Although I highly recommend joining professional organizations, such as TESOL, there are many free online conferences and webinars available. Here are two suggestions to get you started.
Join the K12 Online Conference site, the free "conference that never ends." It has a similar appearance to classroom 2.0, highlighted in a previous post. The K-12 Online 2010 conference will begin Monday, Oct 11 and continue for two weeks. There will be a wide variety of presentations from around the world. The conference can be accessed on the conference blog and the conference ning. Watch video teasers!
Keep your eyes open for free webinars from Pearson Longman if you are interested in topics that are specific to ESOL. Here are some of theirupcoming webinars with open registration. Topics include vocabulary acquisition and authentic reading experiences.
Feel free to share if you have any favorite sites that offer free webinars or online conferences.