Some of the greatest surprises I’ve had in the weeks leading up to the convention are the connections I’ve made on Twitter with other conference attendees. @evelinamada let us know that @VenTESOL’s stand “will be located at the lobby of the New Orleans Convention Center, outside of Exhibit Hall A. Friday 8-9” in a tweet yesterday. Heidi Hyte (@ESLtrail) wrote back to us when we asked about her presentation: “I’ll be presenting at TESOL on Friday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm. See you there!” Connections like these with new acquaintances from around the world fill a long-awaited convention with even more anticipation.
If you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation. Use the hashtag #TESOL11 when you tweet about the convention, and search for what is happening in New Orleans. Even if you’re not coming to Louisiana this week, you can still be a part of it all by following the official convention blog (@TESOL2011). Plus, follow me (@ESLbasics) as I post tweets and video blogs along the way.