2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit
6/18/2018 - 6/20/2018
Date: 18 - 20 June 2018
TESOL Members: US$225
Nonmembers: US$250
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Registration for the 2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is Closed

The only event of its kind in the United States, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is an 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


NEW: All attendees of the summit will receive a FREE e-book copy of Social Justice in English Language Teaching, when arriving at the summit, compliments of TESOL Press.


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Highlights from the 2017 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Top 10 Reasons to Attend According to Past Participants


  Early Rate
     (before 9 April)    
Advanced Rate
      (before 4 May)     
 Regular Rate
     (after 4 May)     
TESOL Member  $175 $200  $225 
Nonmember $200 $225 $250
Affiliate Voucher
(1 per Affiliate)
$75  $75   $75

Tentative Schedule

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

Monday 18 June: Check-in and materials pick-up: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
                            Welcome and Introductions: 9:00 am - 9:30 am 
                            Federal Policy Updates: 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 19 June: Keynote Speaker: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
                            Breakout Sessions and Lunch: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
                            Advocacy Training and Featured Speaker: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday 20 June
: Capitol Hill Meetings: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
                                 Closing Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration via Purchase Order

To register via purchase order, please fill out this form and e-mail or fax it to 1-703-836-7864, ATTN: David Cutler

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received by 1 June 2018. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. No refunds will be granted on site. Please e-mail refund requests to David Cutler.

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Optional Registration Items

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

If you would like to bring a guest to the closing dinner on 20 June, you may purchase an additional ticket for $25 when you register for the Summit. Select 'add dinner' after you select 'Register Yourself' and before proceeding to the checkout basket.

For more information about TESOL Advocacy Summit, please contact David Cutler, TESOL's Policy and Communications Manager.

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