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To submit a proposal, download the fillable PDF form and email it to af.clc@us.af.mil

Download the 2020 AU LREC Symposium Proposal Submission Form


You can also download the AFCLC Power Point presentation template for building your presentation

Download the 2020 AU LREC Symposium Powerpoint Template


Please register below after you submit your presentation proposal.

2020 DoD Attendee Registration

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Call for Proposals: Take part in the 5th Annual AU LREC Symposium!



2020 Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (AU LREC) Symposium


Maxwell Air Force Base, (Montgomery) Alabama


October 14-16, 2020



Dear Sir or Madam,


We invite you to participate in the Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (AU LREC) Symposium. This unique event brings together LREC professionals from inside and outside the Air Force while providing a platform for academic exchange on topics specific to culture and language education in the military.


We are also seeking presenters for the symposium. This year we will be exploring the theme, “Hindsight 20/20, the Past Shapes Our Future".


The 2018 National Defense Strategy tells us we should work more effectively with interagency and coalition counterparts as a part of our mission to counter adversaries and deter future conflict.1


Supporting that strategy, our theme seeks to examine the last ten years of global operations and the effects that LREC had in planning for and executing those operations. We also wish to consider the anticipated impacts LREC can have on the next ten years’ operations, specifically in the areas of culture, regional expertise, and language. We also seek to consider how we might learn lessons especially pertaining to LREC from the current worldwide pandemic, including mitigation strategies and how to enhance cooperation among nations.


Some questions we can examine include:


-What have we done well regarding implementing and employing LREC throughout our national defense strategy? What areas need improvement or additional emphasis?


-What effects have LREC education and strategies had on real world operations – including nation building, disaster and pandemic relief, security operations, and others?


-What have we learned from our efforts at teaching cross-cultural competence and our language strategies?


-How can virtual reality technologies be better used in our specialties?


-Are we making a difference in professional military education and producing total force members who are ready to influence operations worldwide? Are we teaching the right skill sets?


These are only some of the ways that our theme, “Hindsight 20/20, the Past Shapes Our Future” may help facilitate productive exchanges at the 2020 AU LREC Symposium. As world historical conditions are rapidly changing, we anticipate that the issues that matter to our participants will likewise continue to change. We invite your submissions to broaden and deepen our shared understanding of this important topic.


Submission Information:


The call for proposals abstract template and the optional symposium PowerPoint template are all available at this link: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/AFCLC/AU-LREC/ 


Key Dates

April 15, 2020: registration opens (via the link above)

June 8, 2020: last day to submit an abstract

August 4, 2020: notice of acceptance/rejection or recommendations for revision and submission

September 18, 2020: presentations due


A note on funding: For Department of Defense attendees, the symposium will be unit funded. A few members of the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) are funded to attend and those who are selected will be notified.


We will continue to monitor DoD and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance about travel and social distancing throughout the upcoming months. We will provide updates on our website and social media (shown below) regarding any decisions about whether or how to hold the Symposium depending upon the COVID-19 situation.


Your participation will help to make the symposium a success! If you have questions, contact us at the telephone numbers and/or email address below.





2020 Symposium Steering Committee


US Air Force Culture and Language Center

551 E. Maxwell Blvd

Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

Email: af.clc@us.af.mil

334-953-7450, DSN 493-7450





551 E. Maxwell Blvd, Bldg 500, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112