28th IATEFL POLAND Conference
Gdańsk, 20-22 September 2019

General Information

Welcome to the 28th IATEFL Poland Conference in Gdańsk.
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:

Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Gdańsk
Wydział Nauk Społecznych UG
ul. Bażyńskiego 4
the UG Campus in Oliwa, Gdańsk

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.


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 a photo– 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.


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 20th  September at the Conference Venue
•    from 8:30 to 17:00 on Saturday 21st  September in the Conference Office
•    from 8:30 to 12:00 on Sunday 22nd  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.


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


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, 20 September    13.00-18.00
Saturday,21 September    09.00-18.00
Sunday, 22 September    09.00-12.00

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 ground floor.


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.


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 – 15.00
Sunday      13.30 – 15.30

Prize Draw

The Prize Draw will take place on Sunday 22nd 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.


Come to Annual General Meeting!

The IATEFL Annual General Meeting will be held  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


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

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