RIFLA 2020 VIRTUAL Fall Conference

  • 26 Sep 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM


  • Special registration category for administrators, policymakers, and parent leaders invited by RIFLA members. Please contact riflainfo@gmail.com for registration code.
  • This year's presenter registration is FREE
  • Email blast from RIFLA to all registrants 2 weeks prior to conference
  • Virtual page(your exhibitor area) for company information(this option is included in all higher sponsorship levels)
  • Banner ad on RIFLA website for 1 year(or on conf site)
  • sponsor information will be available to participants 1 year after conference
  • Submit a 2 minute commercial about your product/service(or no more than 5 slides) to be viewed prior to a workshop
  • Give a virtual 30 minute presentation during exhibit break time
  • one week prior to conference attendee contact information
  • This event is FREE this year!

Registration is closed




Connecting Communities Through Languages

Saturday, September 26, 2020

8:00 AM-2:30 PM

with a Post-Conference Workshop 3:00-6:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:

Jessica Haxhi

ACTFL President-Elect

Supervisor of World Languages for New Haven Public Schools

Jessica Haxhi is the Supervisor of World Languages for New Haven Public Schools, a mid-size urban district with 90 world language teachers and six languages taught.  Previously, she spent 20 years teaching Japanese in an elementary magnet school in Waterbury, CT. She has been teaching world language methods courses at Southern Connecticut State University for 15 years. Jessica has served on the Board of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and has been President of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT) and Co-President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ).  She worked with CT COLT to advocate for Seal of Biliteracy and served on the the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements Revision Committee Jessica is ACTFL President-Elect for 2021.

Check out the Detailed Conference Program here!

#RIFLA2020 features the following strands:
HL = Heritage Language
SJ = Social Justice
TP = Teaching for Proficiency
Tech = Technology-assisted Language Learning

Register here as a Sponsor/Exhibitor 

Your registration fee includes our Virtual Post-Conference Workshop on Saturday, September 26, 2020 following the conference from 3-6 PM with Jessica Haxhi. We are fortunate to have Jessica join us. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Register for both events with one click on the Fall Conference registration page!


Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30 am Registration 

8:30-9:30 am Opening SessionWelcoming Remarks and Keynote

9:30-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions I

10:30-11:00 am Exhibits/Sponsor Presentations 

11:00- 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions II

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch and Exhibits  

1:00-1:30 pm Awards / Raffle

1:30-2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions III

3:00-6:00 pm Optional Post-Conference Workshop with Jessica Haxhi

*6.5 hours of PLUs will be awarded to all participants at the end of the conference. There will be no partial hours distributed.

Members of other state language organizations are welcome to attend at the member rate. Please contact RIFLA for a special registration code.

**Organizations/Departments that wish to register and pay for multiple individual registrations may now do so online! To register multiple attendees, return to the event registration page after confirming each registration but before paying. 

***If you prefer to pay by mail, please mail a check along with your name, organization, address, phone number, and email to RIFLA 2020 Fall Conference, PO Box 200, Peace Dale, RI 02883.

Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds.

To Contact RIFLA:

Email: riflainfo@gmail.com

Mailing address: RIFLA, PO Box 95Foster, RI 02825-1326

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