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Welcome To Illinois TESOL-BE


Thank you for making the ITBE Fall Workshop a success!

We had a great turnout. Thank you for coming, and thanks to NEIU for providing the location for our workshop!

Call for 2016 Proposals

The dust has settled (somewhat) from our new website design, so we have finally opened up the proposal submission process for the 42nd Annual ITBE Convention, February 26-27, 2016!

Due to the lateness of opening we are keeping the submission window open until November 30, 2015 to allow for two full months for proposal submissions. 

You will find the submission section under the "Events" tab on our new website home page. 

Some updates on the submission process from last year:

  1. Plenaries and Featured Speakers will submit proposals directly to: 

  2. Exhibitors and Publishers will submit proposals to: 

  3. All other submissions will be submitted through the website

  4. The abstract word limit is 50 words. The abstract will also serve as the session description in the published convention book.

  5. There will be an uploaded proposal description with a 300 word limit. Please DO NOT put any identifying information on this document as it will be used for scoring.

Thank you all for your patience as we worked through the growing pains of our new website. We are excited to start receiving all the wonderful proposals!   

Thank you and Good Luck! 
Shane Dunkle 
ITBE Vice President and 2016 Convention Chair

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2016 Annual Conference

ITBE 42nd Annual Convention - Expanding Horizons
February 27-28, Chicago Mariott Naperville

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