Combining AILA National Affiliates’ Strengths
AILA national affiliates embody traditions and represent cultures of doing, promoting, and supporting research and teaching, for example, by the way they organize conferences, award academic leadership, and interact with their individual members. Experiencing these traditions and cultures across affiliates’ biotopes and boundaries can challenge routines, inspire us to think out of the box and foster mutual learning. To strengthen the AILA family, the AILA International Committee encourages national affiliates to collaborate in tandems of, for example, an established and a recently set up affiliate. Forms of collaboration include partnerships for joint conferences, conference strands, and workshops.