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Music City Center 201 5th Ave S Nashville , Tennessee 37203
Tel: (615) 401-1400
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ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo 2017 - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

6,000 250

Overview

Event Overview:

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, where learning comes alive, features over 600 educational sessions covering a wide spectrum of the language profession addressing the theme New Spaces, New Realities: Learning Any Time, Any Place. More than 250 exhibiting companies will be showcasing the latest products and services for you and your students. The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together over 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments within the profession.

Exhibitor Information:

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is the place to be in the language education marketplace. ACTFL attendees are highly respected educators who are looking for the latest products and services available for their students and their classrooms. They are prepared to make purchasing decisions based on what they see on the exhibit floor.

If you wish to build your customer base by having face-to-face contact with more than 6,000 language educators, the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is a can’t miss opportunity!

About ACTFL:

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

Agenda

Nov 17   

8:30 — 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
10:00 — 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. — Noon
Noon — 1:15 p.m.
1:15 — 2:15 p.m.
2:30 — 3:30 p.m.
3:45 — 4:45 p.m.
4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
5:00 — 6:00 p.m.
6:30 — 7:30 p.m.

Opening General Session
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Hall Opening with Welcome Coffee
Concurrent Sessions, Roundtables and ACTFL Plenary I
Lunch Break
Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables
Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables
Concurrent Sessions and ACTFL Plenary II
ACTFL Un-Con
Concurrent Sessions
ACTFL Awards Ceremony

Nov 18   

8:00 — 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
9:00 — 10:00 a.m.
 
10:00 — 11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
12:30 — 1:45 p.m.
2:00 — 3:00 p.m.
3:00 — 4:00 p.m.
3:00 — 5:00 p.m.
4:00 — 5:00 p.m.
5:15 — 6:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Hall Visit Free Time, Roundtables and Electronic Posters
Concurrent Sessions and ACTFL Plenary III
Concurrent Sessions and Roundtables
Luncheons
Concurrent Sessions and ACTFL Plenary IV
Exhibit Hall Visit Free Time and Electronic Posters
ACTFL Un-Con
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions

Nov 19   

8:00 — 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. — Noon
9:00 — 10:00 a.m.
10:00 — 11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Hall Visit Free Time and Roundtables
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions

Keynote Speakers

Bill Weir

Journalist, Host, Executive Producer

CNN

Renowned journalist and TV personality Bill Weir will kick off ACTFL 2017 with a keynote speech at the Opening General Session on Friday, November 17 focusing on "Stories from Cultures Around the World." Weir, the host and executive producer of CNN’s The Wonder List with Bill Weir, will share with convention attendees his fascinating experiences while doing this series. Weir is a rare combination of brilliant reporter and passionate adventure enthusiast. Known for his front-line reporting and constant exploration of the unknown, he travels around the world in search of unique people, places, cultures, and creatures on the brink of seismic change.

Weir joined CNN in November 2013 as anchor and reporter after a decade of distinctive broadcast journalism at ABC News. In early 2015, The Wonder List with Bill Weir debuted on CNN. Previously, after helping to launch the weekend edition of Good Morning America in 2004, Weir became co-anchor of Nightline in 2010 while his reporting was featured on World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, 20/20 and his own Yahoo! News digital series, This Could Be Big. In his network career, Weir journeyed to more than 50 nations and all 50 states, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends.

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