After careful consideration of our values, our commitments to the profession and host affiliate, and our attendees’ safety, the TESOL board of directors made the decision to move forward with hosting TESOL 2024 in Tampa. In making this decision the TESOL board of directors affirmed our commitment to:
- Support our members and the thousands of multilingual learners of English.
- Encourage English language teaching (ELT) professionals to speak up, advocate, and educate.
- Amplify voices for academic freedom and culturally/linguistically relevant teaching.
- Demonstrate that our profession is stronger when we come together, united, and present.
By holding TESOL 2024 in Florida, TESOL will live out its values and amplify the voices of those who may not be able speak for themselves. Our presence will be exponentially more impactful than our absence. You can read the full statement issued by our TESOL president here: "Bringing TESOL's Values to Florida".