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Registration Policies

Registration and Payment Methods

Please read all instructions and policies carefully before registering for the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo. By completing registration for the convention, you consent to abide by the policies outlined below. Any questions about policies should be addressed to the TESOL Staff Office.

TESOL accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Because of potential errors in credit card transcription, TESOL does not offer registration by phone. If you have any questions about registration, please contact

PDF registration form for FAX and postal mail.

Email: TESOL@Showcare.com
Phone: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–8 pm ET*
866.999.3032 (USA and Canada)
+1 514.228.3074 (international)

Before You Register

Attending to these details before you register will ensure that your registration process is quick and easy.

Is Your Membership Up to Date?

Did you know that members save US$230 off convention registration? To take advantage of the discounted rate, please join TESOL or make sure that your membership is up to date before you register.

Any issues pertaining to the current status of membership must be resolved before you can register for the convention. For example, if your membership requires any type of verification, that verification must be received and the membership status updated before convention registration is possible.

If you have questions about your membership, please contact Member Services.

Do you Need a Purchase Order?

Purchase orders will be accepted from institutions only and must accompany the registration form. Each purchase order must contain the following information:
  • Name of each attendee
  • Amount due (in U.S. dollars) for each attendee
  • Total amount due (in U.S. dollars) for purchase order
  • Separate completed registration form for each attendee listed on the purchase order
  • Payment for any ticketed event(s) not covered by purchase order but marked on registration form
  • Purchase order total amount must match the total amount on registration form(s).
Deadline: Purchase orders must be postmarked by 15 January 2015. The issuer will be invoiced within one week of receipt. Purchase orders received after the deadline will not be processed. Purchase orders that do not follow the guidelines will be returned.

Payment: Full payment must be received by 1 March 2015. A 5% penalty will be charged for check payments received after 1 March 2015. Purchase orders must be paid in full before registration credentials can be issued. Prior to picking up your registration materials onsite, you should check with your institution to make sure that your purchase order has been paid.

The original purchase order and a registration form for each attendee must be mailed to the convention registrar:

TESOL 2015 Registration Services
c/o Showcare Event Solutions
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-6705 USA

Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment during on-site registration. If you have questions about purchase orders, please contact TESOL@Showcare.com.

Register Early and Save!

Preregistration: If your registration is submitted or postmarked by 11:59 pm ET* on 20 January 2015, (deadline extended) you will receive the maximum discount.

Advance Registration: If your registration is sent from 21 January 2015–20 February 2015 (11:59 pm ET*) you will receive the still discounted advance registration rate.

Regular Registration: All registrations received after 27 February 2015 will be subject to the higher on-site rate and may be subject to processing delays.

Other Ways to Save!

Membership: Save up to US$230 on your convention registration by joining TESOL. Join TESOL, receive all the great benefits of being a TESOL member—and save on your convention registration.

Group Discounts: Institutions or districts can save up to US$55 on each registration by registering five or more attendees at the same time. All registrations included in the group must be sent in at the same time, and must be received by 20 February 2015. To register as a group, please use the group registration page.

Register Online

Go to the convention registration page and use your credit card.

Group registration: To register as a group, please use the group registration page.

Deadline: There is no deadline for online registration. You may register online through 28 March 2015. All other registration dates and rates apply.

Register by Fax

PDF form for FAX
Fax your registration form with credit card payment to TESOL 2015:

866.614.5463 (USA and Canada)
+1 514.228.3151 (international)

Deadline: 1 March 2014. If you cannot submit your paper form by the deadline, please plan to register on site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Important: Please do not fax your form to the TESOL staff office. Doing so will delay your registration.

Register by Mail

PDF form for postal mail registrations.

Send your form with check payable to "TESOL" or credit card payment to

TESOL 2015 Registration Services
c/o Showcare Event Solutions
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-6705 USA

Deadline: 1 March 2015. If you cannot mail your form by the deadline, please plan to register on site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Important: Please do not mail your form to the TESOL staff office. Doing so will delay your registration.

Register on Site

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: Registration opens on Tuesday, 24 March 2015, at 3 pm ET*.

Questions About Registration?

Email: TESOL@Showcare.com
Phone: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–8 pm ET*
866.999.3032 (USA and Canada)
+1 514.228.3074 (international)

Confirmation

You will receive your confirmation 2–3 business days after the registrar receives your registration.

If you provided a valid email address when you registered, you will receive your confirmation via email. Otherwise, you'll receive it via fax or regular mail. Please add TESOL@Showcare.com to your email contacts or place it on your “safe” list (white list) to ensure that your emails do not get marked as spam.

Please do not contact the TESOL staff office to confirm your registration. TESOL staff do not manage the registration files.

If you do not receive your confirmation, please contact Showcare Event Solutions:
Email: TESOL@Showcare.com
Phone: 866.999.3032 (USA and Canada)
+1 514.228.3074 (International)

Cancellations and Refunds

Requests for refunds of registration fees must be received, in writing, by 24 February 2015. A US$50 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fees paid. Refund requests received after the 24 February 2015 deadline will not be honored.

Not refundable: Pre- and Postconvention Institutes, Educational Site Visits, Tea with Distinguished TESOLers, K–12 Dream Day, Adult Education Day, and Leadership Management Certificate Program.

No refunds are issued at the convention. Please send requests for refund to:

TESOL 2015 Registration Services
c/o Showcare Event Solutions
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-6705 USA

Please allow approximately 4–6 weeks after the convention to receive refund checks and two billing cycles for credits to appear on credit card statements. Membership dues will only be refunded if specifically requested.

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