2024 CCFLT Spring Conference
Cultures of Empathy
Thursday, February 22 (Pre-Conference Workshops)
Friday - Saturday, February 23-24
Aurora Hyatt Regency Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Alejandro Jimenez
ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ is a formerly-undocumented immigrant, poet, writer, and educator from Colima, Mexico, living in New Mexico. His work centers and touches on cultural identity, race/ethnicity, immigrant narratives, masculinity, memory, and the intersection of them all. He was featured in TIME Magazine as one of 80 Mexican artists shaping contemporary Mexican culture. His work, and personal story, are the subject of a short documentary for the PBS series, American Masters: In The Making, which highlights emerging cultural icons. He is the 2021 Mexican National Poetry Slam Champion, a two-time National Poetry Slam Semi-Finalist (US), multiple time TEDx Speaker/Performer, and regional Emmy-nominated poet.
He has been a teaching artist for the last decade, teaching poetry to students of all grade and language levels, newcomer students, English Language Learners, and has worked with various school districts to incorporate poetry in their curriculums. For the last decade, as well, he has been a high school counselor and advisor helping families and students navigate all the options available to them upon high school graduation. He loves poetry but loves being in a classroom more.
Dates: February 22-24, 2024
We anticipate a full schedule with sessions to be available in January.
Thursday Afternoon Workshops (Times TBD)
Friday and Saturday (Sessions throughout both days)
Location: Hyatt Regency Aurora
13200 East 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011
Access to workshops and all sessions
President's Party Thursday Evening
Immersion Luncheon on Friday
Exhibitor Reception Friday Evening
Teacher giveaways in the Exhibitor's Hall
Awards Luncheon on Saturday
Certificate of clock hours for recertification
Opportunity for Graduate Credit
Coffee and snacks throughout the day
Post conference access to shared presenter materials
$245.00 - Early Bird Registration (Oct. 29-December 3, 2023)
$265.00 - Regular Registration (Dec. 4 - February 8, 2024)
$280.00 - Onsite Registration (February 22-24, 2024)
If you need any assistance registering or cancelling a registration, please contact our Executive Secretary.
Cancellations may refunded if requested in writing by February 1, 2024.