Fall 2023

2023 Conference Theme:

Advocate, Collaborate, and Celebrate!

Registration for the 2023 FLANC Annual Conference is now open! We are thrilled to announce the FLANC Fall 2023 Conference will be at the Benton Convention Center in the heart of Winston-Salem on October 7-8. The theme for the 2023 Fall Conference is “Advocate, Collaborate, and Celebrate!”. We want to encourage more educators to advocate for ourselves and celebrate students’ success. The early bird registration ends on September 22 with the discounted rate at $180!  The registration includes:

Click here to register today! If you have any questions, please contact the conference chair, Yi-Wen Liu, at 1vp@flanc.org

Keynote Speaker: 

Amanda Seewald, M.Ed.

Amanda Seewald is the Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Language - National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS).  She is the owner of MARACAS Language Programs and Learning Kaleidoscope Educational Consulting.   Amanda is the author of the MARACAS curriculum and Easy Reader series. MARACAS publishes innovative curriculum materials and music to enhance language instruction and learning.

Amanda received the 2020 NECTFL Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession. She is a past President of the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ) and the former N.J. State Representative for the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL). She has also served on the NECTFL board.

Amanda has been teaching children, coaching educators, and developing curricula for over 20 years. Her expertise is in multilingual/multicultural curriculum and instruction, focused on early language learning as well as dual language immersion education.  Amanda works with educators and schools across the country as well as in Europe to develop meaningful language programs founded in globally engaged curricula and strong interactive instruction. Amanda is a regular presenter at national, regional, and state conferences. She is a speaker of Spanish, French, and Japanese. 

As an advocate for language education, Amanda works with federal and state legislative offices to garner support for legislation and funding. Her advocacy work in New Jersey led to the signing of the Seal of Biliteracy into law in 2016. It is Amanda’s hope that through engaging and dynamic language programming we will have a multilingual future for all children.