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WASCLA 2017 Language Access Summit "Taking Action: Making Inclusion a Reality"

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Two-day Registration (attending Friday and Saturday)
Select this option if you are attending both days of the Summit, Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14.
Oct 13, 2017 $130.00 $7.49
One-day Registration (attending Friday Only)
Select this registration option if you are attending the Summit on Friday, October 13 ONLY.
Oct 13, 2017 $85.00 $5.24
One-day Registration (attending Saturday only)
Select this registration option if you are attending the Summit on Saturday, October 14 ONLY.
Oct 14, 2017 $85.00 $5.24
WASCLA Donation
In addition to your registration, if you would like to donate to WASCLA's ongoing language access efforts, you can enter any additional contribution you would like to give. Thank you for considering donating to WASCLA!
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2017 WASCLA Summit

October 13-14, 2017

Wenatchee, WA


Join us at the 2017 WASCLA Language Access Summit! As Washington’s only multi-disciplinary conference dedicated to language access, the WASCLA Summit offers a unique opportunity to focus on critical issues impacting Washingtonians’ ability to live and thrive in our communities. Please join us!

Register today!

Preliminary Agenda

The conference agenda may change due to presenter scheduling and other considerations. Please visit the WASCLA website for the most updated Summit Agenda. Click here for the Summit Information Page of the WASCLA website.


 Plenary Addresses and All-Track Work Sessions

 Building Welcoming Communities (Part 1)

 Language Access Updates from State Agencies

 Policy & Research Track

 Using Data as an Advocacy Tool 

 Language Access Policy Work in K-12 Education

Advocacy Track

 Combatting Hate Crimes and Violence against Immigrants

 Advocacy In Action: Examples from the Field

Interpreter Skill-Building Track

 Secondary Trauma and Self-Care for Interpreters (all disciplines)

 Interpreting at School for Students and Parents

 Training and Independent Study for Interpreters  (all disciplines)

 WASCLA Annual Meeting & Networking Time



 Plenary Addresses and All-Track Work Sessions

 Building Welcoming Communities (Part 2)

 Policy & Research Track

Language Access 101: Learning the Basics

Community Partnerships for Language Access Research

 Advocacy Track

The Power of Personal Stories

 Interpreter Skill-Building Track

 Ethics for Interpreting in Legal Settings

 Ethics for Interpreting in Medical Settings



We are honored to have the participation of representatives of many government agencies, including the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, colleges and universities, and organizations including OneAmerica, Hand in Hand Immigration Services, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, Columbia Legal Serivces, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Northwest Justice Project, El Mundo Communciations, Harborview Medical Center, CIELO, and more.



 New this year, the Summit will devote time each day to develop action plans to continue the work discussed during the day’s sessions. The final session of each day will provide a time for groups to report out the discussions from the respective sessions in each track and to formulate action plans and next steps.  A resource area with exhibitors will be open both days. The Summit will also offer networking time and a Friday evening social gathering.



Also new this year!  Please submit poster proposals where you can highlight a program, project, or research related to language access. We know that many of you are engaged in important work to address language barriers of all types and we want to offer this opportunity for you to share your work.  Deadline to submit poster proposals is August 28, 2017. Send your poster idea to:



The support of sponsors and exhibitors makes it possible to for us keep the registration fee affordable  to promote attendance by all interested stakeholders. To learn how you can become a Summit Sponsor, please send an email request with “Sponsorship Packet” in the subject line to:  Be sure to include a contact phone number in your message.



 WASCLA applies for approval of continuing education credits from the credentialing bodies for various professionals, including attorneys, medical and court interpreters, and teachers. Credit details for each profession will be posted as it becomes available on the WASCLA website at: CEU Information.

 If you are interested in receiving continuing education credits from other sources, you may email  the information from the accrediting body for your profession. Be sure to include requirements, policies, and any costs that  WASCLA would incur as a continuing education provider. Due to time and budget constraints, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill all such requests.



