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TESOL Volunteers

Serve on the Conferences Professional Council

The Conferences Professional Council is currently seeking new members. Appointments will be for two years beginning in April 2023. To be eligible, you must be a member of TESOL International Association in good standing. The deadline to apply is 27 January 2023.

About the Conferences Professional Council

The Conferences Professional Council shall ensure that the content and program of TESOL International Association regional conferences and the Annual Convention are focused on current issues that impact the field of English language teaching, are responsive to the diverse needs of members and the TESOL field, and are aligned with the strategic direction of the association. The Council achieves this purpose by collaborating with staff and the Board of Directors in setting the overall goals for each regional conference and the Annual Convention, and providing advice and guidance as needed.

More information on the responsibilities and duties of the Conferences Professional Council is available in its charter.

Experience Sought

  • Planning local, regional or international conferences
  • Reviewing conference proposals
  • Experience with the TESOL International Convention and/or regional conferences

Skills Needed

  • Ability to stay organized and on track and meet deadlines
  • Ability to consider new approaches
  • Creative thinking
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to build consensus
  • Ability to work as part of a team


The time commitment is roughly 8-10 hours a month. Additional responsibilities include
  • Attend both the 2023 and 2024 TESOL International Convention
  • Participate in 10-12 conference calls per year
  • Be active on council Microsoft Teams group
  • Respond to emails

How to Apply

Apply Here

Application deadline: 27 January 2023.