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      September 12, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      3700 O St NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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      ECOLT & CUALHE 2019

      See below for important FAQs related to the conferences   The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) and the Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education (CUALHE) are pleased to host a joint conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., this fall. The conference will take place Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th. While the topic matter will be integrated for interest to attendees of both conferences, Friday will include a focus on ECOLT and Saturday a focus on CUALHE. Attendees are encouraged to attend both days. Conference registration for both ECOLT and CUALHE is combined into one ticket.   About Us   ECOLT supports connections between academia, K-12 education, government, and for-profit and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly supports the work of graduate students.   CUALHE aims to share and to enhance useful assessment practices developed by college language and humanities programs and to develop a cadre of scholars who can serve as assessment experts and facilitators. The Consortium fosters a culture of reflective teaching in higher education and supports research into student learning, making useful assessment a regular part of the academic modus operandi. Find more information at the ECOLT 2019 conference website and the CUALHE 2019 conference website.   Conference Registration   Registration is available at a standard price and at a discount for attendees who are currently students. Online registration will close on September 10, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT. Early bird ticket prices will be available until August 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT. We strongly recommend registration in advance of the conference.   Conference Details   Plenary Speakers Friday (ECOLT): Lorena Llosa, PhD, New York University Saturday (CUALHE): Lia Plakans, PhD, University of Iowa Workshop A pre-conference workshop will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Attendees are welcome to attend this workshop for $45 for standard tickets and $30 for students. Workshop registration includes lunch, drinks, and snacks. Title: An Introduction to Using jMetrik for Psychometric Analyses Leader: Dr. Troy Cox, Center for Language Studies, Brigham Young University For more information on the workshop and the facilitator, please click here. In the ticket options, please select a ticket for the workshop in addition to a conference ticket. It is not possible to attend the workshop without also attending the conference.   FAQs   What's your cancellation and refund policy? Cancellation will be refunded at 50% value until August 13, 2019, 30 days before the start of the conference. We regret that we will be unable to provide any refunds after August 13th. Do I have to bring my printed ticket from Eventbrite to the event? No. Your online registration gives us all the information we need to prepare for you to attend. However, please note that your nametag will show your name and affiliation the way it is entered at the time of registration, so please identify yourself the way you would like to be identified at the conference (e.g. any organization given as an acronym will be listed as that acronym).   Who qualifies for a student ticket? Student tickets are for those who are currently enrolled in a university program at an undergraduate or graduate level. The student's program does not need to be in language testing.   Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? The name on the registration must match the person who attends.   What are my accommodation, transportation, and parking options for getting to and from the event? For information on the host site, directions, transportation, accommodation, and points of interest, please see the ECOLT or CUALHE webpages on logistics. What is included in my registration fee?  Registration price includes conference tickets and processing fees. Part of the conference registration fee is used to provided breakfast, coffee service, and snack breaks during the conference.   Does registering for the workshop include conference registration?  No, workshop participants must purchase a ticket for the conference in addition to registering for the workshop.    Can I register for a workshop but not the conference?  No, to attend the workshop, you must also register for the joint conference.   Do the ECOLT and CUALHE conferences overlap? Yes, the content of the conference will be combined. However, Friday will focus more heavily on topics for ECOLT and Saturday will focus on CUALHE. Registration is combined. Will a reception be held at the conference?  On Saturday evening following conference activities, a no-host happy hour will be held for conference attendees at the Bulldog Tavern on Georgetown University's campus.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions about ECOLT, contact Meg Montee at  For questions about CUALHE, contact 

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