Call for Proposals

NYSAFLT 104th Annual Conference

October 22–23, 2021 in Syracuse, NY

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Chair, Jenny Delfini, New Paltz CSD

Deadline for submission: Friday, April 30 2021

With the near-complete adoption of updated standards for our field, we are looking forward to  the 2021 NYSAFLT Annual Conference,  Rooted, Strong, and Growing with New Standards in NYS, to be held October 22–23, 2021 at the Holiday Inn, Syracuse, NY.  As we align our own state standards with those of ACTFL, we will focus on our own re-education of what proficiency looks like, how we can include culture and equity most effectively in the curriculum, and what language teaching methods can be honed for bringing out the best in any teaching situation. As always, our vision is to bring together all those involved in the teaching and promotion of world languages, including researchers and educators at every level, across New York State.

The program will include three-hour pre-conference workshops for in-depth learning, as well as a wide variety of one-hour sessions over the course of the conference. 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

Time Slot Options:

Presenters may not request a specific time slot. Please understand that, when scheduling up to 75 different sessions and events, it is not possible to honor special requests. Workshops and sessions will be scheduled as follows – please ensure your availability to present if your proposal is selected.

Friday morning, October 22:Three-hour pre-conference workshops
Friday afternoon, October 22:One-hour sessions (A, B and C)
Saturday, October 23:One-hour sessions (D, E, F, and G, H)

Pre-conference Workshops 

Friday morning we will offer three-hour pre-conference workshops. During these workshops, presenters can allow more time for interaction and offer more in-depth treatment of high-interest, current issues in world language education. Up to two co-presenters may be listed for a pre-conference workshop. Registration fees for presenters selected to present a three-hour pre-conference workshop will be waived.


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. Registration fees for presenters of sessions are not waived and all presenters/co-presenters must register for the conference.

View our complete policy on consideration of workshop and session proposals.

Exhibitor Sessions

For-profit individuals and entities, vendors, and service providers renting space in the exhibit hall may submit one session proposal per booth rented (pre-conference workshops excluded). Proposals received after the deadline are subject to availability. (See detailed policy linked above.) Please visit our exhibitor page for more information about registering to exhibit.


All proposals are due by April 30. Our conference planning committee will meet mid-May to review proposals and presenters will be notified early summer, once our schedule has been finalized.


All presenters are required to register for the conference. With the exception of pre-conference workshop presenters, standard registration rates apply. You do not need to be a member to submit a proposal, but you must be a member at the time of registration.

If you are ready to submit your proposal, please click here:

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