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].
|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|