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2019 Fall Conference
   Call for Proposals

Thanks to all those who submitted a proposal! The submissions deadline has now passed. We will be reviewing all submitted proposals shortly and will be in touch thereafter.

Priority Deadline: Friday, September 27

Additional Information on the Proposal's Abstract, Rubric, & Description:


Write the abstract with the audience and the Proposal Rating Rubric in mind.  (Proposal Rating Rubric shown below.)  Peer reviewers will read and score your abstract, and it will be printed in the conference program book. (PennTESOL-East staff editors reserve the right to edit abstracts for length and clarity.)


● 50-word maximum

● Do NOT include presenters’ names, the names of institutions, or the names of publications or published works.

● You may use approved acronyms without spelling them out (spell out all others on first use).

● Consider including key words to allow your target audience to search for your session.

The attendees will use your session title and abstract in the conference program to decide whether to attend your session. The session abstract should:

● describe the content of your session as clearly and as succinctly as possible

● highlight what attendees should expect to take away from the session

To see this in a .pdf format, please click here.


The session description is your opportunity to explain your vision for your presentation. Reviewers will see its clarity as a reflection of the proposal’s overall quality. Please use the Proposal Rating Rubric (shown above) as a guides.

Guidelines and Format for Session Description

● 300-word maximum

● Do NOT include presenters’ names, the names of institutions, or the names of publications.

● You may use any of the acceptable acronyms without spelling them out each time.  However, please spell out all acronyms on first use.

Your description should include

● a clearly stated purpose and point of view with supporting details and examples.

● evidence of knowledge of current theory, practices, research and/or policy.

● an outline of the session with an appropriate amount of content for the allotted time.

● a short list of any activities, visuals, or other techniques to engage the audience.

● a clear indication of the target educational context(s) and student population(s). 



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