REGISTRATION 

The HKCPD Hub virtual International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide addressing the theme of “Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education” from 8-10 January 2021 is a free event.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the conference closes on 5 January 2021 (Tuesday) at 11:59 HKT.

All registration closed

 

Conference Registration includes:

See schedule-at-a-glance and full details on the HKCPD Hub virtual International Conference 2021 website.

If you won’t be able to participate in the conference after registration, please
inform us (email: hkcpdhub@hku.hk) before the conference, so that the place can be freed up for another person.

Pre-Conference Workshops

All the keynote speakers are delivering workshops on 6 and 7 January 2021.

  • Professor David Boud – Redesigning feedback practices to make a difference – Register here
  • Professor Averil Coxhead – Vocabulary in English for Specific Purposes: Three key ideas – Register here
  • Professor Robert Godwin-Jones – Technology and the English language classroom – Register here
  • Professor Alister Cumming – Responding to students’ writing: Promoting assessment for learning – Register here
  • Professor Lourdes Ortega – A multilingual ethos for error correction in Additional Language pedagogy – Register here

Confirmation of Registration

After successful registration you will receive the following two emails.

  1. Automatic acknowledgement email from the HKU registration system.
  2. After your registration has been manually checked, you will receive an email from our conference portal, Sched, inviting you to attend the HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021.

After receiving the second email in December, you should do the following on Sched:

Presenters at the conference, please also:

Attendees will receive the programme and participation password prior to the Conference. Registrants are not permitted to share the password with others, as we need to ensure that the conference platform remains secure and only available to attendees.

Questions and Enquiries

Q: I cannot find either of the two emails mentioned above.

A: Please check your spam, clutter or junk email folders. The email might have gone into one of those folders. Note that the email will have been sent to the email address you used to register for the conference. If you still cannot find the email, please contact us at  hkcpdhub@hku.hk

Q: I received an email saying I have not been registered for the conference. Why?

A: In order to maintain conference security, we are checking all registrations to ensure that they are valid. If your registration has been declined and you think this is a mistake, please contact us at  hkcpdhub@hku.hk

If you have further questions, please look at the Conference FAQs.

If you have any problems regarding registration, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee at hkcpdhub@hku.hk

**Please note: Due to a high request volume and limited staffing, there may be a delay in responding to your email. We will come back to you as soon as we can.**

Conference App and Social Networks

You can access all conference events, anytime, anyplace. Download the Sched app.

Facebook and Twitter at #hkcpd2021 

Consent to use of recorded images, audios and videos

By registering, attending, or participating in the HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021, you agree to allow the HKCPD Hub to record and share your image or voice in photographs, videos, audios, and any other methods of reproduction now and in the future.

Disclaimers

While every endeavour will be made to follow the arrangements announced in our publicity materials, the conference organisers reserve the right to alter these arrangements without prior notice should circumstances require them to do so.

 

Banner photo from Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

Early bird rate
To be
confirmed
Standard rate
To be
confirmed
Group rates
Colleagues from institutions funded by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee
(HK UGC)
HK$1,300 HK$1,500 For groups of 6 or more participants from institutions not funded by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee: please contact us at hkcpdhub@hku.hk with details of group size. Fees for group registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Colleagues from other institutions HK$2,000 HK$2,500

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that we have decided to postpone the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide, scheduled for 10-12 June 2020 with pre-conference workshops from 8-9 June 2020 in Hong Kong.

We are planning to reschedule the conference to early January 2021. We will contact the 300 presenters of the accepted proposals about our new arrangements once finalised, and we will also reach out as soon as possible regarding refund or alternative arrangements to those who have already registered and paid.

To all those who have submitted proposals or have registered for the conference we would like to express our thanks for their support. We fully understand that you were looking forward to coming together and sharing your professional knowledge with the wider community. We appreciate the time and effort that presenters have put into preparing for the presentations. Like you, we have been working hard for over a year, and were very much looking forward to meeting participants from around the world. Unfortunately, the continued global spread of COVID-19 and travel restrictions worldwide will have important implications for our conference participants meaning we would not have been able to deliver the experience you deserve in the international conference we have been planning for you. The health of our participants is of utmost importance to us.

This is a difficult time for all of us and our thoughts are with you and your communities. In times like these, we all need to come together. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  

Stay safe and keep well. 

