Official Website of the 24th NileTESOL Conference 2020

From: 1/21/2020   To: 1/22/2020

Presenter/Author Information
  • Your name is written the way you want it to appear‚Äč in the program and on the certificate you will receive for presenting at the conference.
  • Your contact information (including your email address and mobile number) is entered correctly in the proposal submission form.
  • Your position and affiliation (institution where you work) is included in the "Main Presenter Information" section. Any other information related to your previous work experience, education, or professional or research interests should be entered in the "Biography" section (35 word limit).  The information in this section outlines the credentials demonstrating that you are qualified to speak about a certain topic.
 Proposal/Paper Title
  • The title of your proposal does NOT exceed the word limit (10 words).  The Proposal Review Committee will not read beyond 10 words.
  • Your title clearly represents the content of your presentation.  A clear and accurate title is better than a catchy but inaccurate title.
  • Experience proposal writers suggest leaving this until after you have written the summary and abstract of your proposal.
Audience/Interest Area  
  • You have carefully considered your potential audience and the content of your session when selecting the interest area.  Although more than one interest area may apply to your session, select the one that best fits the content and audience.

Session Type/

Equipment Needed

  • You have chosen the type of session based on how long you will need to present your topic, what the purpose of your session will be, and the amount of participation you will want from your audience.
  • Presentations of papers (including reports on research) or demonstrations of an effective technique involving minimal audience participation (with the exception of questions and discussion at the end of the session) will typically need only 45 minutes.  However, workshops that involve attendees' participation in activities will generally require 90 minutes.  Poster, E-Community, and Teaching without Tech sessions are shorter in length at 20 minutes.  To further review the different session types, please click here.
  • You have chosen the kind of equipment you will need for your session.  Each room is equipped with wireless Internet access, a computer, data projector, and speakers.  If you will be requiring other equipment please indicate any special requests in the proposal submission form.
  • The presenter is responsible for making photocopies of all handouts to be distributed.
  • Your proposal includes an abstract that does NOT exceed the word limit (250 words).  The Proposal Review Committee will not read beyond 250 words.
  • Your abstract is complete and contains all the information that the Organizing Committee will need to make a decision about whether or not to accept the proposal.  Check that your abstract does the following:
    • contains the rationale for your session and background related to your topic
    • demonstrates the relevance of your proposal to the conference theme and the field of ESL/EFL.  It is useful to clarify in the abstract what your goals are and what you intend to do during your session.
    • indicates a problem to be solved or a gap in the research and how your session attempts to solve the problem or fill the gap in the research.
  • You have reviewed the content of your abstract to ensure that it matches the proposed title and the session type, and your proposed topic can be covered during the selected length of time.
  • Most experienced conference presenters recommend writing the abstract before the summary.
  • Your proposal includes a summary that does NOT exceed the word limit (50 words).  The Proposal Review Committee will not read beyond 50 words.
  • The summary is for the conference program; this is what the conference attendees will use to decide what sessions they want to attend.  It is important to state in the summary what you will do in the session and what the participants will gain by attending your session.
IMPORTANT Final Steps  
  • You have checked the spelling, grammar, and mechanics of your application before you submit it.  It often helps to have a colleague or friend proofread it for you.
  • You have completed the previous steps in order to submit the proposal before the deadline.