About Our Conferences

The Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) conferences serve as a dynamic platform for language educators from across the state to share best practices, engage in enriching professional development, and foster a vibrant community centered on enhancing foreign language education. They offer an opportunity to collaborate, network, and advance the collective goal of creating world-class language programs that prepare students for the global stage.

Learn more about each of our conferences by exploring the pages linked for the Fall and Spring conferences, respectively, on the right.


2024 Fall Conference

The FLAVA Fall Conference is a prominent gathering that brings together educators for an enriching blend of workshops, sessions, and discussions that address the current trends and challenges in foreign language teaching. This annual event creates a space for pedagogical innovation, reflection, and forward-thinking strategies aimed at enriching the language learning experience for students.


2024 Spring Conference: Engage, Empower, Energize!

The FLAVA Spring Conference is a smaller, more intimate gathering of language educators, fostering a personalized setting for idea-sharing and engagement in foreign language teaching. This smaller event nurtures deep interactions and discussions, helping educators to explore in depth the nuances of language learning pedagogy and practice within a close-knit community.

Additional Resources

Past Conference Resources

Immerse yourself in a rich repository of knowledge and expertise by visiting our FLAVA Conference Resources. Here you will find valuable materials from past conferences, including presenter slide decks and handouts that encapsulate a range of innovative ideas, practices, and research in foreign language education. Dive into these resources to enrich your teaching methods and inspire your professional development journey.

Disability Accommodations

Any person with a disability who needs special accommodations to fully participate in the conference must notify the association no later than 60 days before the conference. This notification should include a written description of the accommodations needed and should be sent via the FLAVA contact form (linked below). Once on the form, please choose “Conference” as the topic. FLAVA will make every attempt to meet your needs within the limitations of the association’s resources.