TESOL International Association 
TESOL is a professional organization with over 100 national and international affiliates. TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals' language rights. TESOL sponsors a four-day international convention each year in the Spring.

TESOL 2018

TESOL 2018: March 27-30; Chicago, Illinois

TESOL 2019: March 12-15; Atlanta, Georgia, hosted by Georgia TESOL (GATESOL)
TESOL 2020: March 31-April 3; Denver, Colorado
TESOL 2021: March 23-26; Houston, Texas

Alabama-Mississippi TESOL (AMTESOL)

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AMTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL. The venue for AMTESOL's annual 2-day conference alternates between Alabama and Mississippi in late January/early February.
There will not be a conference in 2018 due to AMTESOL hosting SETESOL in October 2017.

Southeast Regional TESOL (SETESOL)

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SETESOL is an association of 9 TESOL affiliates that represent 11 states in the Southeast. Each year, SETESOL's regional conference rotates to a different states. AMTESOL hosted the SETESOL conference in 1991, 1999, 2008, and 2017.                 

SETESOL 2017: Took place October 2017; hosted by AMTESOL in Birmingham, Alabama

SETESOL 2018: canceled due to TESOL Convention in Atlanta, March 2019
SETESOL 2019: Sunshine State TESOL (SSTESOL)
SETESOL 2020: Virginia TESOL (VATESOL)
SETESOL 2021: Georgia TESOL (GATESOL)
SETESOL 2022: Tennessee TESOL (TNTESOL)
SETESOL 2023: North Carolina/South Caroliina TESOL (Carolina TESOL)
SETESOL 2024: Arkansas TESOL (ARKTESOL)
SETESOL 2025: Louisiana TESOL (LATESOL)
SETESOL 2026: Kentucky TESOL (KYTESOL)
SETESOL 2027: Alabama-Mississippi TESOL (AMTESOL)


WIDA (formerly "World-class Instructional Design and Assessment")

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WIDA 2018

WIDA 2018
Schools and Communities Empowering One Another
October 23-26, 2018
Detroit, Michigan
Proposal submission opens: December 4, 2017
Proposal submission closes: January 21, 2018


Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

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SCOLT 2018
Proficiency: ATL - All The Levels
March 15-17, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia


American Translators Association


ATA 2018
October 24-27, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

ATA 2019: October 23-26; Palm Springs, California
ATA 2020: October 21-24; Boston, Massachusetts
ATA 2021: October 27-30; Minneapolis, Minnesota
ATA 2022: October 12-15; Los Angeles, California


Alabama World Languages Association (AWLA)


AWLA 2018
Sweet Home Alabama: Language and Community
February 2-3, 2018
Mobile, Alabama



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