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ATESL 2017 Conference — Expanding Possibilities: Diversity and Innovation

The ATESL 2017 Conference is taking place on October 20th and 21st at The Westin Hotel located in beautiful downtown Calgary, Alberta. The conference theme is Expanding Possibilities: Diversity and Innovation. The theme is intended to capture the creativity and responsiveness English language professionals demonstrate on a regular basis, particularly in light of emerging opportunities and challenges.

We are excited to announce Dr. Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia), Dr. Darren Lund (University of Calgary), and Dr. Greg Kessler (Ohio University) are the keynote speakers!

Educational Technology Summit

In addition to a jam-packed schedule of excellent professional development sessions ATESL conference delegates have come to know, this year’s conference features the Educational Technology Summit. This special event is a collaborative initiative organized by ATESL and BC TEAL. It will take place concurrently with the regular conference sessions on Saturday, October 21st.

The Call for Presentations is now open!

We warmly invite you to share your experience, knowledge, innovative ideas, practices, and approaches by submitting a presentation proposal for the ATESL 2017 Conference. There are a number of different presentation formats 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 included in the Call for Presentations Word document.

The deadline for proposal submissions is June 1st, 2017 at midnight MST. Please submit proposals to the Program committee co-chairs, Nadia Khan and Janet Kwong at

Conference Registration is now open! Click here for more details

Be sure to book your accommodations at the Westin Hotel early. Click here for details.