Iowa World
Language Association

IWLA 2019 Conference Keynote and Plenary Speakers

The keynote speaker will be Pablo Muirhead.  An expert in intercultural communication whom you might recognize from his Annenberg video, Dr. Muirhead will be leading a Friday morning workshop and presenting the Friday afternoon keynote.

The plenary speaker will be Anne Cummings Hlas.  Anne is Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she teaches methods courses for future language teachers and Spanish language courses.  A veteran teacher, she regularly incorporates improvisation and creative thinking techniques in her classes to promote interpersonal communication and collaboration.  Her first book, Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for your Language Classroom, was published in 2019.  Dr. Hlas, who received her doctorate from the University of Iowa, will be our Saturday plenary speaker, and she will additionally lead a workshop focused on cultivating creativity in the language classroom on Saturday afternoon.

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