2019 Conference Registration FAQs

Group Registration

I plan to send a large group from my school / district with a purchase order but don’t have all the names yet. How should I handle this?

You can send in up to two registration forms with the same purchase order. Complete one registration form with the names you have confirmed, along with the PO, and those registrations will be entered. When you have the remaining names, send in a final registration form, and those participants will be registered if space permits. MATSOL will only invoice for registrations that are fully processed and confirmed to attend. 

What if I don’t want to request multiple purchase orders from my school?

No need to! If you know the total price, you can send MATSOL a large purchase order and we will invoice against that as the registrations arrive. Remember, a purchase order sets a maximum amount your district can spend and we can invoice for a lesser value.

How do I register a group?

Follow this link 2019 Upload Registration for all of the group registration information!

Can I upload my group registration form without a purchase order?

If you have not yet received a purchase order, or would like an estimate to request a purchase order, you can upload the registration form without a PO. However, keep in mind that the registration will NOT be entered or confirmed until both the purchase order and registration form are received by the MATSOL office.

I uploaded a group registration; when should I expect to hear from you?

Typically, a group registration will take 7-10 business days to process.

  • If you were requesting a cost estimate, that will be emailed to you within 5 business days of your upload.

  • If you submitted a purchase order along with your registration form, then you will receive an invoice from us indicating that the group is ready for processing. After that, each individual will receive an email confirmation once the registration is processed. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL TAKE 2-4 WEEKS FROM THE DATE ON THE INVOICE. 

If more than 4 weeks have passed from the date of the invoice and you have not received a confirmation from MATSOL, please email [email protected] (keep in mind, processing time may take longer around the early-registration deadline).

Why can’t I just email or fax my registration form to you?

There have been issues in past years with registration forms getting lost, not sent, or received blank! With the registration upload process, we are able to clearly see who is sending us a registration so we can contact you if there is any information missing so that you don’t miss out on the conference.

I am having trouble uploading my registration form! What do I do?

Contact our Registration Coordinator at [email protected] for help. You will not miss out due to technical difficulties!

Conference Program

I’m excited to see that the conference has expanded to four days, but I can’t attend for the full conference! Which days should I attend?

No problem! We offer three Pre-Conference Institutes on Tuesday and you can learn more about those here.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will offer a variety of presentations that will appeal to a variety of audiences. There is no specific focus on any one day, so please attend when you are able to!

If you still can’t decide on which day(s), take a look at our line-up of keynote speakers: 

Where can I find a schedule showing the concurrent sessions offered each day?

A detailed conference program will be available closer to the conference date, after the schedule is finalized.


Will I still be able to apply for PDPs if I don’t attend the full conference?

Yes! The requirement for PDPs is still the same; attend two days of the conference and complete the project.


Exhibitor Registration

We invite publishers and other vendors to exhibit at the MATSOL 2019 Conference on Wednesday through Friday, May 29 - 31, 2019. The conference will be attended by ELL/ESL educators working in K-12,

Expected conference registration is approximately 600 educators per day from across Massachusetts who will wish to view and purchase appropriate instructional material and resources. Participants may register for 1, 2 or 3 days, so we expect a total of 1,200 to attend the conference over the three days. 


Conference Overview

LOOKing Forward to a New Era

Tuesday - Friday, May 28 - 31, 2019
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center

Pre-Conference Institutes - Tuesday, May 28
MATSOL Conference - Wednesday to Friday, May 29 to 31


Pre-Conference Institutes

  • 7:30: Check-in
    • Coffee, tea & bagel breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm: Pre-Conference Institutes
    • Buffet lunch included
  • 3:30 pm: Early conference check-in - avoid the morning lines!

Conference Wednesday - Friday

  • 7:00: Conference check-in opens
    • Coffee, tea & bagel breakfast
  • 8:30-11:30: Concurrent Sessions: View concurrent session schedule (Choose sessions on-site. No advance session registration)
  • 11:30-1:30: Lunch & Keynote Address
    • Plated lunch is included in conference registration fee
  • 1:45-2:15: Exhibitor Visits & Networking Sessions 
  • 1:45-3:15: Poster Sessions

Special Events

Open to all MATSOL members!

Wednesday, May 29

MATSOL Annual Meeting - 4:30 pm
Get an update on MATSOL activities and elect new members to the Board of Directors

Thursday, May 30

"State of the State" in PK-12 English Learner Education - 4:30 pm
Paul Aguiar, Director of Office of Language Acquisition, DESE

MATSOL Social and Awards Ceremony - 5:30 pm
Celebrate excellence, creativity, and innovation in our field and network with colleagues. Refreshments plus a cash bar.

Conference Keynotes

Wednesday, May 29
Maria Estela Brisk, Professor of Education, Boston College

Thursday, May 30
Adam Strom, Director, Re-Imagining Migration

Friday, May 31
Jake “2 Pi” Scott, Math Success Coach, International High School at Langley Park

Pre-Conference Institutes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PCI 1: Co-Teaching for English Learners: Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection
Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Maria G. Dove, Ed.D. 

PCI 2: Teaching and Learning Content-Based LiteraciesSystemic Functional Linguistics in Action
Meg Gebhard


Pre-Conference Institutes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

PCI 1: Co-Teaching for English Learners: Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection - SOLD OUT

Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., Molloy College
Maria G. Dove, Ed.D., Molloy College

PCI 2: Teaching and Learning Content-Based LiteraciesSystemic Functional Linguistics in Action - SOLD OUT

Meg Gebhard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30 Friday, May 31

Maria Estela Brisk

Professor of Education, Boston College

Adam Strom

Director, Re-Imagining Migration

Jake “2 Pi” Scott

Math Success Coach, International High School at Langley Park

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