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Frequently asked questions

How do I book for the conference?
Please click here to book. Please note that incomplete bookings are automatically deleted after 30 days. Make sure you press 'submit' to preserve your booking.

Online booking closes a few days before the conference, after which you can register on your first day at conference.

European funding might be possible to help with conference attendance costs. For details, visit the Education and Training website at http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/.

Terms and conditions
Click here to view our terms and conditions for our Brighton 2018 Conference.

I can’t select the ‘speaker’ button under ‘Delegate Type’
The speaker proposal submission for Brighton 2018 has now closed.

Why does my Member ID not work?
It could be that your membership password is incorrect - please contact us for help. If you have the correct details perhaps your membership has expired - if you need to renew please allow up to 48 hours for the process to be completed. If you are using an institutional membership it may be that the number has already been used by the maximum number of 4 delegates/speakers - contact us to confirm this.

Do I have to pay the conference fee when booking or can I pay later?
No, you do not need to pay when submitting your online booking. There is an option on the Payment page to ‘pay offline’. Speakers must pay by 16.00 GMT 14 December 2017. Unpaid speakers will be removed from the programme.
Non-speaker delegates should note that the early bird payment date is 16:00 GMT 11 January 2018.

Please note that incomplete bookings are automatically deleted after 30 days. Make sure you press 'submit' to preserve your booking.

Cancellation policy
We refund 50% of your payment if your cancellation is received by us before 1 March 2018. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

I haven’t had confirmation of my conference booking yet, when should I expect it?
Once full payment has been received we will email you a registration acknowledgement. During our busier times (October onwards) it might take a little longer to email your confirmation. However, we make every effort to do this as quickly as possible so please bear with us. Your patience is appreciated.
Please note that incomplete bookings are automatically deleted after 30 days. Make sure you press 'submit' to preserve your booking.

I need an invitation to the conference, how can I get one?

Invitation letters are only for overseas delegates who require an invitation to assist with their travel visa application. When you make an online booking you can request an invitation letter: this option is featured on the first page after you have completed your personal details. If you forgot to request one please contact us.

Will I get a certificate of attendance at conference?
All delegates and speakers are able to print out their own certificate at conference by scanning the barcode on their conference badge. This is located by the IATEFL Registration desk and is available anytime once you have your badge and until 12.00 on the final day of the conference (13 April 2018).

I’d like to apply for a scholarship to attend IATEFL’s conference, what should I do?
Scholarship applications for the Brighton 2018 conference are now closed. Please look out for the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for our 2019 conference in Liverpool.

What childcare options are available to me whilst I am attending the conference?
IATEFL does not offer childcare facilities for delegates itself. This is based on a detailed study of the implications in terms of safeguarding, space requirements, staffing , level of demand and requests over previous years, and the implications on delegate fees that would be a result of offering such a service.
Brighton City Council provide a list of creches, nurseries, pre-schools and childminders which delegates may wish to choose from and contact in order to discuss their specific requirements. The service can also be contacted in the following ways:
Website: http://www.familyinfobrighton.org.uk/kb5/brighton/fsd/home.page
Email: familyinfo@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1273 293545

Can I access my online conference record once it has been submitted?
If incomplete, please go online and click 'continue previously started booking' and enter your booking code (included in your email correspondence from IATEFL). If submitted, you can go online to add a Pre-Conference Event (PCE), make a payment or print your booking information. If you wish to amend/cancel your booking you can contact us.

I think I’ve paid twice, what should I do?
Contact finance@iatefl.org with as much detail as you can, and we will investigate this for you.

I need an invoice before I can pay, what should I do?
You can either request this on the last page of your conference booking (before you have submitted it) or simply email finance@iatefl.org.

What are the dates of the conference?
10-13 April 2018, PCEs 9 April 2018. Dates for future conferences can be found here.

Why do you hold the IATEFL Annual Conference in the UK?
Since IATEFL started in 1967 there have been a few IATEFL Annual Conferences held in European countries but, due to popular demand, normally this event is held in the UK. We have found that the majority of delegates attending from overseas enjoy coming to the UK to experience the UK culture and to practice their English and in many cases have found it easier to secure a visa for the UK over other countries.

We do hold other events throughout the year around the world, and these are generally led by our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Sometimes these are stand-alone events but they are often in conjunction with local Teacher Associations or organisations such as the British Council. These can be found on the SIG events page.

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