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PSMLA Fall Conference 2022

Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15, 2022

Please join us in historic Lancaster, PA, the city of welcome! The face-to-face conference will begin on Thursday, October 13 with a pre-conference workshop. There will be a morning collaborative session by Dr. William Himmele and lunch onsite. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in a tour by the Lancaster History Museum: "From the Susquehanna to the City: Traveling on the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County." The tour will explore and explain local sites and landmarks important to the Underground Railroad.

The conference will officially open on Friday, October 14 with 6 concurrent sessions, a keynote address from CWS Global, an awards ceremony, a membership appreciation wine and cheese reception and an evening social

The conference continues on Saturday, October 15 with 5 concurrent sessions, and an afternoon walking food tour

Presentations will address topics related to world language education, such as community, communicative pedagogy, technology integration, diversity/equity/inclusion/social justice, and more. 

Registration & Conference Rates
Registration is now open. Regular registration rates are available through September 30.

Keynote Speaker
We are pleased to welcome CWS Global (Church World Services) and Amer Al Fayadh as our keynote speaker on Friday, October 14. After resettling in the United States in 2010, Amer Al Fayadh worked in refugee resettlement. During that time, he worked with newly resettled families, listened to their stories, learned about their challenges, and witnessed the impact a community can make when we invest in one another. Amer holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Roehampton. He is also the Founder and CEO of Communication Essentials LLC, where he leads consultations and oversees interpretation/translation services.
The CWS Global mission is to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice at the national and international level through collaboration with partners abroad and in the US. Founded in 1946, it is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions, providing sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world.

Conference Schedule
View the detailed conference schedule with session descriptions online or download the schedule as pdf. (The pdf version is subject to change.)

Megan Flinchbaugh, Conference Co-Chair (
Jennifer Campbell, Conference Co-Chair (
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