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Save the Date! EXTRA Early Bird Pricing! BC TEAL 2018 Annual Conference

BC TEAL is pleased to announce our 50th annual conference at UBC Vantage College from May 3 to 5, 2018. The conference will explore the theme of Space and Pedagogy, and our pre-conference symposium—hosted by TESOL International Association—will focus on the Global Citizen and New Technologies.

In addition to three amazing international speakers leading workshops at the symposium and delivering keynotes at the conference, we will have practical ‘how to’ presentations, cutting edge research, the Ed Tech Jam, interactive poster sessions, awards, latest resources, and networking. For regular updates, visit the conference website at

EXTRA Early Bird Pricing
As we near the end of our 50th Anniversary Year, we are extending the celebration to offer Members’ Only EXTRA Early Bird pricing for the 2018 conference.

From now until December 31, 2017, Members can register for just $50 per day! (No further discounts will be applied.) Regular early bird pricing will run from January 1 to April 3, 2018.
To register, visit

Call for Proposals
We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 annual BC TEAL Conference. Please review the guidelines for presenters and then submit using the online proposal submission form. We encourage presenters to explore our theme of Space and Pedagogy. We also appreciate proposals on a variety of topics of interest to our diverse membership. Deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 16.

Pre-Conference Symposium hosted by TESOL International Association

We are thrilled to be collaborating with TESOL International Association on a one-day symposium featuring three experts in the field on Thursday, May 3.

With the world-wide web growing daily, TESOL professionals are faced with a desire to create not only English language users, but global citizens as well. With an increasingly mobile population, cultural awareness is more important than ever! Participants attending this one-day symposium will be exposed to ways technology can simultaneously teach English and build the global citizens necessary for the changing 21st century. In addition, this event will galvanize current technology skillset to help participants empower their English language learners to think beyond the classroom.

For more information about the Symposium, visit Registration is $95 for the full day, including workshops with all three experts. To register, visit

Keynote Speakers
This year’s internationally celebrated speakers, who are experts in the field, will lead hands-on workshops at the symposium and deliver keynote presentations at the conference.


Nicky Hockly
Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E. She is author of several prize-winning methodology books about technology in EFL, and she gives talks and runs workshops all over the world. Her research interests include blended and online learning. Nicky lives in Barcelona, and is a technophobe turned technophile.


Greg Kessler
A Professor at Ohio University, Greg Kessler has been technology editor of the TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching, an author of the TESOL Technology Standards, and former Ohio TESOL president. His research addresses technology, learning, and teacher preparation. He has published widely and delivered featured talks around the world.


Ahmar Mahboob
Ahmar Mahboob is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. Ahmar is keenly interested in the application of language sciences to developmental issues, with a particular focus on education. In pursuing this goal, Ahmar draws from and contributes to a range of linguistics and applied linguistics traditions, theories, and methodologies.