May 25th &  May 26th  |  Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, Spain


Get involved, get connected, get inspired!

Speakers   |   Sessions   |   Pricing

The only ELT event you need to attend this year

Find out why

What is the theme this year?

The theme this year is “Power to the classroom!“. Are traditional classrooms and zoom classrooms future proof? If so should we keep calm and carry on or do we need a reset in our approach to maintain interest in live classroom events as a significant element in language learning? We will discuss this and much more during this exciting event.

Who is the InnovateELT conference for?

The InnovateELT conference is for you if you are passionate about the ELT industry and you are keen to be more involved in discussions about how to make a difference. The theme this year is “Power to the classroom!” and we are expecting professionals from all areas of ELT to join us in learning more about the future of the ELT classroom. Delegates can include (but are not limited to):


    • Language school managers
    • English as a foreign language teachers
    • Teacher trainers
    • EdTech professionals
    • Materials writers
    • Authors

What type of sessions will I be able to attend?

See the full speaker list and schedule

We aim to provide engaging sessions in a variety of formats. As an attendee of the InnovateELT conference, you will be able to attend four different types of sessions:

  • Dynamic workshops (45 minutes)
  • Demo lessons with real students (45 minutes)
  • Informative talks (30 minutes)
  • Mini plenaries (15 minutes)

The conference will have three pathways: language teaching, teacher training and leadership and management. There is something for everyone, regardless of your level of experience or role within ELT. By the end of the conference you will be buzzing with ideas and ready for Monday!

What else can I expect at the InnovateELT conference in 2024?

The InnovateELT conference is different to many other ELT conferences around the world. As well as providing inspiring sessions related to the world of English language teaching and learning, we also pay special attention to the people who have taken the time to join us (yes, you!).

As a attendee, you will be made to feel welcome and you will find connecting with other delegates is easy and hugely enjoyable. We encourage collaboration and we listen to our delegates as well and share our own thoughts.

You will be provided with plenty of opportunities to enjoy our sunny garden, as well as our spacious and modern classrooms. Snacks, coffee and tea will be available throughout the event to provide you with the well-needed fuel to keep you going. By the end of the conference you will feel like you have gathered plenty of ideas, activities and inspiration to take straight back into your own workplace. Join us, and find out for yourself!

Can I sponsor the InnovateELT conference?

If you have an ELT product or service that you would like to share, why not consider sponsoring the event? As a sponsor of the InnovateELT conference you will:

  • Improve brand awareness for your business
  • Interact directly with superusers and decision-makers
  • Showcase your product or idea to people from across the ELT industry
  • Get grassroots feedback from potential customers
  • Make contacts with other professionals who can help take your business to the next level

We are offering one package per business which will include:

1 x table in the coffee area to engage with delegates and display your brand and products
1 x coffee break in your name where you can address delegates for up to 5 minutes
1 x post in our social media feed in the run up to the conference
2 x tickets to attend the conference

PLUS your name and logo on our website.

Sponsorship fee: €500

Get in touch at so that we can provide you with more information and find out more about your needs.

Can you help me get a visa to attend the conference?

We provide a visa service in-house (€60 if you need a letter for your visa application). If you require a visa for attending the conference, please contact us at so that we find out more about your needs.

Innovate ELT Conference 2024

25th and 26th May 2024 | Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, Spain

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Our speakers are the movers and shakers of the ELT world. Our typical conference speaker is someone truly passionate about the English Language teaching industry and full of ideas that they want to share with the community.

Duncan Foord

Director of Teacher Training

Ceri Jones

ELT professional freelancer

Nicola Meldrum

Tutor Development Specialist

Chris Fry

EFL Teacher – retired

Teresa Bestwick

Teacher trainer and materials writer

Jedrek Stepien

English Teacher

Tim Warre

Educational Content Creator / Teacher Trainer

Barnaby Griffiths

Language and communication coach

Ciarán Lynch

EdTech Expert

Emma Walker

English teacher, online content creator, copywriter

Georgia K. Papamichailidou

Principal & Teacher Trainer

Claire Bowes

Educational content creator

Laura Wilkes

Video and Podcast Coach

Anna Machura

Language Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Educational Consultant

Ambra Pacchioni


Rachel Marie Paling

Neurolanguage Coaching®

Ola Kowalska

Business coach, Strategist for language teachers & coaches

Lauren Martin

Language Education Copywriter

Gerard Marchesseau

Associate Professor

Becca Ellis

Private English Teacher and EFT Practitioner

Burcu Yilmaz

English teacher

Blanca Gallego H.

