Conference Info & History

La Cosecha is the largest dual language conference in the country and in 2020 held its first completely virtual event with 3003 total participants representing 38 states, plus Washington, DC, and 6 countries.

La Cosecha 2021 will bring together educators, parents, researchers, and practitioners supporting dual language enrichment programs from across the U.S.  in a hybrid event, featuring both virtual and in-person participation! The size of our in-person convening will follow Covid Safety Practices set by New Mexico Governor Mishelle Lujan Grisham and the NM Department of Health (https://cv.nmhealth.org/). 

La Cosecha Conference offers you the unique opportunity to share best practices and resources, current theory and practice,  build networks, and fuel our community's efforts to build a better future for our children as we “harvest” the best of our multilingual and multicultural communities.

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In 1996, teachers from Dolores Gonzales Elementary School organized the first La Cosecha Dual Language Conference with a mission to network and share best practices. This first event hosted 86 educators from across Albuquerque. This national conference brings together the largest gathering of educators, parents, researchers, and practitioners supporting dual language, two-way immersion, one-way developmental bilingual, and one-way heritage language immersion programs from across the US. 

La Cosecha Conference History:

​​November 4 - 7, 2020                          Virtual Platform - Hosted from Santa Fe, NM 

November 13 - 16, 2019                       Albuquerque Convention Center, Abq, NM 

November 14 - 17, 2018                       Santa Fe Convention Center and Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

November 1 - 4, 2017                           Albuquerque Convention Center, Abq, NM 

November 9 - 12, 2016                        Santa Fe Convention Center and Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

November 4 - 7, 2015                          Albuquerque Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Abq, NM 

November 19 - 22, 2014                      Santa Fe Convention Center and Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

November 6 - 9, 2013                          Albuquerque Convention Center, Abq, NM 

November 7 - 10, 2012                         Santa Fe Convention Center and La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM

November 16 - 19, 2011                       Albuquerque Convention Center, Abq, NM 

November 17 - 20, 2010                       Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

November 18 - 21, 2009                      Albuquerque Convention Center, Abq, NM 

November 12 - 15, 2008                       Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

November 14 - 17, 2007                       Hotel Albuquerque, Abq, NM 

November 8 - 11, 2006                         Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, NM

November 9 - 12, 2005                        Hotel Albuquerque, Abq, NM 

November 17 - 20, 2004                      Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, NM

November 12 - 15, 2003                       Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, NM

November 20 - 23, 2002                      Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, NM

November 7 - 9, 2001                           Sheraton Old Town, Abq, NM 

November 13 - 15, 2000                       Sheraton Old Town, Abq, NM 

February 28 - March 1, 2000               Sheraton Old Town, Abq, NM 

April 22 - 23, 1999                                 Sheraton Airport, Abq, NM 

April 30 - May 1, 1998                           Rio Grande Zoo, Abq, NM 

May 3, 1997                                            Dolores Gonzales Elementary, Abq, NM