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:

National Head Start Conference

April 29-May 2, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

Session Presentations by Tricia Blanco.

Learn More About the NHS Conference

NASDME Migrant Education Conference

May 1-4, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

Session Presentations by Dr. Lorena Mancilla and Jonathan Gibson.
WIDA Exhibit Booth

Learn More About the NASDME Conference



May 29-31, 2019
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Session Presentations by Dr. Cynthia Lundgren and Stephen O'Connell
WIDA & WCEPS Exhibit Booth

Learn More About the NJ TESOL Conference


NAEYC Professional Learning Institute

June 1-5, 2019
Long Beach, California

Session Presentations by Dr. Lorena Mancilla and Tricia Blanco
WIDA Exhibit Booth

Learn More About the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute

National Conference on Student Assessment

June 24-26, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Session Presentations by Dr. Laurene Christensen, Dr. H. Gary Cook, Dr. Alicia Kim, and James Mitchell
WIDA & WCEPS Exhibit Booth

Learn More About the National Conference on Student Assessment

WIDA @ International Conferences

WIDA supports global and regional conferences with keynote speakers, workshop presentations, and sponsorships. Join us at a future conference to learn more about WIDA and expand your personal learning network.

If you are hosting a conference or are planning to submit a presentation about WIDA, please let us know so we can add it to this page. Contact Jenny Hill-Wild at hillwild@wisc.edu.

Please check back in May for information on upcoming conferences.

"The WIDA keynotes at the ACAMIS ECE conference gave us many ideas we will bring back. It also supports that it is important to continue developing a child’s first language and that learning a language takes time. I wish our whole school had been able to attend the conference!"  – Participant at the ACAMIS ECE conference.