The English Connection, Autumn 2017, the pre-conference issue of TEC is now online for your reading pleasure. A great preview of the October 21-22 International Conference. Start off with a conference overview by our conference chair and co-chair, Sean O'Connor and Kathleen Kelley. Read articles by our plenary speakers, Andy Curtis and Nicky Hockly. Enjoy interviews with four of our featured speakers: Glenda Rose, Ted O'Neill, Kathleen Kampa, and Kalyan Chattopadhyay. Find out what the 20 sessions are about that our invited speakers will be presenting.