WIDA @ Conferences

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Find WIDA across the country and around the world

In addition to hosting the WIDA Annual Conference, WIDA staff participate in many other regional, national and international conferences throughout the year.


WIDA @ National Conferences

As keynote speakers, presenters, exhibit booth staff, or attendees, WIDA staff attend conferences to connect with educators. We do so to share research, best practices, and other insights, and especially to answer your questions and listen to feedback.

Look for us at these upcoming conferences:

Language Assessment Research Conference - Sept 2022

September 15-17, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

Spoken Academic Language Development of Young English Learners: Effects of Proficiency Levels and Standards on Complexity and Fluency Measures
Gordon B. West, Jason A. Kemp, Alicia Kim, and Mark Chapman, Soohye Yeom (New York University)

Rethinking and Recalibrating Approaches to Coding Young Multilingual Learners’ Spoken Responses
Gordon B. West, Jason A. Kemp, and Haeun Kim (Iowa State University)

Exploring the Relationship Between Student Scores and Teacher Perceptions of Speaking Proficiency
David MacGregor and Wenyue Ma

Language development standards, language proficiency tests, and instruction: a long and winding road
Mark Chapman, Margo Gottlieb, and Fabiana MacMillan

Learn more about the Language Assessment Research Conference.

Illiniois Bilingual Director's Meeting - Sept 2022

September 21-23, 2022
Rosemont, Illinois

Exploring WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition
Kris Stewart

Learn more about the Illinois Bilingual Director's Meeting.

La Cosecha - Nov 2022

National Conference on Student Assessment
November 2-5, 2022
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Engaging in the practical application of translanguaging en las artes del lenguaje
Tim Boals & Yvonne Williams (WCEPS)

El desarrollo del español auténtico: WIDA SLD Standards
Samuel Aguirre, Mariana Castro, Margo Gottlieb, Analleli Muñoz

Empowering teacher voices for equitable bilingual tools
Samuel Aguirre, Doris Chávez-Linville (Renaissance)

Enseñando en español: Utilizando el Marco ALE en tu salón
Samuel Aguirre, Analleli Muñoz, Wilma Valero (WCEPS)

La creación de textos multimodales en el salón de artes de lenguaje
Analleli Muñoz

Policy Advocacy and Re-imagination
Mariana Castro, Samuel Aguirre

Seeing Multilingual Learners' Reflections en EL ESPEJO
Margo Gottlieb, John Hilliard (Paridad)

Learn more about La Cosecha.

WITESOL - Nov 2022

November 12, 2022
Verona, Wisconsin

Let's see: A Conversation about Promoting Opportunities for Multilingual Learners
Tim Boals

Learn more about WITESOL.

ELD Professional Learning Conference - Nov 2022

November 15-17, 2022

Where’s the Equity in Classroom Assessment for Multilingual Learners?
Margo Gottlieb

Promoting Opportunities for Multilingual Learners through Productive Talk and Engagement 
Tim Boals

In the Classroom: Unpacking Genre with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition
Fernanda Kray

Learn more about the Pennsylvania ELD Professional Learning Conference.

NABE - Sept 2023

September 22-25, 2023
Portland, Oregon

Engaging in the practical application of translanguaging en las artes del lenguaje
Tim Boals & Yvonne Williams (WCEPS)

Learn more about the NABE.

WIDA @ International Conferences

WIDA supports global and regional conferences with keynote speakers, workshop presentations and sponsorships. Join us at a future conference to connect with WIDA while expanding your network.

WIDA - Sept 2022

WIDA Annual Conference
September 28, 2022
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Becoming Language Detectives with the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework
Christina Nelson and Melissa Paton

Beyond Student Portraits: The Can Do Philosophy in Action
Christina Nelson and Maya Martinez-Hart

Reimagining Professional Learning: A Global Community of Practice
Esther Bettney and Jon Nordmeyer

Building Capacity FOR Collaboration & Building Capacity THROUGH Collaboration
Andrea Honigsfeld and Jon Nordmeyer

Five Strategies to Support Multilingualism
Matthew Hajdun and Esther Bettney

Learn more about the WIDA Conference

SENIA - Feb 2023

SENIA Conference
February 16-18, 2023
Johannesburg, Africa

Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer

Learn more about SENIA