Ways to Save
Although your attendance at the convention can be seen as an expense, you can show your supervisor the different ways you can help minimize the costs. Here are some ways you can save:
- Consider sharing your hotel room with another attendee. TESOL offers an online option when you register to help you find a roommate.
- If you become a professional member for $98 you can get the member registration rate of $330. The nonmember registration rate is $560, so you’ll save $132—and you’ll get TESOL Member Benefits throughout the year, which includes free virtual seminars.
- Get a co-worker to attend the convention with you and if you register by 3 February 2014, his/her registration will be $295. That’s a $35 savings.
- Are you a student? If you qualify for the Student Membership, your dues would be $35 and your registration would be $145. You’ll save $380 off the nonmember rate or $248 off the member rate. To see if you qualify for student membership, visit the TESOL membership page.
- TESOL offers a discounted rate for a group of five or more attendees from the same institution. Each registration will be $295 if everybody is a member. That’s a $35 savings for each registration.