Schedule at a glance

Please note that the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo runs from Tuesday to Friday, 5–8 April 2016.

Registration Hours

Monday 3 pm–6 pm
Tuesday 7 am–7 pm
Wednesday 7 am–5 pm
Thursday 7 am–5 pm
Friday 7 am–3 pm

Exhibit Hours

Wednesday 8:30 am–5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am–5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Job MarketPlace

​Wednesday 8:30 am–5:30 pm
​Thursday 8:30 am–5:30 pm
​Friday 8:30 am–3:30 pm 

TESOL Press Popup Bookstore Hours (Registration Area)

Monday 7 am – 10 am
Monday 3:00 pm—6 pm
Tuesday 7am – 5:30 pm

TESOL Press Bookstore Hours

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Monday, 4 April

8 am–5:15 pm             PreK–12 Dream Day+

8 am–5:15 pm             Community College Day+

5 pm–9 pm                  Preconvention Institutes+

Tuesday, 5 April

8 am–12 pm                Educational Site Visits+

8 am–5 pm                  Preconvention Institutes+ (various times)

8 am–12 pm                TOEFL Propell® Speaking and Writing Workshop

8:30 am–4:45 pm         Doctoral Research Forum

8:30 am–4:45 pm         Master’s Student Forum

8:30 am–4:00 pm         Affiliate Workshop

1 pm-5:30 pm              IELTS USA Teacher Workshop

1 pm-3 pm                   Interest Section Leaders’ Workshop

3:30 pm–5 pm              Reception for New Members & First-Time Attendees

5:30 pm–7 pm              Opening Keynote: Aziz Abu Sarah

Wednesday, 6 April

8 am–9 am                   Presidential Keynote: Andy Curtis

12:30 pm–1:45 pm        Poster Sessions

3 pm–3:45 pm              Tea With Distinguished TESOLers+

4 pm–5 pm                   Town Meeting

5 pm–6:30 pm               Interest Section Open Meetings

6:45 pm–8:15 pm          Interest Section Open Meetings

Thursday, 7 April

8 am–9 am                  James E. Alatis Plenary: Jeanette Altarriba

9 am–​10 am                "The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL Tale" —  
                                   A musical 50th anniversary stage show

11:15 am-12:45 pm       Affiliate Colloquium

12:30 pm–1:45 pm        Poster Sessions

1 pm–​2 pm                   Interest Section Assembly

1:30 pm–2:30 pm     ​     Ice Cream Break at the English Language Expo

3 pm–3:45 pm             Tea With Distinguished TESOLers+​

Friday, 8 April

8 am–9 am                   Friday Keynote: Anne Curzan

12:30 pm–1:45 pm        Poster Sessions

3 pm–3:45 pm              Tea With Distinguished TESOLers+

5 pm–6:30 pm              TESOL Annual Business Meeting

7 pm–9 pm                   TESOL’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, 9 April​

8 am–12 pm                Postconvention Institutes+

+ Ticketed Event

Concurrent and exhibitor sessions are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 9:30 am each day, with the last session starting at 5 pm.