2017 Conference Theme
Languages Transform Individuals Into Communities
Requirements for Session and Workshop Presenters
- 75-minute session proposals for the conference program may not exceed 75 words. To see sample session and workshop titles and abstracts, view the 2014 conference program here.
- All conference attendees including session presenters must be MaFLA members and must register for the Conference.
- A session or workshop with more than one presenter must designate a main presenter with whom MaFLA will communicate information and who will forward information to the co-presenters. Up to three additional presenters can be named.
- Bio: You will be asked to provide a short description of your professional background in 50 words or less.
- Presenters must be willing to present on either day of the Conference. Sessions are offered on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, 2017.
- Handouts are an important part of the learning process in sessions and workshops. All presenters must be willing to furnish handouts. MaFLA will advise presenters in advance of the room capacity. Rooms are generally set up theatre style (in rows with a table or podium for the presenter) to allow for a maximum number of participants. Presenters are also encouraged to provide links to online access to their materials or follow-up information online.
- Audio-Visual Needs: There will be a screen, an LCD projector, and Internet access in every room. Presenters should bring their own laptops and connecting cables. If room size dictates need for a microphone and sound system, one will be provided.
- Sessions and workshops are organized in Strands in the Conference program to help people bundle their PDPs and follow sessions of the particular language or pedagogical topic of interest. Please indicate the language in which the session/workshop will be conducted.
- Please provide a ten-word-or-less title, in English, for your Session/Workshop.
- Write a description, in English, that will serve as the abstract of your session or workshop (75 words). Please use the “word count” function of your word processor as you write to ensure that you remain within this limit. Please write your title and abstract in English even if you intend to present in the target language, though you can use pertinent expressions or book titles in the target language. The abstract should contain information about the topics and methods of delivery of your session or workshop. It should serve as an overview to entice attendees to attend your session or workshop. The Conference Team reserves the right to edit abstracts and/or titles for clarity.
- Deadline for submission of Session Proposals: April 28, 2017
- Exhibitor sessions submissions Deadline: June 1, 2017
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