Registration for WAC-7 is now open! We are excited to invite you all to Jordan, for what we know will be a truly memorable congress. Individuals within many organizing committees have been busy planning an engaging academic program, social events, and excursions to sites of Jordan’s outstanding heritage.

Please consider this your call to participate in WAC-7 (13-18 January 2013). It is now possible to register and submit contributions via the new WAC-7 Conftool Conference Administration Website ( The WAC-7 Conftool Website is simple and user-friendly, having been built specifically for WAC-7. On Conftool, after you create an account, you may register for the conference and submit your contribution(s). For detailed instructions on how to submit sessions or individual contributions, please visit the official WAC-7 website ( and click on “Programme”. For details about registration, including price categories, click on the “Register” tab.

The Conftool Website is now open for both registration and submissions. Early registration ends 30 August, 2012, so register soon to take advantage of lower rates. Lower registration rates are also offered to WAC members. To join WAC, visit

The deadline for proposing sessions is also 30 August, 2012, while the deadline for individual contributions (papers, posters, etc.) is 30 September, 2012. In the WAC-7 Program, submissions will be grouped together within WAC-7 themes, each containing several sessions that relate to the same overall issue. For more information about WAC-7 themes, and guidelines for proposing submissions, visit: and click on “Programme”.

WAC-7 is seven short months away! We look forward to seeing you in Jordan in January 2013!


Dr. Claire Smith, President

Dr. Talal Akasheh, WAC-7 Academic Secretary

P.S. For questions about WAC-7, visit and click on the “Contact Us” tab. Any issues with the WAC-7 Conftool Conference Administration Website should be directed to the WAC-7 Program Committee at: