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ORTESOL sponsors a two day conference in the fall and a one day spring workshop with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our members. 

Speaker presentations from past events are available.


Interested in exhibiting educational materials, taking out an ad in the conference program, having a table to promote your organization, or recruit educational professionals at one of ORTESOL's events? In addition to exhibitor tables, there are many sponsorship opportunities available. 

Learn more: 2019-2020 Exhibitor, Sponsorship, and Advertising 

To inquire about exhibiting, sponsoring or advertising with ORTESOL, please contact us at exhibitors@ortesol.org.

Exhibitors can purchase tables, ads, and sponsorship packages at our Exhibitor's and Exhibitor's shop -- click here to purchase your spot now!

Upcoming Events

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus, Milwaukie, OR

    This year’s theme highlights the need for active practitioners to “sharpen the saw”! Ask any teacher in Oregon about the challenges they experience in relation to their jobs as English language educators and most would agree that building a sustainable career, managing time, working with limited resources, and our strained and uncertain political climate can lead to a deep sense of burnout.

    Please join us in working to create a healthier community of practice! 

    Key Conference Threads

    • Reflecting on what works: practical and creative strategies for positively teaching all four language skills to learners experiencing trauma, poverty, and marginalization.

    • Renewing your passion: building a sustainable work-life balance that allows for planning lessons, inspiring students, and trying new things while maintaining a commitment to your mental, physical, and long-term financial well being!

    • Envisioning the future: strategies for working to bring about change in your class, at your school, and in your state.

    • Enacting your dreams: tips and tools for developing a rewarding career, transitioning into new roles, taking on an entrepreneurial venture, writing great resumes, perfecting interview skills, and finding out where you belong.

    Online Registration closes at midnight Friday, November 8th. Onsite registration will be available both days. Non-members can attend by paying onsite registration fees.

    Onsite registration fees are as follows:

    • On-Site 1 Day (Friday OR Saturday). $75.0
    • On-Site 2 Days (Friday & Saturday). $125.00 

    Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus

    7738 SE Harmony Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222

    Campus map.

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 3 Apr 2020
    • Colorado

    The TESOL ​2020 convention theme is Where the World Comes Together. Join the international TESOL community in Denver, Colorado, USA, and experience what makes this association unique: Engage in dialogue with present and future practitioners, administrators, researchers, and advocacy leaders about language education and policy as you enrich your knowledge, networks, and professional experience. 

    For additional details check out: https://www.tesol.org/convention-2020

    Check out the Justification Toolkit for ideas on how to request support by your employer.  


    Learn about tips to get the most of the International TESOL conference by reading the ORTESOL Blog by one the 2019 James Nattinger Travel Grant recipients.  

    *ORTESOL is an affiliate of International TESOL.  

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 24 Mar 2023
    • Portland, Oregon


    International TESOL will be coming to Portland in 2023! 

    The event will take place 21-24 March 2023 hosted by ORTESOL.

Conference Justification

As an English language educator, you value attending ORTESOL conferences. The current economy has caused many school districts, governments, and other organizations to carefully watch travel and education budgets. 

To obtain the financial support and/or possibly time off you need from your employer, you will likely have to justify your attendance. To help you, ORTESOL has prepared the following resources:

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