ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo

CLTA is an organizational member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and is also a partner for the Annual Convention of ACTFL, which hosts the largest gathering of foreign language educators in the U.S. each year. These annual conventions are held in November, and generally take place on the Friday and weekend before Thanksgiving (plus a day of pre-convention workshops). Information on registration, housing, online convention program, etc., may be obtained from the ACTFL Home Page (under “Convention and Expo”). Note that all current, paid-up members of ACTFL — or any of the ACTFL cooperating organizations, including CLTA — may pay their ACTFL registration at the member’s rate. If you are not a current member, you will need to register at the non-member’s rate. However, you may join CLTA prior to the Convention and pay the member’s rate. To join CLTA, go to the CLTA Membership Information web page. Please note that it takes 3-10 days for CLTA to pass your updated membership status to ACTFL, and it takes 10-30 days for ACTFL to have your name loaded in the registration system. ACTFL has different registration deadline rates (Early Bird, Advance, Onsite), so do plan to join CLTA and register early!

Program of CLTA Organized Sessions (PDF)

Prof. Baozhang He 何宝璋
CLTA Program Chair for ACTFL Annual Convention
College of the Holy Cross
Email: bhe@holycross.edu

FUTURE ACTFL EXPOs

  • Nashville, TN – November 17-19, 2017
  • New Orleans, LA – November 16-18, 2018
  • Washington, DC – November 22-24, 2019
  • San Antonio, TX – November 20-22, 2020
  • San Diego, CA – November 19-20, 2021

History Highlights:The first CLTA annual conferences were held in December, in conjunction with the Modern Languages Association (MLA). The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) formed out of MLA in 1967, and officially established a separate November conference in 1969. CLTA chose to collaborate with ACTFL, and has been affiliated with ACTFL since. ACTFL convention sites of the past two decades and upcoming conventions are as follows:

Year


1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Location


Washington, DC
Rosemont, IL
San Antonio, TX
Atlanta, GA
Anaheim, CA
Philadelphia, PA
Nashville, TN
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Boston, MA
Washington, DC
Salt Lake City, UT
Philadelphia, PA

Year


2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

Location


Chicago, IL
Baltimore, MA
Nashville, TN
San Antonio, TX
Orlando, FL
San Diego, CA
Boston, MA
Denver, CO
Philadelphia, PA
Orlando, FL
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
Boston, MA