Sponsorship Opportunities at LIF2020

The 7th International Language in Focus Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Valetta, Malta from 30rd April to 2nd May 2020.

Annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students, and well-known researchers thanks to your invaluable contributions. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

LIF2020, to be held in Valletta, Malta, will constitute an excellent opportunity to meet experts in various areas of ELT and language studies. The conference offers ELT practitioners from around the world the chance to explore the newest ideas and trends in English language teaching. LIF participants, with almost 50% of attendees joining us for the first time each year, come from almost 70 different countries. During the three-day conference, we provide publishers and educational institutions with opportunites have to their exhibitions introducing both innovative and reputable ELT resources including publications, courses and testing, and other key services.

With distinguished plenaries from the giants in the related fields, many of topical sessions, and a variety of social and academic events, the LIF conference is one of the annual leading ELT and Applied Linguistics events in the calendar.

Becoming a Sponsor

Being a sponsor at the LIF Conference gives you an opportunity to connect and build a network with a very active Foreign Language Teaching community. Coming from all over the world, our participants in this unique, annual learning adventure always look for new publications, learning and teaching materials, and ideas. That's why, the LIF Conference is where you could benefit from sponsorship exposure.

As we would like to maximize your visibility at the LIF Conference, we offer a flexible approach to sponsorship enabling a greater freedom when considering the best methods to build your brand awareness. The sponsorship options we provide will help you to:

  • increase awareness around a new product or service;
  • increase brand awareness;
  • acquire new audiences;
  • build relationships and engagement with your online community;
  • reposition yourself.

Sponsorship Options

When you become a sponsor, we offer a number of benefits to help increase your exposure to our LIF participants during the conference. Depending on your level of investment, these benefits would be:

Welcome Reception: Attended by LIF Plenary Speakers and around 300 delegates, the welcome reception is a cheerful event to kick off the LIF Conference each year. Drinks and light entertainment will be available. As part of this sponsorship, your company will benefit from:

  • Full branding of the Welcome Reception including all signage
  • Pop-up banners around the reception area during welcome speeches (To be supplied by the sponsor)
  • Recognition during welcome speeches by the LIF President

Cofee Breaks: During the conference, at the coffee break areas, we offer complimentary hot/cold beverages and assorted cookies to all participants throughout the day. They are main networking areas during break times and lunches. All branding must be supplied by the sponsor and must be approved by LIF Conference Organization. As part of this sponsorship, your company will benefit from:

  • Signage at tea/coffee points on chosen sponsorship day
  • Sole literature distribution at tea/coffee break areas
  • Pop-up banners at the tea/coffee break areas (To be supplied by the sponsor)
  • Additional literature distribution around exhibition seating areas during the conference
  • Highlighted in the conference program overview pages as coffee break sponsor
  • Option to give out additional branded items such as recyclable paper cups, napkins or placemats (To be supplied by the sponsor)

Conference Bags: Offered to all participants during the registration, the conference bags are a great giveaway at the conference and can be utilised after the conference, extending your brand exposure. The branded bags and bag insert must be supplied by the sponsor and final designs must be approved by LIF Conference Organization. This will be approximately 400 pieces each. As part of this sponsorship, your company will benefit from:

  • Company name/logo and branding on delegate bags, along with LIF Conference logo and reference to the conference year Insert for the delegate bags - this could be a flyer, booklet or other branded item such as stationary.
  • Branding on the conference bag collection point in the main galleria.

Delegate Lanyards, Badges, and pens: Each and every participant is required to have their badge to access any academic sessions and social events. This creates a great branding opportunity. The exposure continues long after conference with many photos and videos showing delegates with their badges on social media. The lanyards and pens should be supplied by the sponsor and final designs must be approved by LIF Conference Organization. As part of this sponsorship option, your company will benefit from:

  • Company logo on the participant badges, along with the LIF logo - Company name/logo on the lanyards, along with LIF logo
  • Branding on the welcome and registration desk in the main hall.

Charging Station: During the conference, you can sponsor to host charging stations(s) with multiple device charging tables, which will be available to delegates free of charge. These are always popular spots for participants to ‘top-up’ between sessions and a great opportunity to grab their attention whilst they charge. All branding and literature must be supplied by the sponsor and must be approved by LIF Conference Organization. As part of this sponsorship, your company will benefit from:

  • Full branding of the charging booth(s)
  • Sole literature distribution in this area (To be supplied by the sponsor)
  • Option to brand charging tables (To be supplied by the sponsor)
  • Other branding opportunities and initiatives available (To be supplied by the sponsor & approved by LIF Conference Organization)

Contact us for Sponsorship

If you would like to discuss any of our sponsorship opportunities and how these could be arranged to suit your requirements, or if you would like to talk about your own ideas, please contact lif@languageinfocus.org

Our conference organization team is always at your disposal.


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