The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally. JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 SIGs. One of those chapters is the Kobe Chapter, where I have held posts as Publicity Chair, Program Chair, and President. We organize and/or sponsor 8 or 9 events a year and collaborate with other Kansai area chapters.