Highlights of the AATF Convention
Saint Louis, MO, July 16-19, 2017

The theme of the next AATF convention, which will take place from July 16 to July 19, 2017 in Saint Louis, MO, is "Le Français dans une perspective globale: ‘The Finest Confluence in the World.'"  The keynote speaker will be noted cinéaste Mariette Monpierre. Click here for archives of past conventions.

Academic Credit

We are again pleased to offer one graduate credit for attending the convention through Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Information will be available in the spring. You will be able to register on site on the opening morning of the convention.   Click here for more information.


Paper and on-line registration will be available in March.


We are planning a high-quality program with presentations and workshops led by AATF members from around the country.   We will also have a selection of exhibitor sessions, sessions led by the chairs of our thirteen AATF commissions, and sessions and workshops on AP, the Grand Concours, and the French Honor Society.   The convention will again be preceded by our Leadership Fellows Program for future chapter leaders.   


Workshops will be announced soon.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker is Mariette Monpierre.   For more information: and

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Hotel at the Arch,315 Chestnut Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102. The rate that we have negotiated for convention-goers is $154 US + taxes for single or double rooms. To make a reservation, go to [ ]. The deadline for reserving a room at the convention rate is June 17, 2017.

The hotel is located only only 15 miles from the airport.   The sights and sounds of downtown Saint Louis, include the historic Laclede's Landing, the Gateway Arch, the Old Cathedral, and the Mississippi River are easily accessible on foot.

Program Highlights

Other Activities

Sunday, July 16 (12:00-1:30 p.m.):  Welcome Luncheon where members can meet others from their region. 

Tuesday, July 17  (7:00-9:30 p.m.): Awards Banquet  AATF Award recipients will be honored at our Awards Banquet. 


The Local Committee has met, and we are planning a visit to the Saint Louis Art Museum with an accompanying workshop, walking tours, as well as a post-convention excursion to the historic town of Sainte Genevieve. We hope that presenters will highlight the Francophone heritage of the center of the U.S. in addressing this year’s theme

Created: December 27, 2016
Last update:  December 27, 2016