Monday, October 24, 2016

Texas Foreign Language Association 2016

The Latin for the New Millennium banner
beckons teachers to the B-C booth
Allan Bolchazy, Bolchazy-Carducci vice president, represented the company at the 2016 Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Conference, held October 13–15, 2016, in Austin, TX, at the Renaissance Hotel. Phil Neill and Joni Dodson, B-C’s sales representatives for the state of Texas (with its 1,100 school districts!), assisted Allan in staffing the B-C booth.

Thursday evening saw publishers give presentations on their programs and texts. This is unusual for the conference, but since Texas is conducting a textbook adoption, they decided the publisher presentations would be desirable. Allan gave a presentation that provided attendees an overview of Latin for the New Millennium and its three levels and an overview of the company’s Caesar and Vergil texts designed for the AP Latin curriculum.

The exhibit hall was open all day Friday, and Saturday morning. Visitors to the B-C booth demonstrated great interest in our books. In addition to Latin teacher visitors, a Slovak gentleman, who remembered the late B-C founder Ladislaus "Lou" Bolchazy and his Slovak books, visited the booth. A number of other teachers and department chairs came by seeking information for their Latin teacher colleagues.

We had a great time talking with friends, customers, and all attendees. Were you unable to make the conference and still have questions? Did you attend and would you like to share a part of your experience? Feel free to comment or ask questions below. I'd love to hear from you!

-Connor