T.W.I.S.T. Conference 2020

14th Student's Conference in Linguistics

Leiden University

April 17 - 18

Lost in Language

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. The conference is held for two 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.

This year's conference revolves around the theme 'Lost in Language', about how studying language is all about getting lost and being absorbed in language, in all its mysteries and secrets.

Where do I sign up as a speaker?

You can submit your abstract using this form. As a speaker, you get the opportunity to present your research to an engaged audience during a 20 minute time slot.

Speakers at the Conference attend for free on the day they are speaking.

How do I register for the Conference?

Registration will open on March 1st. You can register online for a reduced price up until April 10th. No worries, if you're late you can always show up at the Conference and register on-site.

When is the Conference held?

The 2020 Conference is held on April 17th (Fri) and April 18th (Sat). On-site registration is open from 9:00 on these days. The first keynote lecture starts at 10:00. The last lecture finishes at 17:00.

The schedule will be made available on March 1st.

Will there be a free lunch at the Conference?

Yes! On both days, fresh sandwiches, fruit and drinks are available during the lunch break in the main hall. There will be plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Coffee, tea and snacks are available throughout the day.

Lunch is included in your ticket.

Where is the Conference held?

The Conference is held in the LUMC building, which is Leiden's university hospital. The Conference committee will welcome you at the desk in the main hall.

Address: Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden

The LUMC building is a 4-minute walk from the Leiden Central train station.

Got a question?

Don't hesitate to send us an email at conference@studieverenigingtwist.nl.

Also check out our Instagram and Facebook.

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.

Where can I see the schedule?

The schedule will be published in February. Please check back here to see the schedule.

Where can I see the poster?

Posters promoting the conference can be seen around the Lipsius building in Leiden, but also at other Universities' linguistics departments such as Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Groningen.

We have two posters: a Call for Abstracts poster and a Registration poster. You can check them out online here.