This year's 44th Annual TESOL Conference and Exhibit is in Boston, MA and promises to be the place for all ESL/EFL professionals who are looking to explore the latest in TESOL teaching and technology. The conference is March 24-27, 2010 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, a site easily accessible from the airport, Boston hotels, and major highways and roads. Historic Boston itself is charming on its own for the weekend, with a smart cosmopolitan vibe grounded in the city's status as a hub for commerce, culture, and distinctly education.
The 2010 TESOL Conference, with the theme “Re-Imagining” TESOL, will feature plenary sessions, hands-on workshops, and educational site visits along with plenty of general Exhibitors to keep your days information packed and rewarding as you immerse yourself in the latest teaching practices and technology being used in the field today. As the conference draws so many teachers and other TESOL professionals, it can be said that this year's meeting in Boston should make for world-class networking as well.
On top of the unique networking opportunity, this year's convention will of course have the JobMarketplace, one of the leading English language teaching job fairs of its kind available. Keep in mind that there is an online component featuring job posting, resume submission, and interview scheduling through TESOL's online Career Center. Computer stations will be available at the conference for use in the JobMarketplace, so if one has not done it before arriving, it's no sweat. Recruiters at the JobMarketplace view resumes, conduct interviews, and make offers on site, making the convention a serious spot for job hunting TESOL professionals.
Particularly touted this year will be the range of tech-based resources on display. Boston's TESOL Conference will spotlight the Electronic Village, where visitors can learn about leveraging the latest multimedia tools for language teaching and classroom learning. On view will be cutting edge presentations, applied technology demonstrations, and a host of new software applications and web-based CALL innovations. Interactive workshops with these technologies will be available.
This year's conference will also have new features for attendees to delve further into current topics in TESOL with leading professionals. Luminary Sessions will have a well-known and respected expert in the field discussing important topics within TESOL. By popular will, the well-liked Breakfast with TESOL's Best session has been expanded to include a session in the afternoon: Tea with TESOL's Best. Attendees can take an afternoon pause with a light snack and cup of tea amongst a small, casual group of colleagues for discussion around current topics with a leading TESOL expert.
Following a promising trend, TESOL has gone Green this year with the 2010 Boston conference. A slate of new initiatives is aimed at reducing the conventions overall carbon footprint, such as: program material being distributed electronically to save paper, mass transit passes made available for the subway over shuttles, water coolers over bottled water, and Earth-friendly and recyclable cotton tote bags instead of heavier canvas used at past conferences.
On all fronts, the 2010 TESOL Conference and Exhibit should be an exciting event for all English language teaching professionals. Immersion in the most up-to-date technology and teaching methods is on offer to all attendees, along with fun and interactive activities to round out your experience.