26th IATEFL Poland Conference
2017 Bielsko - Biała

General Information
Welcome to the 26th IATEFL Poland Conference in Bielsko-Biała .
The annual conference is best known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where foreign language teachers from Poland and abroad are able to network, discuss and socialise.

Conference Venue:

University of Bielsko-Biała, ul. Willowa 2


Programme Changes
Changes made to the programme during the conference will be displayed on the notice board at the Conference Centre and on the Conference website www.iatefl.org.pl.

Badges
The colour of the name badges should enable you to identify people who can help you during the conference. The system is as follows:
green - participants
white – conference organisers and monitors
blue with photos– IATEFL-PL Committee Members
orange – exhibitors and visitors
red – one day registration.

You are kindly requested to wear your badge during the conference all the time. Your badge warrants you access to all events during the conference. Please note the room capacity for each session. Access to sessions is strictly by badge and is on first-come-first-served basis.

Registration
Your registration entitles you to an access to all plenary sessions, talks, workshops, panel discussions and events in the social programme.
Access to sessions and social events is strictly by badge.


Registration Opening Times
The Registration Desk will be open:

  • from 11:00 to 18:00 on Friday 15th  September at the Conference Venue
  • from 8:30 to 17:00 on Saturday 16th  September in the Conference Office
  • from 8:30 to 12:00 on Sunday 17th  September in the Conference Office

If you arrive outside these times, please register the following day.


Certificates of Attendance
Pre-ordered certificates are given to delegates on arrival at the Registration Desk. If you need a Certificate of Attendance and have not ordered one, please leave your name at the Registration Desk (or Conference Office), and it will be sent to you after the conference.

Messages
Message boards will be located in the Conference Centre. You are welcome to leave messages for other conference participants.

Exhibitors
Please visit and revisit stands of leading publishers, shake hands with authors whose names you know from coursebook covers. The exhibitors have prepared a lot of attractions including quizzes, puzzles and hot news with splendid prizes, especially during

Happy Hour on Saturday 14.00-15.00

Exhibition opening times:
Friday, 15 September       13.00-18.00
Saturday, 16 September    09.00-18.00
Sunday, 17 September      09.00-12.00


Exhibition opening times:
Friday, 16 September    13.00-18.00
Saturday, 17 September    09.00-18.00
Sunday, 18September    09.00-13.00

Talks and Workshops
There is a monitor in each room. Please remember that arriving too late may exclude you from the participation in the sessions.

Dear Speakers please start and finish on time; the monitors are there to help you with time-keeping. We would also like to remind you that the time allotted to your presentation includes questions and must not be extended.

Speakers Quiet Room
Dear Speakers you can sit and work a bit in the Internet café on the 4th floor.


Internet Café
Internet Cafe will be available on the 4th floor.


The Internet Café opening times:
Friday, 15 September                                16.00-18.00
Saturday, 16 September                            11.00-13.00 and 15.00 – 17.00
Sunday, 17 September                              10.00-12.00

Catering
Tea and coffee will be served in the conference venue during the breaks. Look for special signs.

Lunch and evening meal tickets are only available to participants who paid in advance.

Lunch
Packed lunches will be available for collection in the Canteen at the following times:
Friday       12.00 – 13.30
Saturday    13.00 – 14.00
Sunday      11.00 – 12.00
Lunches - for delegates who pre-booked before arrival - will be available in the Conference Canteen:
Friday       12.00 – 13.30
Saturday   13.00 – 13.45 & 14.00- 14.45
Sunday     14.30 – 15.30

Prize Draw
The Prize Draw will take place on Sunday 17th September at the Closing Ceremony.
Every person who has completed and handed in the Conference Feedback Form included in the Conference Programme, and is present at the prize draw, can win one of the great prizes provided by our sponsors.

Conference Photography
The conference photographer will be taking photos for use in the post-conference E-Bulletin, on our website. If you do not wish your photograph to be used, please inform the photographer at the time. The photographer will be seeking permission before photographing individuals.

Just to remember
Smoking is not permitted in any of the session rooms, or conference hall.
You are kindly asked not to enter the session rooms or conference halls with food and hot drinks.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Come to Annual General Meeting!

The IATEFL Annual General Meeting will be held in Room 120 on Saturday at 13.30.
All members are invited to attend.


International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

is the organiser of the IATEFL Annual Conference:  

  • Three days of intensive training seminars, plenaries, and discussion groups, live lessons with learners
  • 120+ workshops on new teaching trends and techniques
  • Presentations given by top ELT specialists and writers- meet them in person!
  • Thousands of recent ELT publications on display & sold at generous discounted rates
  • High-quality daytime and evening social programmes
  • Approx.1,000 participants each year
  • Numerous opportunities to make new friends & forge useful business contacts
  • Over 100 items in the free prize draw including summer training courses in Great Britain
  • Wide-range of accommodation organised near the Conference venue to suit your tastes!
  • Up-to-date information and materials available on exam courses and professional bodies
  • Supportive and friendly atmosphere, aided by active monitors and IATEFL Help-desk

 

Contact:
E-mail:  conference@iatefl.org.pl
Telephone:  (048) 510865100

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