AATJ Annual Fall Conference

The 2017 American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) Annual Fall Conference will take place November 17-19 at Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo.

The ACTFL Annual Convention will feature over 800 educational sessions covering a wide spectrum of the language profession addressing the theme Experience It. The ACTFL Convention is an international event bringing together over 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels and assignments within the profession. The Japan Pavilion in the Expo (Exhibit) Hall will feature entertainment, exhibits by publishers, travel agents, universities, and other companies and services related to our profession.

Registration for the conference is still open; but advance registration (at a lower rate) closed on October 25. To register online, go to http://www.actfl.org/convention-expo/registration. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN AND SELECT OPTION 2: “MEMBER OF CONVENTION PARTNER ORGANIZATION”; THEN SELECT “AATJ” IN ORDER TO REGISTER AT THE LOWER MEMBER RATE.

If you plan to attend the AATJ Luncheon on Saturday, November 18, please purchase a luncheon ticket when you register for the conference.. AATJ will not sell luncheon tickets at our booth, and ACTFL will not have tickets for sale on-site. Luncheon tickets are $35.

Other events in Nashville include the “Visit Japan Breakfast Seminar” to be hosted by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, in Legends Ballroom G of the Omni Nashville Hotel. The event is free, but advance registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please send an email message to support@ntaamerica.com. When the number of attendees reaches 40, registration will be closed.

View the AATJ-Sponsored Sessions at the 2017 Fall Conference

Click here for the schedule of AATJ's sponsored sessions at the 2017 conference .

Submitting a Proposal for the 2018 Fall Conference

2018 Fall Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana To submit a proposal for the 2017 Fall Conference, go online to https://www.actfl.org/actfl2018/call-proposals and submit your proposal through the ACTFL submission website. Please note: If you indicate that your paper or panel is relevant to Japanese language, it will be reviewed by AATJ members as well as ACTFL members. If you label your paper or panel as relevant to "all languages," AATJ reviewers will not receive it, and it will be considered as a general ACTFL submission. The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 Fall Conference is JANUARY 12, 2018.

AATJ Webinar - AVAILABLE ONLINE: Writing a successful ACTFL presentation proposal


View the AATJ-Sponsored Sessions at Past Fall Conferences

2016 Annual Fall Conference Schedule

2015 Annual Fall Conference Schedule

2014 Annual Fall Conference Schedule

2013 Annual Fall Conference Schedule

2012 Annual Fall Conference Schedule