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Researchers worldwide will gather to share innovative findings on Connecting Communities, Languages and Technology, the theme of the 6th Annual International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC 6), February 28 to March 3, 2019, at the Hawaiʻi Imin International Conference Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The ever-growing field of language documentation, covering approximately 7,000 languages, is experiencing major growth in technological advancements, which also brings concerns over ethical practices. ICLDC 6 is an opportunity for linguists, language communities and technology developers to discuss technology and its role in speech communities of varying sizes, financial constraints and diverse cultural values.

The conference will feature keynote talks, talk story sessions, workshops and more. New for 2019 is the Technology Showcase, a networking opportunity for technology developers and language community members. An optional Hilo field study to visit Hawaiian language revitalization programs in action will take place March 4–5, 2019.

Register and learn more about the conference at the ICLDC website. Registration ends on December 15, 2018 or when full.

ICLDC 6 is hosted by UH Mānoa’s Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center and is supported with funding from the National Science Foundation.