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Guadalupe Valdes

Guadalupe Valdes

James E. Alatis Plenary

Thursday, 23 March, 08:00 AM

Ruminations of an Old Language Teacher

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Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Morning Keynote

Friday, 24 March, 08:00 AM

Perils or Promises: Education in the Age of Smart Machines

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Dudley Reynolds, 2016-2017 TESOL President

Dudley Reynolds

Presidential Keynote

Wednesday, 22 March, 08:00 AM

PROFESSIONAL English Language Teachers in a 2.0 World

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Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie

Opening Keynote

Tuesday, 21 March, 05:30 PM

Power and Empowerment: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic, and Highly Irreverent Look at the World

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Welcome to Seattle

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street Seattle, WA.
Headquarters Hotel: Sheraton Seattle.

As the largest organization for English language educators, TESOL International Association hosts more than 6,500 people annually from around the world at its convention. Educators at all levels attend to exchange ideas and connect with a dynamic professional community.

The convention begins on Tuesday night with the opening keynote and closes on Friday evening with a celebratory event. During those three-plus days, attendees can choose from nearly 1,000 educational sessions and visit the more than 120 exhibitors in the English Language Expo.



PreK-12 Day is an interactive program for mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators.


Pre- and Postconvention Institutes offer in-depth hands-on professional development.


Educational Site Visits take you to schools and centers that serve large numbers of English language learners.

TESOL Electronic Village

Explore the latest educational technology at the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase.

Take Advantage of all the Pre- and Postconvention Opportunities

Practical ​Workshops for English Language Teaching Professionals

Pre- and Postconvention Institutes (PCIs) offer in-depth, hands-on professional development at the TESOL convention. Selected by the Professional Development Committee, these workshops are designed and led by experts in the field.

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Job Market Place

For Recruiters

Expand your reach! Reserve a recruitment booth at the 2017 Job MarketPlace, and receive a free job ad on TESOL's online Career Center.

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For Job Seekers

Expand your search! The Job MarketPlace has recruiters from more than 30 organizations, and they all have access to résumés posted in the TESOL Career Center. Have you uploaded yours yet?

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