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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: Exhibitor, Sponsorship, and Advertising Fee Schedule 2018-2019

Fall Travel Grant Application 

The deadline for applications has passed. Notifications about awards will be sent no later than Friday, October 5th.

Upcoming Events

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • Arlington, VA United States

    2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

    The only event of its kind in the United States, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is an2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit unparalleled professional development opportunity for educators to learn about U.S. federal education issues and advocate for policies that support English learners and the field of English language education. By attending the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit, you will:

    • learn from experts and insiders about the latest federal education policy
    • enhance your leadership skills with hands-on advocacy training
    • share a powerful message with your members of Congress
    • join your colleagues from across the United States to make a difference

    For registration information see the TESOL.org website.

    Tentative Schedule

    The full ss will be released in early June. The summit's tentative schedule is:

    Monday 17 June: Check-in and materials pick-up: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    • Welcome and Introductions: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Federal Policy Update: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Breakout Sessions and Lunch: 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
    • Advocacy Training: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Tuesday 18 June: Keynote Speaker: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    • Breakout Sessions and Lunch: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    • Advocacy Training: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Wednesday 19 June: Capitol Hill Meetings: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Closing Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Note: ORTESOL is an affiliate of International TESOL. TESOL membership and event registration is through the TESOL website (tesol.org)

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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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