Message from the President – July 2023

Message from the President – July 2023

FLAVA President’s Message – July 2023

Greetings, FLAVA Members!



I hope each of you are enjoying your summer break! This President’s message is coming to you from France where I am currently traveling with my students and having a fabulous time.


It’s time to start thinking about FLAVA 2023! I am so excited to see each of you at our new venue, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA. FLAVA 2023 will feature almost 200 sessions, an exhibit hall, and many social opportunities to reconnect and collaborate with each other. This year I am so excited to welcome Ben Tinsley as our Keynote Speaker. I had the honor and privilege to meet Ben through my PLC and at ACTFL this past November. Ben is such an amazing educator, mentor, and human being. I know that Ben will bring us many ways that we can both adapt and empower our teaching practices to meet the needs of today’s learners.

It’s now time for YOUR help! It’s time to…


  1. Register for FLAVA 2023 by September 15 (early bird deadline) :


  1. Reserve your hotel room for FLAVA 2023 by September 20th:


  1. Register for the 2023 FLAVA Summer/Fall Learning Series. Check out this document for more details about these amazing FREE online workshops.


  1. Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for a position on the FLAVA Executive Board. Nomination information and the nominating form are available here. The deadline to nominate is August 1st.


If there is anything FLAVA can do to support you or your students, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time. I truly appreciate each of you and all that you do for World Languages in VA and beyond! Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing each of you at FLAVA 2023 in October!


With much appreciation,


Heidi Trude

President, Foreign Language Association of Virginia

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