2020 State Conference

CATESOL 2020 State Conference

In an effort to meet the needs of educators in a meaningful and accessible way, the CATESOL 2020 State Conference will be virtual, live, and synchronous. 

We hope that you will consider attending as we are working hard to put together a well-rounded program of live-streamed keynotes and concurrent sessions; asynchronous teaching tips and poster sessions;  virtual exhibit booths; and live, interactive Q&A and social networking.

Keynotes and Invited Presentations

Day & Time           


Speakers & Topics

October 8 afternoon

Advocacy PCI

Invited speakers deliver updates on federal and state funding and changes

October 8  evening

Opening Keynote

Mandy Manning, 2018 Teacher of the Year
Language as a Vehicle for Connection and Belonging

October 9 afternoon


Justin Shewell
Ten Strategies for Successful Teaching During the Pandemic

October 9  evening


Willy Renandya
The Primacy of Extensive Reading and Listening: Theory, Research & Applications

October 10 afternoon


Stephen Krashen
THE OUTPUT FILTER - or - You can't turn off your language acquisition device.

October 11


Summer Institute showcase

Alice Savage and Colin Ward
Textbook Optional

October 11 afternoon


CATESOL business meeting

Get involved! 

If you would like to help, contact catesol2020conf@gmail.com and use the subject line: Interested in Conference Teams. Join in; build community; support CATESOL.  

Now Available

Conference Platform

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    • Windows Explorer is not compatible. 

Conference Registration

 Click to see a video demonstrating the registration process.

  • Pro Tip You must select PayPal first and then you can determine the payment method.  PayPal is not required for payment, but you must choose this option initially.
  • Group Rate Tickets should be purchased directly from CATESOL and require that all tickets be purchased via one credit card or check. Please contact catesol@catesol.org to set up your purchase.
  • Registration Concerns - If you believe you have made a mistake in your registration, please contact catesol@catesol.org.  Please do not try to re-register.

Ticket Prices

Purchasing 1 ticket gets you access to the entire conference.

05 October 2020: Pre-conference registration deadline 

After 05 October, all registrants pay the late registration fee of $75.00


Registrants who are current CATESOL members


CATESOL  Student Member

Registrants who are current CATESOL student members


TESOL Affliliate Member

Registrants who are current TESOL Affiliates -- must list affiliation on the registration form


Group Rate

5+ registrants, price per person (Please contact catesol@catesol.org to purchase at this level.)



Registrants who are neither CATESOL or TESOL Affiliate members


Non-member Student

Students who are not CATESOL members -- must email proof of student validation to catesol@catesol.org



Presenters, Keynotes, Invited Speakers


Information for Advertisers and Exhibitors

Visit this webpage to view packages available for the conference.

Information for Speakers

Visit this webpage to learn more about the system.

Information for Attendees

Visit this webpage to learn more about platform and interactivity at the conference.