ELT Conference

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English Language Teaching Conference

Friday 15 - Saturday 16 January 2021

The ELT Conference is a one-stop event for ELT practitioners and their managers. The two-day event includes expert speakers, materials providers and the chance to connect with contacts old and new over great food and an evening reception.


The programme

The ELT Conference welcomes around 300 delegates for inspiring plenaries and over 30 elective sessions on all aspects ELT teaching and management. Delegates can explore a variety of topics, such as mental health and wellbeing, divesrity and inclusion, exams and teaching practice, time management and team performance.

Friday is designed primarily for academic managers, directors of studies, curriculum managers and others involved in course development. Saturday's programme is designed for classroom practitioners.

In January 2020 we welcomed industry professionals from Australia, Italy and Estonia as well as plenaries from George Pickering, Rachael Roberts, Silvana Richardson and Susie Dent. The event focused on the needs of teachers and their managers, with one day aimed at each group and strands on best practice, performance management and well-being.


Academic leadership | Friday 15 January

09:30 - 10:00  Registration 
10:00 - 17:30

Plenaries, elective sessions, breaks and delicious lunch - details TBC

17:30 - 19:00 Networking drinks reception


Classroom practice | Saturday 18 January

09:30 - 10:00  Registration 
10:00 - 17:30 Plenaries, elective sessions, breaks and delicious lunch - details TBC
17:00 - 18:30 Networking drinks reception


Prices and booking


Early bird

Full price






Friday (academic management) £165 £220 £210 £125

Saturday (classroom practice)

£95 £125 £260 £155


Sponsorship and exhibition

Publishers, examination boards and other suppliers of related products and services are invited to sponsor or exhibit at the ELT Conference.


Corporate member 


Exhibition space + one representative  £988 £1,235

Additional representative

£264 £330

Event programme advert

£208 £260

(all prices subject to UK VAT)

2020 presentations and notes

Some speakers kindly share their slides after the event. We are pleased to share the following presentations from the ELT Conference 2020:

Friday - Academic leadership

Saturday - Classroom practice


What do delegates think?

"I really enjoy it. I like that you meet up with lots of people, the presentations are really good and the food is really nice. It's also really welcoming – this year I am on my own but I don't feel it."  - Debbie Collins, ELC Brighton

"I really enjoyed it and found everything useful. The focus on mental health was really interesting and there were some really good ideas to take back." - Jo Kroussaniotakis, Wimbledon School of English

"It's always interesting – you meet a variety of people with different experiences, it's well-organised and you come away with an action plan." - Helen Cherry, York Associates
"It's been 100% useful. I've talked to people, set up meetings, exchanged business cards – it was good." - Julia Radlinger, British Study Centres

"I've come for about eight years. I enjoy it, I learn a lot, it's a really good day for reflecting." - John Watson, Into Manchester