T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2021
14th Student's Conference in Linguistics
Online Conference through Crowdcast.io
April 9, 10, 11
What is the T.W.I.S.T. Conference?
The T.W.I.S.T. Conference is organized annually by T.W.I.S.T., the study association for Linguistics students at Leiden University. Each year, the conference provides a truly academic yet open and informal platform for undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) students to present their original research to fellow students and researchers from all over The Netherlands and abroad. This year, the conference is held online for three consecutive days, each day starting and ending with an hour-long keynote lecture by an expert in their field of study.
Through many engaging student talks, workshops and an interactive quiz, we strive to bring together students interested in language from the most diverse research fields and subdisciplines.
When is the Conference held?
The 2021 Conference is held on April 9 (Fri), April 10 (Sat), and April 11 (Sun). On each day, we open at 11:00 with a welcome and a lecture by one of our five keynote speakers. Each day closes off at 15:30.
The official schedule will be published in February.
Where is the Conference held?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have chosen to move this year's Conference to the virtual domain. Crowdcast.io will be our hosting platform. All you need in order to attend the Conference is a free Crowdcast account and a working internet connection. We hope to see you in April at crowdcast.io.
How do I sign up as a speaker?
Anyone can submit their abstract, as long as the topic relates to linguistics. Submit your abstract here.
Those who have submitted their abstract have a chance to be selected as one of the 22 student speakers that make up the conference. We hope to receive submissions from BA, MA, and PhD students who can present their research in a 15-minute talk or video. Five additional minutes will remain for answering questions from the audience.
Speaking at the conference will give you the chance to polish your presentation skills, and you might gain new insights in your own work through questions from the audience.
Who organizes the Conference?
The conference is organized by the Conference Committee of Studievereniging T.W.I.S.T., the study association for Linguistics at Leiden University. Meet the committee members here.