Program Listing


All events except the Executive Committee meeting take place in Daniel Family Commons, the 3rd floor of the Usdan University Center.

All panels can be remotely accessed at

Friday, Oct 15

1:30-3:00 — Executive Committee meeting (Fisk 204)

3:30-4:30 — Registration and Reception 

4:30-6:30 — Welcome and Panel 1: Study abroad and current best-practices related to language, culture, and identity

  • Plenary Speaker: Celeste Kinginger (Penn State): “The careers of language study abroad alumni: A mixed-methods investigation”
  • Commentators:
    • Emily Gorlewski (Wesleyan) & Kerry Stamp (Vassar)
    • Xiaoxing Liu (Soka University of America): Preparing students for a productive study abroad experience

6:30-8:00 — Dinner for all registered participants

Saturday, Oct 16

10:00-11:30 — Panel 2: Multilingualism in the on-campus curriculum

  • Plenary Speaker: JY Zhou (Stockton University): “Foregrounding Global Engagement Through Cultures and Language Across the Curriculum”
  • Commentators:
    • Stephen Angle (Wesleyan)

11:30-1:30 — Lunch

  • Break-out discussion of Equity & Inclusion and International Education, 11:45-12:30
  • Break-out discussion of Co-Curricular “Badge” programs, 12:30-1:15

1:30-3:00 — Panel 3: Community-based language learning

  • Plenary Speaker: Joan Clifford (Duke University): “Building Critical Consciousness and Transforming Attitudes”
  • Commentators:
    • Andrea Lanoux (Connecticut College): “Summer Language Challenge”
    • Ana Perez-Girones (Wesleyan)

3:00-3:30 — Break

3:30-5:00 — Panel 4: Working with on-campus diversity of linguistic and cultural backgrounds

  • Plenary Speaker: Jin Sook Lee (UC Santa Barbara): “Leveraging students’ linguistic and cultural diversity to foster university-school based partnerships”
  • Commentators:
    • Nadia Mann (Franklin & Marshall)
    • H. M. Fazalehaq (Wesleyan)
    • Demetrius Colvin (Wesleyan)
    • Elizabeth Hepford (Wesleyan)

5:00-6:00 — Wrap-up Discussion

Conference ends / dinner on your own