Frequently Asked Questions 

Dates and Registration

What are the dates of the conference?

The HKCPD International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide will be held from 08-10 January 2021 with pre-conference workshops from 6-7 January 2021.

Will the conference be going ahead with the COVID-19 outbreak?

The conference is going ahead in an online format.

Is the conference free?

Yes! It is free to register and attend.

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes, the deadline is 3 January 2021.

How do I register for the conference?

You will be able to register for the conference on this page: https://hkcpdhub.hku.hk/conference2021/registration/

What email address should I use for registration?

Please use your work email address for registration. This will help us ensure that the right people attend the conference.

I can just attend the conference on one day. Can I register for just one day?

Registration is for the whole conference, but you can (and should) choose which sessions you would like to attend.

Will I get a receipt for my conference registration?

Once you have registered an electronic receipt will be sent to the email address you used for registering. That receipt confirms your registration.

I need an invitation to the conference. How can I get one?

The conference will be online, so there is no need to apply for visas. However, please contact us at hkcpdhub@hku.hk if you still need an invitation letter.

I can’t attend for a really good reason. What should I do?

We understand that plans change and things come up. If you have registered but cannot attend, please send an email to hkcpdhub@hku.hk.

Will I get a certificate of attendance at the conference?

All speakers will have a certificate of attendance. Attendees will be able to request a certificate if they have attended enough sessions. We will be offering an ‘e-certificate’ to align with the ‘green theme’ of this conference. More details about how you can get your e-certificate will be announced closer to the conference.

Pre- and post-conference discussions

Pre- and post-conference discussions

We are using the HKCPD discussions for pre- and post-conference exchanges. Please make sure you have joined the Hub so that you can participate in these discussions.


What is Sched?

Sched is an event manager which helps us oragnise the event with everything in one place.

How do I use Sched?

Sched is available in browser and mobile versions. After we provide you with your log in details, we suggest that you look at the help guides here for attendees.

I am a presenter. Is there any guide for sched?

Yes, presenters can look here for a guide.

Browsers and equipment

Is there any recommended browser, software or device to use?

We recommend using the latest Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop. Chrome on a mobile is also supported. Some features may be unavailable for other browsers. We also recommend that you download the latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings.


My audio / video is not working when I join the conference presentation.

Watch this video from Zoom about how to set-up your audio and video on zoom.


Are there workshops at the conference?

Yes, there are workshops. See the details here.

Can I register to attend different workshops and sessions?

Yes, once you have registered for the conference, we will provide you with log in details for Sched. Please then go to Sched and register for the sessions you want to join.

Are there quotas for the different workshops and sessions?

Yes, there are quotas. Please only register for the workshops and sessions that you are sure you want to attend.

I missed a live presentation; can I see a recording?

Recordings of selected sessions will be made available after the conference.

Will there be a detailed programme for the conference?

Yes, there will be a programme available closer to the date of the conference. We ask those attending the conference not to share the programme with non-attendees so that we can ensure conference security.

Social Networks


Where can I find the latest information?

We recommend that you follow us on Facebook and /or Twitter to always have the latest conference information.

I’d like to submit a speaker proposal for the Conference. How do I do this?

Unfortunately, the deadline to submit a speaker proposal was Sunday 12 January 2020.

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Please contact hkcpdhub@hku.hk for assistance.

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