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Submit a Proposal for the 2017 Convention

The 2017 Convention aims to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that helps language educators be better able to develop their students’ critical-thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. 

Proposals should address the needs of today’s German learners and educators by focusing on innovative programs, emerging trends that impact the profession, and research-informed practices. AATG members may submit proposals for sessions, roundtables, paper presentations, and electronic posters. Click here to read descriptions of proposal types.▼

Session – A session is 60 minutes in length, limited to four presenters and should address a topic of interest to attendees. As a presenter, you should plan to share valuable information and skills in an engaging and interactive format. All sessions must include more than one presenter.

Paper – A paper presentation is 20 minutes in length with 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for a question and answer period. Your paper must address a research topic of interest to attendees. If a paper has multiple authors, only one author may present it. Papers of a common theme will be grouped in a session. Presenters should avoid reading papers and/or study results, and instead present the valuable information in an engaging format.

Roundtable – A roundtable presentation is a 25-minute oral presentation and discussion with a group of 10 people seated around a common table. Roundtable presentations typically are 15 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion and feedback. Each roundtable presentation is repeated as attendees move to a different roundtable after the first presentation. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic. Presenters are encouraged to present their latest research or project.

Electronic Poster – An electronic poster is an opportunity for presenters to share their research or a project with attendees as they move through the poster area during a 60 minute period. Your presentation must be displayed on your laptop computer while standing at a high round table where attendees can stand for viewing and interaction. There will be multiple electronic posters being presented at the same time in the area.

Click here to close proposal type descriptions. ▲

All proposals must be written in English and include title, program guide description, content and purpose, outcomes, and strategies for engagement. You must select "German" as the "Applicable Language" for your proposal to be considered for inclusion in the program by the AATG program committee. Please note that no proposals are guaranteed inclusion in the program. All proposals undergo a blind review by both AATG and ACTFL program committee members before final selection. The submission guidelines provide information on how to create a strong proposal, along with the rubrics used to evaluate proposals. 

All AATG sessions must include more than one presenter, and all presenters must be members of AATG. You may be a lead presenter on only one proposal, but may be listed as a secondary presenter on another. AATG does not allow you to present in more than two sessions. 


All proposals must be submitted by January 13, 2017Notification of proposal acceptance will be sent in April.

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