The Future of Training Conference

23-24 November 2018

The Future of Training Conference

International House London is often regarded as the home of teacher training in ELT. Our founder pushed boundaries and developed the first teacher training qualification in 1962, which went on to become the CELTA we know today.

The Future of Training conference will represent both our 65 year heritage and our tradition of innovation. We would like to invite you to be part of that and to develop the future of training with us.

Share your knowledge and ideas, boost your career credentials and be welcomed into a fantastic teacher training community.

Location: London
The event will take place at 16 Stukeley Street, Covent Garden, International House London.

The conference will run from 6.30pm – 8pm on Friday 23rd November and 9.30am – 6pm on Saturday 24th November 2018, with a drinks reception to follow. 

Book a seat at The Future of Training Conference 

Who is this Conference for?

- School Directors

- Academic Directors

- Sales and Marketing Directors

- Teacher Trainers

- Teachers in Training

Conference Overview

Friday 23rd November

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm with drinks reception to follow

18.30 Conference Opening and Welcome

18:45 Real teachers, real needs

Our panel of teachers in various stages of their careers will share their thoughts and experiences of training and development.

19:30 Looking backward, thinking forward

In response to the panel, and in relation to your own experience and context, you will work with fellow delegates to identify common threads and shape a series of questions which will be explored throughout the remainder of the conference

20:00 Drinks reception

Saturday 24th November

Time: 9:30am – 6pm with drinks reception to follow

09.30 Welcome and Refreshments

10:00 Conference Opening and Welcome

Opening Plenary with Simon Ward

11.15 Coffee Break

11:45 Talks and buzz groups

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Workshops

14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 Talks and buzz groups

16:00 Break

16:15 Open Space Technology

17.00 Closing Q&A Panel with Adrian Underhill, Fiona Dunlop, Jason Anderson and Marie Willoughby

17:45 Closing Talk

18:00 Drinks reception

Keynotes, Workshops and Q&A Panels

Our selection of speakers will incorporate teachers, teacher trainers, academic directors, school directors and key stakeholders in the teacher training industry.  Together we will explore the future direction of the industry of teacher training from an academic and commercial perspective and seek answers to the questions: what do teachers and teacher trainers need now, what will they need in the future, and are our current courses delivering that?  How can we ensure we are continually innovating and developing our existing courses to meet the changing needs of the teacher training market?

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Be a speaker at The Future of Training Conference

Have your say on The Future of Training. You can join Fiona Dunlop, Adrian Underhill and Simon Ward as an official speaker at the IH London Teacher Training Conference, 23 to 24 November 2018.

We are inviting speaker proposals for 45 minute talks or workshops. To be considered, please complete the speaker proposal form, which you can find here. As a speaker, you will get free entry to the conference to enjoy all the other talks and workshops too.

The application requires: Name, E-mail address, Session abstract (80 words), and Session summary (200 words).

Closing dates for submissions is Friday 31st August. 
If you have any questions, please email