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CASLT joins forces with the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools to hold our 6th national conference for second languages educators. The Languages Without Borders (LWB) conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from April 6 to 8, 2017 and promises to be our most exciting conference yet.

Three Events in One

  • Pre-conference roundtable: Impact of Second Language Learning (Find out more on page 6 of Réflexions Vol. 36, No. 1, 2017)
  • Languages Without Borders conference
  • Aboriginal Languages Gathering: With support from Alberta Education (Find out more...)

Sched – LWB’s Event App

Sched, a mobile and Web app, helps LWB attendees get everything they hope to out of the conference experience by helping them plan their schedule and explore who else is coming. Last minute schedule updates, speaker additions, exhibitors, and so much more!

Attendee guides are available at sched.co/9gan. You can access your personal agenda online or in the mobile app, and print it out or sync it to your calendar. Learn how to save sessions and share them with friends. If you get stuck, use the chat widget in the bottom right to reach our support team.

Attendees will receive information about accessing the conference app by email.

If you’re participating in LWB and you haven’t received a “You’re Invited To LWB-2017-LSF” email, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name and email address. We’ll get you sorted as soon as possible!

Tech Café

Tech Café explores learning technologies for the L2 classroom with new sessions every half-hour. Attend the first ten minutes to learn how a specific technology works from an experienced educator. Stick around to explore the practical applications. Flaunt your tech prowess at the end of each day by participating in an EdTech Smackdown, demonstrating your favourite technology in two minutes or less.

Learn how your second language colleagues use such technologies as EdPuzzle, gifs and memes, Google Classroom, virtual reality, infographics, digital storytelling, and much more!

Can you do a “drive-by” demonstration of a specific website or app you love using in your language classroom? Want to compete in a Smackdown? All Smackdown participants are entered into a draw for some cool technology!

Details will be posted here and on the Sched conference app.

Social Media

Who will be presenting? Which exhibitors will I get to meet? What must I not miss during the event? Find out the answers to these questions and much more on Languages Without Borders’ new Facebook page. Like the page to stay up to date and share with your colleagues! You can also connect with us on Twitter with #LWB2017LSF.


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