This year’s AGM & Conference took place on Saturday, October 10th in the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley. The Clarion is just off the M50 and the N4, and is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Liffey Valley bus-stop.
The night before – Friday 9th October – we ran our second TeachMeet after the huge success of the previous year’s oversubscribed inaugural event. Read one committee member’s thoughts on last year’s event here. If you are not sure what a TeachMeet is, click on the link to read a helpful Prezi by Paul Barrett on what they are and how they work. It was, once again, a great success. Sincere thanks to all those who attended, but especially to the presenters.
We were delighted to welcome Ana Sánchez Pérez of Colegio Delibes back for another year of collaboration. During the last few years, our collaboration with Delibes has been of great benefit and we are greatly looking forward to this year’s presentations. We requested suggestions from members via social media and the result is that the 2015 grammar focus was on the past tenses and Ana also gave a special second presentation on the extra-linguistic…gestures, body language and more!
We continued our policy to ask sponsors to provide a prize for the raffle which can go straight to our members rather than charging them a fee. You can see the agenda, sponsors and prizes here: ATS Conference and AGM 2015
This and last year we had 130 attendees! So we really appreciate your patience as we build and maintain a system that can cope with this kind of numbers. We in turn will do our best to respond to queries about the new system when you ask us.
A reminder that we have brought the cost of membership down and transferring that cost across the board to events attended, so that you only pay for what you attend. We no longer process group membership, only individual membership. We asked for and received your support on this in May and would just like to underline that this change is a work-in-progress, so bear with us please!
Conference & AGM: 20euro
Previous cost of membership: 30euro, previous cost of TeachMeet 10euro.
There is no longer any group membership.
There was finger food at the TeachMeet and a light lunch was served at the Conference.
Hope to see you at next year’s conference in October 2016!