Convention

  • When will convention registration open? Registration is open now through 27 March. Please click on 'Register Now' button to register. 
  • I am registered. When will I receive my login credentials for the convention platform? You will receive your credentials on Tuesday, 23 March.
  • Until when will I have access to the recorded convention sessions? Registrants will be able to access recorded sessions until 21 June.

  • I am a full time student. Can I register at the student member rate? You will have to be a current student member of TESOL in order to receive the student member price.  To join TESOL, please go to www.tesol.org/join.

  • When will there be a schedule for online presentations?  Please refer to convention program

  • What will be presented online? Please refer to convention program

  • Will the presentations be live or recorded? The Convention will offer a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Keynote and invited speaker sessions will mostly be live. Most sessions will be pre-recorded, with some following with live Q and A session with presenters. Hundreds of educational sessions will also be available for on-demand viewing. 

  • Will live sessions be recorded and archived? Yes, unless the presenters do not give permission for TESOL to do so.

  • What online platform will we use? The event will be hosted on the Showcare virtual platform.

  • Can we get a certificate for our presentation if we present? Yes, regardless of if your presentation is live or recorded, TESOL will issue a presentation certificate at the conclusion of the convention.

  • I cannot present my 2021 accepted session online. Can my session be included in 2022 convention? Unfortunately we will not be deferring presentation to the TESOL 2022 Convention. We encourage you to resubmit proposal for TESOL 2022.

  • When and how will we have the Annual Business Meeting? The Annual Business Meeting will be on Saturday, 27 March at 2:00 pm US ET.

  • Will there be an Electronic Village? Yes! CALL-IS has planned an exciting mix of asynchronous and live events during the convention to help you build and refine your virtual teaching toolbox. The EV sessions will take place outside of the convention platform. To learn more, visit https://sites.google.com/view/electronicvillage2021/

CoP Meetings

  • When/how will we have the Leadership Forum? We haven’t scheduled this meeting yet. Watch this site and your email for further details.

  • When/how will we have our Interest Section meetings? We are working with Interest Section leaders to schedule these meetings. Watch your email for more details.

  • When/how will we have our networking meetings?  The platform we have selected allows for virtual networking. The Conferences Professional Council is working on the best way to utilize these features and schedule networking to provide attendees the opportunity to connect and share. Watch the website for further details.

Other Meetings

  • When/how will Affiliate leaders have our sessions? We are working with the Affiliate Network Professional Council to identify when these will take place.
  • When/how will Professional Councils have our meetings? We are asking chairs to work with their staff partner and Board liaison to identify appropriate times.
  • Will Pre-K-12 Day be held online? Yes, Pre-K-12 Day will be a virtual event but separate from the March convention. Watch the website and your email for updates.

Exhibitors

  • Will exhibitors be presenting sessions online? Exhibitors who signed up prior to 1 October will have the opportunity to present during the convention. 

  • How can we contact exhibitors if we want to look at their materials? You will be able to both chat with and message exhibitors during the convention.