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TESOL 2017: Convention in Photos

The TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington, USA drew more than 6,100 professionals intending to engage, enrich, and empower.


Attendees traveled from more than 100 countries around the world to learn from and network with fellow TESOLers.

Technology was everywhere, from the Electronic Village, where participants learned about the newest and most reliable edtech, to the Registration Desk, where attendees could utilize self-check-in to speed up the process and learn how to use the mobile app.

Keynotes drew the largest crowds, with speakers discussing topics like power and empowerment, professionalism, and education in the age of smart machines. (Clockwise from top: Yong Zhao, Sherman Alexie, Guadalupe Valdés, Dudley Reynolds)

At the Annual Business Meeting, members voted on resolutions and observed the induction of 2017–2018 President Ester de Jong.



There were approximately 1,000 sessions offered in Seattle, ranging from language testing and assessment to technology in language learning, bilingual education, and public policy.

At the First-Timers’ Orientation, attendees networked, exchanged information, and learned how to navigate the convention.

Posters provided attendees with casual, face-to-face interactions with presenters.

In the Exhibit Hall, the TESOL Bookstore offered special deals and convention pricing for attendees.


120 exhibitors offered cutting-edge classroom tools, resources, and publications, and the Job MarketPlace saw 16 recruiting companies host more than 180 interviews.

At the Closing Celebration, attendees joined to let loose and have a good time while enjoying great food, drinks, and music.

And TESOLers connected with each other from all over the world!


For more photos from TESOL 2017, check out the TESOL Facebook Page 



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TESOL Engages, Enriches, and Empowers More Than 6,000 in Seattle
TESOL 2017: Convention in Photos
4 Ways to Maximize Your Convention Learning
Shaping the Future of the TESOL Profession
TESOL 2017 Grants and Scholarships Recipients
Convention Resources
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Director; Language Centre, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University; Suzhou, China

ELL Coordinator; Amerigo Education; Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Associate Dean; Center for International Education, UC Davis Extension; Davis, California, USA

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TESOL 2018

Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community

TESOL 2018
Chicago, Illinois, USA
27–30 March 2018

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