I have been a member of ALL for about 9 years, and have never really participated in any of the events, just looked forward to reading the journals and receiving news via email.
This ALL London event spoke to me, however, and I took the opportunity to attend this meeting at the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrave Square.
I attended two sessions: Alternative Accreditation and Primary Language teaching. Both sessions were extremely useful. The AGM was also included in the programme and many issues surrounding language learning were discussed. The main concerns are GCSE examinations and the severity of marking and the quality and provision of Primary language teaching. More information can be found here.
I look forward to attending more of these events.