Call for Volunteers: 2018 TESOL Conferences Professional Council

TESOL International Association is seeking three individuals to serve on the new Conferences Professional Council, along with three current appointees. Appointments will be for two years beginning in April 2017. To be eligible, you must be a member of TESOL International Association in good standing. The deadline to apply is 19 February 2017.

About the Conferences Professional Council

The role of the Conferences Professional Council ​is to ensure that the content and program of TESOL International Association regional conferences and the Annual Convention are
  • focused on current issues that impact the field of English language teaching
  • responsive to the diverse needs of members and the TESOL field
  • aligned with the strategic direction of the association
More information on the responsibilities and duties of the Conferences Professional Council is available in its charter.

Experience Sought

  • Planning local, regional or international conferences
  • Reviewing conference proposals
  • Experience with the TESOL International Convention and/or regional conferences

Skills Needed

  • Ability to stay organized and on track and meet deadlines
  • Ability to consider new approaches
  • Creative thinking
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to build consensus
  • Ability to work as part of a team


The time commitment is roughly 8-10 hours a month. Additional responsibilities include
  • Attend ​both the 2018 and 2019 TESOL International Convention, and participate in the council meeting prior to the start of each
  • Participate in 4-5 conference calls per year
  • Actively participate in council discussions online.

How to Apply

For consideration, please submit an application through the online form by ​Sunday, 19 February 201​7.