Christopher Tribble

Attending a conference or joining a community of practice helps build connections within the education community, providing platforms for discussion of policies and practices in education around the world. They provide an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and experience, network with other professionals, collaborate on projects and learn new and innovative teaching techniques and ideas.

Communities of practice on social media

British Council India has an active online commmunity of practice especially aimed at teachers of English in India via our Facebook page @TeachEnglishInIndia and Twitter feed @TeachEngIndia

Upcoming conferences

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.

Conference name
Date and location Theme Important dates
The 5th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment

18 – 20 October

Shanghai, China

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

Hong Kong

Not specified  Please visit the weblink 

26 – 27 October 

Chennai, India

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 

Bangalore, India 

Not specified   Please refer to the website
International Education Services conference 2018

5 – 6 December 

Manchester, UK

Roll with it, or revolutionise? Please refer to the website
Oxford Education Research Symposium

5 – 7 December

Oxford, UK

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 

Pune, India 

Not specified  

Registration open

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 December 

EDC 2019 - 14th Annual Education and Development Conference

5 - 7 March 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

Not specified

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

Berlin, Germany 

Not specified 

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.

Past conferences (British Council)

Teaching for Success Online Conference

With over 60 scheduled talks by speakers from around the world and panel discussions taking place between Wednesday 5 October and Sunday 9 October 2016, the Teaching for Success Online Conference delivered a wide range of engaging and insightful presentations covering all aspects of professional development for teachers in all contexts. Talks on each of the five days focused on distinct themes related to the different Professional Practices that make up the British Council’s new CPD framework for teachers and CPD framework for teacher educators. 

Click here for more information.

Teacher Educator Conferences 2011–2015: Hyderabad

British Council India, in partnership with English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) Hyderabad, hosted the International English Language Teacher Educator Conference between 2011 and 2015. The most recent conference was held from 27 February to 1 March 2015 with over 950 delegates and speakers from more than 25 countries. The theme of this conference  was ‘Ensuring quality in English language teacher education’. 

Visit the conference page to access the previous conference publications, speaker presentations, session recordings and interviews.

Language and Development Conference 2015: New Delhi

The 11th International Language and Development Conference was held at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi, India from 18–20 November 2015. Click here for more information.

The Language and Development Conference is held every two years in different locations around the world. The conference series aims to explore the role of language in development, focusing on specific themes. It addresses the issues of world, national, second and minority languages and the role they play in economic, social and cultural development, language policy, conflict transformation, language rights and identity, communication, education and development and language pedagogy.