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2015 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

November 20-22, 2015
San Diego, California (Pre-convention workshops, November 19)

Inspire. Engage. Transform.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo provides you with an amazing educational journey. Join your colleagues from around the world for this incredible learning experience. You will have the option to choose from more than 700 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. Thought-provoking speakers will inspire you, innovative formats will keep you engaged, and smart practices will allow you to transform your classroom.

How to Upload Presentations/Handouts

  1. Go to the Online Convention Program.
  2. Click on Sign In.
  3. Click on Presenter Sign In.
  4. Sign in with your ACTFL log-in credentials (you cannot be logged into both the ACTFL website ( and the Online Convention Program at the same time).
  5. You will be in your Ready Room and will see your presentation listing. Next to it there will be a blue button that says “Submit Handout(s)”.
  6. Presenters can upload handouts while at and also after the Convention.   

How to Access Presentations/Handouts

Attendees can access presenters’ handouts by going to the Online Convention Program and clicking on the desired session. A "Handout" link will be visible for sessions where handouts have been uploaded. The handouts are also available the mobile app (a handout icon will be visible in that case).





ACTFL 2015 Program Guide (PDF)

Find out: WHATS NEW FOR ACTFL 2015

Rick Steves to Keynote ACTFL 2015

The renowned guidebook author and travel television host will deliver the keynote address during the Opening General Session on Friday morning, November 20, 2015.

The focus of his address will be, "Developing a Global Perspective through Travel". Learn more about Rick Steves.


For Attendees

Welcome to ACTFL's 2015 Convention, attendees! Find all you need to know on getting there, getting around, housing and more.

For Presenters

As a presenter at ACTFL 2015 you will be contributing to what we know will be a robust, informative and exciting convention program. View presenter tips and responsibilities here.