2018 Annual Conference

Shifting Tides: Preparing for a Changing Tomorrow

Dates: October 27 (Conference) ; October 26 (Pre-conference Workshops)

Location: Renton Technical College, in Renton, WA

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages has always been a dynamic field, but now more than ever, we are called upon to adapt to changing times. This year’s conference theme of Shifting Tides: Preparing for a Changing Tomorrow recognizes these changes.

We are pleased to announce that 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning, will deliver our conference keynote.

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2018 WAESOL Conference Schedule at a Glance

All day • Publishers’ Exhibits in Building I – Rogers Campus Center  

7:45 – noon • Registration/Clock Hours in Campus Center Lobby
8:00 – 9:00 am • Coffee, Morning Refreshments in Campus Center Cafeteria
8:50 – 9:00 am • Welcome to the 2018 WAESOL Conference
9:00 – 10:00 am • Keynote Address, Mandy Manning
10:00 – 10:30 am • Publishers’ Coffee Break in Publishers Exhibition Area
10:30 – 11:15 am • Concurrent Sessions I
11:30 – 12:15 pm • Concurrent Sessions II
12:00 – 1:15  pm • Lunch in Campus Center Cafeteria • (included w/registration)
1:00 – 1:15  pm • WAESOL Annual Business Meeting
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

Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday afternoon, October 26, 2018. These  half-day professional development workshops (1:00 to 4:00) are designed to provide opportunities to discuss and examine relevant topics and important issues in greater depth.

Publishers and Exhibitors please visit the Exhibitor page for more information.

Conference Registration on line until October 22nd.

Group registration for 3 or more ($95/attendee) closes October 17th.

Become a WAESOL member now or during registration.  As a member, in addition to discounted conference registration,  you are also eligible to apply for Grants, Awards, and Scholarships.

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




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Thank you for attending the 2018 WAESOL Conference and Pre-conference workshops.