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May 17, 2022

2022 ATESL Online Conference Announcement and Call for Committee Members

Save the date! ATESL 2022 Online - October 14-15, 2022


Hello ATESL Members, 

We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy.

Maryna Siek and I, Sarah Kopichanski, are thrilled to announce that we are this year’s ATESL Conference Managers. Please watch the video message introducing this year’s conference theme.

#ATESL2022 Save the Date! from Sarah K & Maryna S on Vimeo.

If you are interested in volunteering and sitting on a committee, please complete the Call for Committee Members form by May 30, 2022. 

Kind regards,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers

June 15, 2022

Registration and Keynote Updates


Hello ATESL Members, 

We hope you are well and looking forward to warmer days ahead.

We are excited to announce that registration for ATESL 2022 Online - Refresh, Recharge, Refocus, is now open! Register now to take advantage of our early bird registration rates by following the link below: 

ATESL 2022 Rates and Registration

Upon registration, look out for an email with your event username and password! This will be used to access the event portal when it it is launched. For any other questions about registration, please contact atesl.admin@atesl.ca 

We are also excited to announce our first secured keynote speaker for this year’s conference, Patrice Palmer, who will share her insights on self-care in the English language training profession.

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with conference news. #ATESLCONF2022

We are extremely excited and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers

June 28, 2022

Call for Proposals and Keynote Updates

Watch a video message from this year's ATESL Conference Managers, Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek.

ATESL 2022 Conference Updates: Keynote and Call for Presentations from ATESL 2022 Conference on Vimeo.

We are thrilled to begin announcing our keynotes for the ATESL 2022 Conference! 

Last week, we announced Patrice Palmer as our first keynote speaker. We are extremely excited to announce our second keynote speaker for the conference, Dr. Helaine W. Marshall. 

Would you like to speak or know someone that should? This is your chance! We kindly ask you to forward this message across your networks for the attention of those to whom this call may be of interest.

Call for Presentations is NOW OPEN! Application deadline: Friday, July 29, 2022

Presentation ideas can be across various streams and structured in a number of formats including panel presentation, workshop, panel discussion or lightning talk. 

If you are interested in presenting at ATESL 2022, please complete the Call for Presentations form by July 29, 2022. Please plan your submission accordingly. Submissions past this date will not be reviewed. 

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with conference news and announcements and our third keynote release!

Best,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers
Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus

July 22, 2022

One week left for 2022 Conference Proposals!

Hello ATESL Members!

The 2022 Conference Call for Presentations Application deadline is one week away! 

Would you like to present at this year's conference? This is your chance! 

Presentation ideas can be across various streams and structured in a number of formats including panel presentation, workshop, panel discussion or lightning talk. 

Are you an ATESL member that has never presented at a conference, but have just been waiting for an opportunity? If so, you are eligible for one of ten $100 first time presenter bursaries! 

If you are interested in presenting at ATESL 2022, please complete the Call for Presentations form by July 29, 2022. Please plan your submission accordingly.

Submissions past this date will not be reviewed, and there will be no extensions.

You can find more information HERE

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with conference news and announcements! 

 

Best,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers
Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus

August 4, 2022

Call for ATESL 2022 Tech Manager, Tech Support and Moderators


The ATESL Conference Committee is accepting  applications from TESL professionals interested in tech roles for its 2022 Virtual Conference (Oct 14-15).

Paid Position: IT Lead
Volunteer Positions: Session Moderators and Tech Support

If you are interested in volunteering for these positions, visit our website for a list of our open opportunities and role descriptions.

Please complete the online application by September 1, 2022 and select the role(s) you would like to apply for.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Best,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers

August 30, 2022

ATESL 2022 Award Nominations


Hello ATESL Members, 

As I’m sure you are all aware, ATESL’s 2022 Conference -  Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus is coming up, and it is time to post the nominations for ATESL's annual member awards.
 
Do you have a colleague who exemplifies excellence in field?
Do you know someone that has been a trailblazer in innovation?
Is there someone who inspired you to be a better educator because of how wonderful they are? 
 
ATESL has three awards that we invite members to submit nominees for. 
 
They are the ATESL Lifetime Membership Award, the Carolyn Dieleman Award, and the Dawn Seabrook deVargas Fellowship.
If you know of a fellow ATESL Member who you feel is deserving of peer recognition, please find out more information and download the nomination forms for the awards here: https://www.atesl.ca/membership/awards/
 
 
Deadline for Nomination submission is Thursday, September 15.
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 
Kind regards, 
 

Irene Wood
(She/Her)
ATESL Business Manager
atesl.admin@atesl.ca
 

September 9, 2022

Conference 2022 Early Bird Registration & 4th Keynote!

Hello ATESL members,

We are just over a month away until ATESL 2022 Online: Refresh, Recharge, Refocus.
Early bird registration closes in just two weeks! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity by following the link below.

ATESL 2022 Rates and Registration

The ATESL Conference Committee is pleased to announce The Shoe Project as this year’s fourth and final keynote presentation. Join us as we listen to seven immigrant women share their stories of their journey to Canada.

Our Program Committee is working hard to finalize this year’s program. Keep an eye on your email for an announcement of when our program goes live! We’re excited about the diverse number of sessions including topics about educational technology and the blended classroom, developing adult literacy, designing inclusive and equitable resources, and promoting healthy practices for instructor and student well-being.     

Stay safe and “see” you soon!

Best,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers
Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus

September 12, 2022

ATESL 2022 Award Nominations Close this week

Hello ATESL Members, 

Just a reminder that ATESL's Award nominations close this Thursday, September 15! 
Do you have a colleague who exemplifies excellence in field?
Do you know someone that has been a trailblazer in innovation?
Is there someone who inspired you to be a better educator because of how wonderful they are? 
 ATESL has three awards that we invite members to submit nominees for. 
 They are:

  • the ATESL Lifetime Membership Award,

  • the Carolyn Dieleman Award, and

  • the Dawn Seabrook deVargas Fellowship.

If you know of a fellow ATESL Member who you feel is deserving of peer recognition, please find out more information and download the nomination forms for the awards here: https://www.atesl.ca/membership/awards/
 
Deadline for Nomination submission is Thursday, September 15.

Best,

Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek 

ATESL 2022 Conference Managers
Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus