The education business is changing more profoundly and rapidly than ever. Those schools that adapt, innovate and experiment are increasing their chances to develop, lead and dominate in an increasingly competitive and globalized education market.
ADRIES is designed as an annual conference for school owners and managers, teachers, teacher trainers, education researchers, developers and innovators, technology experts, as well as other professionals in the education industry. It is the only conference of its kind in the region.
The 2022 conference is divided into three sections:
- ADRIES VR4LL revolves around the topic of Virtual Reality and its use in education. VR4LL is a transnational cooperation project funded by the Erasmus KA2 grant (no. 2019-1-HR01-KA204-060781) which focuses on developing VR tools for language learning. The conference will showcase the project results, but also introduce general concepts of VR and the Metaverse to language schools.
- ADRIES NGPT is focused on language assessments with an emphasis on digital testing tools. NGPT is also a transnational cooperation project (grant no. 2020-1-HR01-KA204-077724) and aims to develop advanced web-based placement tests for six European languages (English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian). This part of the conference will feature speakers from the language testing industry, including Cambridge Assessment English and Language Cert.
- ADRIES NET features presentations and workshops that will focus on introducing Erasmus funding opportunities for European language schools. Our aim is to create actual project ideas and form potential project teams for future collaboration and applications for Erasmus KA1 and KA2 grants. ADRIES will also host an optional networking event aimed at developing and strengthening partnerships and friendships among European language schools.
The conference is organized by a consortium of companies from Split, Croatia:
- Amber IT Solutions is an innovative and fast growing IT company that focuses on education management innovation and technology. Amber IT Solutions is also a creator of Amber School Manager, a unique and innovative online platform for integrating all business processes within an educational institution.
- Jantar ltd. is the largest language school in the region, an institute for adult education, a pioneer in software development courses for kids, and an authorized Cambridge Assessment English exam centre. Jantar successfully completed several EU projects and Erasmus grants, received the best regional small business award in 2015, and its courses carry the Croatian quality label awarded by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. It is also a part of the International House global affiliation of language schools.
- Eupolis grupa Ltd. is a Croatian consulting, innovation and development company. It specializes in developing integrated services for education institutions based on a combination of participative strategic and action planning, project and innovation pipelining, innovative fund-raising, human resource development, training and mentoring, social innovation and social enterprising.
Split is the largest coastal city in Croatia, situated in the Dalmatia region on the Adriatic coast. With more than half a million tourists annually and 15 kilometres of beaches with crystal clear sea, Split is the largest tourist centre in the region.
The historical centre, built by the Roman emperor Diocletian in 305 AD, is now a UNESCO Heritage site. With its rich cultural and gastronomic history, and the swimming season lasting from May until the end of October, Split attracts visitors from all over the world throughout the year.
Registration and Fees
The number of subsidized participation fees has been reached. New applicants need to pay the full participation fee of 200 EUR.
Participation fee must be paid to confirm your spot at the conference.
All participants must register online. Upon receiving your registration, we will send you the invoice for the participation feel.
Special networking event: Adriatic Sunset Cruise
In the evening of July 9, we will host a special networking event – a sunset cruise on the traditional Dalmatian “Trabakul”.
NOTE: the number of available spots for the cruise has been reached. It is no longer possible to apply for the cruise.
Arrival and Departure information
The conference program begins on Thursday, July 7 at 9 am and finishes on Saturday, July 9 at 1 pm.
The optional networking event will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 6-10 pm.
You should plan your arrival and departure accordingly.
Arrival by plane
Split airport code is SPU. You should have no problems finding flights from any major cities at this time of the year. Most places will have direct flights to Split in July. Split Airport offers shuttle bus service to city center every 30 minutes for 30 HRK (approximately 4 EUR). We do not recommend using local taxi service as it is quite expensive. Instead, you can use Uber which offers fair taxi rates throughout Split area.
Arrival by bus or train
Split bus and railroad station are both located in the city center. You can use Uber or local bus lines to get around Split.
Arrival by car
Croatian freeway A1 is a part of the European route E65 and leads directly to Split.
Radisson Blu Resort, Trstenik 19, Split
The Radisson Blu Resort is surrounded by beaches, and located 3 kilometres from the city centre. In addition to the many facilities available to hotel guests, it also features well-equipped facilities for meetings & events.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort
There are many accommodation options in Split, including both hotels and private accommodation. However, since Split is a very popular tourist destination, we recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible.
We recommend using booking.com, airbnb.com or adriatic.hr to browse accommodation options.