MIDTESOL 2020 Call For Proposals

MIDTESOL 2020 Call For Proposals

MIDTESOL is pleased to invite you to submit proposals for sessions, poster presentations, and Electronic Village demonstrations at the 2020 MIDTESOL conference.

As teachers of English to speakers of other languages, we know first-hand how our students’ English ability can be used against them. In order to support our students in their ability to advocate for themselves in the face of policies and people who arbitrarily target them based on language, race, and nationality, we assert that our students have a right to their English-language education.

Our conference will address these topics and more with keynotes from renowned lexicographer and senior Cambridge ELL dictionary editor Kory Stamper, as well as Dr. Christel Broady, director of the ESL Teacher Education Program at Georgetown College, current member of the TESOL International Board of Directors, specialist in K-12 biliteracy, and fierce advocate for immigrants and their teachers.

We encourage you to join them by submitting posters, teaching tips, presentations, panel discussions, and dialogues that deal with this topic as well as topics related to the field at large.


POSTER (45 mins): Author will present as well as answer questions as attendees pass through. Your poster can be created using PowerPoint by changing the size of the slide under “Page Setup” to 48″ x 36″. When finished, ask the printer to scale your poster by 200%.

TEACHING TIP (20 mins): Author will present on classroom ideas or practices. Detailed presentation of backing research is not expected.

PRESENTATION (45 mins): Author will present on research and its practical application(s). These are expected to be more involved than a teaching tip for the classroom.

PANEL (45 mins): Authors will present on a single, current topic relevant to the field. Each will give a short, individual presentation. The submission description should include a brief explanation of the topic and of each presentation.

DIALOGUE (45 mins): Authors will give a brief (10-20 mins) presentation about the topic followed by a facilitated discussion. The submission description should include a brief explanation of the topic, sample discussion questions, and an indication of expected audience involvement.


Please note:

  • All proposals must be submitted through the electronic proposal submission form. (Click to download step-by-step instructions).
  • Proposers are limited to submitting in a maximum of three (3) sessions of any type or length.
  • In the submission form, you will be presented with a text box in which to provide a brief abstract of your presentation, as well as a second text box in which to provide a description of your presentation in 3,000 characters.
  • Presenters will need to supply their own laptops for presentations. Presentation rooms will be equipped with a projector and a screen.
  • All communication about the proposal will be via email with the person listed as the primary presenter.
  • All presenters must be registered conference participants. If you are presenting as a group, each group member must register for the conference. Registration opens soon.
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020

Submit Your Proposal

Proposal Acceptance
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the primary presenter via email.

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