TESOL Arabia is a not-for-profit teachers’ membership organisation devoted to the professional development of its members, who are mostly based in the UAE and the Gulf region, though we have many members in other countries around the world. It is run by volunteers elected from its membership and is financed by the subscriptions of its members and the proceeds of its Annual International Conference & Exhibition. The next conference (TACON 2017) will take place 9th – 11th March 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.