2022 WAFLT-COFLT Fall Conference

Reconnect, Reflect, and Refresh

Thank you - Sponsors, Exhibitors, Participants, Presenters, and Volunteers, for making this event successful!!

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The WAFLT -COFLT 2022 Fall Conference was 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.


      Friday lunch: Chicken Picatta or Wild Truffle Mushroom Risotto (Vegetarian) with Marionberry Cheesecake

      Saturday lunch: Flank steak or Tofu Hash (Vegetarian) with Lemon Italian Cream Cake

      Please note - The banquet facility is unable to accommodate special dietary requests. If you have restrictions or allergies, please plan ahead. Meals cannot be changed after registration. 

      Conference Schedule at a Glance

      Thursday, October 13

      • Pre-Conference Workshop 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

      Workshop facilitatorDr. Celia Chamón Zamora, ACTFL Director of Professional Learning and Certification

      Topic: ACE (Aid, Challenge, Engage) our Heritage Language Learners in Heritage Learner and Mixed Learner Classrooms

      • 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 Session #1
      • 9:00-10:00 Welcome, Announcements, and Keynote Dr. L.J. Randolph
      • Exhibits/coffee break 10:00-10:30
      • 10:30-11:20 Session #2
      • 11:30-12:20 Session #3
      • 12:30-1:50 Lunch and Visit Exhibits
      • 2:00-2:50 Session #4
      • 3:00-3:50 Session #5
      • 4:00-4:50 Session #6
      • 5:00-5:30 COFLT/WAFLT Membership Meetings
      • 5:30-6:00 Language Association Meetings
      Awards Reception 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

      Saturday, October 15
      Registration Opens at 8:00 a.m.- coffee with exhibitors
      • 8:30-9:30 Announcements and
        Keynote Dr. Victor Begay
      • 9:30-10:20 Session #7
      • 10:30-11:20 Session #8
      • 11:30- 12:20 Session #9
      • 12:30-1:30 Language Lunches
      • 2:00-4:00 Post Conference Workshops with Keynoters 
        Dr. Begay and Dr. Randolph

        Graduate Credits  (contact Bernd Ferner for more information) and Professional Development Units will be available at the Conference

        Friday Keynote Speaker

        Dr. J.L. Randolph

         Topic: Beyond Representation: Building and Sustaining Inclusive Language Classrooms

        Saturday Keynote Speaker

        Dr. Victor Begay