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Department of English
TESOL /Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference

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This page only contains information about the proposal submission process. Please read all of the information presented below before you submit your proposal. For general conference information, including the call for papers, please visit our general information page. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, December 5, 2014

All proposals should be emailed to 

Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by Friday, January 9, 2015. International presenters and those flying to the conference, provided they submit early, can expect a response sooner. All presenters are required to pre-register. The mission of the conference binds us to prioritize proposals from graduate students and professionals not holding a doctoral degree. If you are interested in submitting but unsure about eligibility, do email us at We will gladly assist you.
Submission Guidelines

Reminder: Sessions last for 30 (papers) - 40 (workshops; discussion sessions) minutes. Poster session has its own time slot (1 1/2 - 2 hours). Double sessions (~80 minutes) can be scheduled upon request.

1. Please limit your abstract to 200 words. Abstracts over this limit will not be accepted.

2. Each proposal will be prefaced by the presentation title, name, affiliation, and email. Please make sure to include any equipment  needs at the bottom of the abstract.

3. Your proposal is not your registration. Please pre-register and send in the payment by Friday, January 23, 2015.

4. If you would like to submit a proposal for a discussion panel, please include the types of questions that you would pose as the moderator(s).

5. Ready to submit? Send your proposal to Include "paper proposal," "discussion proposal," "workshop proposal," or "poster proposal" in the subject line.

!!! Only proposals that are carefully prepared, edited, and limited to 200 words will be considered !!!

Note: We can link any materials (papers, PowerPoint presentations, outlines, worksheets, etc.) associated with your presentation to your abstract on the program page. Please contact us at  if interested.