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Find out below about English language teaching (ELT) and education-focused conferences and events taking place across India, South Asia and internationally in the coming months. Past conferences organised by the British Council can be found further down the page.
The conferences are arranged in date order but please look carefully to see the deadlines for proposal submissions for speakers or registration.
|Date and location||Theme||Important dates|
|The 5th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment||
18 – 20 October
|Standards in Language Assessment||Please visit the weblink|
|New Directions 2018||
22 – 23 October
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Standards in learning systems||Please refer to the weblink|
|International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching||
25 – 27 October
|Not specified||Please visit the weblink|
26 – 27 October
|Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education in ELT||Please visit the weblink|
|7th International Conference On Social Sciences Research 2018||
12 - 13 November
|Emerging trends in sustainability in Global Social Science Researches: Opportunities and Challenges||Deadline for submission of abstract: 30 September|
|India Democratic Education Conference||
15 – 20 November
|Not specified||Please refer to the website|
|International Education Services conference 2018||
5 – 6 December
|Roll with it, or revolutionise?||Please refer to the website|
|Oxford Education Research Symposium||
5 – 7 December
|Not specified||Please refer to the websiite|
|Second International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research||
7 – 8 December
Colombo, Sri Lanka
|Sustainable future through creativity and innovation||Deadline for abstract submission: 26 March|
|International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (ICLLC)||
14 – 16 December
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 December
|EDC 2019 - 14th Annual Education and Development Conference
5 - 7 March 2019
Please refer to the website
|54th RELC International Conference & 5th Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association Conference||
11 – 13 March 2019
|Dimensions of teaching and learning English in the digital era||
Deadline to submit papers: 15 October 2018
|Going Global 2019||
13 – 15 May 2019
Please refer to the website
Please note that as the majority of these events are not organised by the British Council, inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of the event. Please use the contact details on the website for each event if you have any questions for the organisers. All information is correct at the time of writing, but may be subject to change.
For information about more conferences taking place in the East Asia region see here.
If you are organising a conference or event that you would like to be included in this list, please contact IndiaCustomerCare@britishcouncil.org and ask for the information to be passed to the Schools, English and Skills team.