The University of Iowa

5th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Thursday, April 5, 2018 to Saturday, April 7, 2018

Online Registration is now closed. If you'd still like to attend, please call the Center for Conferences at 319-335-4141 to register, or register onsite.

The Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language (SSHL) is an initiative aimed to offer an intellectual forum to discuss the variable linguistic reality of Spanish heritage bilingualism in the United States (and elsewhere), and the diverse pedagogical needs of students of Spanish as a heritage language. 

It serves as a venue for both researchers and educators at all levels to share, develop, and discuss theoretical and practical approaches that recognize and validate the study of Spanish as a heritage language from the perspectives of various academic disciplines.

The SSHL provides a space to bridge the gap between research findings and the praxis of heritage language teaching, as we collaborate towards the implementation of pedagogies that allow heritage learners not only to develop their language proficiency but also to reflect on their own identity formation.

The 5th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language will be held April 5th - 7th, 2018 at The University of Iowa.

Registration Fees
Faculty, Teachers & Administrators Early Registration (on/before March 23rd): $125
Students Early Registration (on/before March 23rd): $60
Faculty, Teachers & Administrators Late Registration (after March 23rd): $175
Students Late Registration (after March 23rd): $90 
Thursday Only Dinner Registration: $45
Friday Only Registration: $70
Saturday Only Registration: $70
University of Iowa Faculty, Staff, Graduate Student and Undergraduate Student: Free*

*Admittance to the Thursday, April 5th dinner is NOT included. Any University of Iowa faculty, staff or student interested in attending the dinner on April 5th will need to purchase a ticket in advance of the conference. Onsite registration for the dinner will not be available. 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made prior to Thursday, March 29th will be refunded less a $35 handling fee. Refunds will not be granted for registrations canceled on or after Thursday, April 5th.