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This year, the ATESL 2018 Conference is taking place on October 12th to the 13th in Edmonton at the Fantasyland Hotel. The theme of the conference will be Leaders and Learners: Integration and Inclusion, which aims to explore the roles ESL instructors and administrators have in cultivating and fostering an inclusive environment. We warmly welcome you to share your experience, knowledge, innovative ideas, practices, and approaches by submitting a presentation proposal for the ATESL 2018 Conference.

We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Ingrid Johnston and Dr. Jennifer Foote from the University of Alberta, in addition to Michel Chikwanine, a human rights advocate and inspirational speaker, as our keynote speakers this year.

The call for Presentations for the ATESL 2018 Conference is now open. A number of different presentation formats will be available to suit topics related to the conference theme including classroom and instructional based presentations, research papers, workshops, panels, publisher/exhibitor sessions, and poster sessions. Proposal requirements and other information are detailed in the attached document.

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to June 30th, 2018 at midnight MST. Please submit proposals to the Program Committee co-chairs Andrea Cheuk and Peter Myhre at

Also, please feel free to forward the attached Call for Presentations (alternative Word format) document to your professional network.

We look forward to seeing you all in October!


Andrea Cheuk, Peter Myhre - Program Committee Co-chairs

Dorte Weber, Eaman Mah - ATESL 2018 Conference Co-chairs

Schedule Overview

To be announced.