With more than 6,500 attendees, 700 education sessions, and 150 exhibits, the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo
is the largest professional development event in the TESOL field.
The convention offers professional development opportunities to English language educators at all levels from around the world. In lively interactive sessions, educators develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices. Participants integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network.
Annual Call for Session Proposals
The call for proposals for the TESOL International Convention is issued 1 year prior to the convention. The proposal deadline is usually around 1 June of the year prior to the convention (e.g., 3 June 2013 for 2014). All proposals must be submitted online. Those who have submitted proposals are usually notified about the status of their proposals in early October.
Convention Program Chair
View the Call for the 2017 Convention Program Chair.
English Language Expo
The English Language Expo, the largest of its kind, provides the opportunity to showcase your latest products, publications, software, and ESOL teaching tools to more than 6,500 international TESOL professionals.
Gain added exposure and stand out from competitors by combining TESOL’s advertising, sponsorship, and exhibiting opportunities and reach leaders in the profession—program directors, ESL/EFL instructors and educators, and most influential people throughout the field.
To ensure your success and increase your bottom line, we have created a dynamic exhibit hall, and an array of highly effective advertising and brand‑building opportunities to ensure maximum visibility. You are invited to be part of the most highly regarded and attended meeting of the year. Exhibiting information is available in May for the upcoming Expo.
Future Dates and Host Affiliates
25 – 28 March 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, hosted by TESL Ontario
5 – 8 April 2016 Baltimore, Maryland, USA, hosted by Maryland TESOL
21 – 24 March 2017 Seattle, Washington, USA, hosted by Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (WAESOL)
27 – 30 March 2018 Chicago, Illinois, USA, hosted by Illinois TESOL/BE (ITBE)
12 – 15 March 2019 Atlanta, Georgia, USA, hosted by Georgia TESOL
Past TESOL Conventions
Here is a list of dates and locations for past TESOL conventions.