2023 State Conference Alameda

2023 State Conference

Welcome to CATESOL23

Come join us this October at College of Alameda (located near Oakland) to Break New Ground at the first ever CATESOL State conference to be hosted at an academic institution!

We will be taking advantage of College of Alameda’s brand new facilities to venture unexplored paths together, gaining knowledge and practice while expanding our community of peers and mentors.

College of Alameda map

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On-site check-in begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 26th and sessions continue through 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 28th.

Please spread the word about our conference and our refreshed rates with friends, colleagues, and others through social media, message boards, and email distribution lists! Include our conference hashtag #catesol23.

City of Alameda

The City of Alameda is located seven miles east of San Francisco, less than a mile west of Oakland, CA in the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

Getting There

The island of Alameda is served by international airports in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. It is also accessible from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and from the east, north and south by major highways. It is also accessible by water using ferry service from Oakland and San Francisco.

There are many ways to get from Oakland Airport (OAK) to Alameda: by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

The following transit lines have routes that pass near College of Alameda

  • Bus: 10, 51A, O
  • Train: CC
  • Bart: Blue, Green, Orange lines

Maps and details

While in Alameda

Alameda Visitor Guide

Visit nearby Oakland

If you're interested in dining in nearby Oakland neighborhoods, College of Alameda it is only

1.5 miles via the Webster Street Tube to Chinatown

2.1 miles via the Posey Tube to Jack London Square

2.4 miles via the Posey Tube to Lake Merritt


about the Conference

Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Sedique Popal & Talley Caruso catesol2023@gmail.com



Got Photos?

Submit your conference photos here: bit.ly/catesol23photodrop 
We will share a photo album ASAP!

Recommended Hotels

Pricing as of September 1. Prices subject to change by hotels.

Executive Inn & Suites starting from $135

Best Western PLUS Bayside Hotel starting from $145

Extended Stay America starting from $109

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Extended Stay starting from $199


CATESOL Is an all-volunteer association of teachers. Conference organizers can use all the help we can get. Onsite, preparation before the conference starts, and help after it ends -- in-person and remote -- we can use assistance in many capacities. Apply here.

Benefits of Attending CATESOL

Since its establishment in 1969, CATESOL has been supporting educators, administrators, students, staff, and others concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language, standard English as a second dialect, or bilingual education.

Attending a CATESOL conference is an unmatched opportunity to maintain currency in our field. You will get up-to-date information about statewide concerns, issues, and teaching methods.

With workshops provided by experts and professionals in this field, you will get usable and practical ideas for supporting students. Learn today and use tomorrow.

You will have the opportunity to complete multiple hours of professional development by attending plenaries, workshops, educational materials expositions, and networking sessions.

You can share what you learn with others.  When you return from the conference, you and your colleagues will be able to collaborate and exchange ideas based on what you discover at the conference. This benefits you, your department, and your students.

Support your colleagues and profession by attending workshops and submitting a proposal to present at the conference. This increases your visibility and credibility in the field. 

Connect with a CATESOL interest group at the conference. Joining an interest group meeting is a step in establishing a community of practice focused on your needs and interests. 

Support CATESOL through your participation and attendance.  This has been a few difficult years and organizations like CATESOL appreciate your support to keep providing valuable information and training to the field.

Keep up with CATESOL

Find the latest live events happening at CATESOL.

Become an active member of the CATESOL community: Join, Renew, Rejoin, and update your profile.

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.

Why Attend CATESOL?

Great reasons to attend CATESOL 2023 Breaking New Ground

Join us in Alameda: Keynote speaker Dr. Debra Suarez!

Message from the CATESOL President

Sneak Peek! Look what's coming to CATESOL23!

CATESOL23 State Conference in Alameda! Welcome Exhibitors!

Meet the 2023 Conference Registration Team and Explore Alameda and Our New Member Rates!

Introducing the 2023 Theme "Breaking New Ground"

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COVID-19 Disclaimer

Conference attendees are voluntarily assuming any and all risks, notwithstanding the best efforts of the College of Alameda and the CATESOL conference organizers to implement and require compliance with transmission, prevention, and mitigation measures. By registering for and/or attending this in-person event, you are assuming all risks that you may be exposed to the coronavirus and/or other transmissible diseases and may become ill, and such exposure and illness may result in personal injury, temporary or permanent disability, or even death, and you waive any and all claims against the College and the conference organizers as a result of any exposure or illness. We recommend that you provide your own face masks, wearing them at your own discretion during the event, and refer to the CDC for further advice.