Due to COVID-19, ICLDC 2021 will be held virtually. The ICLDC 7 organizers are excited about this year’s theme, and the possibilities for broad international discussion that an online conference can offer.
We are currently investigating what technologies we will use and how the conference will take shape and how we can accommodate time zone differences for presenters, as well as family and work obligations.
We look forward to your participation. Please “join” us!
ICLDC 2021: Workshop and Talk Story proposals (deadline: August 1, 2020)
Following a format introduced at the ICLDC 2017, we are including multiple 90-minute blocks on each day of the conference to be dedicated to two alternative conference activities: Talk Story Sessions and Workshops.
Talk Story Sessions: Introduced at ICLDC 2017 in response to participant feedback, ICLDC 2021 will again offer Talk Story sessions. Talk Story sessions will be held synchronously over Zoom. They are 90-minute sessions that will be repeated three times throughout the conference. They will be led by an expert/experienced discussant. Talk Story sessions are meant to be fully interactive for participants, rather than a one-directional presentation of information. Because of this, participation will be limited to 20 people. This format is particularly appropriate for discussing relationships, how we foster them, maintain them, and better understand their role in language reclamation and language documentation. To get a better idea of Talk Story sessions offered in the past, please see the descriptions here.
Workshops: We also welcome proposals for Workshops on topics broadly relating to the conference theme. Workshops will be held synchronously over Zoom. They are 90-minute sessions, offered twice throughout the conference. They will be led by an expert/experienced instructor and are meant to be instructional in nature. To get a better idea of Workshops offered in the past, please see the descriptions here.
How to prepare your abstract proposal
Content: Proposals should describe the content of your presentation, including the intended audience and how it relates to the conference themes. Successful abstracts will clearly address the proposed topic’s actual or potential social impacts, outcomes or implications.
Abstract Length: Please limit your proposal to 400 words, not including references.
- Anonymity: To facilitate blind peer review, please do not include your name or affiliation in your abstract or filename. Your proposal should only include your presentation title, abstract, and list of references (if applicable). If you are including references/citations to your own work in your abstract, please be sure to replace your name(s) with “Author.” For example, if you are Ted Smith and you wrote an article in 2009, which you are citing in your file (i.e., Smith (2009) ), you would change it to “Author (2009).” If you are including a list of references at the end, also make sure to anonymize any of your publications similarly as well.
- Format: Please submit your abstract as a PDF file.
- 50-word summary: Please also prepare a 50-word summary of your abstract for inclusion in the conference program. This will be entered in a separate field in the submission form, not in your abstract PDF file.
NSF support details
Thanks to generous support from the US National Science Foundation Dynamic Language Infrastructure – NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL), we are able to offer honoraria up to US $600 (subject to taxation) for each selected Workshop and Talk Story Session. In the event that a Workshop or Talk Story Session is jointly presented by more than one individual, the presenter team will inform the ICLDC Executive Committee how to divide the award across the presenters.
As a condition of acceptance, Workshop and Talk Story Session presenters must acknowledge support of the National Science Foundation in their presentations and future iterations of their research.
Abstracts should describe the content of the proposed Workshop or Talk Story, indicating how it relates to the conference theme. Successful abstracts will clearly address the proposed topic’s actual or potential social impacts, outcomes or implications. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length, not including references.
Talk Story Session and Workshop presenters will have access to the ICLDC’s Zoom Meeting or Webinar account features, and plenty of technical support and training from our Student Steering Committee, if necessary. In your abstract, please address the feasibility of holding your Talk Story Session or Workshop in an online, virtual format.
Biography: Please include a 100-word biography describing the qualifications of each presenter.
- Language: Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages of the region discussed.
- Proposals for the NSF-sponsored Workshops and Talk Story Sessions are due by August 1, 2020, with notification of acceptance by September 1, 2020. Proposals will be submitted through EasyChair. You will need to sign up for a free account, if you don’t already have one.
- June 2020: Call for Proposals announced
- August 1, 2020: Proposals for Workshops and Talk Story Sessions deadline
- September 1, 2020: Notification of acceptance to Workshops and Talk Story sessions
- September 30, 2020: Proposal deadline for general papers and posters
- November 1, 2020: Notification of acceptance for general papers and posters
- November 1, 2020: Early registration opens
- January 31, 2021: Early registration deadline; late registration opens February 1
- March 4 – March 7, 2021: 7th ICLDC
All questions about submissions should be emailed to email@example.com