Invitation to the 2019 Southeast Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (SETESOL) Regional Conference

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The members of the Sunshine State TESOL (SSTESOL) Conference team are excited to announce that the 2019 Southeast Regional TESOL conference, hosted by the SSTESOL of Florida, will take place from November 6 – 9, 2019 in Orlando, FL. The Call for Presentation Proposal, registration for attendees and exhibitors, and hotel reservation are now open for this leading TESOL conference in the southeast.

A Pre-Conference Institute dedicated to K12 Dream Day and Educators of Adult English Learners will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  We invite you to submit a presentation proposal and apply for a travel grant. Finally, save money – register early and make your hotel reservation today at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on 5780 Major Blvd across from the Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. For more information, please view the conference announcement on the SSTESOL website at I am also including the Call for Presentation Proposal here for your convenience. For questions, please email


The 2019 SETESOL Program Committee invites you to submit a session, workshop, or paper/research proposal for the 2019 Southeast Regional TESOL Conference at the Double Tree Hotel at the entrance of Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. The conference theme is “Future Tense: Entering an Age of Empowerment.” SETESOL is seeking proposals that reflect the best and most promising topics, research, and practice to support quality education of English learners (ELs) and adult ELs from diverse populations. Please use the guidelines below to help you prepare the best proposal possible.

Submission Timeline

  • Deadline for proposal submissions to be received: May 31, 2019
  • Acceptances and notifications announced: July 15, 2019
  • Schedule of presentations released: September 1, 2019
  • Registration deadline for all accepted presenters: October 1, 2019

Proposal Components
Presenter Information: Name, title, institutional affiliation, email address, physical address, and telephone number of all presenters on proposal.
Presenter Bio: 30-word limit
Title: 12-word limit.
Strand: Choose one: Dual language, K-12, adult education, EFL, EAP/IEP, teacher education, technology, advocacy/policy, other
Presentation Type: Practice-Oriented Session, Demonstration/Workshop, or Paper/Research (45 minutes)
Abstract: 100-word limit. This will be used in the program. Please proofread.
Proposal Summary: 300-word limit
Selection Criteria: Timeliness of topic, relevance to conference theme, positive contribution to the TESOL field, and clarity.
Submission: Proposals should be submitted to:

Questions: Please email Ryan Pontier, Program Chair,

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