BESIG 2020 Annual Conference

The theme of this year's conference is "Challenge and Change". The conference will take place online using both Adobe and Zoom from 14.00 UTC on Friday, 13 November to  17.00 UTC on Sunday, 15 November. We are planning to welcome up to 500 people in the main room and up to 100 in each of the six (6) concurrent session rooms to be held on Zoom.

  • BESIG and IATEFL members may attend free of charge, and the conference fee for non-members is only 10 GBP. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam folder as well. If you do not receive the email, please contact [email protected].
  • If you are not a member of IATEFL and would like to be added to a list of delegates who may be able to benefit from donated registration fees, please email [email protected]. Please note that there is no guarantee that your registration fee will be covered. If your fee is not covered, you will be contacted in early November and asked to pay if you still want to attend.
  • If you are an IATEFL or BESIG member who is able to donate to support your fellow teachers attendance we are very grateful for your support. Any money donated will be used specifically for the purposes of supporting others to attend. If there is no uptake, your donation will be used for a specific purpose to support the work of IATEFL BESIG.

The event programme, containing all the presentations will be published one week before the event. You will receive the access code to the document on Friday, 6 November by email. Please check your spam folder as well. If you do not receive the email, please contact [email protected].

On the day of the event, the links to the talks will be accessed via a hyperlinked program document on the BESIG website. You simply click on the room link for the talk you wish to attend.

IATEFL members need to login before registering for this event in order to receive the member discount.

Non members wishing to register for this event must hold a user account with us. If you don't already have a user account then create one by clicking 'Login' at the top left of the screen, then select “create new account”. This is free and is quick and easy to do.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Business English


13/11/2020 - 14:00 until 15/11/2020 - 17:00 UK time


IATEFL BESIG members - Free
IATEFL members - Free
Non-members - £10
Associate members - £10

Please ensure you are logged in to your member dashboard to receive the IATEFL member discount

Members can donate to allow non members to attend the event for free - just select that option when you register.