International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide

Annual Conference and Exhibition

The IATEFL International Annual Conference & Exhibition each spring is one of the main events in the English Language Teaching calendar.

Attended by over 2,500 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries, it involves a 4-day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and symposiums as well as a vibrant social programme. This offers delegates a unique opportunity to meet leading theorists and writers, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of ELT.  If you have never attended one before take a look at some highlights from Harrogate 2014.

In addition, a large resources exhibition involving around 70 ELT-related exhibitors is your one-stop shop to see the latest ELT publications and services.

Plus, the IATEFL Jobs Market continues to grow in popularity with more and more recruiters and candidates using the conference as an opportunity to discuss and fill some of the best vacancies in ELT.

IATEFL Conference Selections

Each year after conference our Conference Selections Editor, Tania Pattison, invites our presenters to submit their papers for their presentations.  A carefully chosen selection are published in our Conference Selections publication.  


Future Conference Dates for your diary

2017 - Glasgow 4-7th April, PCEs 3rd April

2018 - Brighton 10-13th April, PCEs 9th April

2019 - Liverpool 2-5th April, PCEs 1st April

2020 - Manchester 18-21st April, PCEs 17th April

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