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Submit a Proposal! Annual Meeting 2014 - San Antonio

Thursday, December 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
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November 21-23, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
Pre-convention workshops, November 20
Theme: Reaching Global Competence

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. Join your colleagues from around the world for this incredible learning experience. You will have the option to choose from over 600 educational sessions in a variety of formats covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. Visit with over 250 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services for you and your students. The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together over 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments. Be a part of our global community.

The AATG Annual Meeting Program Committee has organized a number of planned sessions for the 2014 Convention to showcase and inspire the innovative and resourceful teaching of our profession. AATG Members interested in presenting in these sessions are invited to submit abstracts (250 words) to individual session chairs by December 20, 2013.

In addition to these planned sessions, the Program Committee has also issued an open call to AATG Members for proposals for sessions, roundtables, research paper presentations, and electronic posters. All presenters must be members of AATG. Presenters may be listed as a lead presenter on only one submission, but may be listed as a secondary presenter on another submission of a different topic. Proposals are due by January 15th, 2014. To read the detailed submission guidelines and submit a proposal, visit the ACTFL website. 

Session – A learning 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. 

Research Paper – A research 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 the primary 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.

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