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 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:

VATESOL - Sep 2021

Virginia TESOL
September 24-25, 2021
Virtual Conference 

Next Steps for Multilingual Learners with the WIDA 2020 Standards 
Ruslana Westerlund (WIDA) and Luciana de Oliveira (Virginia Commonwealth University) 

Learn more about VATESOL

La Cosecha - Nov 2021

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
November 10-13, 2021
Hybrid Event / Albuquerque, New Mexico

Equidad for Students: Educators Uniting Through Content & Language Standards 
Fernanda Kray (WIDA) and Michael Gary (Wilson Elementary, Framingham, MA)  

Exploring Investment in Identities in Dual Language Learners 
Diep Nguyen (WIDA), Mariana Castro (WCER), and Madina Djuraeva (University of Oklahoma-Norman)  

The Power of Assessment in Multiple Languages 
Margo Gottlieb 

Learn more about La Cosecha

SFLIG - Nov 2021

International Online Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group Conference 
November 16-19, 2021
Virtual Conference

"Writing is a little like sledding": LCT-informed critique of Teachers College Units of Study for Writing in a Fourth Grade Classroom 
Ruslana Westerlund

Learn more about SFLIG

LRA - Dec 2021

Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference
December 1-4, 2021
Atlanta, Georgia

Multimodal pedagogy, Critical Dialogical Genre-Based Pedagogy, and Positioning Analysis: Pedagogies to Disrupt Literacy Research and Teacher Education 
Matthew Deroo (University of Miami), Fernanda Marinho Kray (WIDA), Cindy Lundgren (WIDA), Christine M. Leader (Boston University), Christina Dobbs (Boston University)  

Learn more about LRA

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.

AILA World Congress - Aug 2021

AILA World Congress 2021
August 15-20, 2021
Virtual Conference / University of Groningen, Netherlands

Examining the Task Effect on the Complexity and Fluency of Young English Learners’ Performance on an Academic Speaking Assessment 
Mark Chapman (WIDA), Meg Montee (Center for Applied Linguistic), Ahyoung Alicia Kim, Yangting (Tina) Wang (University of Texas – San Antonio), and Gordon West 

Learn more about AILA

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.