InnovateELT 2020
New Dates: 18-19th September, Barcelona
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InnovateELT 2020

15-16th May, Barcelona

Be part of the solution

Picture a future where the ELT industry has solved some of the biggest problems we are facing today. 

  • Our students are ready to take on challenging new careers 
  • Our educators feel secure in their roles and valued as professionals
  • Our industry practices have evolved to be zero-waste and carbon-neutral 

But how do we get there? 

Join us at InnovateELT 2020 and be part of the solution. We’ll explore: 

  • The relevance of classroom practice to the future education and employment needs of English language students
  • Practical ideas for sustainable classrooms, schools and publishing
  • The wider context of changes in education, employment and the environment 

What to expect at InnovateELT 2020

Insightful talks, practical workshops, lively discussions and open space activities. You’ll mix with teachers, teacher trainers, managers, publishers and other ELT professionals. 

How we run the conference

In the wake of the #ExtinctionRebellion protests, #fridaysforfuture and Dan Barber’s iELT19 declaration that we are in a climate emergency, this year’s conference is going green. We don’t promise we’ll be perfect, we don’t promise we’ll be carbon neutral – but we’ll damn well try our best. 

  • Open space activities promoting discussion and collaboration
  • Paper-free workshops
  • New ways to engage with our sponsors: there’ll be no paper or tote bag gifts
  • Recyclable materials for catering and ethically sourced food and drink

The Countdown

Friday 18th September (DAYTIME)

Friday Workshops

9:30 – 14:00

Various masterclasses & workshops

Small groups

Make the most of your #iELT20 weekend!

More info coming soon!

This event requires separate tickets. 

Friday 18th September (EVENING)

Conference Day 1

18:00 – 20:30

More info coming soon!

#iELT20 Standard tickets include Day 1 & Day 2. There are no single day tickets available. 

Saturday 19th September

Conference Day 2

9:30 – 20:30

More info coming soon!

#iELT20 Standard tickets include Day 1 & Day 2. There are no single day tickets available. 

Key Speakers

Fiona Thomas COO Net Languages

Fiona Thomas

COO, Net Languages
Dan Barber

Dan Barber

Sebastian Barajas

Sebastian Barajas

CEO & Founder Ubiqum Code Academy

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Experience InnovateELT

Watch the video of InnovateELT 2017 to feel the energy you can experience at the event.

Hear last year’s reflexions on the role of fun and struggle in learning, the theme of iELT18.


Lydia Machova
Language mentor, interpreter

“The conference is set in a beautiful garden, which gives it a whole different atmosphere. One of the most pleasant conferences I’ve been to!”

Ollie Wood
Teacher and teacher trainer

“The InnovateELT conference is easily one of the best I’ve attended in my career of almost 15 years.”

Anna Neil
Teacher & Teacher Trainer

“Innovate is extremely unique. It’s inclusive, diverse, daring. It makes you feel like you’re part of a family and inspires you to go home and be better at your job.”

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