Call for Volunteers at the 2017 Electronic Village


TESOL 2017 Electronic Village
CALL for Volunteers
March 22-25
Seattle, Washington


Each year, TESOL conference attendees provide assistance to EV Event Coordinators and Managers for special events that are ongoing throughout the conference.  Come share your skills and knowledge. Volunteering also provides an opportunity to network with tech-savvy CALL-IS members, meet and greet visitors to the EV, and assist event participants with computers and software programs.

We ask that you volunteer for a two- hour time period (or more).  We promise a fun and collegial experience and look forward to having you with us in the Electronic Village.

Volunteers are Greeters, Consultants, or part of the Webcast team.

Greeters sit at the front table and welcome attendees.
Consultants “roam” the EV and assist participants with computers and software or answer technology- related questions.
Webcast team members assist with webcasting selected events
More details will be sent prior to the conference, and we will have a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday morning at 7:30.

To express our appreciation: Volunteers who are registered and work 2 hours or more receives a $15 lunch voucher to use in the convention center. One voucher per volunteer.

EV Volunteer Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

To volunteer and become part of the “tech volunteer team”, please complete the online form at

For more information or questions, please contact Andy Bowman

Your participation as an EV Volunteer is greatly appreciated

CFP: Electronic Village 2017

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to present the Call for Proposals for the Electronic Village and Technology Showcase at TESOL 2017.


TESOL 2017

March 21-24, 2017

Seattle, Washington, USA

Electronic Village Special Events:


Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: Now Closed

To check the status of your proposal visit:


You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in the CALL Interest Section’s Electronic Village (EV) Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.

Proposals are being accepted in one of the 7 following events:

1. EV Technology Fairs

  • Presentation Time: 50 minutes total
  • Format: Presenters demonstrate their technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions on one computer station in a presentation format similar to a poster session. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants attend sessions of their choosing and drop in and out of demonstrations. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.
  • Event Summary: In the Technology Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology-based and/or Internet-based resources. These resources can be software; Web sites; Mobile devices  or other hardware. Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

2. Mini-workshops

  • Presentation Time: 90 minutes
  • Format: After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in “hands-on” practice. Space is limited to 20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.
  • Event Summary: Presenters provide experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL purposes and create products for teaching and learning in a meaningful context relevant for each individual participant. Facilitators provide subject mater expertise and guidance.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

3. Developers’ Showcase

  • Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: Presenters have 8 to 12 minutes to demonstrate and/or operate their software and explain its features and applications. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: The Developers’ Showcase features a variety of unique computer programs and websites specifically designed for English language learning and addresses a variety of skills and strategies ranging from speaking and listening practice to lesson planning and administrative matters.  This event only accepts proposals that are non-commercial and presents original work by the presenter. Unique features, functions, and content are required. Uses of existing software will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work by the presenter and be fully functioning.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

4. Mobile Apps for Education Showcase

  • Presentation Time: 8-12 minutes of presentation plus 5 minutes of question-and-answer time
  • Format: In a “lecture” format, presenters will have approximately ten minutes to demonstrate their “off the rack” application and explain its uses for ESOL classrooms. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.
  • Event Summary: Foursquare? Twitterific? Yelp? Evernote? Mobile apps turn any handheld device into a language learning tool. Which ones are good for the classroom and how can we best use them? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 100-word abstract

5. Classroom of the Future

  • Presentation Time: Sessions will be either 20 or 45 minutes long
  • Format: The format for the Classroom of the Future is varied. Presentations will be either 20 minutes or 45 minutes in length. Presentations should give attendees a glimpse into the future of classroom technology for both traditional and non-traditional settings. The sessions should make every effort to include interactivity, giving attendees opportunities to participate and sample the technology.
  • Event Summary: The Classroom of the Future is a special TESOL initiative started in 2013. The Classroom will be located in the Exhibition Hall and will include a showcase of the future of classroom design, technology, and pedagogy. The sessions may reflect what might be already happening in classrooms across the globe, but have not gone mainstream yet. However, proposals that focus on what might be happening for ELT teaching 5 or 10 years from now are highly encouraged.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

6. Hot Topics

  • Presentation Time: 10-20 minutes presentation time plus 10 minutes at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 10-20 minutes to share their research (time is dependent on how many presenters are assigned to a panel). Panels will include 3-5 presenters. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: Hot Topics panels cover topics that are current in the field of CALL. Panelists will share research around a common theme with discussion time left at the end of the panel.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

7. On the Cutting Edge: Graduate Student Research Panels

  • Presentation Time: 15-20 minutes presentation time plus time at very end for questions
  • Format: Presenters will have 15-20 minutes to share their research. Presenters will be grouped into threes to form a panel. A short question and answer session will follow after all presenters on a panel have shared their research.
  • Event Summary: New this year, these graduate student research panels provide graduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research.  Participates will be grouped into similar themes for the panels.
  • Proposal Information: 50-word summary for program book and a 200-word abstract

Electronic Village at TESOL 2016


Join us at the Electronic Village April 6-8 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Electronic Village Special Events:

Electronic Village & Technology Showcase Events and Schedule, 2016

Download a PDF copy of our schedule here

The TESOL CALL-IS is pleased to provide webcast coverage of the following sessions from the Technology Showcase at this year’s TESOL 50th Annual Convention in Baltimore:

  • CALL-IS Academic Session- Project-Based Learning: Pedagogical Possibilities for Online, Mobile, and Blended Learning
  • CALL-IS and MWIS Intersection- Creating, Adapting, and Using Content for Mobile Apps
  • ITA-IS with MWIS and CALL-IS- Strategies for Developing and Delivering Training Materials for ITAs
  • ESPIS with VDMIS and CALL-IS- One size fits one: Incorporating technology into ESP courses
  • CALL-IS with SRIS and Environmental Forum- Innovating Language Learning through Technology for Environmental Responsibility
  • TESOL 50th Anniversary Special Event: Leadership Panel: History of the EV Retrospective: Over three decades of Professional Development
  • Hot Topics in Call
    • Going Massive – Online Course Development in MOOCs
    • Flipping the Classroom: CALL in K-12
    • Online Assessment: How Important & Effective Is It?
    • Google and Beyond – Free Online Tools for Teachers and Learners
    • Meaningful Play: Gaming and Language Learning
  • Electronic Village Online (EVO) Best of 2015
  • Mobile Apps for Education Showcase
  • Developer’s Showcase
  • TESOL CALL-IS Open Meeting
  • The CALL-IS is also webcasting several selected EV Fair Classics sessions from the Electronic Village.

For more information, or to access the webcasts, visit

You’re invited to join us!