NEAR Conference Chair
Howard Brown is a professor at the University of Niigata Prefecture. He
has been working in language education for more than 25 years. He has experience in high schools, private language schools, and universities
in Turkey, Canada, and Japan. He has been a teacher, teacher trainer,
and school manager in that time. Howard has been involved in JALT
Niigata for more than 10 years. This is the 6th year that he will be the
chair of the NEAR conference.
The NEAR Conference Chair shall be responsible for supervising the arrangements for JALT Niigata NEAR Conference. The NEAR Conference Chair shall recruit speakers, prepare a schedule of events, appoint roles to volunteers and other executive committee members, as well as ensure a smooth running of events. Publicity shall primarily be the NEAR Conference Chairs’ responsibility, though supported by all executive officers.