2020 JUSTEC Conference Canceled
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the 2020 JUSTEC Conference has been canceled. Stay tuned for updates about the 2021 Conference.

Key Dates

June 15th, 2019

Call for Proposals Opens

December 15th, 2019 Deadline for Proposals
February 15th, 2020 Notification of Acceptance/Redo/Decline
April 1st, 2020 Early Bird Registration Closes
March 15th, 2020 Deadline for Abstracts
April 15th, 2020 Online Registration Closes

Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 28th

School Visit - Check in (8:00 AM)
Coffee/Tea Bar

Logan Elementary School (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Logan Elementary school is home to 65 of Spokane’s immigrant and refugee population whose first languages are: Marshallese, Russian, Ukrainian, Nepali, Burmese, Swahili, Dari, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Bantu, Arabic, Spanish and French. Gonzaga has had a long-time partnership with Gonzaga with faculty and students benefiting from mutually supportive learning partnerships.  As our JUSTEC guests, you will be visiting Ms. Maria Zamora’s English Development Class to discover how, through a pulled-out model, ELD students gain English fluency to readily access educational opportunities and achieve academic goals. Additionally, you will be visiting regular K-6th classrooms to experience their academic environment. Central to our visit will be our lunch in Logan’s cafeteria side by side English language learners.

Joel E Ferris High School (12:30 PM – 3:00 PM)

Joel E. Ferris High School is located on the South Hill in Spokane and has all recently been updated with cutting-edge technology. Students and staff are very proud of the fact that this past year Ferris was again rated highly by the U.S News as one of "America's Best Schools". In fact, Ferris was rated the highest of the Spokane School District High Schools.  As our JUSTEC guests, you will be visiting the Ferris High School Newcomer Center where our keynote speaker, Ms. Mandy Manning taught for 9 years. The Newcomer Center has recently been recognized for its specialized English language development program for newly arrived refugee and immigrant students whose educators help them adjust to American culture; from navigating the cafeteria and reading body language to understanding classroom etiquette. We will spend time with Ms. Manning and her colleagues touring the school and joining in on classes.

Welcome Reception (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
Hemmingson Pamplona Ballroom

Friday, May 29th

  • (8:00 – 8:30 AM) Registration
  • (8:30 – 9:00 AM) Opening, Introductions and Welcome from President Thayne McCullough, Gonzaga University, Cardoner North Ballroom
  • (9:00 – 10:30 AM) Session 1, Cardoner North Ballroom
  • (10:30 – 10:45 AM) Break
  • (10:45 AM – 12:15 PM) Session 2, Cardoner North Ballroom and Multipurpose Room (314A/314B)
  • (12:15 – 1:30 PM) Lunch, Pamplona South Ballroom
  • (1:30 – 3:00 PM) Keynote Address and Panel, Hemmingson Auditorium (004)
  • (3:00 – 3:30 PM) Break
  • (3:30 – 5:30 PM) Session 3, Cardoner North Ballroom and Multipurpose Room (314A/314B)
  • (6:00 PM) No host bar at the Davenport Grand
  • Dinner on own

Saturday, May 30th

  • (8:15 – 9:00 AM) Coffee and Juice Bar
  • (9:00 – 10:30 AM) Session 4, Cardoner North Ballroom and Multipurpose Room (314A/314B)
  • (10:30 – 10:45 AM) Break
  • (10:45 AM – 12:15 PM) Session 5, Cardoner North Ballroom and Multipurpose Room (314A/314B)
  • (12:15 – 1:30 PM) Lunch on own
  • (1:30 – 2:15 PM) Poster Session, Cardoner North Ballroom 
  • (2:30 – 4:00 PM) Session 6 Cardoner North Ballroom and Multipurpose Room (314A/314B)
  • (4:15 – 6:15 PM) JUSTEC Board Meeting, Firenze Room (312)
  • Dinner on own

Sunday, May 31st

  • (10:00 – 11:30 AM) Closing
  • (11:30 – 1:00 PM) Lunch on Own
  • (1:00 PM) Optional Downtown Spokane tour: JUSTEC participants will be able to walk from Gonzaga to downtown Spokane on the city's famous Centennial Trail. They can visit the newly remodeled Riverfront Park, shop at River Park Square, take a ride over the beautiful Spokane Falls on the SkyRide, and visit specialty shops and areas unique to Spokane and the great Pacific Northwest.