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2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

  • Date: 19 June 2016
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States


Registration Deadline Extended to 15 June!


19–21 June 2016


​Minutes from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1900 Diagonal Rd.
Alexandria, VA

​Invited Speakers

  • Marianna Vinson, Deputy Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education
  • James Ferg-Cadima, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
  • Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Giselle Lundy-Ponce, Associate Director, American Federation of Teachers
  • Roger Rosenthal, Executive Director, Migrant Legal Action Program

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, 19 June 2016

9:00–10:00 am Registration
10:00-10:30 am Welcome and Introductions
10:30-11:15 am Legislative Overview
11:15-12:00 pm Every Student Succeeds Act and ELLs
12:00–1:30 pm       
Lunch - Keynote
​2:00–4:00 pm Breakout Sessions
4:00-5:00 pm Closing Keynote - Day 1

Monday, 2​0 June 2016

8:30 am–12:30 pm  
Speakers and Breakout Sessions
12:30–2:00 pm    
Networking Lunch
2:00–5:00 pm
Grassroots Training and Preparation
for Capitol Hill Visits

Tuesday, ​21 June 2016: TESOL Advocacy Day

9:00 am–4:00 pm     Capitol Hill Visits
5:30–6:30 pm Closing Dinner and Debrief

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Registration Information


Registration ​fees include all materials, lunch on ​19 and 20 June, and the closing dinner on ​21 June. Additional guest tickets for the closing dinner may be purchased for $25 USD.

Registration also includes a free copy of Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators, written by Diane Staehr Fenner and co-published by TESOL Press and Corwin Press. Copies will be provided to registrants on-site.

Thank you to TESOL's Event Partner, Corwin Press, for providing the complimentary copies.

NOTE: Registration must be in advance. On-site registration is not available.

Early Registration
(By 30 April)

Advance Registration
(Extended to 6 June)

(Extended to 15 June)
TESOL Member

$99 USD

$125 USD

$150 USD


$125 USD

$150 USD

$175 USD

Registration for the 2016 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit ​is now closed. Any questions can be directed to

Hotel and Travel Information

You are responsible for arranging your own airfare and hotel accommodations. This information is provided to help you.

Resources for Attendees

Please see the above link for important documents to help you prepare for the summit

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Please refer to the FAQ. If you still have questions, please contact TESOL Advocacy & Public Policy.

See you at the summit!

Thank You to TESOL's Partners

TESOL thanks the following partners for their generous support:

TESOL’s Strategic Partner, 
American Federation of Teachers


TESOL's Event Partner,
Corwin Press


TESOL's Event Partner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt