TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia Marriott, Headquarters Hotel

On behalf of the organizing committee of the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, I would like to invite you to attend the 2012 convention to be held on 28–31 March 2012 in Philadelphia, USA. I welcome continuing and prospective first-time conference participants to participate in the 2012 TESOL convention.

The annual convention offers English language teaching professionals from around the globe the premier opportunity for professional development in the field. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas and practices, keep abreast of current trends, foster their professional networks, receive mentoring on research projects, review the latest books and professional resources, and learn about advocacy efforts in their communities and around the world.

The 2012 convention’s theme is “A TESOL Declaration of Excellence.” The convention offers TESOLers the opportunity to declare their vision of excellence in all aspects of the profession. While TESOL, as an organization, has come a long way in the last 46 years, it is vital for TESOLers to come together to discuss and share issues of concern about, and ambitions for, the field of English language teaching. This year, participants are invited to reflect on their practices, voice their opinions, and declare their pursuit of excellence in the English language teaching profession.

In addition to the rich academic program, you are invited you to take advantage of a range of professional opportunities, such as the exhibit hall, Job MarketPlace, educational site visits, Breakfasts and Teas With TESOL’s Best, and K–12 Day.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Philadelphia.

Mashael Al-Hamly
Convention Program Chair

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2012 Convention Planning Team
Program Chair
Mashael Al-Hamly
Associate Program Chair
Leslie barratt
John Schmidt
Local Co-Chair
Linda Fellag
Roger Gee
Joanna Ghosh
Hospitality & Entertainment
Donna Mehalchick-Opal
Job MarketPlace
James Riedel
Poster Sessions
Emily Dibala
Volunteers Coordinator
Debbie Ousey
Bag & Program Distribution
Sherry Eichert
Linn Lisher
Awards Raffle Booth
Beth Evans
Tobie Hoffman
Margene Peterson
Education Site Visits
Margaret VanNaerssen
Breakfast  or Tea with TESOL's Best
Kathy Lobo
K-12 Day Coordinator
Diane Carter
Social Media/Online Community
Alessandra Villella
Jennifer Freeman






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