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2014 Annual Convention and World Language Expo
November 21-23, 2014
San Antonio, Texas (Pre-convention workshops, November 20)
Theme: Reaching Global Competence
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo features an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. Join your colleagues from around the world for this incredible learning experience. You will have the option to choose from more than 600 educational sessions in a variety of formats covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. Visit with more than 250 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services for you and your students.
The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together more than 6,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments. Be a part of our global community.
2014 ACTFL Annual Convention Keynote Speaker: Annie Griffiths
Designing a life and career as a globally competent individual will be a central theme of the convention keynote address given at the Opening General Session on Friday, November 21, by international photographer and philanthropist Annie Griffiths.
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic magazine, Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her career while working on dozens of magazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society. She is also the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs which empower women and girls throughout the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Griffiths has published several books, including her 2008 photo memoir, A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel, which focuses on balance and the joy of creating a meaningful life. In 2010, she published Simply Beautiful Photographs, which was named the top photo/art book of the year by Amazon and by Barnes and Noble. Griffiths will be signing several of her books following the Opening General Session.