Registration is now closed, please contact Reka at reka.lenart [at] altonet.org if you would like to enquire about availability, thank you.
After 2 years of success we decided to organise ALTO's annual Professional Development and Networking Conference from 7th- 9th May 2015 in New York City again!
ALTO Conference is a very unique two-day meeting where the leaders and decision
makers of the language travel industry get together and boost their businesses
through top-level networking and professional development sessions.
Features include outstanding speakers, distinguished industry guests, structured and informal networking opportunities with the decision makers of the industry, central location in Manhattan and great venues for the social programmes.
Our Keynote Speakers at the conference:
Our guests at the Industry Panel:
Optional gallery visit for those who arrive early: Guided tour of the MoMA by an art historian at 10:30 on 7th May, we need minimum 10 people in the group! Price: $34/ person
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome Dinner (Mexican night with Margaritas)
Friday, 8th May 2015
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 10:30 Tom Cheesewright - Helping people and organisations to See, Share and Respond to a coherent vision of tomorrow - keynote
10:30 – 11:00 coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Tom Cheesewright - Workshop
12:30 - 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Daniel J Guhr - Four Change Drivers of Future Language Travel: Disruption, Fragmentation, Brand Consolidation, and Bespoke Offerings
15:30 – 16:00 coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Speed Dating
20:00 - 23:00 Networking Dinner and Party with DJ Kharisma
Saturday, 9th May 2015
09:30 – 11:30 Dr Alex Grech- Shifting Sands. Social media and the Language Learner: empowerment, opportunity and distraction
11:30 – 12:00 coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Round table Discussion Industry Standard- A common language for Agents and Schools
13:30 – 14:30 lunch
14:30 - 15:50 Industry Panel Threats and Opportunities in our industry session 1
15:50 – 16:10 coffee break
16:10 – 17:30 Industry Panel Threats and Opportunities in our industry session 2
17:30 - departures
Please note that the schedule may change slightly.
ALTO members with hotel: 1090 USD
ALTO members no accommodation: 590 USD
Non- members with hotel: 1890 USD
Non- members no accommodation: 1390 USD
Spouse ticket: 420 USD (excludes all professional programmes) please contact Reka for more details.
Please note: ALL event tickets will be invoiced in US$. ALTO member organisations can purchase up to 2 tickets at the special reduced rate, additional staff members are welcome to join the event at the regular rate.