Call for Workshop and Session Proposals

69th Annual Northeast Conference

March 2–4, 2023

New York Hilton Midtown

Reimagining the World Language “Classroom”: The Future Starts Today

Margarita Dempsey, Chairperson

Thank you for considering a presentation proposal submission for the 2023 Northeast Conference, Reimagining the World Language “Classroom”: The Future Starts Today, to be held March 2–4, 2023, 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.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Contact

Please direct all questions to info@nectfl.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.

Conference Theme

The goal of the 2023 conference is to consider what we have learned in the past two years of change, adaption, and innovation to reimagine the “classroom” and world language learning:

  • How is teaching changing and how is the concept of “classroom” evolving?
  • How can we better engage students?
  • How are new technologies impacting teaching and learning?
  • How is inclusion addressed as our “classrooms” evolve?
  • How do we address social emotional learning?
  • How can we better address equity and access?
  • How can we differentiate instruction to meet the needs of our diverse learners?
  • How can we make our lesson tasks more relevant, authentic and real-world for our learners?
  • How can we support each other and collaborate as a community in making these shifts?

Tomorrow’s “classroom” is not merely technology based. These questions need to be explored in order to take advantage of lessons learned during the pandemic and to develop strategies that will keep world language in the forefront of 21st century education. Sessions may address a wide variety of topics ranging from best practices and current/emerging technologies to issues such as inclusion and social emotional learning. Let’s work together to better serve all of our students.   

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.

Featured Sessions

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.

#techlab

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.

Research Roundtable

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.

Exhibitor Sessions

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 July 2021.

Submission Form

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

For a complete list of everything that is required on the form, click here.

Registration Rates

Rates and registration details will be published this summer. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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