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99th Annual AATSP Conference
The AATSP 2017 Conference on-line registration will open January 2017.

Join us in launching our Centennial Celebration

Building a Pipeline from Classroom to Career


 Hilton Chicago Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

July 6-9, 2017

  • Click here to submit a proposal for the 2017 Conference 

  • Click here for the AATSP 2017 Annual Conference Information for your budget/planning needs

  • Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions about the AATSP Conference

  • This page will be updated as information is confirmed. Please check back.

 Chicago Skyline Hilton Chicago Hotel - Great Hall

 The Bean at Millennium Park Casa Aztlán Mural in Pilsen


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AATSP Conference attendees are receiving a special hotel rate that includes amenities. The AATSP single/double guest room rate is $175 per night, a triple guest room rate is $200 per night; a quadruple guest room rate is $225 per night and includes in-room Internet access (approximate value $15). Taxes and gratuities are not included in the hotel room rate. [Taxes and gratuities: 11.5% Government Taxes; 16.4% Hotel Occupancy Tax - Subject to change without notice according to government regulations.]

Extend your stay in Chicago, Illinois at our beautiful conference hotel. The AATSP rate is valid July 1-12, 2017 contingent upon room availability.


AATSP Conference registration rates have not increased since 2007.

Early Bird Registration
Through April 1, 2017

April 2, 2017 –
June 10, 2017

On Site Registration

After June 10, 2017

AATSP Members




Student Members




Life Members









After June 10, 2017 conference registration must be processed on-site in Chicago. Scroll down on this page for additional Conference Registration Details.


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES: (The AATSP 2017 Conference on-line registration will open January 2017)

  • Admission to all presentations including 30- and 75-minute sessions, e-Posters, panels and featured sessions
  • Admission to:
    1. Exhibit Hall with refreshments during breaks
    2. President's Welcome Reception
    3. Awards Banquet if selected during registration process (Student and Lifetime members must purchase a ticket to attend)
  • Workshops and excursions are not included in the conference registration fee but can be purchased for a nominal additional cost


To ensure an accurate meal count for the Awards Banquet, you are required to register according to your Awards Banquet entrée choice.

  • REGULAR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS: The Awards Banquet is included in the conference registration fee. At time of registration, you will select your conference registration based on one of the following menu options:
    1. Regular Entrée - Chicken en croute: Potato-crusted chicken breast with smoked peppercorn sauce, sautéed spinach, bundled asparagus in carrot purée, and cured tomato
  • 2. Vegetarian Entrée - Harissa-flavored ratatouille, farro and quinoa pilaf with toasted almonds and dried fruit
    3. No Entrée - I will not be attending Banquet
  • STUDENT MEMBERS AND LIFE MEMBERS: Awards Banquet tickets for Student Members and Life Members are $75 each. You must purchase an Awards Banquet ticket during the registration process if you would like to attend the Awards Banquet.
  • ADDITIONAL/GUEST AWARDS BANQUET TICKET: During the registration process, AATSP conference attendees can purchase additional/guest Awards Banquet tickets for $75.



WORKSHOPS: $35 (half day) or $75 (full day)

  • In addition to the regular conference sessions that are included in your registration fee, the 2017 AATSP conference program offers optional half-day or full-day workshops. The selected workshops provide participants with an interactive and in-depth exploration of a specific topic related to the teaching of language, culture, or literature.
  • Workshops are special events and require conference registration and a separate fee to attend.
  • Participants may attend only those workshops for which they have paid and pre-registered.


All registration changes and refund requests must be made in writing no later than April 1, 2017 via e-mail (to or US Postal Service (900 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390) postmarked by April 1, 2017. No refunds will be granted after April 1, 2017. All refund requests will be subject to a $75 processing fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference. Please allow 8 weeks for processing.


Credit card (VISA and MasterCard) payments are accepted online during the registration process. Please note: Checks or Purchase Orders cannot be accepted.


  • Data Projector and Screen. The AATSP will provide a data projector and screen in each conference meeting room where presentations take place; there is no cost to presenters for this equipment.
  • Computers. Each presenter is responsible for providing his/her own computer for the presentation.
  • HDMI Adapter. In order to connect the newer thin tablet laptops to a data projector or other standard input, users must bring an HDMI or mini-HDMI Adapter with them for use during the presentation.
  • Apple Computer Users. In order to connect an Apple computer to a data projector, users must bring the Mini Display Port to VGA Adapter to connect to a standard input. Adapters will not be provided or available at the conference.
  • Internet Access. The AATSP will provide complimentary internet access in each conference meeting room.
  • Some AV Equipment not available. The following equipment is not available for use during the conference: overhead projectors, slide projectors, CD or video players, computer speakers, cables, or adapters.  

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) is committed to ensuring that no individual is deprived of the opportunity of membership and/or participation in the conference without distinction on the basis of age, color, height, weight, creed, disability, marital status, sexual preference, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion or sex. The conference facility is fully accessible and compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

To make a request for special accommodations please contact the AATSP via email ( or telephone at 248-960-2180 by June 10, 2017 to provide information detailing the nature of your disability and need for accommodation. With respect to all matters related to accommodation, the AATSP will only communicate with the candidate, or a professional knowledgeable about the candidate's disability or impairment, or the candidate's authorized representative.



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