Innovate ELT Conference 2023

20th and 21st May 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

About InnovateELT

InnovateELT is an annual conference inaugurated in 2015. True to the name, our aim is to discuss the role of innovation in language education and celebrate some of the most exciting things happening around us. The event attracts ELT professionals from around the world, from fields including teaching, training, leadership, materials writing, publishing, EdTech and more!

What can I expect?
As an attendee of the InnovateELT conference, you can expect a dynamic event that will leave you bursting with ideas and ready for Monday! These are just some of the reasons why our attendees keep coming back, year on year:

👩🏻‍🎓Attend innovative talks and workshops from ELT experts
🙋🏻‍♂️Contribute towards important discussions which will shake up the ELT industry
🌐Network with ELT professionals from around the world
🙌🏻Participate in competitions to win some top prizes
🌴Enjoy our sunny garden (an oasis in the city!)

Featured Talks & Speakers

First and foremost, the InnovateELT conference would be nothing without it’s speakers and once again we are truly proud of the lineup we’ve put together for you. Our speakers will deliver a mix of dynamic plenaries, workshops and Q&As that will get you involved and leave you brimming with ideas.

Scott Thornbury

Teacher / Freelance

Teresa Bestwick

Teacher trainer and materials writer

Duncan Foord

Director of Teacher Training

Regina Szuszkiewicz

English Teacher and REGIPIO Games Designer

Event location

InnovateELT Conference take place at Oxford TEFL, an accredited teacher training school in a great central location in Barcelona – moments away from Ramblas or Passieg de Gracia, a long avenue with two of most famous Gaudí landmarks, “Casa Batlló”and “La Pedrera”.

Oxford TEFL, Carrer Diputació, 279
08007 Barcelona. Spain


It’s well worth going every year

“There is a family feel about it that is enhanced by the frequent generous breaks in the lovely garden. It’s well worth going every year, as then there are more and more familiar faces among the speakers and the attendees.”

– Chris Fry
InnovateELT attendee, 2022

It was great to meet some new people with fresh ideas

“I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Innovate ELT conference. It was great to be back and see old acquaintances and meet some new people with fresh ideas.”

– Jody Hansen
InnovateELT attendee, 2022

Inspires you to go home and be better at your job

“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.”

–Anna Neil
InnovateELT attendee, 2020

Be a part of InnovateELT 2023!