Off the top of my head I'd suggest inviting some of those speakers involved in the IATEFL Brighton symposium Writing Language Learner Literature convened by Alan Maley; also members of the Extensive Reading Foundation. But probably you've thought of these already.
Best of luck - great idea!
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:13:37 +0000
Subject: [TDSIG] How to Organize a Conference on Extensive Reading
I would like to organize an international conference in the UAE targeting all those who have a professional interest in Extensive Reading. What sort of time management is required as this is a big undertaking and it would add greatly to teacher development in the field of reading as well bring together a lot of like minded educators. Who would members recommend as invited speakers (if they were willing and available?) I was thinking of having this conference in 2013. How much is reasonable to charge and how many days should it be? Thank you to all members for any advice.