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We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 WIDA Annual Conference. Be sure to submit yours before the deadline of January 21, 2018.

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Interested in learning more about WIDA's Annual Conference? The programs from our past conferences are available as pdf downloads.

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The WIDA Annual Conference is the largest and most prominent conference anywhere dedicated to Pre-K through Grade 12 English Language Learner educators and administrators. By teachers, for teachers!

2018 Conference

The 2018 WIDA Annual Conference will be held at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, MI from October 23-26, 2018. The conference theme is Schools and Communitites Empowering One Another.


Proposal Submission Timeline

Date Description
December 4, 2017 Proposal Submission Opens
January 21, 2018 Proposal Submission Closes
February 13, 2018 Proposal Review Closes
March 13, 2018 Proposal Notifications Begin
March 31, 2018 Presenter Commitment (to confirm they will present session at the conference)
July 1, 2018 Final Corrections Due (of name, description, etc. for program)
August 1, 2018 Presenter Registration Deadline
September 1, 2018 Presentations Due (Documents, slides, and materials submitted to WIDA for final review)