WVTESOL 19th Annual Spring Conference
INTO Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hosted by: INTO-Marshall
WVTESOL, the West Virginia affiliate of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), will hold its 19th annual conference at INTO-Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. We invite all teachers, administrators, and staff working in the field of English language education to attend and participate. Conference presentations will cover all three areas of education, including K-12, higher education, and adult literacy and will explore a broad range of issues that TESOL professionals regularly engage in our daily practice and research. Please consider presenting.
This year’s conference theme, “Authenticity, Credibility, and Collaboration: Real World ESL” will explore the broad range of curriculum, pedagogy, advocacy, and funding issues that are faced by West Virginia TESOL professionals today.
800 Third AvenueHuntington, West Virginia 25701
Click here for a map provided by Holiday Inn.
Book online or call: 1-888-HOLIDAYLocal number: 304-523-8880
Although our special conference pricing has now expired, there are still some rooms available at this conveniently located hotel. Free Wi-FiFitness CenterIndoor PoolFree Shuttle to the Tri-State AirportRoom ServiceCafe
Situated in the heart of downtown Huntington, this hotel places you within walking distance of most of the city's major attractions, including Marshall University. With Pullman Square right next door, you can enjoy shopping or grab a bite to eat. Enjoy the outdoors at beautiful Ritter Park or see the incredible glass collection at the Huntington Museum of Art.
Friday, March 4, 2016
1:00-4:00 Pre-Conference Workshop by Plenary Speaker Christel Broady
6:00-8:00 Meet and Greet at Nawab
600 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:00 Registration, Refreshments, and Displays
9:00 Plenary Address
10:00 Concurrent Sessions
11:40 Roundtable Discussions by Interest Area
12:20 Lunch and Membership Meeting
1:30 Concurrent Sessions
4:00 Closing, Evaluations, and Textbook Giveaways
More information in our Conference at a Glance.
2016 Conference Fees
Part-time Salary, Student, Volunteer
Postmarked/Paid ON or BEFORE Feb. 20, 2016 $45
Postmarked/Paid ON or BEFORE Feb. 20, 2016 $35
Postmarked/Paid AFTER Feb. 20, 2016 $55
Postmarked/Paid AFTER Feb. 20, 2016 $40
Getting Around at the Conference
Please park in the 3rd Avenue Garage and then cross the street to INTO Marshall (East Hall). Friday attendees can pick up free parking passes from the conference team at the INTO center. The pass must be displayed prominently a car window to avoid being ticketed.
On Saturday, attendees can park for free in the parking lot of Joan C. Edwards Stadium, located at 2001 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25703, and walk to INTO Marshall. After parking, cross the stadium parking lot near the Rec Center. Exit the parking lot on the 20th Street side and walk across 20th Street to campus. From there, walk past the Rec Center, North and South dormitories, and continue to the INTO Center.
We recommend that attendees park at the stadium if at all possible. Alternatively, there is limited street parking available on 3rd Avenue for 25 cents per hour. These city meters take quarters only. If using these metered spots, park in front of the Cam Henderson Center or in front of Laidley Hall to shorten your walk to the INTO Center. Attendees who need further assistance with mobility may contact Conference Chair Amine Oudghiri-Otmani at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other arrangements.
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Wireless Access on Campus
Conference attendees may select MU Guest from the list of available wireless networks, connect to it, and then open an internet browser. You will be directed to an MU Guest login page. Login using the username and password provided in your registration packet.