For Immediate Release:  November 8, 2005



La Cosecha Dual Language Conference to be Held November 9th-12th in Albuquerque


(Albuquerque, NM)— The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) will join with Dual Language Education of New Mexico, an educational non-profit organization, at a dual language conference being held November 9th-November 12th, 2005 at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town, (formerly the Sheraton Old Town.)   Now, in its tenth year, the La Cosecha conference will provide attendees with professional development and inspirational keynote addresses by some of the nation’s experts on bilingual education.  (See schedule below.)


“Over 1100 Dual Language educators, parents, and students will be participating in this conference.  Dual Language programs have successfully been implemented in over fifty elementary, middle and high schools in New Mexico. I am proud to be speaking at this conference which celebrates and underscores the importance of Bilingual Education programs in New Mexico’s public schools,” said Secretary Veronica C. García.

Conference Highlights


  • School Visits – Wednesday, November 9th , 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Opening Session – Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 – 7:30pm (Keynote:  Eugene García)
  • General Session  November 10th, 8:309:45am (Keynote:  Dr. Veronica García & Joel Cruz Esparza)
  • Advocacy Luncheon – Friday, November 11th, 11:00am – 1:30pm (Keynote:  Lois Meyer)
  • Dinner/Dance6:00PM until ?
  • Community Morning – Saturday, November 12th (Keynote:  Margarita Robleda)



For more information on the activities, please visit the Dual Language Education of New Mexico Website: or or call David Rogers at 505-243-0648.