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Webinar on Moving Affiliate Events Online, June 2020

  • 1.  Webinar on Moving Affiliate Events Online, June 2020

    Posted 24 days ago
    Edited by Petro Okoth 24 days ago

    The Affiliate Network Professional Council (ANPC) invites TESOL members and non-TESOL members to join a free webinar on shifting affiliate events online with the information below. Please register in advance and share this information with your professional networks. 

    Shifting Affiliate Events Online: A Global Phenomenon


    June 27, 2020

    10 AM US Eastern Time  


    Presenters: Susan Gaer & Marsha Chan, California TESOL (CATESOL); Wayne Malcolm, Japanese Association for Language Teaching (JALT); Rana Khan, TESOL Conferences Professional Council; Lisa Dyson, TESOL Strategic Events 


    Session description: Restrictions on large gatherings as the result of COVID-19 have prompted many TESOL Affiliates to shift their conferences and professional development events online. In this panel presentation, representatives from CATESOL, JALT, TESOL International's Conferences Professional Council, and TESOL International's Strategic Events will share their experiences, lessons learned, and steps for planning and conducting online conferences and/or other professional development events. 


    Presenters' Bios

    Susan Gaer

    Susan Gaer is the President of CATESOL, which has been holding virtual events to serve its membership since March 2020. CATESOL is also planning for their Virtual Fall Annual Conference. These professional development activities have not only provided necessary support to educators where CATESOL serves during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also contributed to the solvency of the organization. 

    Marsha Chan

    Marsha Chan, BA, MA, Stanford University, is Sunburst Media President, Mission College ESL Professor Emerita, and serves CATESOL as Webmaster, Interest Group Chair, and Teaching of Pronunciation Interest Group Co-coordinator. As Pronunciation Doctor, she offers thousands of free videos for English language instruction at

    Wayne Malcolm

    Wayne Malcolm has a doctorate of education from the University of Phoenix in the U.S. with a specialization in global competence, public speaking, and language assessment. Wayne teaches at Fukui University of Technology where he assists the student body in reaching their desired English language abilities and potential. An active member of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), Wayne has held many positions in the organization, from chapter to national officer. He is currently the Director of Program, who oversees the coordination of JALT's annual international conference and educational materials exhibition. 

    Rana Khan

    Rana Khan is chair of the Conferences Professional Council, TESOL International Association. She has also served as Conference Chair, Proposals Chair, and Secretary of TESOL Kuwait. She has extensive teaching experience from various educational institutions in Kuwait. Rana holds a master's degree in English Literature and Business Administration besides a CELTA certificate. Currently, she works as English and Business instructor at Algonquin College, Kuwait. Her main research interests are learning management systems, CALL, and blended learning.

    Lisa L. Dyson

    Lisa Dyson began her meeting and event planning career with the USO of Metropolitan

    Washington in 1997 and was named Director of Conference Services (now Director of Strategic Events) at TESOL International in November 2006. Prior to that, she was Director of Meetings and Conventions for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (PCMA). An active and engaged member of the meetings industry, she has held various committee positions for PCMA and served on several different advisory boards for convention destinations. Lisa holds a BS in Marketing and obtained her CMP designation in 2006 and DES designation in 2015.

    Petro Okoth
    A Member of Affiliate Network Professional Council
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    A Member of Tanzania English Language Teachers Association (TELTA)