Call for Proposals

 DEADLINE:  May 31, 2019

The 2019 SETESOL Program Committee invites you to submit a presentation, workshop, or paper/research proposal for the 2019 Southeast Regional TESOL Conference at the Double Tree Hotel at the entrance of Universal Studio 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.

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: Submit proposals here

Questions: Please email Ryan Pontier, Program Chair,

Submission Timeline

May 31, 2019                Deadline for proposal submissions

July 15, 2019                  Notification of Acceptances

September 1, 2019     Release of Schedule-at-a-Glance

October 1, 2019          Presenter Registration Deadline

Session Types

Practice-oriented Presentation:

45 min.; 1–4 Presenters

Explanation of a professional development, teaching, or assessment technique focused on implementation with no more than 10 minutes devoted to the underlying theory. Proposals should include a synopsis of the technique and a reference to teaching strategies and their implementation. Practitioners may submit a joint proposal focusing on two related techniques.


45 min.; 1–4 Presenters

Structured hands-on professional development activity tackling an issue or developing a specific teaching or research technique. Proposal should include session goals, a synopsis of the theoretical framework, and a description of workshop tasks and procedures. Should also provide interactive activities in which participants share information, participate in simulations, and/or create materials and action plans.

Research-Oriented Presentation

45 min., 1–3 Presenters

Oral summary of the researcher’s topic and work in relation to theory and/or practice with only occasional reference to notes or text. Proposal should include a synopsis of the topic, including central research question, results, supporting evidence, and implications. Presentation should be addressed to a general TESOL audience, not scholars in a subfield. Researchers may submit a joint proposal focusing on two related research projects

NOTE: These session descriptions are adapted from TESOL Int'l descriptors. 


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