keywords. Each presenter will present the poster for 3-5 minutes with Q and A session.

  • Please send a one-page PDF of your poster to this email address: (  at least two week prior to the conference (i.e., before 10th February).

  • You can also upload an optional video walk-through of your poster presentation (no longer than 3 minutes) to any video platform of your choice. Please insert the video link into the poster when you submit, if you do so. Please also make sure that the video can be accessed worldwide.

  • Please note that the poster uploaded will be public, citable, shareable, licensed to the presenter, and available online during the conference period. This may change the information you choose to include in your poster.


IMPORTANT DATES (Hong Kong time: GMT+8)

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15th November 2021 (Opens October 1)

  • Acceptance notification: by 7th January 2022 

  • Registration deadline for presenters: 7th February 2022

  • Registration deadline for attendees who do not give a presentation: 23rd February 2022

  • More details can be found at the ARWA website:

  • If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via