Call for Presentations – SPEAKERS WANTED!
LangFest Montréal, August 23 – 25, 2019
We are looking for more speakers to complete our lineup for the 2019 edition of LangFest Montréal that will take place from August 23 – 25, 2019!!
Topics for presentations
Here is a list of potential topics we are interested in, but you are certainly invited to suggest something that is not in this list!
- The latest language learning tools and techniques, including those applied by polyglots;
- Raising multilingual children;
- Growing your language learning network;
- Cross-cultural relationships and multiculturalism;
- Academic approaches and findings on language acquisition and demographics;
- Minority or endangered languages;
- Latest trends and tools in teaching, translation, interpretation;
- Sign language;
- Languages in other fields, e.g., acting, health, sports, etc.;
- Entrepreneurship in the language learning industry.
*Please note that we do not need for this year any more presentations about “personal experience learning languages”.
Presentations will last 45 minutes each, including Q&A. The presentation will be a one-way communication to the crowd (except for Q&A) and is expected to contain detailed information about a specific topic related to languages, most frequently presented in a Powerpoint slide deck. All presentations will be recorded and released on our YouTube channel. If for a copyright issue you cannot have the presentation uploaded on our YouTube channel, you have to inform us before the event.
LangFest would not be the same without our beloved language workshops for beginners and intermediates! If you would like to share your love for a specific language you master, we invite you present a workshop! Sign languages, lesser-known languages, colloquial language varieties, languages with different writing systems, constructed languages, all languages are welcome!
The workshops will also last 45 minutes each, including Q&A if applicable. Workshops are similar to language classes in that we expect a lot of interaction between the speaker and the participants, most of whom we expect to be at the beginners or intermediate level. Hence we do not accept any advanced level workshops, as we do not expect them to be well attended. Workshops can either be an introduction to a certain language or a discussion on specific topics about a language (writing system, accents or other particularities, etc.). PowerPoint slides are not expected, but if used, please only use sparingly, such as just an outline or explanation of given exercises, etc. Remember that the workshops are quite short, so make them interactive and fun! In principle, workshops are not recorded.
How to submit your proposal
Submit your proposal on-line by clicking on the button below:
If you have any question please write to [email protected].
How proposals are reviewed
The selection committee will review all submissions, and will choose presentations that ensure we have a great variety of topics and languages covered. Clarity, content significance, originality, and presenter expertise will be considered in the choice of topics. You will be contacted after the deadline to confirm whether or not your topic(s) was (were) selected by the committee.
If you have questions or need any assistance submitting send an email to [email protected].
Proposal Receipt Deadline
We will accept proposals until Friday, Feb 15, 2019 , at which point we will make our selection from among the submissions.
We are looking forward to seeing you at LangFest!
LangFest Montréal 2019 (Aug. 23-25, 2019)