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2018 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

November 16-18, 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA
(Pre-convention Workshops – November 15, 2018)

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is where language educators from around the world come to meet! This global event brings together more than 8,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and in turn help their students to succeed in their language learning process.


Handout FAQs

Were presenters required to post their handouts in the Online Convention Program and mobile app?

No, presenters had the option to upload handouts. ACTFL cannot make it mandatory for presenters to do so because some presenters do not wish to make their content public.

How do I access the handouts for a presentation that I attended?

  1. If a PDF file was successfully uploaded, attendees can access presenters' handouts by going to the Online Convention Program.
  2. Click on the desired session. A blue "Handout" link will be visible for presentations where handouts have been uploaded. Once you click on the link, the PDF document will download to your computer. Presenters were given the option to upload handouts, therefore handouts may not be available for certain presentations.
  3. If viewing the handout in the ACTFL mobile app, search for the presentation and click on the paperclip icon that says “Handout”. Be sure to re-sync the mobile app by clicking the circular arrow icon in the upper right-hand corner on the homepage of the app.

How do I upload my handouts to make them public to attendees through the Online Convention Program and in the mobile app?

  1. Click on the Sign In button below, or
    1. Go to the Online Convention Program.
    2. Click on Sign In.
    3. Click on Presenter Sign In.
  2. Sign in with your ACTFL Online user credentials (you cannot be logged into both the ACTFL website,, and the Online Convention Program at the same time).
  3. You will be in your Ready Room and will see your presentation listing. Below it there will be a blue link that says "Upload Handout(s)".
  4. You must upload a PDF file (Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Prezi files cannot be uploaded) by November 9, 2018 if you wish to make them available to attendees prior to Convention. Handouts will not be made public on the ACTFL Mobile App and Online Convention Program until the week of Convention beginning Monday, November 12, 2018.
  5. Presenters can upload handouts before, while at, and after the Convention. Please note that it takes one (1) hour for your handouts to appear in the mobile app and in the Online Convention Program once you have uploaded them.


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