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The TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Registration Hours

Monday

3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am–5:00 pm

Wednesday

6:30 am–4:30 pm

Thursday

6:30 am–4:30 pm

Friday

6:30 am–Noon


Expo Hall Hours

Recruiter Pavilion Hours

Wednesday

9:15 am–5:30 pm   

Wednesday

9:15 am–5:30 pm

Thursday

8:30 am–5:30 pm

Thursday

8:30 am–5:30 pm

Friday

8:30 am–3:30 pm

Friday

8:30 am–3:30 pm


TESOL Press Bookstore
(Located outside the Expo Hall)

Monday

3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am–5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am–5:30 pm

Thursday

7:30 am–5:30 pm

Friday

7:30 am–3:30 pm


Concurrent and Exhibitor Sessions

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 7:00 am each day, with the last session starting at 5:00 pm.


Week at a Glance

Note: Unless specified otherwise, all rooms are in the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. GWCC is the Georgia World Conference Center.

Monday, 11 March 2019

9:00 am–9:00 pm

Preconvention Institutes* (various times)

​1:00 ​pm–​5:00 pm 

The 6 Principles: Training of Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

8:00 am–12:00 pm

Educational Site Visits*

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Preconvention Institutes* (various times)

8:30 am–9:30 am

Professional Council Chairs Meeting (A313/314 GWCC)

8:30 am–4:45 pm

Doctoral Research Forum*

8:30 am–4:45 pm

Master's Student Forum*

9:30 am–11:30 am

Leadership Forum (A313/314 GWCC)

1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Interest Section Steering Committee Meetings (A302, GWCC)

1:30 pm–5:00 pm

Affiliate Leaders Workshop (B401, GWCC)

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Professional Council and Committee Meetings (various locations)

3:30 pm–5:00 pm

Reception for New Members & First-Time Attendees

5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Opening Keynote: David Harrison

7:00 pm–8:30 pm

CALL-IS Open Meeting (Grand Ballroom E)

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

8:00 am–9:00 am

Presidential Keynote: Luciana de Oliveira

9:15 am–11:00 am

Dedicated Time to Visit the English Language Expo

11:00 am–1​2:45 ​pm 

Interest Section Leadership Meeting (International Ballroom F) 

12:30 pm–1:45 pm

Poster Sessions

1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Affiliate Communications Workshop

3:00 pm–3:45 pm

Tea With Distinguished TESOLers*

4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Town Meeting

5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Interest Section Open Meetings

Applied Linguistics (Chestnut)
English for Specific Purposes (Hazelnut)
Intensive English Programs (Pecan)
Intercultural Communications ((Juniper)
Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (Magnolia)
Program Administration (Cypress)
Refugee Concerns ((Sycamore)
Second Language Writing (Hickory)
Social Responsibility (Walnut)

6:45 pm–8:15 pm

Interest Section Open Meetings

Adult Education (Sycamore)
Bilingual Education (Magnolia)
Elementary Education (Juniper)
English as a Foreign Language (Chestnut)
Higher Education (Walnut)
International Teaching Assistant (Cypress)
Materials Writers (Hickory)
Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening (Pecan)
Teacher Education (Hazelnut)

Thursday, 14 March 2019

8:00 am–9:00 am

James E. Alatis Plenary: TBA

10:00 am–11:00 am

Affiliate Assembly (International Ballroom C)

9:45 am–10:45 am

Interest Section Editors' Workshop (Cottonwood B)

11:00 am–Noon

Interest Section myTESOL Workshop (Cottonwood B)

11:15 am–12:45 pm

Affiliate Colloquium (International Ballroom C)

12:30 pm–1:45 pm

Poster Sessions

1:00 pm–2:45 pm

Interest Section Assembly (Dogwood B)

3:00 pm–3:45 pm

Tea With Distinguished TESOLers*

Friday, 15 March 2019

8:00 am–9:00 am

Friday Keynote: TBA

12:30 pm–1:45 pm

Poster Sessions

3:00 pm–3:45 pm

Tea With Distinguished TESOLers*

5:00 pm–6:15 pm

TESOL Annual Business Meeting

7:00 pm–​9:00 pm

TESOL's Closing Celebration

Saturday, 16 March 2019

8:00 am–5:15 pm

PreK–12 Day*


*Ticketed Event