2018 Conference

Call for Proposals

MATSOL 2018 Conference

May 29—June 1, 2018 | Framingham Hotel & Conference Center | Framingham MA.

The MATSOL 2018 Conference brings together educators from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts working with English language learners at all ages and levels, and in all program types, including ESL teachers and other educators of ELs in PK-12 public schools, pre-service and in-service teacher educators, as well as ESL faculty in community college, university IEPs, private language schools, and adult education programs. Some presentations may address a particular audience, while others cover broader topics of interests to all audiences.

MATSOL encourages engaging, interactive presentations that make the theory to practice connection. Successful proposals include practical classroom activities informed by current research and pedagogy, demonstrations of successful instructional practices, examinations of current issues in education, and research that informs educators in the Massachusetts context. Presentations should engage the audience through hands-on or interactive activities when possible.

MATSOL is a professional association for educators of English language learners in Massachusetts. Our members include ESL/ELL/ELD educators in PK-12 schools, adult ESL/ABE and workplace programs, private language schools, higher education ESL programs and teacher preparation programs. MATSOL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and an affiliate of TESOL International Association. MATSOL’s mission is to promote excellence and equity in the education of English language learners.

Conference Dates

Concurrent sessions take place on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 30 - June 1, 2018 New three-day format!


Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham, MA

Topic Strands
  • Reading, Writing, & Literacy
  • Listening, Speaking, & Pronunciation
  • Promising Practices in Instruction
  • Academic Language in the Content Areas
  • Standards Implementation (CCSS, WIDA, etc.)
  • Specific Populations (i.e. ELLs with disabilities, SLIFE)
  • Program Administration
  • Professional Development/Teacher Education
  • Family, Community & Culture
  • Media & Technology
  • Policy & Advocacy 
Session Types
  • Interactive Workshop
  • Practice-Oriented Presentation
  • Informational Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Panel Presentation
Submit a Proposal

Please read the instructions in the Call for Proposal carefully before submitting. Proposals must be submitted online via ProposalSpace.com.

Important Dates
  • Call for Proposals - closes December 1, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance - by January 15, 2018
  • Presenter Registration Deadline - March 1, 2018
  • MATSOL 2018 Conference
    • Pre-Conference Institutes - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • Conference (presentation dates) - Wednesday May 30, Thursday May 31, and Friday June 1, 2018

Note: MATSOL is not responsible for any errors in the conference program booklet resulting from errors or omissions in the information you submit. Please submit the information exactly as you want it to appear in the program. The conference committee reserves the right to edit the session title, topic strand, abstract and biographical statements as needed for format or clarity. For questions or assistance contact matsol@matsol.org.