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. Now available to watch on-demand: the 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

Missed a Session? No Problem!

Recordings of all sessions are available on demand.  They will be on the conference platform through 07 September 2021 and then on the CATESOL YouTube channel for registrants only. 

Access the virtual lobby by clicking on your unique conference link. More information coming in 2021 for YouTube channel access.

Missed the Conference? No Problem!

You can still register.  A $40 ticket gains you access to all pre-recorded sessions and keynotes on demand on the conference platform and then on the CATESOL YouTube channel.

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.
  • 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.

Now Available

Conference Platform

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