Thank you for thinking about hosting the 2020 LESLLA Symposium! More detailed information about Host City requirements and desired characteristics can be found at https://www.leslla.org/host-a-conference. There's a document there with much more detail.
But, in brief - In 2020, we would like to be in a non-English dominant country/setting. In past years, our “even years” LESLLA gatherings have been in Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Finland! (“Odd years” have gathered in the U.S. and Canada.)
What we offer conference hosts:In 2018, LESLLA elected its first leadership, and we now have a Board of Directors, non-profit status and banking established, and our membership list official. We are ready to support the host city in their work to host the LESLLA Symposium. We recognize that hosting our conference is a BIG undertaking and requires many volunteer hours from the conference organizers, but we are now here to assist and support this work! We will provide seed money to get started, previous conference chairs’ planning documents, regular meeting time to answer your questions and, and 15+ years of experience in making this conference a reality. We also will assist with the publishing of the proceedings volume following the conference.
What do you get for putting on the LESLLA conference?By bringing LESLLA to YOU, you are offering your local LESLLA educators a chance to go to an international teaching and research symposium they make never otherwise be able to attend! People who are fortunate enough to attend LESLLA come away with not only great ideas to improve their teaching and research, but extraordinary networking opportunities, new resources, and the chance to be a part of an international community working toward a common vision: serving our LESLLA learners more effectively worldwide. In addition, by hosting this conference you can shine a light on the excellent LESLLA education happening in your area, lift up the students and teachers involved in this complex work, and bring much needed attention to immigrants & refugees in your area and the policies that affect them.
We hope you will consider becoming our host for 2020 (in a non-English dominant locale), or 2021 in an English-speaking setting! Please review the basic and desired requirements below, and fill out the Google form indicating your interest. The form is NOT a promise to host, nor is it binding in any way, it simply indicates you would like to talk more about this opportunity.
Thank you! We look forward to talking with you more and possibly bringing LESLLA to YOU!
**Please submit interest to host form by July 15th, 2019 for consideration as a host of LESLLA 2020.**
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If your organization or institution is interested in hosting the annual LESLLA Conference, please complete this form to provide us with information about your location, organizational resources, and amenities available to attendees. This is not a commitment, just an indication of interest!
Planning Annually by Dominant Language of Host Country:
2018 - Palermo, ITALY: Non-English speaking 2019 - Pittsburgh, USA: English speaking2020 - Non-English speaking 2021 - English speaking 2022 - Non-English speaking 2023 - English speaking 2024 - Non-English speaking 2025 - English speaking
*Note: Thus far, LESLLA has been scheduled around the availability of hosting entities. However, in the future, we may strive to standardize the timing to streamline planning for hosts and attendees. For example, we can all count on TESOL and IATEFL to fall around March/April annually.