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Submit a Proposal for the 2018 Convention

The 2018 Convention aims to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that helps language educators be better able to develop their students’ critical-thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

All AATG members are invited to submit proposals for sessions, roundtables, paper presentations, or electronic posters. Proposals should address the needs of today’s German learners and educators by focusing on innovative programs, emerging trends that impact the profession, and research-informed practices. Click here to read descriptions of proposal types.▼

Session – A session is 45 minutes in length, with two to four presenters, and should address a topic of interest to attendees. Presenters should plan to share valuable information and skills in an engaging and interactive format that allows for audience participation with the session.

Paper – A paper presentation is 15 minutes in length with 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for a question and answer period. Your paper must address a research topic of interest to attendees. If a paper has multiple authors, only one author may present it. Papers of a common theme will be grouped in a 45-minute time slot. Presenters should avoid reading papers and/or study results, and instead present the information in an engaging format.

Roundtable – A roundtable presentation is 45 minutes in length with part oral presentation and discussion with a group of 10 people seated around a common table. Roundtable presentations typically are 35 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion and feedback. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic. Presenters are encouraged to present their latest research or project in an engaging and interactive way.

Electronic Poster – An electronic poster is an opportunity for presenters to share their research or a project with attendees as they move through the poster area during a 60-minute period in the exhibit hall. Your presentation must be displayed on your laptop computer while standing at a high round table where attendees can stand for viewing and interaction. There will be multiple electronic posters being presented at the same time in the area.

Click here to close proposal type descriptions. ▲

In addition, if you are interested in organizing a session for the 2018 Convention and are looking for co-presenters, you can find information and submit your idea here. Members interested in presenting in these organized sessions are invited to submit short descriptions (250 words) for presentation ideas directly to individual session organizers.

All proposals must be submitted in English and include title, program guide description, content and purpose, outcomes, and strategies for engagement. You must select "German" as the "Applicable Language" for your proposal to be considered for inclusion in the program by the AATG program committee. All proposals undergo a blind review by both AATG and ACTFL program committee members, and no proposals are guaranteed inclusion in the program. The submission guidelines provide information on how to create a strong proposal, along with the rubrics used to evaluate proposals.

All AATG sessions must include more than one presenter, and all presenters must be members of AATG or an IDV member organization. You may be a lead presenter on only one proposal, but may be listed as a secondary presenter on another. AATG does not allow you to present in more than two sessions.

All proposals must be submitted by January 12, 2018. Notification of proposal acceptance will be sent in April.


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