Members' Conference - attending in person

We look forward to seeing you at etc.venues County Hall on Friday 20 May. Please take the time to read this delegate information carefully and before arrival. 

Members' Conference - attending in-person


Timetable

09:00 - 10:00    Registration, exhibition and welcome refreshments
10:00 - 10:15   Welcome from English UK with Mark Rendell
10:15 - 11:00   The shape of UK ELT through 2021 and into recovery with BONARD
11:05 - 11:30   English UK update and plans for the near future with Jodie Gray
11:30 - 11:40   Meet our exhibitors - elevator pitches
11:40 - 11:50   Comfort break
11:50 - 12:35   AGM (English UK member centres only)
12:35 - 13:15   Debate of conference motions + Q&A with English UK leadership team (English UK  member centres only)
13:15 - 14:15   Lunch and exhibition
14:15 - 15:15   Roundtable discussions - volunteer to lead a discussion on a topic of your choice   
15:15 - 15:30   Stories from the Partnered Remote Language Improvement (PRELIM) project
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments and exhibition
16:00 - 17:00   Closing keynote: Fearlessly and intentionally courageous with Diana Osagie 
17:00 - 18:00  

Networking reception (for those attending in-person)


 

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Venue information

> Address

County Suite, 4th floor
etc.venues County Hall
Riverside Building
County Hall
Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB

By underground or train

etc.venues County Hall is a five-minute walk from Waterloo station which is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines and National Rail.

Leave Waterloo station via the exit marked 'Exit 6 South Bank' and walk left down York Road. Turn right on Forum Magnum Square and you will reach County Hall.

Parking

There is a car park on York Street (SE1 7NN), a two-minute walk away. Please remember the venue sits within the Congestion Charge (CC) zone and the ULEZ - for further information visit TFL.

WiFi

Free wifi is available throughout the venue.

Security

You are required to wear your official conference name badge at all times during the event.

Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian options will be provided. For those who have informed us of their dietary requirements (allergies and intolerances), special meals may be provided. Please speak to a member of the catering team on arrival for further information.

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Your safety at the event

We want everyone attending the conference to feel comfortable and able to enjoy being in the company of industry colleagues. We are working with the venue to ensure a safe and responsible event for all delegates and staff. No event is risk-free, however. Staff and delegates have a shared responsibility to ensure the event is as safe as we can make it.

Although there is no government requirement, we kindly request the following:

Before arrival:

Be aware of signs and symptoms of Covid-19. Refer to the NHS website if you are unsure of the latest list of symptoms. Do not attend the event if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or if you are currently testing positive for Covid-19.

At the event:

Face coverings
There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. However, the government suggests you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

We encourage you to show courtesy to others and to wear a face covering if requested to do so by another delegate.

Handwashing and hand sanitisers
Handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19. To protect yourself and others during the event, please wash your hands or use a hand sanitiser as often as possible.

Hand sanitisers will be located throughout the venue.

We thank you in advance for your diligence in this matter.

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How to vote during the AGM and the conference motions

Whilst the conference is open to all, only the nominated representative (i.e. the primary contact) of an English UK member centre, or their appointed proxy, may participate in the AGM and/ or the conference motions debate.

We will use eBallot.com to facilitate the voting process in both sessions. Your nominated representative will have received your centre's unique login information in advance.  

The software is easy to use and we encourage all those who are eligible to take part, so make sure your device is fully charged.

More information will be given to you on the day. Contact the membership team with any questions about the eballot platform or if you require your login information.

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Exhibitor information

Exhibitors will receive one table and two chairs. The table size is 70cm (w) x 120cm (l) x 70cm (h). Your exhibition space is approximately 3m x 2m.

We recommend, for environmental and Covid-19 reasons, that paper materials, promotional giveaways, food items and displays which encourage physical interaction or excessive waste are avoided. Consider the use of digital tools such as QR codes, and other alternative means of capturing and sharing information.

­­Delivery of materials

Promotional material can be delivered to the venue on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May 2022.

All packages must be clearly labelled using the delivery label provided. Please note that both English UK and etc.venues do not accept liability in the event of items being undelivered, returned to sender, lost, misplaced or damaged in these circumstances.

Collection of materials

Please arrange for your courier to collect all items on Monday 23 May. All items must be clearly labelled with your organisation name.

Exhibition space set-up

Set-up and breakdown times are:

Set-up: 08:00 – 09:00
Breakdown: 16:00 – 18:00

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Contact

If you have any questions about your attendance at the event, please contact Siobhan Baccas or Eleanor Thomas.

 

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