Call for Workshop and Session Proposals
Northeast Conference 2021
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2020
Michael Bogdan, Chairperson
Thank you for considering a presentation proposal submission for the 2021 NECTFL Conference Finding Our Voice: World Languages for Social Justice,to be held February 25-27, 2021, at the NY Hilton Midtown. We welcome all proposals, especially those with a connection to our conference theme. Our aim is to bring together all those involved in the teaching and promotion of world languages—including researchers and educators at every level of education—from the Northeast and beyond. Our program will include in-depth three and six-hour pre-conference workshops, a variety of sessions, featured presentations by distinguished speakers, as well as our #techlab, Research Roundtable, and “Best of State” sessions. We welcome all proposals—those with a connection to our theme as well as those that address topics of general interest in the field.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors, Exhibitors, and Service Providers
Please submit your proposal via the same link below. For-profit individuals and entities must submit as an exhibitor/vendor and must be registered as an exhibitor for the conference or pay an exhibitor fee. Workshop and regular session presenters must be practitioners from the field and presentations must be non-commercial in nature. To view our complete policy on consideration of workshop and session proposals, please click here.
Our conference theme is Finding Our Voice: World Languages for Social Justice. Sessions may address a wide range of topics related to language teaching and learning. Proposals should address methods and strategies that are used in PreK-16+ settings. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of the theme:
- Designing and implementing social justice units, activities, and assessments for all ages and proficiency levels
- Incorporating the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can Do Statements for Intercultural Communication
- Accessing diverse perspectives through literature, film, music, and other media
- Connecting with other subject areas to promote the teaching of social justice
- Linking the classroom to local and global communities, including through technology
- Supporting the diverse backgrounds of students to build a safe classroom community and promote social-emotional well-being
- Preparing pre-service and practicing educators to address social justice issues in class and to become leaders in the field
Please Note: We welcome all proposals—those with a connection to our theme as well as those that address topics of general interest in the field.
Pre-conference Workshops (Thursday)
Thursday will feature more in-depth three and six-hour workshops. Proposals with a direct connection to the theme will be given priority, but proposals on any relevant topic will be considered. These workshops should feature more opportunities for interaction and offer more in-depth treatment of high-interest current issues in world language education. Up to five co-presenters may be listed, including the main presenter/contact.
Sessions (Friday & Saturday)
Sessions are one hour in length and may or may not be specifically aligned to the conference theme. Up to five co-presenters may be listed, including the main presenter/contact.
Ten sessions will be designated as Featured Sessions and will be highlighted in the program. These are sessions which the Program Committee has selected for their strong connection to the conference theme.
If you have a technology-related idea that doesn’t necessarily fit the hour-long session model or would lend itself well to attendee hands-on learning opportunities, consider presenting in our #techlab, during which multiple presenters will set up in a tech “fair.” Attendees will have the option of staying at one table or walking around to visit as many as possible. A full description of your presentation will be included in the conference program.
If you have a research-related presentation that doesn’t necessarily fit the hour-long session model or would lend itself well to interactive discussion, consider presenting in our Research Roundtable, during which multiple presenters will set up in one room, two per table. The hour will be divided into two half-hour time slots. Each presenter will present once, and attendees will have the opportunity to switch tables at the half-hour mark. Interactive discussion will provide dialogic interaction between presenters and attendees. A full description of your presentation will be included in the conference program.
Vendors and service providers renting space in the exhibit hall may submit one session proposal per booth rented. Proposals received after the deadline are subject to availability. Pre-conference workshops are not open to vendors or service providers. (See detailed policy here.) If you are an exhibitor submitting a vendor session, please visit our exhibitor information page. Exhibitor registration will be open late July 2021.
All proposals must be submitted using our online form. You will be asked to provide a description for printing in the program, as well as details documenting how your proposal aligns with our guidelines. Proposals will be peer-reviewed and you should receive notification of a decision by mid- to late summer.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Submission Form Guidance
Prior to filling out the form, please gather the following information:
- Name, email address and cell number for each presenter/co-presenter. Please verify name spelling with your co-presenters, as well as any suffix title. Please note that we only include doctoral level suffix titles in our program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!