Practical Information

17/11/2017 - 11:51

This page offers practical information about BELTA Day 2018. It is updated regularly, so please come back and check this information!

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals to present at BELTA Day 2018 is now open! Go to the Call for Proposals page to read about the selection criteria and the find the link to the online form.

We can't wait to read your proposal!

Getting to the Venue

The conference will be held at Erasmushogeschool, which is a university college located in the centre of Brussels. We are housed on the 3rd and 4th floors of the building, which is located on the Zespenningenstraat / Rue des Six Jetons 70, 1000 Brussels.

Here is a link to Google Maps.

If you are coming to the conference by train, which we recommend, you can get off at Central Station in Brussels. The venue is about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station.
If you are coming by bus, by metro or by car, then find more info under ‘Bereikbaarheid’ on the Erasmushogeschool website.

Please note: there is no parking available at the venue.

Arriving at the Venue

When you arrive at the venue, there will be a volunteer to greet you and point you in the right direction.


The check-in opens at 8:00. Upon arriving in the building, head to the check-in tables to receive your name badge, your programme, your wifi login and your gift bag. Then head over to the Exhibition Hall for some coffee.

Official Opening & First Plenary

The conference begins with an official opening at 9:00. The Plenary room is located on the 3rd floor. The doors to the plenary room will open around 8:45.

Mr Thornbury’s first plenary will begin promptly at 9:15.

Partners & Publishers

Our various partners and publishers will be housed in the coffee/lunch area on the 4th floor. Make sure you stop up and see them. They love to interact with all of you.

Any special events will be held in this area as well, including the teacher trainee poster presentations and competition.

Breakout Sessions

All break-out rooms are located on the 3rd floor. Make sure you plan your travel time carefully. There is no pre-registration for sessions, so seats are available on a first-come basis. If there is a session you really need to see, get there early.

It is possible that there are a couple of double-sessions during the day; please plan accordingly. If you begin at a double-session, we ask that you do not leave in the middle or come in to the session in the middle.

Make sure you check out the final schedule and plan your day accordingly.

NOTE: The schedule for BELTA Day 2018 will be available on 15 February 2018.


Lunch will be served on the 4th floor. There will be a variety of sandwiches, including some for vegetarians.

Second Plenary & Raffle/Reception

After the afternoon break-out sessions, we will gather for Scott Thornbury’s final plenary in the same room we used in the morning. Right after this plenary, we will stay in this room for the raffle featuring wonderful prizes donated by our ELT exhibitors, and a chance to win the JORIS DE ROY MEMORIAL TRAVEL GRANT to IATEFL 2019 in Liverpool. At this moment, we will announce the winners of the Teacher Trainees' Poster Competition. You won’t want to miss out on a chance to go home with an extra gift!

International delegates & Speakers

There are plenty of hotels in all price ranges near the venue.


If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.