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Illinois TESOL-Bilingual Education (ITBE) invites professionals, students, and anyone involved with English Language Learners to submit proposals for academic presentation at the 2024 annual convention. This year’s theme is The Power of Language, The Joy of Teaching

Share your Vision!
Proposals Deadline Extended
 through December 16, 2023. , 2023

Presenters and attendees are encouraged to expand their skill sets as they envision the future of multilingual education. We are accepting proposals that address all things related to TESOL. As educators, we impact the lives of so many students. What we do matters! ITBE is looking for proposals on a plethora of topics and content areas that address issues all across the field. We invite proposals related to all aspects of ESL/EAP/IEP/CALL/EFL, best practices for instruction, materials development, program administration, teacher training, research and professional development as well as implications for equity and advocacy in language education. Share your knowledge and expertise with our ITBE community. Below is the link to submit a proposal. Submissions will be accepted now through December 16, 2023.

Prepare your Submission

Proposal and General Requirements and Information:

  • Include details about your content, targeted audience and learning outcomes. Please use the TESOL rubric to guide your submission.
  • There is 300-word limit for the proposal system and general requirements.
  • Submit your completed proposal as an attachment.
  • In addition, submit a 50-word abstract which will appear in the convention program if your proposal is accepted. There is a 10-word limit for your title.
  • Submit complete contact information and short biographies (limit 25 words each) for all presenters and co-presenters.
  • You may edit your submitted proposal up to the proposal submission deadline, 12-16-23.
  • If you are a publisher or exhibitor interested in a demonstration session or purchasing an ad, contact Angie Remigio, the ITBE Director of Exhibits and Advertising, at All exhibitors will be asked to provide their own access link which will be posted in our event portal.
  • All presentations must be unique to ITBE’s Annual Convention theme.
  • All presenters and co-presenters are required to register (pay) for the convention in order to present. This will allow you to enjoy the rest of the convention during times you are not presenting.

If you have questions about the proposals, please contact Marcia Luptak at


Proposal Timeline Information

Proposal Submission DeadlineOctober 30-December 16, 2023
Proposal Final Decision Announced TBA
Accepted Proposal Confirmation by Presenters January 3, 2024
Accepted Presenters will Register for Event February 5, 2024

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