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International Convention & English Language Expo

With more than 6,000 attendees, ​900 education sessions, and 150 exhibits, the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo is the largest professional development event in the TESOL field.

The convention offers professional development opportunities to English language educators at all levels from around the world. In lively interactive sessions, educators develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices. Participants integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network.

TESOL 2020 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo

Come together as a global community of English language professionals for the first-ever TESOL 2020 Virtual Convention & English Language Expo, 16–18 July!

Using the latest technology and interactive tools from the comfort of your couch, your home office, or wherever you choose, you will be able to:

  • Grow your professional ELT network
  • Learn from engaging keynote speakers
  • Gather research, strategies, and best practices from approximately 100 sessions
  • Visit our Virtual Expo for information on the latest ELT products and services

English Language Expo

The English Language Expo, the largest of its kind, provides the opportunity to showcase your latest products, publications, software, and ESOL teaching tools to more than 6,500 international TESOL professionals through our innovative networking and exhibiting platform.

Gain added exposure and stand out from competitors by combining TESOL’s advertising, sponsorship, and exhibiting opportunities and reach leaders in the profession—program directors, ESL/EFL instructors and educators, and most influential people throughout the field.

To ensure your success and increase your bottom line, we have created a dynamic virtual exhibit hall, and an array of highly effective advertising and brand‑building opportunities to ensure maximum visibility. You are invited to be part of the most highly regarded and attended meeting of the year.

Forums for Graduate Students at the TESOL Convention

The first ever Virtual Forum for Graduate Students allows emerging English Language professionals to share their research results, teaching experiences, and to network with other graduate students and faculty members.

TESOL offers two graduate student conferences the day before the annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo: the Master's Student Forum and the Doctoral Research Forum. These forums enable students to
  • Share their research results, teaching ideas and experiences, and teaching materials
  • Meet and network with graduate students and faculty from other universities
  • Participate in the TESOL convention without having to compete with experienced professionals for time on the convention program
  • Gain experience organizing a conference, adjudicating proposals, and other professional activities

Future Dates, Locations, and Host Affiliates

23–26 March 2021 Houston, Texas, USA, hosted by Texas TESOL IV (TexTESOLIV)

22–25 March 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, hosted by Three Rivers TESOL

21–24 March 2023 Portland, Oregon, USA hosted by Oregon TESOL (ORTESOL)

19–22 March 2024 Tampa, Florida, USA hosted by Sunshine State TESOL

Past TESOL Conventions

Here is a list of dates and locations for past TESOL conventions.