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2010 Conference Information
92nd Annual AATSP Conference
July 10‐July 13, 2010
Hotel Presidente Intercontinental
Guadalajara, Mexico

Join your colleagues for three days of professional development, networking, exhibits, and immersion experiences in beautiful Guadalajara.
  • Over 200 sessions and workshops
  • Awards Banquet
  • President's Reception
  • AATSP Chapter Delegate Assembly
  • Featured author sessions
  • Optional excursions exploring the culture and history of Guadalajara, including visits to Guadalajara's historic downtown, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Tequila and the José Cuervo Factory and Grounds.
New in 2010!  In 2010 you can earn graduate credit for attending the conference! AATSP has partnered with New Mexico State University to offer a unique opportunity for 2010 Conference Attendees to earn graduate credit.

View the 2010 Conference Program (PDF, 4.8 MB)
Updated June 29, 2010
Updated July 6, 2010
View the Program At A Glance (PDF)
Updated May 23, 2010
Updated March 9, 2010
Updated May 23, 2010
View the Cultural Excursions (PDF) available to Conference Attendees & Guests
Updated March 1, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions about Guadalajara for your information and planning pleasure!
Updated June 2, 2010

* I would like to register for the 2010 Conference.
After June 10, conference registration must be processed on site in Guadalajara.  Scroll down on this page for additional Conference Registration Details. This information will also be on the Conference Registration page.
* I would like to purchase Guest Excursion Tickets
Guest Excursions Ticket Sales are now closed.
* I/My business would like to be an exhibitor at the conference (online or mail)
The Exhibit Hall is now full.
My business would like to advertise in the 2010 conference program.
The program is now being printed, therefore this option is no longer available.
AATSP Conference Attendees are receiving a special rate and special included amenties. You will be taken to the hotel's reservation system. Note: The hotel's website prompts you to log in or/join Priority Club, the hotel's frequent guest program. You may also book your hotel without logging in by using the Room Availability search box in the bottom left hand corner of the hotel's reservation system page on the link above.
The AATSP single/double guest room rate is $130 per night and will include an extensive buffet breakfast and in-room internet access for each guest (up to 2 per room). Each Additional Guest (for 3 or more) in the same room is an additional $50. If the Additional Guest Charge is paid, buffet breakfast and internet access will also be included for that guest.

Internet access is valued at approximately $12/day and the extensive buffet breakfast is valued at approximately $20/day. An approximately $32 daily value included with your reservation!

Gratuities automatically added :
Bell men charge: US $5.00 per person at check-in and check-out
Maid charge: US $2.50 per room and per night

16% VAT and 2% City Tax (Subject to change without notice according to government regulations)
Extend your stay in Guadalajara at our beautiful conference hotel: The AATSP rate is valid July 5 - 16, 2010!

Summary of conference fees, events, and policies
Conference Registration Rates:
Early Bird Preregistration
Through April 1, 2010
April 2, 2010 - June 10, 2010
Onsite Registration
After June 10, 2010
Non-members $290 $315 $340
Members $175 $200 $225
Student Members $100 $100 $100
Life Members $0 $0 $25


Conference Registration includes:
  • all 30- and 75-minute sessions
  • open receptions
  • admission to the Exhibit Hall
  • author sessions
Awards Banquet: The Awards Banquet will take place Monday evening. In order to have an accurate meal count, we ask that you please select the Awards Banquet "optional ticket" item below if you plan to attend the Banquet. You will be able to indicate a regular or vegetarian meal on the next page.
  • Members and Non-members: The Awards Banquet, a $75 value, is included in the conference registration fee. Please select the item below in the "optional ticket" area so we can create an accurate meal count..
  • Student members and Life members must purchase an Awards Banquet ticket for $75 if attending the Awards Banquet.

Available at an additional fee: Workshops and Excursions. More information below.

Workshops: $30
In addition to the regular conference sessions that are included in your registration fee, the 2010 AATSP conference program includes half-day workshops that are three-hours in length. Workshops are chosen to provide participants 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 registered.
Excursions: $22, $90
Excursions are especially designed for AATSP members, and include guides, transportation, taxes, and tips!  We have not scheduled any conference events during these excursion times so that you may enjoy the rich offerings of our host country.You are not obligated to purchase or attend any excursions. Excursions are special events and require conference registration and a separate fee to attend. Space is limited. Pre-registration for all excursions is required. Excursion registration will NOT be available on-site.  You may purchase excursion tickets for yourself as a conference attendee during the registration process. Bringing a guest? Purchase Guest Excursion Tickets seperately.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
All registration changes and refund requests must be made in writing no later than May 15, 2010 via e-mail (to or US Postal Service (900 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390) postmarked by May 15, 2010 . No refunds will be granted after May 15, 2010 . All refund requests will be subject to a $50 processing fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference. Please allow 8 weeks for processing.
We accept credit card or check payment. We do not accept purchase orders.
  • Credit card is accepted online.
  • For payment by check, select the "invoice me" option, and at the end of the registration process print your invoice and submit it by postal mail to the AATSP national office. Your invoice is created and provided to you electronically during the registration process; you are responsible for printing it out and submitting your invoice and payment. The AATSP will not be mailing you a separate invoice. Your registration will be processed upon receipt of payment. The payment by check option closed on May 17, 2010. All online registrations must now be completed with credit card.
If you are a presenter or co-presenter, you have the option to reserve and purchase Audio/Visual (A/V) items below. If you need any of these items, you must reserve and purchase your A/V by March 1, 2010. The AATSP is underwriting the cost of some items.
  • Availability of A/V items, including those underwritten by the AATSP, is not guaranteed unless reserved online by March 1, 2010.
  • Items requested on site in Guadalajara may not be available
If ordered by March 1, 2010 Ordered after March 1, 2010
Ordered onsite in Guadalajra
(availability not guaranteed)
Data LCD Projector  $0 $600 $750
Flip Chart $100 $100 $125
Laptop Computer (PC) $400 $400 $500
Projection Screen $0 $200 $250



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 8, 2009 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, a professional knowledgeable about the candidate's disability or impairment, or the candidate's authorized representative.


The Call for Proposals deadline was January 4, 2010.

Congratulations to the winners of our early submission incentive drawing:

Free AATSP Membership

Denise Mohan, University of Guelph; Guelph, Ontario, Canada Paloma Martínez-Carbajo, Pacific Lutheran University; Tacoma, WA

Free AATSP Conference Registration

Robert Nasatir, Father Ryan High School; Nashville, TN

2010 AATSP Travel Scholarship Applications deadline was January 4, 2010

Click here for information on eligibility and applications.

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