Neurolanguage Coaching® Teacher Trainer

Coni Barbariol

English language and literature teacher

Martina Monreal

English, Spanish, German and Catalan teacher

David Young

Course Director, Trinity DipTESOL

Eva Bogdanović

School co-owner, teacher trainer, curricula and materials developer

Jim Fuller

Director of Studies / ELT Consultant

Lydie Bureau

English Teacher

Unnati Ved

Language teacher

Julia Zibrova

English teacher & Mentor

Damián Odom-Perera

Senior teacher

Jonathan Dykes

School President

Patrick Casey

Language and communication coach

Daniel Berejnoi

Academic Support Manager

Sylvia Karastathi

Head of Teacher Support

Ivana Burić

School owner & English teacher

Our Sponsors

Click on the logo to find out more about our sponsors


During the conference, you will be able to attend plenaries, workshops, informative sessions and demo lessons. We will discuss and reflect on what “Power to the classroom” means for us as language teachers, teacher trainers, managers, leaders and all other professions related to ELT. There is something for everyone, regardless of your level of experience. By the end of the conference you will be buzzing with ideas and ready for Monday!

Saturday 25th May 2024


🕑 15:00 -15:30 – Garden

Registration & coffee



🕑 15:30 – 16:00 – Garden



🕑 16:15 – 17:00 –  Room A

🕑 16:15 – 17:00 –  Room B

🕑 16:15 – 17:00 –  Room C

🕑 16:15 – 17:00 –  Room D



🕑 17:15 – 18:00 – Garden

🕑 17:15 – 18:00 –  Room A

🕑 17:15 – 18:00 –  Room B

🕑 17.15 – 18.00 –  Room D


🕑 18:00 – 18:30

Coffee Break


Informative talks

🕑 18:30 – 19:00 –  Room B

🕑 18:30 – 19:00 –  Room C

🕑 18:30 – 19:00 –  Room E



🕑 19:15 – 20:00 –  Room A

🕑 19:15 – 20:00 –  Room C

🕑 19:15 – 20:00 –  Room D

🕑 19:15 – 20:00 –  Room E


🕑 20:00 – 21:00

Day 1 closing drinks and snacks

This year⚡️👊🧑🏻‍🏫 Power to the classroom!

Sunday 26th May 2024


🕑 09:45 – 10:15

Arrival / Breakfast



🕑 10:15 – 10:45 – Garden



🕑 10:45 – 11:30 –  Room A

🕑 10:45 – 11:30 –  Room B

🕑 10:45 – 11:30  –  Room C

🕑 10:45 – 11:30  –  Room D



🕑 11:45 – 12:30 –  Room A

🕑 11:45 – 12:30 –  Room B

🕑 11:45 – 12:30  –  Room C

🕑 11:45 – 12:30  –  Room D


🕑 12:30 – 13:00

Coffee Break


Informative talks

🕑 13:00 – 13:30 –  Room A

🕑 13:00 – 13:30 –  Room C

🕑 13:00 – 13:30 –  Room D

🕑 13:00 – 13:30 –  Room E

13:45 – 14:30


🕑 13:45 – 14:30 –  Room A

🕑 13:45 – 14:30 –  Room B

🕑 13:45 – 14:30 –  Room C

🕑 13:45 – 14:30 –  Room D


🕑14:30 – 15:00

Day 2 closing speeches drinks and snacks

All tickets include Saturday and Sunday entry, snacks, drinks and an unforgettable experience!

Pricing & Registration

Sales end on 25/05/2024




Super early bird ticket

On sale from October 30th 2023
to December 31st 2023




Early bird ticket

On sale from January 1st 2024
to March 31st 2024




Standard ticket

On sale from April 1st
to May 26th 2024




Speaker ticket

On sale from January 1st 2024
to March 31st 2024




Speaker guest ticket

On sale from January 1st 2024
to May 24th 2024

Oxford TEFL Barcelona

Organiser: Oxford TEFL

Oxford TEFL is an an accredited teacher training school in a great central location in Barcelona, Spain, that provides Trinity DipTESOL, Cambridge CELTA and teacher development courses online and face-to-face in Barcelona. Our trainers are experts in teacher training and active in the ELT industry. We strive to create a positive, dynamic and supportive environment where our students, teachers and trainers can focus on their learning and teaching aims and enjoy the experience of achieving them. The InnovateELT Conference is an extension of the passion we feel for teaching and learning languages.

Be a part of InnovateELT 2024!

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