Call for Proposals

Do You Want to Be A Speaker
at the Annual Conference?

ATDLE invites you to submit a proposal to be a presenter at the 25th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Conference to be held in Palm Springs, CA on June 27-29, 2017. The conference is a unique professional development opportunity for Two-Way and Dual Language educators to gather, study the latest research and methodologies and network with other great programs from throughout the United States.

The 25th Annual National TWBI Conference has been designed to take place during the summer months to allow teachers, lead teachers, coaches, administrators the opportunity to study and revisit the program components that best support the development of a great TWBI/DL programs. We believe in the power of great instruction in two (or more) languages for the students of our country and are committed to creating a conference that is relevant, practical, and focused on the professional needs of our TWBI/DL educators!


New and veteran TWBI teachers, lead teachers, coaches, site and district administrators working in TWBI/DL program settings.

Presenter Requirements:

Must be experienced teachers or administrators working with TWBI / DL programs. Presenters must reference the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education as part of your presentation/s.

Workshop Guidelines:

Your session must be geared for adult learners with powerful visuals and handouts that allow participants to take notes and learn from your practice.

  • Presenters must speak specifically from the context of being a TWBI/Dual language educator in a TWBI / Dual Language classrooms (not regular bilingual, ESL or SEI program classrooms).
  • The sessions are built around the sharing of your expertise as a TWBI/DL teacher/administrator/teacher trainer who work directly with both Native Speakers and English Speakers in your TWBI program.
  • Be familiar and work through the “Guiding Principles of TWBI Education” within the framework of the presentation (see the CAL link on the ATDLE website)
  • Submit titles, descriptions, and workshop materials that are error free, edited for grammar, punctuation and capitalization. ATDLE reserves the right to edit titles and workshop descriptions. Handouts must be received by June 1, 2017 so that they are uploaded unto the website for review and downloading for conference-goers one week before the conference!
  • Include time for presentation, discussion, a small break if needed and group work so that participants are fully engaged in your work.
  • Indicate whether or not you will present the workshop in a language other than English.
  • Please note that if you do not send in your handouts for uploading by the deadline that you will be responsible for your own duplication and distribution.

Important Presenters Information:

Please don’t wait! Submit your proposal today! Over 150 proposals were submitted for last year’s conference and only 60 were chosen.

The online submission link will close on February 15, 2017. Proposals received after the deadline will be held as “alternates” to be reviewed at a later date on a space available or conference need basis. Upon acceptance of the proposal for presentation, one presenter will receive a registration rate of 50% off. Additional presenters will be added to the program but must register and pay appropriate fees.

All correspondence will be addressed via email to the contact person listed as the First Presenter on the proposal form. It is the responsibility of the First Presenter to share information with any co-presenters. Notification of proposal status will be sent out by March 15, 2017 to enable the presenters to notify their district and register online (at the special reduced rate).

We strongly suggest that you also reserve your room at the Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard Hotel or the Hilton in Palm Springs, by March 15, 2017 as well so that you can take advantage of the great conference room rates. You can register online as well.

Register with the form below:

    You will receive an email notification upon acceptance of your proposal. The Lead Presenters registration fees will be reduced to $275. Secondary presenters can be added to the program but MUST complete the conference registration process and pay the full conference registration amount.