Conference: AATSEEL (San Francisco, California)

Deadline for Pre-Registration: January 1, 2017

The annual AATSEEL Conference will be held February 2-5, 2017 in San Francisco, California in the heart of Union Square at the Parc 55. Conference panels begin at 8:00 am on Friday, February 3rd and conclude midday on Sunday, February 5th.


Pre-registration for the conference is online, quick, and easy, and less expensive than on-site registration. Pre-registration will be available until January 1, 2017:

Special Events

Conference registration gives attendees access to all conference events and panels, complimentary breakfast, coffee, and the President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday evening (cash bar) and all of the Special Events at this year’s conference, including:

  • Advanced Seminars with experts in the field:

-Harsha Ram, “Paris, Petersburg, and Tiflis: The Physiology as a Travelling Genre”
-Beth Holmgren, “Performance Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe”

Issues in the Field panels:
-Navigating the Slavic Job Market
-Developing New Course Proposals (with Ben Rifkin)
The Art of Teaching Russian

  • Poetry Translation Roundtable with well-known translators
  • Forum on the forthcoming textbook Panorama (authors: Ben Rifkin, Evgeny Dengub, and Suzanna Nazarova)
  • Teaching Workshop (Pre-registration required) on Structured Input Activities for Teaching Grammar in the Communicative Classroom with Julia Mikhailova, William J. Comer, and Lynne deBenedette
  • Keynote Address by Michael Katz
  • Film Screening of Finding Babel with Grisha Freidin and the film’s director David Novack
  • Eight thematic streams organized by specialists in the field that will offer panels throughout the conference – for more on the streams:
  • Hundreds of presentations on the teaching and learning of Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures.

For more on these and other special events:

For the full conference program:


We expect our room block to fill – we are currently 70% full. Please book your stay at the Parc 55 as soon as possible to secure your room for the conference:


Please contact Rachel Stauffer, AATSEEL Conference Manager: