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 deadline to submit a proposal is 1 June of the year prior to the convention (i.e., June 2013 for 2014). Notices of proposal status are sent out by October. All proposals must be submitted online. Proposals that are mailed or faxed will not be accepted.
The 2014 call for proposals is now available. See you in Portland, Oregon!
Proposals for Pre and Postconvention Institutes (PCIs) are also due each 1 June. Those proposals may be submitted by mail or fax.
The 2014 call for PCI proposals is now available.
TESOL is also accepting reviewer applications for the 2014 convention.
All proposal reviewers must complete the reviewer training. If you have not previously completed the training, you must complete it prior to 1 June 2013.
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
20 – 23 March 2013 Dallas, Texas, USA, hosted by Texas TESOL
26 – 29 March 2014 Portland, Oregon, USA, hosted by Oregon TESOL
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)
Past TESOL Conventions
Here is a list of dates and locations for past TESOL conventions.