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Convention Proposals

ITBE's 47th Annual Convention

Pulling Together: Embracing Multicultural Learners with Support,Strategies,and Skills for Challenging Times

February 25-26, 2022

Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel

3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532


Call for Proposals

Illinois TESOL-Bilingual Education (ITBE) invites professionals, students, and anyone involved with English language learners to submit proposals for academic presentations at the 2022 annual convention. This year's theme is "Pulling Together: Embracing Multicultural Learners with Support, Strategies, and Skills for Challenging Times".

Share your Vision!
Proposals Accepted through December 4, 2021

Presenters and attendees are encouraged to expand their skill sets as they envision the future of multilingual education. The events of 2020 have initiated a paradigm shift in teaching and learning, encouraging us to visualize teaching in times of change. We are accepting proposals that address how educators of multilingual learners visualize the new trends in second language acquisition and teaching. 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, technology, SEL (social emotional learning), 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 proposals. Submissions will be accepted now though Sunday, December 4, 2021.

Prepare your Submission

Proposal and General Requirements and Information:

  • Include details about your content, targeted audience and learning outcomes.
  • There is no word limit for the proposal.
  • Submit your completed proposal as an attachment.
  • In addition, submit a 60-word abstract which will appear in the convention program if your proposal is accepted.
  • You may edit your submitted proposal up to the proposal submission deadline, 12-4-21.
  • Submit complete contact information and short biographies for all presenters and co-presenters. 
  • All presenters and co-presenters are required to register 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 are a publisher or exhibitor interested in a demonstration session or purchasing an ad, contact Beth Evans, the ITBE Director of Exhibits and Advertising, at
  • All presentations must be unique to ITBE’s 47th Annual Convention.
If you have questions about the proposal system and general requirements, please contact Marcia Luptak at 

Proposal Timeline Information

 Process Timeline
 Proposal Submission Deadline November 3 - December 4, 2021
 Proposal Final Decision Announced January 2, 2022
 Accepted Proposal Confirmation by Presenters January 9, 2022
 Accepted Presenters will Register for Event February 4, 2022


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