Sincerely,

HKCPD Hub International Conference Organising Committee

23 March 2020

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.

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/

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

The conference is going ahead in an online format.

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.

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.

How much is the conference fee?

The conference is free of charge.

Do I need to register in advance?

Yes, the deadline is 3 January 2021.

Are there workshops at the conference?

Yes, there will be workshops. Final details are being worked out with the workshop facilitators.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is the conference free?

Yes! It is free to register and attend.

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.

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

Yes, presenters can look here for a guide.

Full Conference Registration includes:

  • Admission to all presentation sessions at the Conference
  • Admission to up to 3  pre-conference workshops by our keynote speakers (Free of charge; Registration, on a first-come, first-served basis, required due to limited space)
  • A conference bag (optional)
  • Five morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks
  • Two lunch meals during the conference
  • Conference Welcome Reception
  • Cultural activities at the Conference
  • Guided university campus walks and English Language Centre visits (Free of charge; Sign-up required due to limited space)

Conference Dinner

A conference dinner, local Cantonese-style banquet meal at a Michelin Star restaurant, has been arranged on 11 June 2019. The fee for the dinner is HK$550 per person. Space is limited.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Five pre-conference workshops will be conducted by the keynote speakers on 6 and 7 January 2021. See details of workshops. Admission is free for participants who have successfully paid for the conference. Registration, on a first-come, first-served basis, is required due to limited space. You can register for up to 3 workshops when you register for the Conference.

Full payment is required to confirm registration.
Payment can be made by online Visa/Mastercard via our online payment system.
An electronic receipt will be sent to you on successful completion of the transaction.

Payment Method

Group Registration

Group registration of 6 or more participants from institutions not funded by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee at a discounted rate is available.
Please contact us at
hkcpdhub@hku.hk. Deadline for registration and payment in full will be announced in due course.

Confirmation of Registration

Once you have registered and paid, an electronic receipt will be sent to the email address you used when registering.
This receipt confirms your registration: you should bring it with you to the Conference.

Refund Policy

Payment, whether by individual or on behalf of a group, is non-refundable. However, any registration fees paid in advance will be refunded in the event that the Conference needs to be postponed. Registration is not transferrable to other parties.

Pre- and Post-Symposium events

4 June and 6 June 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

4 June 2019

Workshop by Dr. Maggie Sokolik

Using technology to foster student autonomy

Workshop by Professor Clare Furneaux

Analysing your curriculum: An ABC learning design workshop to explore critical thinking in the curriculum

The University of Hong Kong

6 June 2019

Workshop by Professor Clare Furneaux

Developing critical literacy skills

Workshop by Dr. Maggie Sokolik

Challenges to assessment

Enquiries

If you have any problems regarding registration, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee at hkcpdhub@hku.hk

Disclaimers

  • While every endeavour will be made to follow the arrangements announced in our publicity materials, the conference organisers reserve the right to alter these arrangements without prior notice should circumstances require them to do so.
  • The conference organisers are not able to assist with visa applications.
  • The conference organisers are not responsible for any loss and/or damage to personal belongings during the conference and related workshops and events.
  • Any registration fees paid in advance will be refunded in the event that the Conference needs to be postponed. However, the conference organisers are not responsible for any refund of accommodation and flight bookings.

Personal Information Collection

The Language Centres of different member universities of the HKCPD Hub may take photographs/ video recording during this international conference and use such images in publicity or marketing activities.

  • Pre-conference workshops and events on 6 January 2021: The recorded images will be handled by the English Language Centre according to the prevailing policy of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Please refer to https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/PrivacyPolicy/  for the Personal Information Collection Statements (PICS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Pre-conference workshops and events on 7 January 2021: The recorded images will be handled by the English Language Centre according to the prevailing policy of City University. Please refer to https://www.cityu.edu.hk/fmo/download/Personal%20Information%20Collection%20Statement_VRS.pdf for the Personal Information Collection Statements (PICS) of City University.
  • Conference on 8, 9 and 10 January 2021: The recorded images will be handled by the Centre for Applied English Studies according to the prevailing policy of The University of Hong Kong. Please refer to the Personal Information Collection Statements (PICS) of The University of Hong Kong.

 

Banner photo from Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

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