ACTFL 2005: Annual meeting and Exposition will be here soon . . . DON'T



This Convention is the only national event for language educators at all

levels, languages and assignments.  It is also the largest exhibition of

teacher materials and technology for the language profession.  A few

highlights are:

over 600 educational sessions

over 300 booths

over 20 languages

Over 10 cultural events

Pavilions in the exhibit hall and sessions organized by the embassies of

France, Spain, Mexico, Italy and Germany.

We've also made it easy and economical for you to attend!  Baltimore, MD

is conveniently located between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA and is

serviced by 3 airports and Amtrak train service.  We've even arranged

discounted fares for attendees.


ACTFL has negotiated a l0% discount off the lowest fare to Baltimore, MD

with Amtrak.

ACTFL has negotiated between a 2% and 15% discount off published or zone

fares with Continental Airlines.

ACTFL has negotiated discounted car rental prices with Avis-Rent-A-Car and

Hertz for attendees.

Complete information about these discounts and how to apply for them is

available online.  Please be sure to refer to these when making your

reservations to receive the discounted rates.


The Amtrak train stops right in downtown Baltimore, just a block from the

Convention Center and 2 blocks from the Hyatt hotel.  BWI airport is

accessible to downtown Baltimore by the Marc train, light rail and

shuttles.  To help attendees get to the Convention site from BWI, ACTFL

has negotiated discounted rates with Super Shuttle.


To keep costs economical once you are in Baltimore; ACTFL has negotiated

discounted rates at eight downtown Baltimore hotels.  All these hotels are

within 3 blocks of the Baltimore Convention Center.  The sleeping room

rates at these hotels for a single room range from $120 a night to $176 a

night.  Complete information and a map of downtown Baltimore is available

online at


This event is a collaborative effort with over 130 organizations and

companies from the language profession sponsoring events at the

Convention.  The complete Convention schedule is available online.


Make plans today to advance your career, exchange ideas with colleagues

and earn CEU credits all while expierencing everything that Baltimore and

the profession have to offer.


Registration and Housing are available online.  You can also download the

registration and housing forms online.  Please note the submission

instructions on these forms and send them to the Convention registrar or

housing office.  Register now before the rates increase on October 15,