Proposals for EVO19

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Call for Proposals for EVO19

For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts engage in collaborative, online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These five-week sessions allow a fuller development of ideas than is possible in conventional sessions.


Co-moderation with several other people is strongly recommended. Session leaders (moderators) need not have previous experience in online teaching. Hands-on training in online discussion management and the use of live virtual chat and audio rooms will take place during our moderators' training session October 21 - November 18, 2018


EVO sessions are sponsored by a TESOL Interest Section or affiliate, an IATEFL Special Interest Group, or other groups or affiliates. Sponsors provide no financial support. If you do not have a sponsor, the Coordination Team can help you find one or more.

For further information, please read: What is EVO and the Mission of EVO.


Individuals may propose a session, but we strongly recommend a team of several moderators for each session. At least one moderator should be a TESOL or IATEFL member or member of an affiliate association. Sessions may be on any topic in ESL/EFL (not necessarily about technology) and are free and open to all interested parties. We especially encourage proposals for hands-on workshop sessions involving materials development (whether online or on land) or the exploration of web-based tools or software.


The session may follow up on topics from a previous convention or invite pre-discussion of issues or topics in an upcoming convention. To view descriptions of earlier sessions, including last year's, please see EVO Previous Sessions.


How to submit an EVO proposal

  1. Fill out and submit this Google Form (to be sure we are not accepting spammers)

  2. Request permission to edit the EVO2019 Proposals wiki. Please do add a message when you request permission, then allow 24 hours.

  3. When your request is approved, follow the link to create your username and password, and go back to the EVO2019 Proposals wiki

  4. Once there, "create a new page" using the option "Use a template." (see instructions on the proposals wiki)

  5. You can return to add to or edit your proposal at any time until the September 25 deadline.

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