Polyglot Conference 2015 in NYC
New York, New York
On 10 and 11 October 2015, the Polyglot Conference 2015 took place in the Big Apple. It was the first time that North America hosted a major polyglot event as the two previous conferences were held in Europe (Budapest 2013 and Novi Sad 2014).
A presentation that stood out for me in particular from the conference was “Family Matters: A Look at the Indo-European Languages” by Tim Doner (watch below) where we learned how to reconstruct proto-languages.
What makes a conference particularly memorable are the participants and the bonds that are formed as language lovers come together to share stories. Every new conference leads to the development of new relationships for me personally and in New York, I was delighted to meet many language enthusiasts who I had chatted with online but had not yet met in person. Whether you are hoping to learn your second language or your twenty-second, the polyglot conference is an ideal environment to meet like-minded people.
2016 – Thessaloniki, Greece
The Polyglot Conference 2015 was another superb event and many thanks to the main organizers (in particular, Ellen Jovin, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings) who raised the level of organization to new professional heights. In 2016, the Polyglot Conference will return to Europe to Thessaloniki, Greece on 29 and 30 October 2016. It promises to be another inspiring multilingual event. See you there! 🙂