WAFLT Conference

2022 WAFLT Fall Conference

November 3-5, 2022 

Level Up: Embracing Change, Empowering Learners

Hilton Appleton Paper Valley, Appleton, Wisconsin
November 3 – 5, 2022

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Session details available in our pre-conference book

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Registration Opens Early September. 

Watch your email or the WAFLT Facebook or Twitter feed to find out when it is open.

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop:

Thursday, November 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Empowering Gen Z: Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as Your Anchor for Learning

Additional Fee – $45
Pre-Registration Required

Presenter: Jill Woerner, Director of Education, AFS-USA

Making their mark, changing the world, and having an impact are all phrases that describe our Gen Z students. They want to make a difference, so let’s empower them to do just that. Whether you’re a beginner with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or someone who has been dabbling with them for a while, let’s dig in and build some units together. In this workshop, we’ll explore the SDGs and their targets and we’ll engage in an exploration of resources to actually make the SDGs tangible anchors for unit building or expansion to ensure that global competence and community engagement are ingrained in every unit in alignment with the revised Wisconsin Standards for World Languages.

Registration cost includes lunch, served on site.

Friday's Keynote & Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 4, 2022

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Over the past few years, the education landscape has changed dramatically, seemingly leaving us with more questions than answers. What exactly does it mean to Level Up in our classrooms? How can we embrace change while also achieving a positive work-life balance? How can we empower learners to achieve their full potential as world language students? Join us to hear four unique perspectives in Wisconsin Voices, our TED-talk style keynote event! You are sure to come away from this event feeling inspired and empowered to embrace the teaching challenges and opportunities ahead!


Jodi Reif Ziemann, 2021 WAFLT Distinguished Language Educator
Devin Pettys, French Teacher, Onalaska High School
Deana Zorko, 2020 WAFLT Distinguished Language Educator
Pablo Muirhead, Instructor of Spanish and Teacher Education, Milwaukee Area Technical College and JNCL-NCLIS Board Member

Janet Rowe, 2022 Distinguished Language Educator

Consider Attending

  • The informal orientation meeting for first-time conference attendees and new teachers Friday morning at 7:45 in Salon D.
  • Exciting Friday Morning workshops.
  • A variety of one hour sessions on both Friday and Saturday.

Don't Miss

  • The Thursday evening reception in the Lawrence Room at 8:00, a great way to reconnect with colleagues and to meet new friends.
  • The Friday luncheon featuring the recognition of the student winners of WAFLT Discover Languages Student Postcard and video contests.
  • The Awards Ceremony honoring Distinguished Language Educator Janet Rowe, and the Keynote Event, Wisconsin Voices
  • Become a WAFLT Webizens. Collaborate, Connect & Converse with colleagues who are integrating technology. Get new ideas and problem solve in this informal social starting at 9:30pm Friday in Blaze.

Conference Registration Fees

  • Regular Member – $45.00
  • Retired or Student Member – $30.00
  • Non-member – $80.00
  • Saturday Only Member – $35.00
  • Saturday Only Non-Member – $75.00

Optional Ticketed Events

  • Thursday Workshop (includes registration, breaks, & lunch)  – Member $45.00, Non-Member $55.00
  • Friday Workshops – $20.00
  • Luncheons: Friday/Saturday – $25.00 each

Register Today

Attention New Teachers

WAFLT New Teacher Scholarships are designed to help teachers new to the profession attend their first professional conference.  Applicants must be in their first, second, or third year of teaching and current members of WAFLT.  Scholarships will be awarded to the first 10 qualifying teachers. Scholarships will include registration to the WAFLT conference and one free luncheon ticket.  Applicants must first join WAFLT. Apply here!

Membership Dues:

  • Regular Member – 1 Year – $30.00
  • Regular Member – 3 Years – $80.00
  • Retired or Student Member – 1 Year – $25.00
  • Retired Member – 3 Years – $65.00
  • Lifetime – $600

Onsite Registration Opens 6:30 PM Thursday, November 3!

Please note:

  • Whether mailing in your payment or paying by credit card, begin your registration online!
  • Be sure to carefully read dates and times, registration instructions and note coding of workshops indicating which days they are offered and pricing.
  • Make a copy of this conference planning guide to help you manage your workshop and session selections.
  • Workshops and sessions are correlated to the PI34 standards (in brackets following the session title). View the Standards to learn more.
  • Scholarships for Tomorrow’s Teachers – Are you enrolled in a teacher education program?  Are you a cooperating teacher or a methods teacher?  Check out the scholarships for teachers-in-training to attend WAFLT.  For more information, visit our “Grants and Scholarships” page and download an application. (Deadline: September 25!)

Refund Procedure:

  • Conference refund requests must be made in writing by November 30, 2022 and sent to WAFLT, P.O. Box 1493, Appleton, WI 54912.
  • A service charge of $20.00 is applied to all refunds.
  • Refunds for meals and/or workshop tickets are not possible after October 18, 2022.
  • Membership dues are nonrefundable.


Hilton Appleton Paper Valley  333 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI (920) 733-8000 

Make your hotel reservations directly with the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley. If reserving online, click here.
If reserving by phone, specify WAFLT Convention as the reservation code.

Deadline: Check back on Sept 1 for the deadline

Reservation CodeCancellation PolicySingleDoubleTripleQuad
WAFLT24 hrs. prior to arrival date$104$114$124

Parking: Washington Street Ramp (entrances on Washington or Division) and Midtown Ramp (entrances on Superior, Appleton, and Lawrence Streets) have skywalks to the Paper Valley Hotel. The maximum cost to park is $5.00 per 24 hours which is paid to an automatic machine.

- 1 hour ago

This year's Fall Conference Theme is "Level Up: Embracing Change, Empowering Learners". How do you "level up" your students? What do you think about when you hear this theme? We look forward to seeing you November 3-5 in Appleton. Reg is now open at https://t.co/NysqwFzmTm. https://t.co/NNgunrHrs2
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- 11 hours ago

We look forward to seeing you all "back home" in Appleton this November! Registration is now open and don't miss out at reserving a special block rate hotel room at our host hotel, the Hilton Paper Valley. More information and registration can be found at. https://t.co/2k94Hp71UU https://t.co/RZ4vrVAVjM
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- 9 days ago

Registration is open for the WAFLT Fall Conference 2022! Join us from Nov 3-5 at the Hilton Paper Valley (Same hotel, newly refreshed, new name!) for 3 days of learning, collaboration, networking, and fun! More info and registration are available at: https://t.co/2k94Hp7zKs https://t.co/sH5EPxwYj3
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- 15 days ago

CESA 10 is seeking a French teacher for a fall semester virtual position for one of our member high schools. Classes would be taught synchronously to one location via videoconferencing. For more information, please email Jamie Kampf, jkampf@cesa10.k12.wi.us or on WAFLT FB Page.
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