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A Message from JNCL-NCLIS President: Language Advocacy Day 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Since 2012, language advocates from around the country have looked forward to JNCL’s annual Language Advocacy Day, attending high-level meetings with Congressional offices and engaging in professional networking with experts from every sector of the Language Enterprise. Your voices have catalyzed change for our field as a result of this important event.

With the many uncertainties this year has brought, we have taken time to carefully consider how to proceed with our annual event. Like many of our member organizations facing similar challenges, JNCL has been heavily engaged with navigating hotel contracts and researching potential alternatives.

We want to assure you that Language Advocacy Day 2021 will continue to be a reality in early February. We are eager to unveil our plans to continue to connect you with Congressional Leaders and each other. We feel strongly that this year will be an opportunity to welcome and accommodate more language advocates, employ new technologies, and offer additional advocacy resources to amplify our collective message.

We will be announcing more information in the coming weeks and are expecting to open early bird registration by mid-September.

We are looking forward to February, and wish you a safe and healthy remainder of 2020.


Rita A. Oleksak

JNCL-NCLIS President



Established in 1972, the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) represent the Language Enterprise to the US government and business community. Our membership includes over 130 organizations, which employ mo

re than 300,000 language professionals globally. Together, we form an all-inclusive network and encompass all areas of the language field: exchanges, research, technology, translation, interpretation, localization, testing and more. Our mission is to ensure that Americans have the opportunity to learn English and at least one other language.




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