SWALLT/NWALLT 2010 Conference: Sustainable Language Learning Technology
Friday and Saturday, October 15–16, 2010

Reed College, Portland, Oregon

The conference will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 15 and formal presentations will conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. Conference participants can check in and pick up materials beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 15.

A schedule is available here, and session descriptions are available here.


How can we use the ever-changing array of technological tools and services to facilitate lasting, meaningful language learning? How do we decide which emerging technologies are worth the investment of time and energy? How can we work together to make the most of our limited resources? Join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest to talk about these and other current issues in language teaching and learning with technology. This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in language teaching or language center management, either at the K-12 level or in higher education. The program will include presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, as well as plenty of opportunities for casual conversations.

About the conference site

The conference will be held at Reed College, a small, private liberal arts college in Southeast Portland, Oregon. As one of the country’s most environmentally conscious cities, Portland is an ideal location for a conference focused on sustainable practices in language learning and teaching with technology. Reeds campus and its surroundings offer many possibilities for exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Reed is approximately fifteen miles southwest of Portland International Airport (PDX) and is easy to get to by car or by using public transportation. The map below includes some local landmarks; well continue to update it until the conference.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Aloft Portland Airport Hotel, conveniently located near the airport and on the light rail line for easy access to Reed.

If you have questions about accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.