DATE:            October 13-14, 2017
WHEN:          Doors open at 8:30 each day of the conference.
                      Our program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.


Onsite parking for the Summit is available free of charge at the Wenatchee Convention Center.


Wenatchee is served by direct train, bus, and flight services. For information see:


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate at the Summit, please send your request to us by email at: Please provide us as much advanced notice as is possible to allow us to process your request.


The Summit will be held at the Wenatchee Convention Centerin downtown Wenatchee. The Convention Center is linked by a sky bridge to the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. WASCLA has reserved 20 rooms which will be available for $129 single/double, $139 triple, $149 quad, or $265 suite until September 21, 2017. If you wish to stay at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, contact the hotel directly and request the "Washington State Coalition for Language Access room block."  

For other lodging options, we suggest that you use popular online lodging booking tools. Here are links to listings of Wenatchee visitor information and area lodging options, offered as information only: 


Your registration includes coffee and tea, lunch, and snacks each day. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices are available, along with limited vegan options. The registration form has a space for you to note your meal selection along with any dietary needs. We will do our best to select a range of food to accomodate most diets within the limited catering options available. If you have very specific needs, you may wish to bring snacks just in case.



Please use this page to purchase your registration ticket to attend the Summit. Please be sure to select the ticket for the day or days you will attend. 

We offer both a One-Day Admission or a Two-Day Admission ticket. If you can only attend one day (either Friday or Saturday), choose the One-Day Ticket option for the day you plan to attend. If you plan to attend both days, select the Two-Day Ticket. There are 3 ticket options:

One-Day Admission, Attending Friday Only: $85.00
One-Day Admission, Attending Saturday Only: $85.00
Two-Day Admission: Attending Friday & Saturday: $130.00

Payments are accepted by credit card through this site.  If you need an alternate payment method, please see the information below.

WASCLA strives to keep the Summit affordable and we are pleased to be able to offer a 2-day registration fee that is less than the 2016 price, and to keep the 1-day fee the same since 2015.


If you work for an agency or entity that requires a purchase order prior to registration, please contact us at as early as possible so that we may process your request. We are an all-volunteer-run organization and so replies can be delayed. Thank you for understanding.


We are activley seeking sponsorship support for need-based schoalrships for Summit registration. If you are interested in being considered for a schoalrship, please send an email explaining your situation to We will notify applicants as soon as possible if funds become available, but regret that we cannot make guarantees of financial assistance.

If you would like to support the Summit Scholarship Fund, you may make a donation with your registration, or mail a check to: WASCLA, 1037 NE 65th St. #262, Seattle WA 98115.


WASCLA incurs fixed costs for the Summit  based on the number of expected attendees, and late cancellations affect our ability to cover these costs and offer a high-quality conference for our participants. We cannot offer refunds except on the  following terms:

  • Requests must be submitted in writing to 
  • Before 12:00 p.m. on October 01, 2017, we can offer full refund minus a $25.00 service fee
  • After 12:01 p.m. on October 1, 2017, no refunds will be made

Please note that the online registration system required us to select from among pre-set options for refunds and none of the options fit our timeline. The information stated above is WASCLA's official refund policy.


WASCLA is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 90-0517290, dedicated to eliminating language barriers to essential services in Washington State through collaborative efforts. Donations to WASCLA are tax deductible to donors to the full extent of the law.

Have questions about WASCLA 2017 Language Access Summit "Taking Action: Making Inclusion a Reality"? Contact Washington State Coalition for Language Access

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Wenatchee Convention Center
121 North Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, Washington 98801

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Washington State Coalition for Language Access

WASCLA, the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, is a nonprofit multidisciplinary education and advocacy organization which works to eliminate language barriers that prevent Washington residents from accessing essential services in all sectors, through the collaborative efforts of advocates, service providers, policy makers, interpeters, translators, and community members.

We are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington , to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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