The 49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition will take place from the 11th-14th April, with  ELT professionals coming together to discuss, reflect on and develop ideas. There will also be the chance to view the latest ELT publications, products and services available. And we are going to be there!

The day before though, Sophie from emc will be organising MaWSIG’s (the Materials Writing Special Interest Group) PCE on the 10th April. There will be a series of 8 short workshops run by experienced materials writers; Sue Kay, Ben Goldstein & Ceri Jones, Nick Tims, John Hughes, Kieran Donaghy & Anna Whitcher, Julie Moore, Evan Frendo and Christien Lee. Throughout the workshops delegates will have the chance to ask questions and share expertise and hopefully learn lots of new things. There will be something for everyone, no matter their level of writing experience as well as plenty of networking opportunities during the breaks.

Sophie has been working with the rest of the MaWSIG committee to organise the event and says:

This year we wanted the PCE to have a real hands on feel to it. Last year our Writing for Digital event was an epic first PCE, with some blue-sky thinking on how digital is effecting the industry. This year however we have gone for a more practical series of short sessions and workshops as we wanted to cram in as many speakers as time would allow! It’s going be a brilliant day and we’re all really excited about it!

Some of the speakers have created short preview videos which you can view on the new MaWSIG website to give you a good flavour of each session. And don’t forget to register for the event at iatefl.org.

Sophie will be at IATEFL until Monday 13th April so if you’d like to have a quick chat with her about how emc design can help you, drop her a line sophie@emcdesign.org.uk to arrange a convenient time – she’ll buy you a proper coffee!