Hilo Field Study and Conference Events

He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study

(integrated into the conference schedule this year)

Friday, March 5, 10:00am-1:30 pm Hawaii time (part 1)
Saturday, March 6, 12:30-4:00 pm Hawaii time (part 2)

The 2021 He ʻŌlelo Ola Hilo Field Study will be conducted as a virtual Hawaiian language revitalization experience at two separate times within the schedule of the ICLDC Conference.  It will include virtual visits and live panel discussions about the foundations of the Hawaiian language reclamation movement through Hawaiian medium education that currently advances the life of a threatened Hawaiian language.

Social events during the conference

(all times in Hawaii time)

Hula Workshops

Lead By: Kumu Hula Nālani Keale

Thursday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Friday 5:30 – 7:00 pm

E ʻaʻa i ka hula! Come enjoy introductory hula lessons with kumu hula Nālani Keale, who will teach hula kuhi lima (hand gesture hula) over the course of two sessions. No experience or materials necessary; available to all participants. It’s not necessary to attend the first session in order to attend the second, but feel free to attend both. As we say, mai hilahila, no be shame!

Open ICLDC Zoom Lounge

Open during conference hours

A zoom room will be open during conference hours for anyone to socialize as they wish. This is the place to hang out, catch up with other attendees, or meet new people! Please ensure your Zoom is updated to the latest version. A Zoom moderator will be available to arrange breakout rooms.

Student Mixer

Lead by: ICLDC Social Committee

Friday 2:00-3:30 pm

Students at any level of study are invited to our Student Mixer. For the first hour we will be getting to know each other in small breakout groups, followed by 30 mins of unstructured socializing. This is a casual opportunity to get to know linguistics and language documentation students from around the world, and bond over the joys and struggles of student life.