Language Creation Conference

The in-person 9th Language Creation Conference has been delayed until the summer of 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The call for proposals for that in-person LCC is also delayed until the spring of 2021.

That said, we’re in the process of planning a Digital Language Creation Conference for March 6 and 7, 2021. Abstract submissions and panel discussion proposals are due no later than January 15, 2021. Please visit the Digital LCC Call for Proposals page for more information. Notifications for accepted Digital LCC abstracts/proposals will be emailed to presenters no later than February 1, 2021.


The Language Creation Conference (LCC) is an international conference discussing issues related to the craft of language creation, or “conlanging”. The conference is a set of talks and panel discussions about various issues related to language creation from several different perspectives. It includes both fairly technical linguistic discussions as well as more artistic, sociological, or philosophical ones; examples of craft in action; voices from many parts of the conlanging community; and opportunities to socialize with fellow conlangers from all over the world.

Every two years or so, the Language Creation Society holds a LCC. We have an official Code of Conduct and a LCC Venue Selection Procedure that all LCS members are encouraged to review regularly. Presenters include people from many parts of the conlanging community and from all over the world. All proceeds go to the LCS.


Host the next Language Creation Conference where you live!

If you like event planning and would love to have the LCC occur in your area, consider being an LCC Host. More information can be found in the LCC Host Checklist [.pdf].

LCC Date Location Host
8th Language Creation Conference 22-23 June, 2019 Cambridge, UK Bettina Beinhoff
7th Language Creation Conference 22-23 July, 2017 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Joseph W. Windsor and Dr. Christine Schreyer
6th Language Creation Conference 25-26 April, 2015 Horsham, UK Peter Bleackley
5th Language Creation Conference 4-5 May, 2013 Austin, TX, USA Alex Sands
4th Language Creation Conference 14-15 May, 2011 Groningen, Netherlands Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
3rd Language Creation Conference 21-22 March, 2009 Providence, RI, USA David Durand
2nd Language Creation Conference 7-8 July, 2007 Berkeley, CA, USA Sai & Alex Fink
1st Language Creation Conference 23 April, 2006 Berkeley, CA, USA Sai