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TESOL International Convention

Come to the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place March 27-30, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

With more than 6,500 attendees, 1,000 education sessions, and 150 exhibits, the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo is the largest professional development event in the TESOL field.

The convention offers professional development opportunities to English language educators at all levels from around the world. In lively interactive sessions, educators develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices. Participants integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network.

Keynote Speakers include: Shabana Basij-Rasikh, born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, and completed high school and college in the United States. Cofounder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, a nonprofit dedicated to providing Afghan girls a rigorous education and helping them enter universities worldwide. Widely recognized as a leading advocate for girls’ education, she has received the Davis Peace Prize and was named one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers and one of CNN International’s Leading Women of 2014. Shabana is also a global ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a social-affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies social emotion and self-awareness across cultures, connections to resilience and morality, and implications for education. She is associate professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience at the University of Southern California. A former public junior high school science teacher, she has been named among the most influential scholars in education by Education Week’s RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings. She has received numerous national awards for her research and for engaging the public with science, and in 2015 she was elected president of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. For a full schedule of events and to register for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo 2018, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.