2021 State Conference



CATESOL 2021 State Conference (Virtual)

The New 3Rs: 

  •  Reflect 

  •  Re-envision

  •  Redesign

Join us at the CATESOL 2021 State Conference as we Reflect on the changes in education, Re-envision how we teach and work with students, and Redesign systems that advance the quality of English language teaching and learning now and into the future.

Conference Days and Times:

Two weekends

October 29-30 and November 5-6

Fridays 1:00 to ~6:00 pm + Social event

Saturdays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

All times Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) = UTC-7

Details will be shown in the Program.


To submit a proposal, please take a look at the Proposal Guidelines and Rubric

Submit your proposal here: CATESOL 2021 State Conference Proposal Form

Help us review proposals in September: Proposal Reviewer Form

Questions? catesol@catesol.org

Advertisers and Exhibitors

Showcase your products and services at our conference. Info here.

Information for Presenters

Speakers should check back in October for a page with directions, tips, and caveats. For a preview, see Whova’s Speaker Guide.


When it's ready, you can download the program here.

Platform Navigation

To access the platform according to the technical requirements, learn how to log into the platform, get an overview of the virtual lobby, and become familiar with Attendee icons, Whova’s Event App Tutorial.

If you have any questions regarding the conference platform, please contact

Conference Committee

Three dozen members of the conference committee have been working hard over many months to bring this professional development opportunity to fruition.

Check out the list of volunteers on our conference organizing team.

Program Sessions

In addition to our Friday and Saturday plenaries, the conference offers attendees the following:

Live Presentations: 45-minute and 75-minute sessions that give presenters a chance to share their ideas, experiences and perspectives gleaned from research, practice, policy, or advocacy.

Live, Interactive Workshops: Structured hands-on professional development activity, tackling an issue or developing a specific teaching or research technique.

Poster Sessions: Asynchronous summary of an academic,  creative project presented in a visually engaging format +  live, synchronous Q&A

Teaching Tip Videos: Short, specific, and pedagogically-focused pre-recorded sessions available on demand throughout the conference

Exhibitor Booths and Sessions: Promotions, passport to prizes contest, and 45-minute presentations of products and service 

Graduate Student Forum: 20-minute sessions focusing on issues of ELT research and/or practice

Keeping up with CATESOL

Find the latest live events happening at CATESOL.

Sign up for Chapters, Levels and Interest Groups Message Boards. How to opt in

Access the CATESOL Journal, CATESOL Newsletter, and Blog.

View recordings of events you may have missed.

Apply for awards and grants for teachers & students.

Access all the benefits of CATESOL membership.

Become a member of the CATESOL community!

Volunteer for CATESOL.

Access the CATESOL Job Board.

Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration

Deadline date: Fri. Oct. 8th, 11:59 pm PDT

  • CATESOL & TESOL Affiliate* member: $75

  • Non-member: $105

  • Student Member: $30

  • Student Non-Member: $55

  • Group registrations (5+ at once): $65

  • Presenter: $50

  • Board of Directors member: $40

Regular Registration

Deadline date: Fri. Oct. 22nd, 11:59 pm PDT

  • CATESOL & TESOL Affiliate* member: $85

  • Non-member: $115

  • Student member: $35

  • Student Non-member: $60

  • Group registrations (5+ at once): $75 

  • Presenter: $50

  • Board of Directors member: $40

Late Registration

After Oct.23, on the Whova platform, plus surcharge of 2% plus $.99

  • CATESOL & TESOL Affiliate* member: $95

  • Non-member: $125

  • Student member: $40

  • Student Non-member: $65

  • Group registrations: Not available

  • Presenter: $50

  • Board of Directors member: $40

* TESOL affiliate members who supply proof of membership may register at the CATESOL member price.

1st Plenary

Friday, October 29, 5:00pm

Title TBD

Ayanna Cooper

Details Coming Soon!


2nd Plenary

Saturday, October 30, 8:30am

Conquering Fears, Building Resilience and Skyrocketing Potential

Joze Piranian

Confront challenges, build resilience, defeat the discomfort of learning new skills, and reframe our relationship with fears in order to thrive amidst uncertainty.


3rd Plenary

Saturday, November 6

Title TBD

Jaydene Elvin

Details Coming Soon!