2022 WAFLT-COFLT Fall Conference

Reconnect, Reflect, and Refresh

Conference Registration (click here)

The WAFLT -COFLT 2022 Fall Conference will be held on October 13-15, 2022, in Portland, OR at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites- Columbia Riverfront (formerly the Red Lion)The theme of the conference is "Reconnect, Reflect, Refresh". 

Conference Registration

  • Friday morning-Saturday afternoon: Regular conference sessions and keynote sessions
  • Register by October 5 to Ensure Meals 
  • We must give the hotel final meal counts on October 5.  Any conference registrations received after October 5 will not include meals.  

  • Conference Registration (does not include membership):
    • $ 120 member with two lunches (Fri/Sat).
    • $ 90 retired member with two lunches (Fri/Sat).
    • $ 200 non-member with two lunches (Fri/Sat).
    • $0 full time student members - free.  Free registration, but does not include meals. (additional meals are $40 each)

Pre-and Post-Conference Additional Workshops:  

  • Thursday: Pre-conference workshop - $50 - Topic will be posted soon.
  • Saturday afternoon: Post-conference workshop - $25 - Topic will be posted soon.
    COFLT Membership
    • COFLT 2022-23 Membership:  $50 regular, $25 student/retired

    Hotel and Transportation 
    Please plan to stay at the conference hotel.  We have arranged a special room rate for conference attendees.  Using the conference hotel registration link  is the only way to both guarantee our conference rate as well as give COFLT-WAFLT the "credit" towards our minimum hotel room commitment.  Staying in the hotel helps WAFLT and COFLT keep the conference rates lower.  The conference hotel rate is available until September 23 and is subject to availability. Rooms include complimentary wi-fi.

    Room rates: 
    Discounted rates will be available when you make the reservation by phone with the key phrase "WAF." The Holiday Inn Express Suites, Columbia Riverfront phone number for reservations is (503) 283-4466, or
    by booking your room with this link (Code WAF) 

    Conference Address:

    909 N Hayden Island Dr

    Portland, OR 97217

    Public Transportation and Parking
    Parking is complimentary both for those staying at the Holiday Inn, Columbia Riverfront,  and day use for those attending the conference.

    Cancellation procedure
    If you need to cancel your conference registration, please send an e-mail to coflttreasurer@gmail.com and we will process your refund.  You will be charged a $15 cancellation processing fee per transaction.


      • Call for proposals open!  
      • Conference Registration (soon)
      • Detailed Conference Schedule (soon)
      • 2022 Food Menu (soon)
      • Exhibitor Registration (click here)

      Conference Schedule at a Glance

      Thursday, October 13

      • Pre-Conference Workshop 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
      • A 3-hour workshop on Supporting Heritage Language Learners 
      • Welcome Reception 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

      Friday, October 14
      Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.

      Exhibits opens 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      • 8:00-8:50 Speed rounds of conversations
      • 9:00-10:00 Welcome, Announcements, and Keynote Dr. L.J. Randolph
      • Exhibits/coffee break 10:00-10:30
      • 10:30-11:20 Session 1
      • 11:30-12:20 Session 2
      • 12:30-1:30 Lunch and Visit Exhibits
      • 1:30-2:20 Session 3
      • 2:20-3:20 Session 4
      • 3:30-4:30 Roundtable discussions/speed rounds
      • 4:30-5:00 Exhibits snack break
      • 5:00-5:30 Membership meetings
      • 5:30-6:00 Rooms for AATs to meet
      Awards Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

      Saturday, October 15
      Registration Opens at 8:00 a.m.- coffee with exhibitors
      • 8:30-9:30 Announcements Keynote TBD
      • 10:00-10:50 Session 5
      • 11:00-11:50 Session 6
      • 12:00-12:30 Speed session
      • 12:30-1:30 Language Lunches
      • 2:00-4:00 Post Conference Workshops with Keynoters 
        Dr. Begay and Dr. Randolph

      Graduate Credits and Professional Development Units will be avaible 

      Friday Keynote Speaker

      Dr. J.L. Randolph  

      Saturday Keynote Speaker

      Dr. Victor Begay

      (Optional) Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop: 4pm-7pm 

      (Optional) Saturday Workshop Speakers

      Please use this link to sponsor the conference.

      This special conference is a partnership between COFLT and WAFLT, so to streamline the process we are using the WAFLT Website for sponsorships. When you follow the link you will see that the page is titled “donate.” It is actually the page where you indicate your sponsorship of the conference. Please also send an email to Bridget Yaden, byaden@plu.edu to confirm it.

      A huge and special thank to this year's conference sponsors for going the extra mile to make this year's bi-state conference possible

      Contact COFLT:
      email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
      COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
      COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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