WIDA @ Conferences

woman smiling at conference table

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

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:

MATSOL - Jun 2021

2021 MATSOL Virtual Conference
June 1-4, 2021
Virtual Event

Past and Future Practice around the WIDA ELD Standards Framework
Fernanda Marinho Kray (WIDA), Chris Leider (Boston University), Ely Sena (Transformative Learning Collaborative), Martha Boisselle (Same Public Schools), Allison Audet (Worcester Technical High School), and Patti Aube (Fitchburg Public School District)

Learn more about MATSOL.

DLeNM Summer Institute - May 2021

GLAD, Dual Language, & Tribal Language Virtual Summer Institute
June 3-4, 2021
Virtual Institute

Aprendiendo en español: Ideologías, prácticas y conceptos 
Samuel Aguirre (WIDA) and Yvonne Williams (WCEPS)

Learn more about the  DLeNM Summer Institute.

Sociolinguistics Symposium - Jun 2021

Sociolinguistics Symposium 23
June 7-10, 2021
University of Hong Kong

Whose voice matters? Inequality in negotiations over moral personhood in child language socialization
Madina Djuraeva (WIDA) and Lydia Catedral (City University of Hong Kong)

Unequal Personalities: Language Education and the Politics of Difference 
Madina Djuraeva

Learn more about the Sociolinguistics Symposium

NAEYC - Jun 2021

NAEYC DAP Symposium
June 9-10, 2021
Virtual Symposium

Bringing Context to Life: Understanding the Role of Context in Developmentally Appropriate Practice 
Lorena Mancilla (WIDA) and Susan Friedman (NAEYC)

Learn more about the NAEYC DAP Symposium.

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.

Language Testing Research Colloquium - Jun 2021

42nd Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC)
June 14-17, 2021
Virtual Event

Assessing the Complexity and Fluency of Spoken Language Development of Young Multilingual Learners
Mark Chapman (WIDA), Alicia Kim (WIDA), Gordon West (WIDA), Yangting Wang (University of Texas – San Antonio), Meg Montee (Center for Applied Linguistic)

Investigation of Technology-Enhanced Items on Reading Assessments for Young Multilingual Learners: Challenges and Future Directions 
Mark Chapman (WIDA), Alicia Kim (WIDA), Rurik Lol Tywoniw (Georgia State University)

Assessing the English Language Proficiency of Multilingual Students Entering Kindergarten 
Mark Chapman (WIDA), Gordon West (WIDA), Margo Gottlieb (WIDA), Michele Kawood (Center for Applied Linguistic)

Learn more about the LTRC 2021.

Multilingual Learner Summit - July 2021

Multilingual Learner Summit (#MLSummit)
July 24, 2021
Virtual Event

Supporting the Language and Communication Needs of MLs with Disabilities
Laurene Christensen and Vitaliy Shyyan

Alternate Can Do Descriptors for ELs with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Laurene Christensen, Kristen Burton and James Mitchell

WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition: Recalibrating Purpose, Responsibility, & Possibility
Fernanda Marinho Kray

Learn more about the ML Summit.

AIELOC - November 2021

AIELOC and Women of Color in ELT 
November 12-13, 2021
Virtual Conference

Creating a Space of Our Own: Enraizando Social Justice as Resistencia in Neoliberal Contexts of Education 
Fernanda Marinho Kray (WIDA) and Christine Montecillo Leider (Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston)

Learn more about the AIELOC.