registration policies

Registration and Payment Methods

Please read all instructions and policies carefully before registering for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo. By completing registration for the convention, you consent to abide by the policies outlined below. Any questions about policies should be addressed to the TESOL Conference Services.

TESOL offers registration online, by fax, and by mail. Because of potential errors in credit card transcription, TESOL does not offer registration by phone. TESOL accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

Membership: Join and Save $240

Join TESOL, receive all the great publications and benefits of being a TESOL member—and save $240 on your convention registration. Before you register, please be sure to resolve any outstanding issues concerning your membership status. For example, if your membership requires verification, it must be verified before you can receive the member discount.

Register Early and Save!

The earlier you register, the more you can save. To receive the maximum discount, register by 22 January 2016. Below are the deadlines:

  • 22 January 2016: Receive the maximum discount.

  • 23 January–22 February 2016: Receive the discounted advance registration rate.

  • After 22 February 2016: Pay the regular on-site rate (no discount).

Avoid processing delays. Beat the rush and register early!

Purchase Orders

Purchase orders must be postmarked by 22 January 2016. They will be invoiced within one week of receipt​. Full payment is due 1 March 2016. For more information, please review the purchase order policies.

Registration Confirmation

You should receive a confirmation 3 business days after you register. If you provide a valid e-mail address, you will receive your confirmation via e-mail.  Please add ​to your safe senders list to ensure that you get e-mails. Otherwise, you will receive confirmation via fax or regular mail.

If you do not receive confirmation, please contact Showcare Event Solutions:

Phone: 866.999.3032 (U.S. & Canada)
           +1 514.228.3074 (International)

Note: Please do not contact the TESOL office to confirm your registration. The TESOL office does not manage the registration files.

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds are not issued on-site. You must request a refund writing and it must be received by 22 January 2016. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

Fees for the following are nonrefundable:

  • Pre-and Postconvention Institutes (PCIs)
  • K-12 Dream Day Workshop
  • Community College Day
  • Leadership Development Certificate Program
  • Educational Site Visits
  • Tea With Distinguished TESOLers
  • ELT Management Program
  • Membership

​Send refund requests to

TESOL 2016 Registration Services
c/o Showcare Event Solutions
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-6705 USA

Consent to Use of Recorded Images and Audio

By registering, attending, or participating in meetings and other activities sponsored by TESOL International Association, you agree to allow TESOL International Association to record, reproduce, and distribute your image or voice in photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and any other methods of reproduction now and in the future.