PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, the 2020 TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit will now be held virtually on the same dates of 22-24 June. No portion of the summit will be held in-person. Anyone who registered for the original in-person summit will receive a full refund by 15 May 2020. 

More information on registration, pricing, and speakers for the Virtual TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit will be announced in the coming weeks. 

The only event of its kind in the world, the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit is an unparalleled professional development opportunity for educators to learn about U.S. federal and international 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 and international education policies and issues
  • share a powerful message with your members of Congress
  • share information about the issues and policies impacting your work internationally 
  • join your colleagues from around the world and across the United States to make a difference

Highlights from the 2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

Top 10 Reasons to Attend According to Past Participants


  Registration Rate
Nonmember TBA
Affiliate Voucher
(See below for details)
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.

NOTE: Affiliate representatives who register without receiving their affiliate code from TESOL will not be able to retroactively apply the discount to their original, full-price order. Please see the Affiliates tab for more details. 

Purchase Orders


For school districts or programs that would like to register attendees via purchase order, please download the form below and follow the instructions for submission. 

Purchase order form will be available in the near future

Full Schedule


The agenda for the 2020 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit will be available in May 2020.

For an idea of the speakers that will be present, please find the full agenda from the 2019 TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit here.

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Thank You to TESOL's Partner

American Federation of Teachers, TESOL’s Strategic Partner

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For more information about TESOL Advocacy Summit, please contact David Cutler, TESOL's Director of Policy and Outreach.


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