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2022 Advocacy and Policy Summit
The only event of its kind in the world, 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 English language education field.

By attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, you will:
  • Learn from experts about the latest education policy.
  • Share local issues impacting your work.
  • Meet with your legislators.

Tentative Schedule

6 June - Hill Training Webinar (recorded for those who miss the live event)

20 June - Evening Keynote Speaker (registration includes reception)

Ayanna CooperAyanna Cooper, Ed.D.
From Problematizing to Empowering: Liberating Programs for Multilingual Learners

Opportunities to create learning communities for multilingual learners exist when all stakeholders are committed to student success. Understanding the “why” and the “how” are imperative since there are policy implications that directly impact students and their teachers. Recommendations for advocating, prioritizing, and customizing approaches to program models for multilingual students will be provided. 

Ayanna Cooper, Ed.D., is a consultant, U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist alumna, and current TESOL International Association board member. She is the author of several publications including And Justice for ELs: A Leader’s Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools, Black Immigrants in the United States (co-editor with Ibrahim), and serves as Language Magazine’s Pass the Mic Series editor. In 2021 she was nominated as the Black English Professionals and Friends (BELPaF) of TESOL Member of the Year and as one of 30@30 by the U.S. Department of State for her diversity, equity, and inclusion contributions to the field.

21 June - Full Day With Invited Speakers
(registration includes breakfast and lunch)

Confirmed Speakers
  • Dr. Supreet Anand, U.S. Department of Education
  • Julie Sugarman, Migration Policy Institute
  • Domminick McParland, U.S. Department of Education
  • Caroline Treschitta, National Skills Coalition
  • Attorney Roger C. Rosenthal, Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP)
22 June - Meet With Representatives on the Hill
(optional dine around will be arranged; details to follow in June)


TESOL has negotiated a special group rate of $169 (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston. Click here to make reservation at the TESOL group rate. The deadline to make hotel reservations at the special TESOL rate is 31 May 2022.

Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
4610 N. Fairfax Drive 
Arlington, VA 22203 


Register by 6 June! Space is limited. The registration rate for TESOL members is US$249 and US$299 for nonmembers. 

Stay tuned for a virtual advocacy and policy event that will address issues around the world!

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