Dear SWALLT Members,
IALLT has asked regional group leaders to remind and encourage members to vote in the IALLT elections.
After going over recent IALLT announcements and thoroughly researching the candidates, I would like to share some of my own reasons why voting is especially important this year.
1. There are six outstanding candidates including four from the SWALLT region.
2. New international IALLT affiliations with IndiaCALL and AsiaCALL promise to greatly expand the depth and breadth of the IALLT global community and to raise the importance and prestige of the entire organization. Your vote will help to determine how new relationships will be cultivated and new bridges built.
3. IALLT’s dynamic, enterprise level web platform now allows IALLT to model the kind of innovation that challenging times demand. Your vote is needed to select a candidate with the vision and experience to inspire and operationalize such innovation.
The hard work of the IALLT Board and its members has positioned IALLT to become more truly international in scope, and the organization’s web presence is now infrastructured adequately to uphold and expand IALLT’s mission. There has never been a more exciting time to be or become an IALLT member. On behalf of the SWALLT Board, I encourage you to add your voice.
Vote Online – http://www.iallt.org/elections (login required)
You must be an IALLT member in good standing to vote. You may become a new member or renew your membership on the IALLT site at this link. If you are unsure whether it is time to renew your IALLT membership, you may inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Kautz, President, Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology
Head, Stanford Digital Language Lab