The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference
Oct. 12 – Oct. 14, 2023
Established in 1951 as the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Association (MIFLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary, linguistic, and pedagogical scholarship in foreign languages. It provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and advance the cause of teaching and research in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Today, the annual MIFLC draws approximately 200-250 academic professionals from the United States and abroad for a three-day program in October featuring nearly 70 sessions as well as other events, including workshops, plenary sessions, social gatherings, a banquet, and book displays. This year’s conference will be hosted by Shenandoah University.
Saul Flores - Keynote
Philanthropist, Photo Journalist, & Speaker
Keynote Address: “The Walk of the Immigrants”
Saul Flores walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico. The story of his journey, accompanied by a series of photographs, capture the essence of the people, communities, and cultures he encountered along the way.