Social Programme

Taking time out during the conference to relax and meet new people is important, that’s why we plan a range of social events for our delegates to enjoy, some during the breaks in the day and others in the evenings after sessions have finished. Below you will see details of what we have planned for 2024, check back nearer the time to find out more.

A big thank you to our Social Programme Sponsor, the British Council.

Monday 15 April

Welcome Reception - 17.30-19.00, sponsored by Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Join us to celebrate the start of our 57th IATEFL Conference and Exhibition. IATEFL President, Aleksandra Popovski, and other special guests will welcome delegates to the event. It will be an opportunity to relax and meet other delegates as well as old friends.

Tuesday 16 April

Introduction to Brighton - 19.30-20.30 Hosted by Brighton Walks

A gentle promenade or a walk on the wild side? You decide on this fascinating virtual walk discovering Brighton's past and present, famous, infamous and incredulous!
From a sleepy fishing village to the first seaside spa resort resulting in the escapades of heady Regency times , through Victorians and piers, mods and rockers and queers!
Keith Waterhouse said "Brighton looks like the kind of place that is continuously helping the police with its enquiries" ....why? come and find out!

Wednesday 17 April

Dynamic Duets - 18.30-19.30

In this activity two presenters collaborate on a single talk on any issue (ELT or non-ELT) for a total of five minutes. However, and this is the important part, each of the presenters must present an alternative view of the theme, ideally a completely different position on it. For example, “course books are vital to teaching a language” vs. “coursebooks are restrictive and never needs-oriented”, although non-ELT topics are encouraged too. This format encourages interaction and dialogue between presenters, as well as providing different perspectives on the topic.
Call for presenters: To register your interest complete our online form.

British Council Signature Event Drinks Reception 19.30-20.00

Hosted by our evening events sponsor themselves, British Council invite you to join them for drinks and networking.

International Quiz- 20.00-22.00

The popular quiz is back again! You’ll need a global team (you can come along and join one on the night!) with diverse interests and knowledge, a sense of humour and a desire to meet new people, have some fun, network and work together to score more points than any other team. Music, fun, drinks and nibbles, and the chance to be crowned quiz champions of Brighton 2024.

Thursday 18 April

Sharing Stories - 18.30-20.00 - Storytelling for Peace

Join Storytellers David Heathfield from the UK and Harry Kuchah Kuchah from Cameroon. Feel free to come and listen and tell folk tales, myths and legends from oral cultures around the world as well as personal stories and anecdotes. You are invited to tell your story rather than read it aloud.
When a story is shared from heart to heart, barriers fall away. This year we focus on Storytelling as an act of Peace and would like to encourage you to share in the peace of our IATEFL storytelling community.
David Heathfield is a world storyteller and the author of Storytelling With Our Students. He runs online Creative and Engaging Storytelling for Teachers courses.
Harry Kuchah Kuchah is a teacher educator from Cameroon who enjoys playing drums and telling African stories from his grandma’s repertoire.

Lip-Sync Battle 20.00-21.30

Prepare to be dazzled as our contestants go head-to-head, battling it out with their jaw-dropping lip sync performances!  From chart-topping hits to legendary classics, it's going to be a night of non-stop entertainment you won't want to miss.
To register your interest complete our online form.