Polyglot Conference NYC 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015 -
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Event hosted by: Polyglot Conference
Polyglot Conference NYC 2015 will bring together polyglots and language learners from around the world, allowing them to meet other language enthusiasts and focus on language in a way that most of us are unable to do in our daily lives.
The conference consists of two days of language talks on diverse subjects such as the latest research into polyglots and polyglottery, workplace applications of polyglot skills, language families or individual languages, linguistics, new learning resources and techniques, and language themes relating to the history and culture of the host city.
At the Polyglot Conference you will be able to speak in numerous foreign languages if you are so inclined. You can meet professionals and entrepreneurs and get the support needed to advance your own language-learning. You can enjoy the company of others who share your linguistic interests. In off hours, we invite you to enjoy and learn about New York, home to some 800 languages and many distinctive neighborhoods with their own rich cultures.
Attendees have described their experience at our previous events, in Budapest and Novi Sad, as deeply inspiring, moving, even life-altering. Come find out for yourself this year in New York.
The conference will run two full days, October 10-11, 2015, with the precise schedule to be determined. The format is presentations and panels on language topics of interest to global polyglots and linguaphiles.
Speakers who have already committed include New York teen polyglot Tim Doner, who has inspired language learners around the world with his YouTube videos; linguist-writer Michael Erard, whose 2012 book Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners introduced the concept of hyperpolyglots to a general audience; and Benny the Irish Polyglot, whose recent book Fluent in 3 Months grew out of the decade he has spent globetrotting and learning languages in country.
The first Polyglot Conference took place in May 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, where language enthusiasts from around the world came together to meet their intellectual compatriots. Many who had been active in the online language community were now together and able to share stories, discuss methods, practice language skills, exchange ideas and generally put faces to familiar names. Common reactions were excitement, joy and a surge of renewed motivation. The second Polyglot Conference in Serbia in October 2014 was organized by Richard Simcott, Emanuele Marini, and Alex Rawlings, and took place at the Cultural Center of Novi Sad. That too was a huge success and led to the decision to take the Polyglot Conferences out of Europe for the first time.
In 2015, the Polyglot Conference will make its first trip to the United States, landing in New York City, one of the most multilingual cities in the world, and drawing a whole new crop of American polyglots to this flourishing global community.
Q. What is a polyglot? A. A polyglot is a person who speaks multiple languages.
Q. How many languages do I have to be able to speak to attend the Polyglot Conference? A. There is no minimum requirement. Don’t worry, we will not be testing you! To attend a Polyglot Conference, you must simply have interest in and enthusiasm for languages. Most of our attendees speak three or more, but we foster a warm, welcoming environment for all, from language-learning newcomers to the most experienced multilingual professionals.
Q. Who attends the Polyglot Conferences? A. The events are designed for anyone who loves language: teachers, interpreters, translators, students, scholars, language bloggers, linguists, writers and people who simply want to know more about languages.
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