ACTFL 2010 Convention Registration and Housing Now Open!
Register and make your hotel reservations now for the 2010 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Friday, Nov. 19-21, 2010, with Pre-Convention Workshops on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
This annual educational experience features over 600 sessions and events from which to choose during the Convention. Another major highlight of the Convention is the World Languages Expo where you can visit more than 250 vendors displaying their latest products and services. You will find dedicated time built into the schedule for you to visit the Expo. Exhibitors will also be presenting Exhibitor Workshops throughout the Convention on the expo floor.
The Opening General Session on Friday morning will feature another dynamic keynote speaker. Join us as the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, explores the subject of Language as a Gateway to Global Communities. As leader of this think tank and publisher, Dr. Haass draws on years of observing and understanding the world and the foreign policy choices facing the U.S. and other countries.
ACTFL is pleased to offer three dynamic Plenary Sessions this year designed to provide a fresh perspective on some of the most important issues in the field of language education. Friday’s session is entitled The Lost “C”: The Communities Goal Area; Saturday will feature Research Priorities: A Vision for Moving Language Education Forward; and, Sunday morning will be devoted to World Language Teacher Development: Urgent Issues. Plan to attend all of them.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, you will have an opportunity to register for one of the many workshops being offered. This is a professional development bonus as these workshops provide in-depth training on a particular topic. To get more information on the workshops, visit actfl.org.
You will find complete housing and registration information online at actfl.org. Make your hotel reservations now. Don’t forget to register now and save. A very important date to remember this year is the Early Bird registration deadline date of Wednesday, July 14. Register early for the best rates!
Need financial assistance? ACTFL and Vista Higher Learning have joined forces to provide funding for First Time Attendee Scholarships this year. If you have never attended the Convention before, ACTFL offers its members the opportunity to apply for a $200 scholarship to provide some assistance toward expenses associated with attending the 2010 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. For more information click here.
Coming Soon!! Watch your mailbox for more information in the Convention Preview being mailed in May!