Like us, you will have been watching with concern the increasing geographical spread of the Coronavirus. 

Following the cancellation of the IB World Conference and EARCOS Conferences in March, it is with great regret that we have decided that we are now at the point where we must postpone the GELS 2020 conference and, of course, the associated workshops and events.

Our 21CLHK Conference, also postponed from March 2020, will now take place in Hong Kong on Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 September 2020. Given the crowded nature of the educational events calendar and demand for venues, it is extremely difficult to schedule another weekend in the first semester of the 20-21 Academic Year. With this in mind, we have decided to co-locate the GELS conference with the 21CLHK conference. 

The two day conference will be changed to a single day format.

What does this mean? 

The integrated schedule for the combined GELS 2020 and 21CLHK12 conferences will now be as follows:

GELS Preconference: Wednesday 9 September 2020; Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

GELS Conference: Thursday 10 September 2020; Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

21CLHK Conference: Friday 11 September 2020; Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

21CLHK Conference: Saturday 12 September 2020; Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

The 21CLHK conference, which is focussed on contemporary learning learning, leadership and teaching, will take place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2020. We will introduce a new theme on Innovative Education

There are pricing differences now between the scheduled April conferences and the new dates that we will summarize below. 

The silver lining of all this is that you can come for the same GELS experience but will also have the opportunity to attend a second conference. If you decide to attend both events we are offering 20% off to attend both. 

Your Options

  • You can roll your registration to the new dates. We will refund any difference in fees.
  • You can request a full refund for GELS. 

Summary of Prices

Please note prices are presented in range to show early bird to late prices.

Original April Date
New September Date
GELS Conference + Pre Conference
$1075 – $1150USD
$900 – $925USD
GELS Conference
$550 – $625USD

$375 – $400USD

GELS Pre Conference$550USD$550 – $600USD
GELS Conference + 21CLHK Conference
$1150 – $1400USD
GELS Conference + GELS Preconference + 21CLHK Preconference
$1700 – $2000USD
Hotel Royal Orchard Sheraton
$175 – $190USD
Harbourview Hotel
$172 – 182USD