Tony Gurr

The 2018 EDU, ELT/ELL and EDTECH Conference Calendar for Canım Türkiyem…Ver 2.1

In Conferences, ELT and ELL, News & Updates (from the CBO) on 27/01/2018 at 5:11 pm

Sevgili Hocalarim,

Took a bit longer to update this one…just not enough hours in the bloody day of late!

Neyse, we’ve wrapped up all the events for 2017! Let’s focus on the remaining gigs of 2018…don’t forget to let me know, if you hear before I do…

Tony (logo new) 260316 ACG

Let’s look at our events across canım Turkiyem first:


XVII. Annual Türkiye Özel Olulları Derneği Education Symposium

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EVENT: 3rd Defne College ELT Conference

  • DATE: 03 February 2018
  • LOCATION: Defne College Conference Hall – HATAY
  • THEME: New Ideas, New Secrets!
  • INFO:

EVENT: 5th International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (INTCESS 2018)

EVENT: 2nd Hasan Kalyoncu University ELT Symposium

EVENT: 15th Annual İTK ELT Conference

EVENT: 14th Cevre ELT Conference


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MARCH 2018

EVENT: 5. Eğitim Teknolojileri Zirvesi (ETZ18)


EVENT: 1st ELT, DAF and FLE Conference

EVENT: 13th GKV ELT Conference

  • DATE: 17 March 2018
  • LOCATION: Gaziantep College Foundation Department (GKV) – GAZIANTEP
  • THEME: Effective Classroom Practices in 2018
  • INFO:

EVENT: 2nd GELTUS Conference

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APRIL 2018

EVENT: 4th Cukurova International ELT Conference (CUELT 2018) 

  • DATE: 05-06 April 2018
  • LOCATION: Çukurova University, Faculty of Education – ADANA
  • THEME: Generic ELT Issues
  • INFO: (Contact: Ali Ceyhun Müftüoğlu)

EVENT: 2nd International Conference on Education and Learning 


Lunacy 02 (Eistein Quote)


MAY 2018

EVENT: The 13th METU International ELT Convention

EVENT: Sabancı School of Languages Conference

EVENT: 4th International Conference: Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond

  • DATE: 9-11 May 2018
  • LOCATION: Palm Wings Hotels & Resorts – EPHESUS / İZMİR
  • THEME: Fostering Academic Integrity Through Consistent and Transparent Approaches
  • INFO:

EVENT: 1st Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Foreign Language Education Conference

  • DATE: 11-12 May 2018
  • LOCATION: Bandirma 17 Eylul University – BANDIRMA/BALIKESİR
  • THEME: Trends and Best Practices in Quality and Accreditation
  • INFO: (website in progress)

EVENT: 1st ScOLa ELT Conference

8Thinkers wanted (blog ver 02 TG)



EVENT: 2nd International Black Sea Conference on Language & Language Education


Then, we add some ‘sauce’ – for those of you with a half-decent ‘conference fund’ and a School operational plan that covers ‘foreign jollies’:

06 Creativity FQs (balance TG ver)

Please notethe rumours are indeed true – the TESOL Arabia (TACON) event for this year has been ‘postponed’ (though people are being tight-lipped as to ‘why’) the ALLT Event in March (at Zayed University) is NOT a TESOLArabia ‘replacement’ for TACON…so if you were planning a ‘shopping trip’ to Dubai (again), try that one…or consider Doha!


EVENT: ELT Ireland – 4th Annual Conference


MARCH 2018

EVENT: Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (ALLT) Conference

EVENT: The 53rd RELC International Conference

  • DATE: 12-14 March 2018
  • THEME: 50 Years of ELT and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities 
  • INFO: (Contact: Dr Alvin Pang)

EVENT: TESOL 2018 – International Convention & English Language Expo


APRIL 2018

EVENT: The 52nd IATEFL Conference


MAY 2018

EVENT: 5th International Language in Focus Conference

EVENT: GlobELT 2018: An International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language


JUNE 2018

EVENT: The European Conference on Language Learning 2018 

  • DATE: 29June – 01 July 2018
  • THEME: Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • INFO: (Contact: Kiyoshi Mana)



EVENT: 3rd Practical Pedagogies Training Conference

Thats a wrap

Till Ver 3.1…

  1. Hi Tony,

    Thank you for including Gaziantep Foundation College’13th ELT Conference into the calendar. The theme is: Effective Classroom Practices in 2018 and it’s on the website-QR representation. Thank you very much! Cheers, Cristina

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Dear Tony,

    I always check your blog for the ELT CONFERENCES besides reading all things related to learning. ELI and IBER are holding a conference in three languages as their business involves books in 5 languages.

    Does it have to be only ELT to find a space in your list of events? Please check our website and and let me know whether you can include ours in the list of events as well. We would appretiate your support in

    this respect.

    Thank you in advance


    Banu Koçaş

  3. Hi Tony,
    I just want to add one more conference Maya Schools will have their 3rd elt conference in Ankara on 24th February 2018. The topic will be elt vs efl and more info can be found on the school’s website.

    • Aslı – I also had this one ready-to-go but there seems to be a problem with your website.

      EVENT: The 3rd EIT Conference
      DATE: 24th February 2018
      LOCATION: MayaSchools, İncek Campus – ANKARA
      THEME: No Meaning, No Learning
      INFO: (Maya website) and

      Can you check it and let me know.


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