2023 MATSOL Conference

In-Person Conference Days: May 31-June 1, 2023
Virtual Conference Days: June 7-June 8, 2023

The 2023 MATSOL Conference brings together educators of English Learners from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts -- and beyond -- to share expertise and best practices. This year, MATSOL is providing two ways to attend with a hybrid conference format with opportunities for in-person and remote attendance. 

Virtual Conference registration gives you an all-access pass to the virtual days of the conference: keynotes and featured speakers, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, teaching tips, exhibitors, networking sessions and more! Attend the live sessions and/or watch recorded sessions after the conference. 

2023 Conference

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is open for the 2023 MATSOL Conference. We invite our members to submit proposals to present at the conference either in-person from May 31-June 1, 2023, or virtually from June 7-June 8, 2023. The conference will take place in Framingham, MA and online on the Whova conference platform.

The 2023 MATSOL Conference brings together educators of English Learners to share expertise and best practices for ELE education in Massachusetts. The MATSOL conference audience will include teachers, administrators, and other educators in:

  • PK-12 schools (public, charter, independent)
  • Pre-service & in-service teacher education
  • Community College ESL programs
  • Intensive English Programs (college IEPs)
  • Adult and workplace education
  • Private Language Schools

Session Types

Click the link to find the Call for Proposals.

  • Presentation: Live presentations or workshops for in-person and virtual conference. Proposals due Jan 11, 2023. 
  • Teaching TipPre-recorded demonstration of a pedagogically-focused strategy or classroom activity. Call opens Dec 1, 2022.
  • Poster SessionPre-recorded presentation of an academically sound scholarly or research projectCall opens Dec 1, 2022.

Exhibitor and Commercial Presentations

Exhibitor and commerical presentations must be submitted with an exhibitor registration. Do not submit a propsoal via the submission links above. The exhibitor registration and proposal page will open soon. 

2023 Conference

Call for Proposals - Presentations

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.

In alignment with our mission to promote equity and excellence for English learners, MATSOL encourages submission of proposals that show a strong commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. To reflect this goal, MATSOL is piloting a new section in the proposal to explain how the presentation will address racial justice and/or culturally responsive teaching.

Session Type and Length

  • In-Person Presentation: 45- or 105-minute presentation or workshop during the in-person conference: Wednesday May 31 - Thursday June 1, 2023. Proposals due by January 11, 2023
  • Online Live Presentation: 60- or 90-minute presentation or workshop during the online conference: Wednesday June 7 - Thursday June 8, 2023. Proposals due January 11, 2023
View the Call for Proposals...