Language Advocacy Day 2018
15-16 February 2018 | Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 15 February, 2018 to Friday, 16 February, 2018
Join JNCL-NCLIS and fellow language advocates from every intersection of the Language Enterprise for its annual Language Advocacy Day, to be held on February 15-16, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill! World language educators PreK-20, researchers, analysts, translators, interpreters, localizers, business owners, and representatives of leading professional and scholarly associations will participate in a two day event to advocate to the Congress and Executive Branch for increased support for language programs and activities across the federal government. Participants will learn about the federal programs that impact the Language Enterprise, the role advocacy can play in advancing collective policy priorities, and, most importantly, how to be a successful advocate for world languages.
GALA's Executive Director, Laura Brandon, will be in attendance this year to learn and advocate and would welcome the participation of GALA members with an interest in language policy, education, and more.