AWLA Conference 2018

Sweet Home Alabama: Language and Community

Hosted by the University of Mobile, Mobile, AL , February 2-3, 2018.

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, February 2

12:00-7:00                               Registration Open 

1:45-4:15                                Optional Trolley Tour Excursions*

Downtown Mobile Antebellum Architecture Tour

Alabama's Gateway with the World: Behind the Scenes at the State of Alabama Port Authority

4:00-7:00                                 Exhibit Hall Open 

4:30-5:00                                 Welcome Reception 

5:00 -6:00                                Opening Plenary 

6:10-6:30                                 Round 1 (Mini Sessions) 

6:40- 7:00                                Round 2 (Mini Sessions) 

7:00                                          Dinner On Your Own

9:00-10:00                               AWLA Social Hour at Conference Hotel

Saturday, February 3

7:30- 12:30                              Registration Open 

7:30-12:30                               Exhibit Hall Open 

7:30-9:30                                 Breakfast With Exhibitors

8:00- 9:15                                Chapter Meetings

9:15-9:25                                 Break With Exhibitors 

9:25-10:15                               Round 3

10:25-11:15                             Round 4 

11:25-12:15                             Round 5 

12:30-2:00                               Lunch & Featured Guest Speaker: L. Craig Roberts 

Mardi Gras in Mobile

2:15-3:05                                 Round 6 

3:15-4: 05                                Round 7  

4:15-5:00                                 Closing Plenary 

6:30   Keep watching here for more info to help you make plans to attend tonight's Mardi Gras Parades

Sunday, February 4

8:00 -9:30                                AWLA Executive Board Meeting


*denotes additional fee, optional

Optional Excursion: Friday

Trolley Tour Downtown Mobile Antebellum Architecture Tour

Lonnie Burnett, PhD
Vice Provost of the University of Mobile
Dean of College of A&S, and Professor of History 


Since the city of Mobile did not experience major damage during the American Civil War, many pre-1860 structures survive today.  This architectural tour will feature everything from stately Greek Revival and Italianate residences, to classic Federal government buildings and places of worship, to stark reminders of an urban slave community. 
There is a minimum number of registrations for this tour to make as well as a limited number of seats on the trolley. We expect a great turnout so secure your spot today! Tours leave from conference registration area. Be sure to be there by 1:45-1:50.

*AWLA reserves the right to cancel if necessary. 


Optional Excursion: Friday

Trolley Tour: Alabama's Gateway With the World: Behind the scenes at the State of Alabama Port Authority

Sevints Nuriyeva, PhD
Professor of Global Business
University of Mobile 

 Professor Nuriyeva will accompany our host from the Department of Commerce for a behind the scenes tour of the Port of Mobile, Alabama’s Port.  Please note, once inside the Port this will be a driving tour for Homeland Security reasons. Tours leave from conference registration area. There is a minimum number of registrations for this tour to make as well as a limited number of seats on the trolley. We expect a great turnout so secure your spot today! Tours leave from conference registration area. Be sure to be there by 1:45-1:50.

*AWLA reserves the right to cancel if necessary. 


AWLA is pleased to offer these additional opportunities to Conference 2018 attendees and their families.  

Registration will open soon. Stay tuned!


 Direct questions about the program to:

 Kristy Britt, AWLA Vice President

 University of South Alabama

 E-mail: kbritt@southalabama.edu


Exhibit or Advertise at AWLA 2018

For opportunities to exhibit or sponsor AWLA 2018, please follow the link above. Thank you!

Plan Your Conference 

Conference Hotel

AWLA has secured a special conference rate at the Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites Mobile/Saraland. Use this link and the Group Code AWL for special conference rate of $89 per night plus tax and includes breakfast.  

We hope that AWLA members will choose to bring their families and take advantage of Mobile, especially since we’ll be meeting when there are Mardi Gras parades.


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