BELTA Day 2023

We are happy and proud to announce the 10th edition of our annual conference, BELTA Day.
On 22 April 2023 we will meet again in our trusted venue, Erasmushogeschool Brussels

What do we have in store for you? To celebrate our anniversary we are planning to welcome speakers old and new!
James Taylor, co-founder and first BELTA president, will kick off the day, just like he did at the very first BELTA Day in 2013.

Tyson Seburn was going to be our plenary speaker at BELTA Day 2020, which unfortunately had to be cancelled. He later presented the plenary of the 2021 online edition, but on 22 April he will finally be live with us in Brussels.
His talk 10X: art, queerness, and the choices we have in ELT will be the first plenary of the day. He will show us how the integration of diversity, language and art in our lessons can increase our learners’ sense of belonging in the classroom.

In the course of the day you will be able to choose from a range of sessions before lunch and after, and to close the professional part, we will bring all attendees together for a second plenary. And who better to give this session than our co-founder James Taylor.
When English language teaching is at its best, creativity is at the heart of what happens. In his talk Imagination, Originality & ELT, James is going to celebrate the inherent creativity in our profession.

It is a BELTA tradition to end the day with a bang, so make sure to stay. There is our annual raffle, with fabulous prizes donated by our sponsors and we have the Joris De Roy Memorial Grant, which will give again no less than two lucky delegates the opportunity to attend the IATEFL Conference in 2024!

After the very successful meme competition of 2021, we have another challenge for teachers and their classes in the making for this celebratory edition of BELTA Day. Details will follow soon on this page.

We can’t have a BELTA day without the support of our sponsors. Publishers and other ELT related companies and organisations will again be present in the exhibition hall with advice and materials for English teachers.

If you would like to join Tyson and James and contribute to this special edition of BELTA Day, do not hesitate and send in your proposal for a session. The Call for Proposals has now opened! You can find the guidelines and the proposal form by clicking the button on the left.

Some important dates

1 December 2022 Call for Proposals opens
1 February 2023: Call for Proposals deadline
15 February 2023: Publication of BELTA Day schedule
20 February 2023: Registration opens
15 April 2023: Registration closes

We hope to see you all on 22 April 2023 to celebrate this 10th anniversary with us!