WIDA is coming soon to a conference near you!

We will attend and/or present at the following conferences. If you would like to set up a meeting to learn more about WIDA, please contact Jon Nordmeyer: international@wida.us.

Conference Discussion

ACAMIS Early Childhood Conference

Hangzhou, China – Feb 2-3, 2018

Keynote speakers: Lorena Mancilla, Tim Boals

AAIE Annual Conference

New York, NY – Feb 5-7, 2018, 10:35 - 12:00

Jon Nordmeyer, co-facilitator

Language Learning that Works: Transforming Cultures, Programs & Practices (Panel Discussion)

CEESA Annual Conference : “Empowered Learners”

Prague, Czech Republic – Mar 15-17, 2018

Presenter: Jon Nordmeyer

Thursday preconference: Collaborating for Inclusion: Building on Student Assets & Teacher Assets


  • Building a Culture of Collaboration to Support ELLs
  • Asset-Based Teaching: Using WIDA to Discover What Your Learners Can Do
  • Academic Language: Learning a New Language vs. Learning IN a New Language
  • From Additive Bilingualism to Multiplied Multilingualism : Supporting Home Languages AND Academic English

AASSA 2018 Educators' Conference

Quito, Ecuador – March 22-24, 2018

Featured presenter: Mariana Castro

Preconference institute:

  • Promoting Social Justice and Equity through Bilingualism


  • Accessibility through an Assets-Based Philosophy 
  • Formative Language Assessment
  • Translanguaging: Leveraging the Language Practices of Multilingual Students 

TESOL International Convention

Chicago, IL – Mar 26-30, 2018

Andrea Honigsfeld & Jon Nordmeyer

Monday, March 26 Pre-Conference Institute: Collaboration with WIDA: Building on Student Assets and Teacher Assets