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 everyone.

LCC Date Location Host
8th Language Creation Conference 2019 TBD TBD
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


Host an LCC

The 8th Language Creation Conference will take place in 2019. The LCS is currently calling for proposals from potential hosts. Proposals are due Thursday, September 27, 2018.

As a host, you’ll work together with the LCS to put together a full weekend of talks, activities and hanging out. The LCC host helps coordinate, among other things:

  • presentation space,
  • refreshments,
  • local restaurants and outings,
  • local accommodations, and
  • travel info.

If you think you might be interested, download the LCC host checklist (.pdf), and send your proposal (or questions) by email to We look forward to hearing from you!