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Fall Conference 2017: October 27-28

Languages & Cultures: New ways of seeing, more ways of being

Get to Know Our 2017 Keynote: Dr. Michael 'Migizi' Sullivan

Dr. Michael 'Migizi' Sullivan is an Anishinaabe linguist from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation in northwestern Wisconsin.  He holds degrees from Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  He is currently on leave from the College of Saint Scholastica serving as the resident linguist for the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School at LCO where he contributes to curriculum design, language proficiency assessment, and immersion teacher training.  He enjoys singing at powwows, round dances and ceremonies, in addition to hunting and fishing with his family.

Languages and Cultures: 
New ways of seeing, more ways of being

Our 2017 fall conference will explore how languages and cultures give our students new lenses through which to view their worlds, while also shaping their cultural identities. ACTFL's 2017 call for us to Lead with Languages highlights the critical role languages play in our worlds, on both individual and societal levels. We will welcome Prof. Michael Sullivan, speaker and teacher of Ojibwe language and culture to explore this topic through his keynote address. Will you please join us as well?

Conference Information

Friday, October 27, 2017

Earle Brown Heritage Center,

Brooklyn Center Map/Directions

MCTLC Fall Conference 2017 Schedule:

7:00am Registration/Exhibit Hall opens

7:00am-8:30am Continental breakfast (Exhibits hall)

sponsored by Vista Higher Learning

8:30am-9:20am Breakout Session 1

9:20am-9:30am Exhibit break

9:30am-10:30am Keynote Address (Carriage Hall A)

10:30am-11:00am Exhibitor break

11:00am-11:50am Breakout Session 2

11:50am-12:00pm Exhibitor break

12:00pm-1:30pm Awards Luncheon (Carriage Hall A)

1:30pm-2:00pm Exhibitor break

2:00pm-2:50pm Breakout Session 3

2:50pm-3:10pm Exhibitor break with afternoon

 refreshments sponsored by Language & Friendship

3:10pm-4:00pm Breakout Session 4

4:00pm-4:10pm Exhibitor break

4:10pm-5:00pm Breakout Session 5

Session titles will be announced here as they become available

Post-Conference Workshops

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Brooklyn Center High School Map/Directions

Post-conference workshops are intensive 3-hour experiences intended to help you dig into a topic or method with an experienced practitioner.

Workshop titles and descriptions will be announced here as they become available.

Exhibitor / Advertisers

Interested in advertising or exhibiting?  Click here to learn more.

Current 2017 Conference Exhibitors


Promotional Materials


Explorica - Participant Lanyards

Language & Friendship - Afternoon Exhibit hall Refreshment break

Vista Higher Learning - Morning Exhibit hall Refreshment break
Tips for Registration and Payment

PayPal Caveats and Workarounds

We use Paypal to process online payments. A PayPal account is not necessary, however currently it requires that the registrant also be the cardholder since it automatically populates that person's name into its system.

For registrants whose organization will make payment, there are three options:

  1. Request that a check be mailed to MCTLC, PO Box 11926, St. Paul, MN 55111. The registrants' name must be included so that we know to whom to apply payment.
  2. MCTLC Treasurer can forward an invoice to the person who will be paying but that person's contact information must be in our system. Go here to add your name to our mailing list. That person may then use PayPal to process a credit card.
  3. Make payment and request reimbursement.

Register as a Group

Register your colleagues as a group using the "register a guest" option.

The person who registers the group should be the person making payment. In other words, the person whose name is on the credit card should be the primary registrant since PayPal will require that person to be the cardholder. If the cardholder is not in the group use one of the methods outlined above.

Register on Paper

Click here to open and print a paper registration form. Once received, we will confirm your registration via email.

Fall Conference Makes You a Member

Your paid registration to MCTLC Fall Conference automatically begins or renews your one-year membership, including delivery of Language Magazine® to the address on file. To that end, please ensure that you update your profile with your year-round address. 

Who do I contact?

Contact MCTLC Webmaster to edit your registration or add a workshop and with technical questions. 

Treasurer Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins can help with payment questions. See above for PayPal tips.

Presenters, contact President-Elect Daryl Boeckers.

Payment and Refund Policies

Review all policies here.


Adjacent to the Earle Brown Heritage Center is the Embassy Suites, a longtime supporter of MCTLC and your place to stay for the conference and all year long. Mention MCTLC when you book!

6300 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 55430

Tel: 1-763-560-2700 

Hourly Door Prize Drawing

We are thankful for these amazing prizes brought to you by our exhibitors, Betty Lotterman, and our phenomenal Door Prize Chair Barbara Cartford!

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