Fall Conference

2024 Fall Conference

Navigating a Changing World with Languages


WHEN: October 10-12, 2024

WHERE: Norfolk Waterside Marriott

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. 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. This annual event creates a space for pedagogical innovation, reflection, and forward-thinking strategies aimed at enriching the language learning experience for students. Our last Fall Conference featured over 160 engaging sessions and approximately 650 participants.


We are delighted to announce that our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. L.J. Randolph, Jr., a distinguished educator, linguist, abolitionist, and the current president of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Dr. Randolph, an assistant professor of World Language Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has dedicated over two decades to teaching and researching critical issues in language education, including Spanish for heritage and native speakers, justice-oriented pedagogies, and the centrality of Black and Indigenous perspectives. His keynote, “Language as Liberation,” promises to inspire and empower educators to transform language learning into an inclusive and transformative experience.


The FLAVA Conference Team is excited to invite you to participate in its Fall Conference 2024 by submitting a presentation proposal! We want to hear your ideas. The deadline for proposals is June 15th. Please make this the best conference yet by sharing your creativity and expertise with your colleagues!


Register for the conference using our secure online form. You will have the option to register yourself, or on behalf of one or multiple individuals as a group. Additionally, you can pay by credit card, check, or money order.

Hotel Information

We are very excited to return to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, and FLAVA 2024 will feature sessions, an exhibit hall, and many social opportunities to reconnect and collaborate with each other. We look forward to welcoming all of you to FLAVA 2024.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors and sponsors are integral to the success and vitality of FLAVA conferences. Your contributions not only add to the diversity and richness of the event, but also directly support our community of language educators by providing access to the latest resources, technologies, and services in foreign language education. We warmly invite you to join us and help shape the landscape of language learning in Virginia. Click below to learn more about opportunities to exhibit at the conference and to register.

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.