TESOL 2020 Return on Investment
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What's in it for the Supervisor?

Use the tables below to figure out how much you'll spend to attend TESOL 2020 and how to explain how that expense will benefit your employer and your colleagues.



Convention registration


Ticketed events (PCIs, PreK-12 Day, etc.)






Transportation (airport to hotel)


Transportation (hotel to airport)


Mileage reimbursement (if driving to conference)


Parking reimbursement (at airport or hotel)


Food per diem


Total Expense


Whew! Okay, now let's look more closely at the benefits of attending TESOL 2020. Help your supervisor understand that your attendance will benefit not only you but your colleagues as well.

Benefits of Attending TESOL

Employer Needs?


New knowledge, training, enhanced expertise

New knowledge or training to share with colleagues

Team-building (if sending a group)

Learning about new technology and tools

Learning new workplace processes

Learning about the latest research

Exposure to useful new products and services (Expo Hall)

It might help to write out your answers before you talk to your ​supervisor. You should be able to answer all ​their questions. ​Their decision will likely depend on the information you provide and how well you sell the benefits of attending the convention. Good luck!