Fall Conference


Each year, FLAVA gathers educators, administrators, and scholars of Virginia’s world language programs and supports their professional development needs and interests in teaching, technology, pedagogy, and learning. Our last Fall Conference featured over 160 engaging sessions and approximately 650 participants.



As a result of your input, the FLAVA Executive Board has decided to change venues for our Fall Conference. We are very excited about our new venue, the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, and look forward to welcoming all of you to FLAVA 2023: Adapt & Empower on October 12 – 14, 2023.


A teacher of 14 years and a lifelong student, Ben Tinsley has dedicated his professional and personal life to the pursuit of substantive diversity, equity, and belonging in education. In the classroom, he has had the opportunity to work with teachers and schools around the world to develop curricula that center Black Indigenous Communities of Color and other historically marginalized peoples.
Ben’s recent work has focused primarily on leveraging language acquisition and language education toward developing global literacy and 21st-Century competencies.
In the meantime, feel free to take a look at information from previous conferences to see what a FLAVA conference has to offer!
#FLAVA22 At-A-Glance Schedule – FLAVA 2022 Conference
#FLAVA21 Complete Program – FLAVA 2021 Conference