Let’s Meet Up! English Language Teaching Meet Ups and Conferences, 2021
I could spend some time reflecting sagely on what this year has taught me and thinking of the hidden silver linings, but I’m sure we’re all over that! For now, let’s philosophically put 2020 behind us and look forward to the coming opportunities to network, meet up and grow in our careers! Let’s take a look at some gatherings to put in our 2021 calendar.
Keep an eye on the conference pages for updates as situations are, as we are all well aware, rather fluid. We’ll be posting with news as it reaches us and news as other gatherings get up and running, so you don’t miss deadlines for submissions and chances to get involved! Yippee for 2021! Fingers crossed. let’s go!
Things to see and do in 2021 in English language teaching
1. 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education.
When: March 11-14, 2021
Where: Oxford, UK.
Submissions for papers: Currently accepting submissions for paper publications and both oral and poster presentations till February for speakers and presenters.
Topics: teaching methods, educational foundations, public education policies, learning psychology, and numerous other areas shaping the future of education. This conference is for scientists, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in the field of education.
2. ETCONF teaching conference 2021
When: 26- 29 March 2021
Where: Venue: Centre International de Conférences Sorbonne Universités (CICSU), Paris, France
Paper Submission Deadline: 05 March 2021
Early Registration Deadline: 18 December, 2020
Late Registration Deadline: 15 March 2021
Dive into the most pressing subjects of the field, exploring English language teaching trends, engaging in roundtable discussions, meeting the world’s most renowned academics, and identifying ways to move existing research to new heights.
3. TESOL 2021 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo
When: 24-27 March
Where: Online (this is a great opportunity for those of us who don’t reside in the United States to be able to attend this event economically!).
Early Registration Deadline: 1 February
Come together as a global community of English language professionals for the TESOL 2021 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo
• Grow your professional ELT network
• Learn from engaging keynote speakers
• Gather research, strategies, and best practices from 450+ sessions
• Visit our Virtual Expo for information on the latest ELT products and services
4. The Image Conference 2021
When: Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April, 2021
Where: Vancouver, Canada
“Putting media and images at the centre of the language learning agenda.”
After the pandemic cancelled this conference in 2020, The Image Conference, the annual conference of The School for Training is to be held in Vancouver, Canada in collaboration with The Association of British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL).
5. English Language Teaching Conference 2021
When: Thursday 22 April 2021
The ELT Conference is a one-stop event for ELT practitioners and their managers. The next event will be on 22 April 2021 and will take place online. Bookings open soon.
Delegates can explore topics such as mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, exams and teaching practice, time management, and team performance.
Previous year’s topics: https://www.englishuk.com/elt-conference#ELTconferencepresentations
6. IATEFL Annual Conference 2021
When: 19 – 22 June 2o21 with Pre-Conference Events on Friday 18 June 2021.
Where: The 2021 IATEFL Conference will be taking place at Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
The deadline for making an online booking is 31 May 2021.
Submissions: Due to the 54th IATEFL Annual Conference deferral, they are not currently looking at accepting further speaker proposals for Harrogate 2021.
The IATEFL International Conference is one of the largest events in the global English language teaching calendar. Find out about the latest research, ideas, topics, and developments in English language teaching.
7. ACTA Conference 2021
When: Tuesday 28th September – Thursday 30th September 2021 with Pre-Conference Workshop
Monday 27th September 2021
Super Early Bird Close: Friday 13th March 2020
Abstracts Close: Friday 30th April 2021
Program Launch Date: Tuesday 15th June 2021
Early Bird Registrations Close: Friday 16 July 2021
A changing global dynamic requires new insights, understandings, and innovation which challenge TESOL researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to rethink and redefine.
Hosted by QATESOL in the sunny city of Brisbane, Australia, and not a bad time of the year to be there either!