2017 Annual Conference

Thank you to all who attended and supported the 2017 WAESOL conference on October 20 – 21 at Highline College in Des Moines, WA.  Thank you to National Geographic Learning for sponsoring our 2017 keynote speaker, Linda Grant.

Mark your calendar: The 2018 WAESOL Conference will be October 27th at Renton Technical College. 

2017 Links and Downloads

You can download our 2017 Conference Poster by clicking on the picture below.

2017 Schedule at a Glance

  • Friday, October 20 (1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Pre-conference Workshops – (Check-in and On-site Registration open at 12:30 in Building 21 – Room 105).
  • Saturday, October 21 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

    All day • Publishers’ Exhibits in Student Union (Building 8)
    7:45 a.m.-noon • Registration in Student Union (Building 8)
    8:00 – 8:45 am • Coffee, beverages and light breakfast snacks in Publishers’ Exhibition Area
    8:50 –9:00 am • Welcome to the 2017 WAESOL Conference
    9:00 –10:00 am • Keynote Address, Linda Grant (Sponsored by National Geographic Learning)
    10:00 — 10:30 am • Publishers’ Coffee Break in Publishers Exhibition Area
    10:30 — 11:15 am • Concurrent Sessions I
    10:30 — 12:00 pm • 90 Minute Workshops
    11:30 — 12:15 pm • Concurrent Sessions II
    12:00 — 1:15  pm • Lunch in Student Union • (included w/registration)
    1:00 — 1:15  pm • WAESOL Annual Business Meeting (location TBD)
    1:30 — 2:15  pm • Concurrent Sessions III and Poster Sessions
    2:15 — 2:45  pm • Publishers’ Coffee Break in Publishers’ Exhibition Area
    2:45 — 3:30  pm • Concurrent Sessions IV
    3:45 — 4:30  pm • Concurrent Sessions V
    4:30 — 5:00 pm • Hot Hors d’oeuvres, Grants & Awards, Publishers’ Raffle, Other Great Prizes!

On-line conference registration closes October 17th, 2017.  Register as a WAESOL member by October 1st and be entered to win one of seven one-year International TESOL memberships (for new TESOL memberships only).

  • $60 for WAESOL Members ($85 on-site)
  • $100 for non-members ($125 on-site)

Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Friday afternoon, October 20, 2017. These three half-day professional development workshops are designed to provide opportunities to discuss and examine relevant topics and important issues in greater depth.  For descriptions and information on the individual presenters, visit the Pre-Conference Workshop page .

  • $25 for WAESOL members
  • $30 for non-members

You can become a member during registration.  As a member, you are also eligible to apply for Grants, Awards, and Scholarships.

K-12 Clock Hours will be available for each day. 


Thank you for attending the 2017 WAESOL Conference and              Pre-conferenence workshops.