18–20 June 2017
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
The only event of its kind in the United States, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit
is an unparalleled professional development opportunity for educators to learn about U.S. federal education issues and advocate for policies that support English learners and the field of English language education.
By attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, you will
Confirmed speakers include
- learn from experts and insiders about the latest federal education policy
- enhance your leadership skills with hands-on advocacy training
- share a powerful message with your members of Congress
- join your colleagues from across the United States to make a difference
Registration for the 2017 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is extremely limited. Participants are urged to register as quickly as possible. Register early and save!
(All fees are in US dollars.)
All TESOL affiliates
in good standing are eligible for one complimentary registration for the Advocacy & Policy Summit. If your affiliate
hasn’t identified a delegate for this year, contact your local affiliate to see if they will support your attendance. Affiliates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with the name of their delegate to register.
include all materials, Metro fare to Capitol Hill, lunch on 18 and 19 June, and the closing dinner on 20 June. Additional guest tickets for the closing dinner may be purchased for US$25.
Purchase orders and paper registration forms
are available for participants and groups from schools and other institutions, as well as participants who are unable to complete the online registration form. Please see the purchase order/paper registration form for more information.
Registration also includes a free
copy of Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators,
written by Diane Staehr Fenner and co-published by TESOL Press
and Corwin Press
. Copies will be provided to registrants on-site. Thank you to Corwin Press
, for providing the complimentary copies.
Registration must be in advance. On-site registration is not
are not issued on-site. All refund requests must be received in writing by 5 June
2017. A 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend according to past participants.
Highlights from the 2016 Advocacy & Policy Summit.
You are responsible for arranging your own airfare and hotel accommodations. This information
is provided to help you.
Please review these important documents
to help you prepare for the summit.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
||Welcome and Introductions
|11:00 am–12:30 pm
||Lunch & Networking
||Introduction to Advocacy
Monday, 19 June 2017
|10:15 am–12:15 pm
| Lunch & Keynote
|Advocacy Training and Preparation
for Capitol Hill Visits
Tuesday, 20 June 2017: TESOL Advocacy Day
|9:00 am–4:00 pm
||Capitol Hill Visits
||Closing Dinner and Debrief
Please refer to the FAQ. If you still have questions, please contact TESOL Advocacy & Public Policy.
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American Federation of Teachers, TESOL’s Strategic Partner