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AATSP 102nd Annual Conference

 

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) is the United States’ leading organization in serving educators to support the teaching and learning of Spanish and Portuguese (K-16+). We provide a forum for educators from the U.S. and abroad during our AATSP Annual Conference that includes over 300 events during 3 1/2 days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, excursions, and awards that reflect trends, interests, and the needs of language educators.

Click here for our tentative Program At A Glance.

 

July 9-12, 2020
Caribe Hilton Hotel
San Juan, Puerto Rico


Our 2020 Theme

Español y Portugués para un mundo multilingüe y multicultural
Espanhol e Português para um mundo multilíngue e multicultural
Spanish and Portuguese for a multilingual and multicultural world

  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 As of Wednesday, February 26, there are still
rooms available under the AATSP Conference
block of $199/night between July 8-11, 2020.

 

Early Bird Conference registration is now open!

 

Featured strands:
 

1. The Teaching and Learning of Spanish and Portuguese
    
Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

  • Student Engagement for Proficiency—What Works?
  • Innovative Teaching and Curriculum (e.g., Language Acquisition, Technology, Gamification, Service Learning, Social Justice)
  • Performance/Feedback/Assessment
  • Teaching and Learning in Multilingual/Multicultural Settings
  • Heritage Language Instruction and Learning 2.0

2. The Future of the Profession
    
Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

  • Professional Development for Teachers (all levels and delivery modes; traditional/non-traditional)
  • Mentorship Models for K-16+ Educators
  • Languages for Careers/Professions (e.g., Translation/Interpretation, Business, STEM)
  • Expanding our Footprint in K-12 (e.g., Seal of Biliteracy, Dual Language Learning)
  • Languages and the Power of Advocacy

3. Reshaping Literary and Linguistic Studies
    
Proposals that fit this strand may address one or more of the following topics.

  • Literature, Culture and Film in the Classroom
  • Literary and Cultural Studies 
  • Linguistic and Literary Community Engagement
  • Representations of Puerto Rican Migration and Other Diasporas


For planning purposes
:

  • The 102nd Annual AATSP Conference will officially begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, July 9, and will end by noon on Sunday, July 12, 2020.There will be excursions planned for Wednesday and Sunday.
  • Early Bird conference registration will be $205 for AATSP members and $325 for non-members.
  • The Caribe Hilton discounted lodging rate for conference attendees will be $199/night plus taxes (non-conference hotel rate is $320/night).
  • Along with other carriers, discount airlines such as Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit and Southwest have flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico’s International Airport.
  • The Caribe Hilton is a 12-minute drive from San Juan’s International Airport.
  • Airport-Hotel taxi fee is $23.00 each way via Taxi Turístico.
  • All cultural excursions will be handled by a 3rd party provider: Vámonos Student Travel Tours. Click on the Excursions link above to reserve your excursion. NOTE: The AATSP is not responsible for excursion purchases made with Vámonos Student Travel Tours. All excursion cancellations and refunds should be made through this vendor.     

 

Conference Registration Rates

 

Early Bird Registration
(January – April 1, 2020)

Registration
(April 2 to June 13 2020)

On Site Registration
After June 13, 2020

AATSP Members

$205

$250

$275

Student Members

$100

$100

$125

Life Members

$0

$0

$25

Non-Members

$325

$375

$400

 

Conference registration includes:

  • Admission to all presentations including sessions, e-Posters, panels and featured sessions.
  • Admission to:
    1. Exhibit Hall

    2. President's Welcome Reception

    3. Celebration Dinner 
  • Workshops and excursions are not included in the conference registration fee but can be purchased for an additional fee. 

 

Airline, Car Rental, and Food Discounts

 

Airfare: 

 

Delta

 

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Pleaseclick here to book your flights!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at (800) 328-1111

Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTY3

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta’s reservation 800 number.

United

 

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to our upcoming event. Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZJ8S910159 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount. MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel.

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426-1122

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (ET) Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ET)

*Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

Southwest

 

Beginning on February 15, 2020 AATSP attendees will receive a Discount on airfare and 50% Bonus Rapid Rewards points from
Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account when traveling to and from San Juan (SJU). Purchase your tickets before June 22, 2020
to take advantage of the discounted rates. Book your flights to leave as early as July 6, 2020 and return no later than July 15, 2020.
Go to www.SWABIZ.com and click “Flight” in the top right then click “Book a Flight" to book your flight Enter Corporate ID: 99749230.

 

Southwest Airlines offers:

*No baggage fees (first two bags)
*No change or cancellation fees
*Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

 

 

Car Rental:

 

Enterprise and National

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental have been selected as the preferred provider for car rental services for AATSP 2020 business travelers.

Enter Account Number LP11174 on either brand’s website to receive all the terms and conditions of your contract.

*Enterprise and National have an office in the Caribe Hilton Hotel.

 

Local Restaurants:

Coming Soon!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

 
   

 


 

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 (AATSPoffice@aatsp.org) or telephone at 205-506-0600 by June 8, 2020 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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