Members' Conference - delegate information

We know the Aslef train strike is going ahead on Friday and will cause travel complications for a number of our delegates. For those who can no longer make it in-person see your inbox for the Zoom links for the conference sessions so you can still take part online. See BBC news for more details on the latest train strikes.

Members' Conference & AGM 2023 - delegate information

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Event timetable - Friday 12 May

09:00 - 10:00    Registration, exhibition and welcome refreshments
10:00 - 10:15   Welcome from English UK
10:15 - 11:00   Insights into the current state of the UK ELT market and where it is headed with BONARD + panel discussion lead by English UK's Vice Chair Shoko Doherty
11:05 - 11:30   English UK: seizing opportunities, striving for success with Jodie Gray
11:30 - 11:40   Meet our exhibitors - elevator pitches
11:40 - 12:00   Refreshments and exhibition
12:00 - 12:30   AGM (English UK member centres only)
12:30 - 13:00   Debate of conference motions + Q&A with English UK leadership team (English UK  member centres only)
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch and exhibition
14:00 - 15:05   Member presentations followed by group discussions   
15:10 - 15:30   RefuAid - your support helps others
15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments and exhibition
16:00 - 17:00   Closing keynote - Future of English: global perspectives
17:00 - 18:00  

Networking reception (in-person only)

> view and download the full conference programme (PDF)

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Venue information


The Auditorium
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
8-14 Cooper's Row

By underground or train

The Leonardo is a one-minute walk from Tower Hill station, which is on the District and Circle Lines. Tower Gateway DLR and Fenchurch Street National Rail stations are a four-minute walk. 


On-street parking is available outside the hotel (parking metre charges apply). The nearest car park is Tower Hill car park located on 50 Lower Thames Street. The venue sits within the Congestion Charge (CC) and the ULEZ zones - for further information visit TFL.

Name badges

You'll be given a name badge at registration which should be worn at all times while in the venue. 

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.


Please do not attend the event if you think you may have Covid-19 or are currently testing positive for Covid-19. Visit the NHS webiste for advice and information on Covid-19.

Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the venue.

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How to join online

All sessions will take place using Zoom webinar or Zoom meeting.

You will receive the Zoom links to the sessions by email at least two days before the conference. In order for the team to monitor attendance, and to prevent any security breaches, we will require you to register your attendance for selected sessions in advance. Please use the name you used to register for the event.

Please do not pass the Zoom links to a colleague. If a colleague wishes to attend the event they will need to register.

Use Zoom's Chat function to communicate with English UK, but please do not submit questions using this feature.

Please do not record the sessions and respect the privacy of audience members if using screenshots on social media or other publicity – use images that only show presenters' faces and names. 

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will start at 12:00. It is a hybrid event and you may have your video on.

Please join this meeting five minutes' before the start time (11:55) and add your 'name, centre name and member number' to your Zoom name. Your Zoom name should look like this:

Joe Bloggs, Your School of English, 789

If you wish to speak during the AGM or the debate, use the 'Raise hand' function in Zoom and wait to be called upon.

AGM papers and how to vote for any resolutions or conference motions

Whilst the conference is open to all, only representatives of member centres may attend the AGM and the conference motions debate. 

We are working hard to reduce waste so no paper copies of the agenda or any papers will be provided at the meeting.

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Exhibitor information

Exhibitors will receive one table and two chairs. Your exhibition space is approximately 3m x 2m.

We recommend 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 10 and Thursday 11 May 2023.

All packages must be clearly labelled using the delivery label provided by the venue. Please note that both English UK and the Leonardo 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 15 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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If you have any questions about your attendance at the event, please contact Siobhan Baccas or Eleanor Thomas.

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Thanks to our event sponsor:

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