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Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

2024 ORTESOL Call for Proposals

8 Jul 2024 3:16 PM | ORTESOL Communications (Administrator)

Call for Proposals

ORTESOL is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2024 fall conference.  Deadline is October 15, 2024.

Presentation Types

Before you make a presentation, look at these presentation types:

  • Long Presentation, 60 minutes - This can be a workshop, panel, or lecture, but should include some participant discussion/activity time

  • Short Presentation, 25 minutes - Best for research reports, book or method introductions

  • Future of ESOL Topic Talk, 12-minute session repeated with different groups of participants - This is like a poster session on steroids. With other groups in the same room, you talk with a small group of people on whatever topic you choose: a book you recommend, a research project, policy, teaching basics, or even just a discussion. We require that you speak just half the 12 minutes and leave the rest for discussion. After 12 minutes, participants change groups and you do it all over again. For novice presenters, this is a good way to get your feet wet in presenting.

Note: If accepted, you must be registered for the conference to keep your presentation.

Register for the Conference Here

Submit a Presentation Proposal


Due to the limited number of rooms, all presentations will be vetted for quality and appropriacy.

Polish your Presentation 

We will be offering presenters opportunities to have other experienced presenters help them with their presentations at any stage along the way, from designing the initial presentation to giving it a last listen before going onstage. In the past, even plenary speakers have taken advantage of this opportunity and our experts have helped them sharpen their presentations. To take advantage of this free opportunity, contact presentation trainer Curtis Kelly at

Download this list of ten presentation tips that we highly recommend!

Commercial presentations policy

Any presentation demonstrating how a textbook, app, or English teaching device or service works, that is not available for free, must be labeled as a commercial presentation. Sponsors will be given a limited number of unvetted presentations. See sponsorship.


Every room is equipped with a technology podium that includes a computer, a document camera and an overhead projector. People can connect their own computers with the HDMI, VGA or an aux (for audio) cables present. If you plan on using a computer, we suggest you bring your own computer and adapters (Mac VGA especially). Just bringing a USB A flash drive will work too. Our tech support is limited, so you might want to go to your room early to check out setting up.


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