BELTA Day 2020

BELTA Day 2020

BELTA Day 2020

9 May 2020

The 8th Edition

This is our 8th BELTA Day! We are very excited that you continue to attend, present, and share at this unique experience.

Plenary Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Tyson Seburn will be this year’s plenary speaker. The topic of his plenary is 'The info ‘instashare’: its impact on belief and our power as language teachers.' Tyson will also be doing a follow-up session during the day.

Click here to read more about his session.


The theme of this year’s conference is ‘English for Real, English for Life’. The theme focuses on ensuring authenticity in our English language teaching; that is, using the language of real life, both professionally and personally. We will have one strand of breakout sessions that focus on this theme, focusing on using technical English, business English, and English for specific purposes. To help us fill that strand, we are partnering with the English for Special Purposes Special Interest Group from IATEFL. They are offering a scholarship to one of their members to come to our conference and present. You can find more information about the ESP SIG's participation here.

In addition to this special theme strand, we are expecting a number of great proposals related to all areas of English language teaching, including assessment, methodology, and proven classroom-test practical ideas! Our Call for Proposals is now open! Please consider submitting your proposal today!

Networking Event

This year's BELTA Day will include a networking event similar, yet slightly different from last year's Sharing Success. More details will be coming out soon!

Important dates

15 February 2020: Publication of BELTA Day schedule / Registration Opens

3 May 2020: Registration closes

9 May 2020: BELTA Day


This year, we are returning to our venue in the heart of our beautiful capital, Brussels: Erasmushogeschool, Campus Bloemenhof. Learn more about venue here.

Practical Information

On the Practical Information' page, you will find all the information you need to make your trip to BELTA Day 2020 enjoyable. On this page, you will find information about:

  • The day, including the general structure of the day;
  • Information regarding registration.

Please note that this page is updated regularly leading up to BELTA Day 2020! Check back often.


If you have additional questions about BELTA Day 2020, please send an email to