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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!

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!

Missed the virtual day? You can still join us in-person on 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

Register by 29 April for the virtual day or both days. If you're only attending the in-person event, register by 10 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


Virtual Action Schedule

  • 22 April (Mon) - Advocacy Day preparation webinar
  • 29-30 April (Mon) - Virtual policy updates
  • 1 May (Weds) - Virtual U.S. Capitol Hill visits

In-Person Action Schedule

  • 10 July (Weds) - Advocacy Day preparation webinar
  • 17-18 July (Weds-Thurs) - Virtual policy updates
  • 23 July (Tues) - In-person U.S. Capitol Hill visits (beginning at 8:00 a.m. with a keynote address in the Rayburn House Office Building)

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back at a later date for final details. Online presentations 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.

Missed the virtual day? You can still join us in-person on 23 July!

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