Michael Carrier is managing director of Highdale Consulting and consults for a number of educational organisations. He has worked in language education for 30 years as a teacher, trainer, author, and director in Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and USA, and lectured worldwide. Michael holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and an MBA, and is engaged in both the academic and management aspects of ELT. He was formerly CEO of the International House World schools network, Director, English Language Innovation at the British Council in London, Executive Director of Eurocentres USA, and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Cambridge English. He has written many ELT coursebooks and professional articles, including the Break into English &, Front Page series and Business Circles. His area of specialisation is educational technology and his latest book is ‘Digital Language Learning and Teaching’ (Routledge). He is currently serving on a number of boards – as Trustee of the TIRF research foundation in the US, Board member of ICC the European Language Network, Governor of International Students House in London and was formerly on the boards of EAQUALS and ELTJ. He is also Chair of the UK Government’s Working Group on ELT, part of the Department of International Trade.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Authors and the Oxford & Cambridge Club in London.
Workshop - Motivating teachers & students by future-proofing your school.
Plenary - LAMSIG: Motivating teachers through competence frameworks.