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TESOL Advocacy Action Days

Join fellow advocates for the 2024 TESOL Advocacy Action Days and take your voice to the U.S. Congress!

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Opening Keynote &
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Advocacy Dinner Sponsor

Why Attend?

By attending the 2024 TESOL Advocacy Action Days, you'll be able to:

  • Build relationships with your representative and senators.
  • Learn more about the policies that impact ELT and MLEs.
  • Lift the voice of learners, families, and your communities.
  • Hone your advocacy skills.

And don't forget—it's an election year!

Join us in-person on 22-23 July!

This well organized and meaningful experience has inspired our affiliate organization to build up our Advocacy efforts!

Dana Weber, 2023 Advocacy & Policy Summit Participant

Registration Rates

  Virtual In Person Both (20% savings!)
Member $60 $140 $160
Nonmember $80 $170 $200

Registration for the virtual event has passed. If you're attending the in-person event, register by 12 July.

Montserrat Garibay

Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director
US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition

Domminick McParland

Education Program Specialist
US Department of Education, Office for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Alejandra Vázquez Baur

The Century Foundation

National Newcomer Network

Diego N. Sánchez

Director of Policy and Strategy
Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Roger Rosenthal

Executive Director
Migrant Legal Action Program

Owen Andrews

Instructional Specialist II
English Language Learning, Anne Arundel Community College

Drew S. Fagan

TESOL 2023 Teacher of the Year
University of Maryland, College Park


  • 10 July (Weds) - Advocacy Day preparation webinar (recorded if you miss it)
  • 17-18 July (Weds-Thurs) - Virtual policy updates (recorded if you miss them)
  • 22 July (Mon) - In-person panel: Equal Credit for Equal Work: Delving Into the Development, Advocacy, and Passage of Maryland’s Credit for All Language Learning Act & dinner sponsored by CAL
  • 23 July (Tues) - In-person U.S. Capitol Hill visits (beginning at 8:00 a.m. with a keynote address and breakfast in the Rayburn House Office Building sponsored by World Learning)

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back at a later date for final details. Online presentations and the panel on the 22nd will be recorded and made available to registrants.

Washington, D.C., Hotel Recommendations


Hotel ESTIMATED Pricing for 22-23 July per Night 
Hilton Alexandria Old Town $208
Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town $223
Hampton Inn Alexandria-Old Town/King St. Metro $187
Lorien Hotel & Spa
Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town National Harbor $186
The Westin Alexandria Old Town $245
Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria $232
  • All hotels listed are within walking distance of the TESOL International Association office. (See TESOL office location here.)
  • Prices listed above are per night and exclude taxes and fees.
  • TESOL does NOT have any guaranteed rates at the listed hotels.
  • Rates are subject to change.

Join us in-person on 22-23 July!

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