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English UK Members' Conference & AGM

Friday 20 May 2022 | hybrid event - in London and online


The Members' Conference and AGM is a forum to meet the English UK team and trustees, connect with the UK ELT community to share experiences and help shape the direction of your association.  

One free in-person place is available for every English UK member centre and corporate member. Additional delegates can join online for free.

Date: Friday 20 May, 10:00 to 17:00 (followed by networking reception)
Venue: etc.venues County Hall (4th floor), Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB or online (view on Google maps)

 


2022 conference programme

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 Ivana Slobodnikova of 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 
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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Registration - free in-person or online attendance

We offer one free in-person place to each English UK member centre and corporate member. An additional representative from the same member organisation can attend for £170 per person. 

Up to five representatives from each member centre can attend online for free. 

Use your member number as the 'promo code' before selecting your attendance type.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the team for more information. 

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Delegate information

 Please take the time to read this information carefully and in advance of the event. 

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM will take place at 11:50 as part of the Members' Conference. As a hybrid event, it will be simultaneously broadcast on Zoom meeting. Whilst the conference is open to all, only the nominated representative (i.e. the primary contact) of a member centre, or their appointed proxy, may vote in the AGM. 

Download the AGM agenda and papers for the meeting from the members' area of the website. English UK is working hard to reduce waste so no paper copies will be provided at the meeting

The AGM's purpose is to:

  • Allow members to receive/ endorse reports from the trustees on the achievements and work of the association over the year including the annual report, financial accounts and complaint cases heard by the English UK Ombudsman
  • Announce the results of the board of trustees elections
  • Consider any nominations for honorary members or fellows
  • Make any changes to the association's rulebook or constitution, if necessary
  • Discuss other matters that affect the association.

During the AGM, members will be encouraged to vote on matters on the agenda and to ask questions, before the newly elected trustees are introduced. Voting will take place via the eBallot platform if required. 

 

Debating conference motions

Immediately following the AGM, there will be another closed session to allow for the debating of any conference motions. Conference motions are a way for a member centre to put forward a matter of policy, or any issue of concern, they would like to the wider membership debate (see rules S6.5.3 and S7.5). 

Any proposed motions should be sent in writing to the chief executive. To allow adequate time for debate, members are encouraged to submit these by Wednesday 18 May. Whilst motions may be presented at short notice i.e. on the day, they must be presented at least two hours before the start of the conference (08:00 on Friday 20 May) and only very limited time may be available for their debate.

Voting on any conference motions will take place via the eBallot platform. Although these motions are not binding, they can help convey to the board of trustees and the exectutive the opinions of member centres.

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