Conferences are surely an integral part of language teacher professional development. They are not only a chance to keep up with the recent discussions and trends in language education, but also great platforms to meet colleagues and researchers who could be future research partners. Let’s be honest, we all enjoy the cocktails, delicious snacks, coffee breaks and gala dinners a lot, too! With all these in mind, are you planning to present or participate in a conference soon? If yes, the list below may help you decide which one to attend.

TESOL-SPAIN 43rd Annual National Convention

To be held in Salamanca, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, between March 6th and 8th 2020, with the theme ‘Breaking barriers: make it happen, make it matter!’ this conference brings together ELT professionals and researchers from all around the world. The venue for the event is Salamanca University, which the oldest university in Spain, Faculty of Philology, which is a great chance for the participants to enjoy walking around the historic quarters of the university and the city. The abstract proposal deadline, October 15th, 2020 is due; however you can still be a participant. Don’t miss the chance. Here is the link to the conference website:

CALICO 2020 “Global Realities”

Are you interested in web-based second/foreign language learning and using Web 2.0 tools in language teaching? If yes, this conference is the one for you. To be held in Seattle, Washington, the USA, between May 26th and 30th 2020, this year’s conference revolves around innovative approaches to second language and culture learning through actual ‘global realities and virtual realities’. Deadline for abstracts/proposals, October 25th 2019 is due, but you still have the chance to be a participant. The link to the conference website is as follows:

13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

Here is another conference for those who are interested in ICT integration into language teaching. To be held in Berlin, Germany between June 8th and 10th 2020, the conference specifically focuses on the use of audiovisual media in language teaching. You can register for the conference at the following website:

The 67th TEFLIN International Conference & The 8th ICOELT

With a focus on the theme ‘The English Language Teaching and Learning Beyond the Border: Humanity, Innovation, Technology, and Communication’, the conference is to be held in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia at FBS Universitas Negeri Padang Campus on September 10th -12th, 2020. Abstract submission deadline is March 15th 2020. For further information important dates and keynote speakers, you can visit the conference website:

Teaching Languages and Cultures in the Post-Method Era: New Insights and Innovations, 2020

To be held in Serbia on 9th -10th October, 2020, the conference aims to dig into the scholarly discussions on teaching languages in the 21st century with a renewed understanding. The deadline for proposals is August 1st, 2020. Here is the link to the conference website for further details:

EDULEARN20, 12th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

The conference is an ideal platform for international academic networking, presenting your innovative teaching practices and projects that involve technology integration. It is to be organized in Palma de Mallorca, Spain at Palma Convention Centre on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July, 2020. Having attended EDULEARN2016, I can suggest that you attend this conference if you want to broaden your perspective on ICT integration into your teaching. With its numerous sessions rich in content and quality, the conference refreshes your outlook on the ways you can integrate technology into your teaching. Deadline for abstracts/proposals is March 12th, 2020. Here is the link to the conference website:

The Praxis of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment with CEFR and CLIL

This international symposium & workshop may appeal to those who have a special interest in teaching and assessing with CEFR and CLIL. The purpose of the conference is to further the discussion within CEFR in all levels of education, with the additional understanding of Content and Language Integrated Instruction. The event is to be held in Akita, Japan at Akita International University campus. Abstract proposal deadline is March 31st, 2020. You can visit the conference website for abstract submission and further info:

Symposium on Language Pedagogy in Higher Education

The symposium is to be held in Champaign, Illinois, the USA at Foreign Languages Building University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on October 2nd– 3rd, 2020. It aims to create a professional development platform for higher education language educators, which will offer opportunities for inter-institutional cooperation. Abstract proposal deadlineis May 1st, 2020. For further information on keynote speakers and abstract submission, here is the link to the conference website:

2nd ILTERG Conference

The conference that focuses on language teacher education research connects ELT researchers, professionals and teacher education researchers from all around the world to discuss and share ideas on language teaching and language teacher education. This year’s conference is to be held in Antalya, Turkey between April 10th and 12th 2020. To register as a participant, you can visit the following website:

The Kültür FLT Conference 2020

Organized by Kültür Koleji based in İstanbul, the conference aims to unite ELT professionals and researchers to discuss issues on foreign language teaching. It is to be held in Kültür Koleji, Bakırköy Campus on March 7th, 2020 with the theme ‘Language Channels the Culture – in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish’. You are invited to submit proposals in the languages listed in the conference theme. For further details, you can visit the conference website:

IATEFL LASIG Conference 2020

With a special focus on learner autonomy, the conference is to be held in Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey on March 19th -20th, 2020. Deadline for proposals- February 24th, 2020– is approaching, so you had better hurry up if you want to be presenter. The link to the conference website is as follows:

ICRE 2020 – 12th International Congress of Research in Education

To be held in Rize, Turkey- a beautiful city on the Black sea coast with its  fascinating ever green tea gardens and rough dark blue sea- between  11th -14th  June, 2020, the conference emphasizes the theme ‘redesigning education for digital natives’. The conference venue is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Faculty of Education, Çayeli, Rize, which is situated among evergreen tea gardens. The deadline for proposals in March 31st, 2020. For further details, please visit the conference website:

EMU-FLEPS 7th Workshop Festival

Theevent, with the theme ‘3Cs to Motivate Collaborate, Communicate, Create’ is an ideal platform for language teachers to share their teaching experiences and learn about other ELT professionals teaching practices. The workshop festival is to be held on 15th May, 2020 in the beautiful Northern Cyprus city Magusa at Eastern Mediterranean University South Campus. The deadline for proposals is 10th April, 2020. Here is the link to submit your proposals: