Pre-Conference Events

Our Pre-Conference Events (PCEs) are organised by our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). 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 all PCE delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

To find out more about our SIGs please visit here.

2021 PCEs

This year our Pre-Conference Events (PCEs) are being held virtually before and after the Conference.

Even though these events are now taking place online, you can still 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:

  • Any PCE on 11 or 12 June: registration closes Thursday, 3 June.
  • Any PCE on 18 June: registration closes Thursday, 10 June.
  • Any PCE on 31 July: registration closes Thursday, 22 July.
  • Any PCE on 4 September: registration closes Thursday, 26 August.
  • Any PCE on 11 September: registration closes Thursday, 2 September.
ESOL - sidelined no more!

11 June 2021
ESP in the world of tomorrow - academic & professional perspectives

12 June 2021
Migrant narratives in the EFL and ESOL classroom

12 June 2021
Pron-tech collaborations: the role of technology in the pronunciation classroom

12 June 2021
Engagement – a new model of management and leadership

12 June 2021
Accessible assessments? Inclusive practices in language testing and assessment

18 June 2021
Practical tools and tricks of the trade: sharing our expertise

18 June 2021
The role of research in English language teaching and teacher education

18 June 2021
Trends in teacher training: the needs of trainers in different contexts

18 June 2021
Sharing languages: celebrating children’s and teenagers’ multilingualism in ELT

18 June 2021
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