Language Creation Conference

Every two years or so, the Language Creation Society holds a Language Creation Conference. 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 general, sociological, or philosophical discussions and examples of craft in action. Presenters include people from many parts of the conlanging community and from all over the world. The conference is open to the everyone.

The 7th Language Creation Conference will take place 22nd and 23rd of July 2017, in Calgary, in the province of Alberta, Canada, at the University of Calgary.


7th Language Creation Conference 22-23 July, 2017 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
6th Language Creation Conference 25-26 April, 2015 Horsham, UK
5th Language Creation Conference 4-5 May, 2013 Austin, TX, USA
4th Language Creation Conference 14-15 May, 2011 Groningen, Netherlands
3rd Language Creation Conference 21-22 March, 2009 Providence, RI, USA
2nd Language Creation Conference 7-8 July, 2007 Berkeley, CA, USA
1st Language Creation Conference 23 April, 2006 Berkeley, CA, USA

Host an LCC

Interested in seeing an LCC in your area? The best way to ensure that is to serve as a local host. The local host for an LCC helps coordinate the follow:

  • Presentation space.
  • Refreshments.
  • Local restaurants and outings.
  • Local accommodations.
  • Travel info.

As a host, you’ll work together with the LCS to put together a full weekend of talks, activities and hanging out. If you think you might be interested, download the LCC host checklist below:

We look forward to hearing from you! Below is a list of previous LCCs and their local hosts:

Year LCC Location Local Host
2017 LCC7 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Joseph W. Windsor and Dr. Christine Schreyer
2015 LCC6 Horsham, England, UK Peter Bleackley
2013 LCC5 Austin, Texas Alex Sands
2011 LCC4 Groningen, Netherlands Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets
2009 LCC3 Providence, RI, USA David Durand
2007 LCC2 Berkeley, CA, USA Sai & Alex Fink
2006 LCC1 Berkeley, CA, USA Sai