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 Will Open in January 2019


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


Highlights from the 2018 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Top 10 Reasons to Attend According to Past Participants


  Early Rate
     (before 26 April)    
Regular Rate
      (before 10 June)     
TESOL Member  $199 $249
Nonmember $249 $299
Closing dinner (not included with registration) $20   $20
Affiliate Voucher
(See below for details)
50% Discount   50% Discount

Affiliate Voucher


Each U.S. based member of the TESOL Affiliate Network is eligible to receive one (1) voucher for 50% off a single registration fee. See the Affiliates tab for more details

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

As a reference, you can find the full agenda last year's TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit here

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received by 1 June 2019. 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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