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ALTO Conference New York 2015

Professional Development and Networking conference for members and non-members with fantastic keynote speakers, industry panel guests, plenty of opportunities to network with the decision makers and great venues for the evening receptions.

07/05/2015 to 09/05/2015
When: 7th-9th May 2015
19:00 (7th-May) - 17:30 (9th May)
Where: Marriott East Side
525 Lexington Avenue
New York 10017
United States
Contact: Reka Lenart


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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! 

The 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:




Dr Alex Grech
Owner- StrategyWorks 




Shifting Sand
Social media and the Language Learner: empowerment, opportunity and distraction
Daniel J Guhr
Managing Director- Illuminate Consulting Group


Four Change Drivers of Future Language Travel: Disruption
Fragmentation
Brand Consolidation
and Bespoke Offerings


Tom Cheesewright
Founder - Book of the Future



Book of the Future
Helping people and organisations to see, share and respond to a coherent vision of tomorrow 

 

Our guests at the Industry Panel: 






Sanjeev Verma - Intelligent partners
Fernanda Zocchio Semeoni - Experimento Brazil
Jacqueline Kassteen - ICEF Monitor 
Dr Alex Grech - StrategyWorks
Amy Baker- The PIE News 
Panel Moderator 

   

Thursday, 7th May 2015

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.

Participation fees:

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.