Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta played host to a special event, The 12th ELITE International Conference. Scholars from various parts of the world gathered to celebrate intellectual diversity in the fields of linguistics, literature, and English language education. In collaboration with The 3rd International Symposium and The 5th Adab International Conference and Cultural Science (A-ICONICS), this conference became a stage for uniting in-depth discussions.
 

During the conference held from May 28 to May 30, 2024, participants were deeply immersed in exploring the latest advancements and innovative methodologies across the three key domains of linguistics, literature, and English Language Teaching (ELT). Discussions ranged from modern linguistic analysis to classical literature interpretation, and effective English language teaching strategies in the digital age. Special panels also addressed the challenges and opportunities in advancing intercultural understanding through linguistic and literary studies.
 
One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of various scholarly papers reflecting the diversity of approaches and methodologies in research in these fields. Participants also had the opportunity to enjoy stimulating art and cultural performances in the city of Yogyakarta, adding vibrancy to this intellectual endeavor.
 
Prof. Dr. Hj. Like Raskova Octaberlina, M. Ed., the President of ELITE Association (the Association of English Lecturers of Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia), expressed appreciation for the success of the event. "This conference not only served as a platform for the exchange of ideas but also as a space to build strong collaborative networks among experts and practitioners in relevant fields," she said.
 

Additionally, she also expressed her gratitude to all parties involved in the success of the event. "As a representative of the Association of English Lecturers of Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the organization of this conference," she said. "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Rector of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, the Dean of the Faculty of Adab and Dakwah, the Head of the English Literature Department, and the Head of the Event Organizing Committee and team members for their support and guidance throughout the event preparation process. I also appreciate the boards and members of the Association of English Lecturers of Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, speakers, and participants for their valuable contributions of ideas and experiences. Additionally, I would like to thank all individuals involved in organizing and supporting the event. The success of this conference would not have been possible without the hard work and collaboration of every individual and entity involved. Thank you for your dedication and cooperation."
 

With the official closing on the final day, the 12th ELITE International Conference left a strong mark on the international academic community. The messages and findings generated from this conference are expected to make valuable contributions to advancing studies in linguistics, literature, and English language education in the future.