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Remember, successful entrants will use a laptop to do this

***Note that this competition is now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered =) ***

I am very pleased to be able to post here news of a competition that the British Council are running in the lead up to IATEFL Brighton 2011.

The British Council is looking to send 4 people to the 2011 IATEFL conference, which is being held this time in Brighton, to act as Roving Reporters. Their remit will be to capture the excitement of the event, as well as reporting back on any interesting debate going on (‘water cooler’ style gossip, I’m told, could also be included). The idea being to get the news and views from the conference and make them available to a world-wide audience so those who don’t have the chance to be in Brighton can still feel a part of proceeding. This of course follows the great work done by Julian Wing and Gavin Dudeney on behalf of the Council and IATEFL respectively providing lots of content from the Harrogate conference online. I myself was one of thousands who were able to see recorded sessions, participate in debate alongside the live events and even watch the plenary sessions being live-streamed. The content from the 2011 conference will take the form of ‘quick-fire reports, mini-interviews and personal impressions’ which will be typed up by the chosen four and published in the form of a blog on one of the Council’s sites.

The competition is open to colleagues who ‘have not previously attended the IATEFL conference, and who have always wanted to attend but would find it impossible […] to fund themselves to do so.’

So, please do check out the competition as it is posted on the Council TeachingEnglish website, have a look at the competition task, and send your entry and CV to IATEFLreporters[at] by 16 December.

Image credit: Reporter by alex-s on Flickr