2020 Vision into Artificial Intelligence

Organised by the Learning Technologies SIG

  • Date and time: Friday 17 April 2020, 10.00-17.00
  • Location: Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
  • Cost for IATEFL members: Early bird rate: £57, Standard rate: £73  (price does not include lunch)
  • Cost for non-members: Early bird rate £70, Standard rate: £86  (price does not include lunch)


Artificial Intelligence (AI) – machines designed to act “smart” – has become ubiquitous in many aspects of our daily lives. From smartphone assistants such as Siri, to spam filters in our email, to smart sensors that help us take better photos, AI is all around us. One sector where AI promises to make big changes is education; and while the human presence of teachers is irreplaceable, experts believe there will be many changes to learning and teaching.

The LTSIG would like to invite you to join us for a day focused on AI in language education. Throughout the day we will look at what AI is, what can be done now with AI and what the next ten years or so look like from here. The day promises to offer a mix of theory and practice from various industry perspectives, and of course a fantastic chance to network with like-minded individuals. As always, we will take a critical look at the technology and make informed and pedagogically sound suggestions on the way forward.

If you would like to take a glimpse of AI’s present and future seen through (almost) 20/20 vision, don’t hesitate to join us. Hope to see you there!

Please note, this Pre-Conference Event will be taking place offsite at the Ellen Wilkinson Building, part of the University of Manchester (see right for the full address). Delegates will need to register and collect their delegate badges from Manchester Central before making their way to the event.

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