Academic Sessions - An in-depth session sponsored by a specific interest section. They are 60-minute pre-recorded presentations, which may be followed by a 15-minute live text Q & A session and/or a 15-minute round-table video discussion with presenters. Some academic sessions may only be pre-recorded without Q & A or round-table discussion.

Dialogues - Peer-to-peer facilitated discussions about a hot topic in TESOL. They will be scheduled as a 20-minute live round-table video discussion. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 16 attendees.

Exhibitor Sessions - Sessions sponsored by exhibitors. They are 30-minute pre-recorded presentations, which may be followed by a 15-minute live text Q & A session with presenters. Some exhibitor sessions may only be pre-recorded without Q & A.

Intersection Sessions -  Academic sessions that represent a collaboration between two or more interest sections or other entities. They are 60-minute pre-recorded presentations, which may be followed by a 15-minute live text Q & A session and/or a 15-minute round-table video discussion with presenters. Some intersection sessions may only be pre-recorded without Q & A or round-table discussion.

Invited Speaker Sessions - Sessions featuring a speaker selected by the Conferences Professional Council because the speaker has a message that is important to TESOL members. These are 60-minute live presentations, which will run at the scheduled time on the virtual convention platform. Some invited speaker sessions may be pre-recorded with Q & A.

Panel Sessions - Multiple short presentations and discussion of a current ELT issue focusing on practice, research, and/or advocacy. They are 60-minute pre-recorded presentations, which may be followed by a 15-minute live text Q & A session and/or a 15-minute round-table video discussion with presenters. Some panel sessions may only be pre-recorded without Q & A or round-table discussion.

Presentations - Research-oriented adjudicated sessions that discuss the presenters’ work in relation to theory and/or practice. They are 30-minute pre-recorded presentations, which may be followed by a 15-minute live text Q & A session with presenters. Some presentations may only be pre-recorded without Q & A.

Poster Sessions - These are self-explanatory exhibits that allow participants to engage in informal discussion. For each poster session, there is a corresponding 20-minute pre-recorded presentation, PDF poster document(s), and Q & A discussion area.

Teaching Tip - Oral summary that discusses the presenter’s work in relation to practice. They are 20-minute pre-recorded presentations.

Ticketed Event - Ticketed events ensure a more intimate and interactive session. They are live events, which will not be recorded and available after they end. Tickets must be purchased to attend. The TESOL Convention registration fee does not include ticketed events.

TESOL in Focus - Sessions sponsored by TESOL highlighting special projects and initiatives to further the field, or partnerships with colleague associations. These are one-hour live presentations, which will run at the scheduled time on the virtual convention platform. Some sessions may be pre-recorded with Q & A.

Workshops - A carefully structured, hands-on, professional development activity. They are one-hour long and will be run at the scheduled time on the virtual convention platform. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited to 40 attendees.