The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #27 May / June 2017
Mark Your Calendar
by Erik Zidowecki
May / June 2017 | 
Mark Your Calendar
Poloyglot Gathering 2017

May 31 - June 4 2017
Bratislava, Slovakia

Polyglots are reuniting again for 5 wonderful days to practise all languages they have ever learnt or wish to learn yet! Join several hundreds of language lovers for an amazing event in Bratislava, Slovakia, this June and hang out with like-minded people who don't think learning languages is a chore but a great hobby to have.

The main program of the event consists of talks related to language learning, languages as such, the life of a polyglot, language policy etc. and social program in the evenings . The Polyglot Gathering has been organized three times in Berlin and this year it comes to Slovakia. Participants stay in hotels, hostels, airbnbs etc. according to their choice.

For more information and tickets visit

Montreal Language Festival

August 25 – 27, 2017
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

The Montreal Language Festival, or "LangFest" for short, is North America’s premier celebration and conference for language learners and enthusiasts of all levels. LangFest 2017 will take place at Concordia University’s downtown campus in beautiful, eclectic, multilingual Montreal, Quebec.

LangFest attendees learn from and gain access to world-class language gurus, entrepreneurs, educators and industry professionals. You will be introduced to cutting edge tools, techniques and technologies to inform and inspire how you learn and use languages or teach them to others.

For more information and tickets visit

The Language, Data and Knowledge Conference
(LDK 2017)

June 19 - 20, 2017
Galway, Ireland

The new biennial conference series on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) aims at bringing together researchers from across disciplines concerned with the acquisition, curation and use of language data in the context of data science and knowledge-based applications.

Language, Data and Knowledge 2017 (LDK 2017) is a conference bringing together Natural Language Processing and Data Science. The first edition, LDK 2017, will be held in Galway (Ireland) with a second edition planned for 2019 in Leipzig (Germany).

For more information and tickets visit

Mark Your Calendar
Writer: Erik Zidowecki

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