2020 Conference

2020 MATSOL Conference

Tuesday - Friday, May 26 - 29, 2020
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham MA

The 2020 MATSOL Conference brings together educators of English learners from across Massachusetts to learn, network, and share expertise.

Registration is now open! 

  • Jan 8 - Conference registration opens
  • Feb 28 - Early registration ends 
  • Apr 30 - Registration closes (or sooner if conference sells out)
2020 Conference

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28 Friday, May 28

Breaking Down Walls to Empower
Debbie Zacarian, Ed.D.

Teacher Educator & Author

Citizen Illegal
José Olivarez

Author & Poet

Working with Multilingual Learners: Equity, Access and Advocacy

Panel discussion with Dr. Christine Montecillo Leider, Moderator



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Pre-Conference Institutes

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress 

Debbie Zacarian & Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz

Scaffolding Academic Literacy with English Learners 

Tonya Ward Singer
2020 Conference


Registration is now open!

Pre-Registration Required

  • Pre-registration is required for the MATSOL 2020 Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes (PCIs). There will be no on-site registration.
  • There is no pre-registration for individual conference sessions. Attendees will chose which sessions to attend at the conference.
2020 Conference

Exhibitor Registration

We invite publishers and other vendors to exhibit at the MATSOL 2020 Conference on Wednesday through Friday, May 26 - 29, 2020.

Expected conference registration is approximately 600 English learner educators per day 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 participants include EL educators and administrators from PK-12 schools (public, charter and independent), adult and workplace education, community college ESL, Intensive English Programs (IEPs), private language schools, and pre-service and in-service teacher education.

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Call for Proposals - Poster Sessions

MATSOL invites currently matriculated students in teacher preparation programs to submit a proposal to present a poster session on a topic related to English learner education at MATSOL 2020 Conference.

Posters should contain a summary of an academically sound scholarly or creative project presented in a visually engaging format, highlighting work through charts, graphs, maps, etc. Proposals should include the main topic(s) and description of the visual display. Presenters should plan on short, informative discussions with convention attendees throughout the entire poster session.