Message from the Conference Chair
TESL Ontario is pleased to announce some preliminary information regarding our 48th annual conference, being held December 3rd and 4th at the Sheraton Centre Downtown Toronto. At our recent meeting we chose the overarching theme for this year’s event; “Resilience: Re-envisioning Language Education Together”. The panel theme is “Forging Ahead in an Era of Change” compliments the main theme.
While the committee is moving forward with conference planning, in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic, the committee is being proactive and will also be exploring the option of a virtual conference as a contingency plan. A virtual conference would provide members with vital and timely professional development as well as online networking opportunities. No decision has been made at this time, but it’s an exciting option that we are investigating, and will be the focus of our April meeting. If you are considering planning a presentation for this year’s conference, you will be asked to indicate your willingness to present face to face, virtually, or either.
TESL Ontario has a long history of providing a wide range of learning opportunities for ESL Educators and Administrators and remains committed to upholding our reputation of excellent professional development, be it the traditional face to face, or state-of-the-art virtual format.
Learn from knowledgeable teachers, researchers, technology experts and ESL professionals in many different language training sectors. The TESL Ontario conference will arm participants with the knowledge and skills to become successful ESL professionals.
The TESL Ontario Annual Conference is a two-day event that features:
- More than 100 Educational Sessions
- Keynote Presentations
- Annual Panel Discussion
- Career Connections - Employment panel discussion and career fair
- TechKnow Sessions
- Exhibitors - Publishers' displays
- Networking opportunities