Conference Announcements

ACTFL 2018

2018 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 – Sun, 18 Nov 2018

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is where language educators from around the world come to meet! This global event brings together more than 8,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and in turn help their students to succeed in their language learning process.

Come participate in the world’s most comprehensive language education meeting of the minds featuring more than 800 educational sessions in a variety of formats that focus on innovative programs, emerging trends that impact the language profession, and research-informed practices. While the exhibit hall will showcase more than 250 companies exhibiting their latest products and services, it is a learning experience within itself. Here you will find exhibitor sponsored workshops, the ACTFL Collab Zone, the Social Media Lounge, a Career Café, the ACTFL Confer-sation Corner, and much more.

Take your skills to the next level and join colleagues from around the world in one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. See you in New Orleans!

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Time!

Now it’s time to get serious about taking your idea and turning it into a convention proposal. Submit a proposal to be considered to present at the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16-18. This year we will be incorporating the FIPLV World Congress into the convention. Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world at the most comprehensive professional development event available to language educators today. With the ACTFL Convention featuring more than 800 sessions covering a wide variety of topics at all levels and languages, the Convention Committee is seeking sessions that help language educators be better able to develop their students’ critical-thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Share your brilliant idea that will give attendees that “wow” experience and send them back to their schools with many takeaways!

The entire selection process is designed to provide attendees with an exciting array of sessions and events to further your knowledge and skills to become better, well-informed teachers and administrators. We welcome language educators at all levels and of all languages to submit a proposal.

Please note: When you log in, it is very important that you carefully read all the information in the Submission Guidelines and Presenter Responsibilities, and view the tutorial video before proceeding to complete your online submission. The submission deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. All proposals for consideration must be submitted online and will not be accepted after the deadline date.


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Conference Website:
New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
New Orleans, New Orleans
United States