2024 Philadelphia Convention

ACTFL 2024 LogoThe 2024 AATG and ACTFL Convention is a great opportunity for professional development -- bringing together language educators across all teaching levels, offering educational sessions, networking opportunities, and exhibitors featuring their latest products and services for you and your students.

The convention program is designed to provide attendees with a broad array of sessions and events to further their knowledge and skills to become better, well-informed teachers, professors, and administrators.

Are you interested in organizing a session and looking for co-presenters? 

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Membership: You do not have to be a member of ACTFL at the time you submit a proposal; however, if your submission is selected for presentation, you must be a current member of ACTFL or the AATG since we are an official partner organization. Membership must be valid through November 30, 2024.

Please note that that all proposals undergo a blind review by both AATG and ACTFL program committee members, and no sessions are guaranteed inclusion in the program. All AATG sessions must include more than one presenter. All presenters must be members of AATG.

Presentation Types:

All presentation types will be held in person. You must submit to one of the following: 

● Session – This session presentation type is 45 minutes in length with 10-15 minutes dedicated to discussion and questions. It may have a single presenter or a lead presenter with up to three co-presenters and should address a topic of interest to attendees in an engaging and interactive format that allows for audience participation within the session.

● Practice-oriented Paper – A practice-oriented paper is 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes dedicated to content on a single idea with practical tips and 5 minutes for discussion and questions. These presentations condense information and insight on a pedagogical topic into a shorter format. This presentation should focus on specific classroom applications, activities, and techniques rather than a general discussion of a topic. Papers will be grouped together

● Research-oriented Paper – A research-oriented paper presentation is 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period if you prefer. Proposals should address a current and relevant research topic of interest to language educators. Presentations might include a brief introduction about the focus or question of the study, subjects, research design, and analysis, but the vast amount of time should be spent on results and implications for language learning and teaching. Presenters should avoid reading papers and/or study results, and instead present the research in an appealing form. Papers will be grouped together with other papers within a 45-minute time slot. Therefore, it is essential that presenters respect the time limits above.

 ● Roundtable – A roundtable presentation is 45 minutes in length with oral presentation and discussion with a group of 10 people seated around a common table. No more than two (2) presenters are allowed per roundtable. Roundtable presentations typically are 30 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of discussion and feedback. 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 in an engaging and interactive way. If using a laptop to present, it must be operating on battery power since electrical outlets are not available. ACTFL will not provide laptops/computers. No additional audiovisual equipment is allowed for roundtable presentations. Roundtable presentations are presented in a designated space inside the exhibit hall.

 ● 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 in the exhibit hall. 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. Your laptop must be operating on battery power since electrical outlets are not available. ACTFL will not provide laptops/computers or Internet access. No additional audiovisual equipment is allowed for electronic poster presentations. Poster presentations are presented in a designated space inside the exhibit hall.

Submit a proposal today!

Proposal Deadline: January 26, 2024 @ 11:59 PM ET

Convention Registration 

AATG members receive discounted registration!  When you register, start by selecting Convention Partner Organization Members. 

The early bird gets the best rate!  (REGISTRATION TBD)

Convention Housing

TBD

Idioma AATG/ACTFL Convention Travel Grant 

AATG members are eligible to apply for an AATG/ACTFL Convention travel grant of $500, which will be dispersed upon proof of registration for approved grantees. More information coming soon!