Sad to say, that due to work, this is the first year I won't be attending the IATEFL annual conference in 7 years, since the one held in Aberdeen in 2007. Fortunately, much of the conference is streamed online, thanks to the British Council, and IATEFL Harrogate Online is now live.
I've signed up to be a 'Harrogate Online Registered Blogger' and expect this will encourage me to participate virtually and report about the conference even though I'm miles away in Montevideo. I signed up last year and it encouraged me to live blog a number of the sessions form the conference, so I'm hoping this year it will have the same effect.
If you are an ELT blogger and want to participate in the scheme, then it's definitely worth doing. In return for applying, you get:-
* The ability to embed exclusive video content from Harrogate Online on your blog
* A special 'Harrogate Online Registered Blogger' badge/banner for your blog
More than anything, I find it's one of the best ways to keep track of what people are talking about on the blogosphere during the conference and there are already 19 blogs listed on the site.
I've also said I'll participate in the following session on Friday:
After hours - Live from Harrogate and the world
Want to know more about what’s going on at the conference?
Want to share your experiences as f2f or online participant?
On Friday 4th April, 2014 at 17:00 GMT delegates from Harrogate and online participants from all over the world are meeting to discuss and exchange views of different talks, worshops, plenaries and interviews.
Some guests will also be joining us to interact with the online audience. from Harrogate and online participants from all over the world are meeting in a special webcast live from the venue to discuss and exchange ideas.
Moderators: Caroline Moore, Mercedes Viola and Heike Philip
To join us click on the link to be advertised shortly on Harrogate Online, select the “Enter as Guest” option, write your name and country, then click “Enter room”You can check your local time here.