Latest updates

  • The Call for Proposals for our 28th annual conference is Saturday, February 25, 2017 is now open.
  • Online registration is now open for individuals, exhibitors and groups/institutions.
  • Apply for a 2017 Spokane Regional ESL Conference Professional Development grant ($350) or a Project Development Grant ($350). This year we've extended the area for the recipients to include anyone in the main conference area - all of Washington, Idaho, Montana.
  • Clock hours for K-12 teachers (via WAESOL) will be available (6 hours for $12) at the conference.

About the Spokane Regional ESL Conference

The first Spokane Regional ESL Conference was in 1990 with a few local ESL directors and teachers meeting in the faculty lounge at Gonzaga University. (See copies of the the first two programs HERE.) The conference has grown to more than 425 registrants by 2016 and includes attendees throughout the state of Washington, Idaho and Montana.

The conference has been a collaborative effort over the years of representatives from Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, the Institute for Extended Learning, Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Spokane Public Schools, Whitworth University, the Community Colleges of Spokane, the Central Valley School District, the Intensive American Language Center (IALC) at WSU, the Spokane College of English Language and Moody Bible Institute - Spokane.