I’ve been accepted to give a poster presentation at the combined 2015 conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée, and I am thrilled.

This will be my first national conference presentation! It will also be the first time I present in any conference that I didn’t take part in organizing.

It will also be my first trip to Canada! It’s long overdue, considering my primary language of interest. I’ve been interested in visiting our northern neighbors for a while, but I’ve never had as perfect a reason as I do now.

And not only do I have those very exciting new experiences to look forward to, but Patricia Duff, Bonny Norton, Dwight Atkinson, and Aneta Pavlenko will all be there. I am so thrilled for this opportunity.