Many thanks to British Council, I had the privilege of attending the 45th IATEFL Conference in Brighton as a roving reporter. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest ELT events in the world. It was a very fruitful conference with a great variety of talks, symposiums, workshops and evening activities.
My favourite events of the conference:
The greatest debate that I had seen in my life with a lot of audience participation.
A very thought-provoking talk on teacher reflection and how to benefit from it effectively.
An enlightening discussion on English as a Lingua Franca and the role of English, the impact of English on minority/indigenous language.
Learning technologies and teacher identity were certainly the hottest topics of the conference. I was amazed at innovative developments of ELT in learning technologies.
I wrote 30 blog posts about this fabulous event. You can read them here.