Pre-Conference Events

Our Pre-Conference Events (PCEs), organised by our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), are being held on Monday 16 May 2022.

The events allow you to explore a particular subject area in more depth, network with colleagues from around the world and to continue your professional development. Each PCE runs for the full day and it is only possible to register for one PCE. All PCE delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

To find out more about our SIGs please visit here.

Your choice of PCEs in Belfast will be announced soon!

Once the list of PCEs has been announced, you will be able to make a booking through the IATEFL events page.

2021 PCEs

Our 2021 PCEs are being held virtually before and after the Conference, and there are still three PCEs you can book for. Expect the same interactive and informative day with a programme packed full of fantastic speakers and plenty of networking opportunities, giving you the opportunity to see colleagues from around the globe, collaborate and share best practice. Further information and registration (including the timetable and terms and conditions) can be found at or by clicking on the name of an event below.

Registration closes at 16.00 (UK time) on the following dates:

  • A PCE on 31 July: registration closes Monday, 26 July.
  • A PCE on 4 September: registration closes Monday, 30 August.
  • A PCE on 11 September: registration closes Monday, 6 September.
Alternative forms of teacher development

31 July 2021
Artificial Intelligence: Changing the classroom landscape

4 September 2021
Defining and contextualizing language learner autonomy: theory and practice

11 September 2021