The 2022 ELT Freelancers' Awayday Programme

The following programme information is provisional and will be updated as the programme is developed and finalised. All sessions take place in the main Cathedral Suite conference room unless otherwise stated.


With thanks to Oxford University Press for sponsoring the day

09.00 – Arrival, refreshments, networking (Cardinal Suite)

09.45 – Welcome and introduction

09.50 – How OUP works with freelancers by Oxford University Press

10.30 – Buzzwords and current trends
5-minute lightning talks presented by ELT experts 


11.15 – Ninja networking boot camp


11.30 – Refreshments, networking (Cardinal Suite)

12.00 – TBC

12.50 – Hot & cold buffet lunch (Restaurant)

How to avoid the three deadly Fs of freelancing: feast, famine and fire-fighting


14.45 – Technology and the use of digital components
             at the coal face

15.30 – Refreshments, networking (Cardinal Suite)

16.00 – Bridging a 30-year gap in materials development

16.45 – ELT Jargon Buster quiz


17.00 – Drinks reception (Cardinal Suite)

18.00 – End of the day

* NOTE: The 2pm session will split delegates into two groups: Freelancers remain in the main conference room and Publishers (including representatives of packagers and other publishing organisations) are invited to a separate session.

We would like to thank Oxford University Press for sponsoring the evening BBQ event and for being the main sponsor of the Awayday conference.








Jobs Fair

The Jobs Fair exhibition stands will be available during all breaks. We will announce a list of organisations attending in due course, but we expect a range of publishers, packagers and suppliers. 

Robert Stokes of Rascom I.T.

Our 'tried and tested supplier', Robert Stokes, will be on hand during refreshment breaks to offer IT advice to Awayday delegates. He will also have a range of IT accessories for you to inspect and try. 

🌳 'Bring and swap' table 🌳

We host a 'bring and swap' table, where we invite you to exchange and re-use second-hand items such as ELT reference books or small pieces of office equipment, e.g. computer mice, webcams, keyboards, wrist rests, USB memory sticks, etc. It may be useful to clearly label some equipment items, or package them with their instruction booklet or cables. Find out more about our initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment here

This event has been organised with reference to the Sustainability guidelines for conference organisers document, which has been circulated by ELT Footprint.

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