2020 Conference

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.

We encourage students to become involved in the MATSOL Conference by submitting a poster session proposal!

General Information

  • Posters should focus on classroom activities, promising practices, or research related to the education of English learners.
  • Poster sessions will take place on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, May 27 - 29, 2020.
  • Poster session proposals are open only to students matriculated in a degree program (proof of student status required).
  • Presenters must prepare 36” x 48” poster displays. See TESOL’s “Preparation Guidelines for Poster Session” for formatting suggestions (note that MATSOL posters are smaller in size). MATSOL will supply tripods or blutack to display posters.
  • Poster session presenters must register for the conference on the day they present and pay the registration fee of $60 (50% the $120  early registration rate). NOTE: If presenters fail to register, accepted posters are subject to removal from the program.
  • MATSOL cannot reimburse presenters for expenses associated with the conference, including travel, hotel, cost of producing handouts, or any other expenses.

Important Dates

  • Jan 15 - Call for proposals opens for Graduate Student Poster Sessions
  • Mar 4 - Call for Poster Sessions closes
  • Apr 1 - Poster presenters notified of acceptance
  • Apr 15 - Deadline to register for the conference

Information Needed for Submission

See the Poster Session Call for Proposals for details.

  • Contact information
  • Proof of student status
  • Poster session title, topic strand and primary audience

Submit a Poster Session Proposal 

  1. Download and carefully review the Poster Session Call for Proposals.
  2. Prepare the information for your proposal.
  3. Download and complete the 2020 Poster Session Proposal Form (.docx format)
  4. Submit your proposal online: Online Poster Session Submission Form