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:

WIDA representation at in-person national conferences is currently on hold until further instructions on travel are announced by the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Updated conference exhibit and participation information will be posted when available.

NAEYC PLI - Jun 2020 

June 1 - July 10, 2020
Virtual Institute 

WIDA Presenters: Lorena Mancilla and Tricia Blanco

Learn more about NAEYC PLI

NAEYC Annual Conference - Nov 2020 

November 4-7, 2020
Anaheim, California

Learn more about NAEYC

La Cosecha - Nov 2020 

November 4-7, 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Learn more about La Cosecha

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.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the changing global health response, we are continuing to work with host schools and organizations to determine conference participation that meets the needs of our global educators.

While we look towards a future with unrestricted travel, we also acknowledge that the health and safety of students, teachers and families remains a priority. WIDA representation at in-person conferences is currently on hold until further instructions on travel are announced by the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Updated conference exhibit and participation information will be posted when available.

ACAMIS English Language Learners Conference

Tentatively rescheduled

September 19-20, 2020: Due to the current concerns with COVID-19
Shanghia, China

Sessions by Christina Nelson

  • Getting Your Students Talking: Sustained and Purposeful Academic Conversations
  • The Collaboration Cycle: Beyond “Push-In” and “Pull-Out”

Learn more about the ACAMIS ELL Conference