10-30-17 Online registration is now closed.

After the close of online registration (October 27, 2017), those interested in attending will no longer qualify for a pre-registration rate and will have to register as a “walk-in” on the day of the conference. Cash or credit card will be accepted for walk-in registration.

Click this link for on-site registration

This site is dedicated to registration for WITESOL’s 2017 Fall Conference which will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI. This year’s conference theme is: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Reflection: Meeting the Needs of Language Learners.

2017 Fall Conference Registration & WITESOL Membership Fee Structure

Purchasing Registration

You will be able to purchase multiple registration vouchers which will need to be assigned to registrants’ names immediately. Please bear in mind that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we have your details, you will be able to pay by credit card or by sending us a check. Registration is not complete until we receive your details AND your payment.

Once we have both your details and payment, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive it within 24 hours of submitting, please contact Pam Dennis


Opening Keynote Speaker: Thomas S.C. Farrell

Thomas S.C. Farrell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. His professional interests include reflective practice, and language teacher education and development. Professor Farrell has published widely in academic journals and has presented at major conferences worldwide on these topics. His latest books are Promoting Teacher Reflection in Language Education: A Framework for TESOL Professionals (Routledge, 2015), and From Trainee to Teacher: Reflective Practice for Novice Teachers(Equinox, 2016). His webpage is:

Closing Plenary Speaker: Jon Nordmeyer

Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director atWIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jon believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. He has presented at TESOL, MATSOL, VATESOL and Learning Forward and has been an invited speaker at international conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 WITESOL Fall Conference: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Reflection: Meeting the Needs of Language Learners!

-The WITESOL Board


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Attendees must be over 18 to attend. Attendees paying the student rate will be required to show student ID. Attendees who fail to produce the necessary student ID will be required to pay the full conference price, or be refused admission without a refund.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are 250 parking spaces under the hotel, available to attendees for a fee. There is additional parking at the State Street Capitol Parking Ramp, located at 214 North Carroll Street. Please see for more details.

What are the recommended overnight accommodations for the event?

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison. Please contact the hotel directly at 608-257-6000 and ask for the WITESOL group block. The rooms can only be reserved through the front desk of the hotel. The rate is $115 for single occupancy and $135 for double occupancy. The rate does not include 5% state sales tax, 10% local occupancy tax, $3 municipal service fee or breakfast. If your school is paying, please bring a copy of your school’s tax exempt certificate with you for the front desk to have on file. The group block rate is available until October 6, 2017 after which time the rates are no longer guaranteed and are subject to change based on availability.

Is my WITESOL membership still valid?

Membership runs from October 1st to September 30th annually. If you have questions about your membership, please contact the President Elect and Membership Secretary, Sheryl Slocum, at

What do I get with a WITESOL Membership?

*Reduced rate for the annual WITESOL Fall Conference
*WITESOL training sessions, workshops, or seminars offered exclusively for WITESOL members
*Monthly WITESOL updates about job openings, conferences, training sessions, workshops, and more
*Apply for travel awards to attend TESOL’s International Annual Convention

For more, visit:

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Tim Dalby, our President, at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. Once you have purchased a ticket, you may not transfer it to another person.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. The name on the ticket must match the name of the attendee. Tickets may not be transferred.