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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!

The Call for Presentations is now closed. ATESL received a record number of proposals this year! Thank you to all who submitted. Each proposal will undergo blind peer-review, and authors will be notified of the status of their proposal(s) during the first week of August.  

Educational Technology Summit (ETS)

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 wildly popular Ed Tech Jam is back this year and taking place during the ETS. Interested in presenting an innovative educational technology tool, strategy, or idea for use in English language teaching and learning? To learn more, visit the ETS page where you will find the Ed Tech Jam invitation to submit a presentation. The deadline for Ed Tech Jam proposals is August 15th, so don't delay! Space is very limited! 

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.