Date Change: LangFest 4/29

Due to a large number of our language scientists wishing to take part in the March for Science on April 22, we have moved Language Fest 2017 to the following Saturday, April 29. We hope that everyone who had previously registered or signed up to present a poster will still be able to attend, but if you cannot, please email Ashley Parker at

For those who have not yet registered, please do so by March 27th (no registration deadlines have changed). The details are repeated below.


Language Fest is a University-wide research conference that brings together the full community of language researchers at UConn, including undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, for a day of sharing results, ideas, methodologies and fostering future interdisciplinary collaborations.

This year’s Fest features talks from two speakers known for their research on language: Ellen Lau (University of Maryland) who studies the neurobiology of language using MEG and fMRI, and Casey Lew-Williams (Princeton University) who studies language development in mono- and bilingual infants. In addition to these talks,two poster sessions will showcase language-related research from the UConn community.

If you plan to attend LangFest, we ask that you please register using this Google Form (it is the same as the call for posters below). Registration is free. We would just like to get an accurate headcount for ordering lunch. (There are also options for reporting dietary restrictions.)

Call for Posters:
We invite poster presentations from the UConn community on the subject of language and language-related research. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty to share their research with the UConn language community. You can use a poster from a recent or upcoming conference, or design one for the fest. Completed work, published work, and works-in-progress are all welcome. Undergraduate Honors Projects, or SHARE or SURF-sponsored research are also welcome. Please keep in mind that you will have a diverse audience at the fest, and you should be prepared to explain the ‘big picture’ motivating your work for people from different disciplines. If you would like to present a poster, all you have to do is send us your poster title and author names and affiliations by March 27 using this link.

If you are interested in doing a video presentation or demoing a piece of software/equipment, please contact Ashley Parker (

We are excited to announce a new addition to this year’s Language Fest. We will be awarding at least four Best Poster Awards to undergraduate students. To qualify, the undergraduate student must (i) be the lead investigator on the project, (ii) be the presenting/first author on the poster, and (iii) submit a finalized version of the poster (in PDF format) to by April 15.

For questions relating to Language Fest, please contact Ashley Parker (