2020 New Zealand Linguistics Society Language and Society Conference

Date Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 February 2021
Time 9am (Wednesday 10 February) - 5pm (Friday 12 February)
Where University of Waikato, Hamilton
Admission Cost Free

The University of Waikato will be hosting the 2020 New Zealand Linguistics Society Language and Society Conference from 10 - 12 February 2021.

The intention is for the conference to go ahead at the Hamilton Campus of the University of Waikato, but with the current Covid-19 Pandemic the possibility that it may need to be offered online is being planned for.  Please note, if the conference does go ahead face-to-face then online presentation options will still be available for those who are not able to travel to Hamilton.

The aim is to make the conference as environmentally sustainable as possible – delegates will be requested to bring their own name badges and coffee mugs.

Proposals for presentations are invited and must consist of a 250 word abstracts (not including references).  A 100 word bio is also to be included.  All questions about submissions should be emailed to

A call for papers is available on Easy Chair.

Important dates to take note of:

1 November 2020 - Due date for abstract submission

14 December 2020 - Abstract notification

10 – 12 February 2021 - Conference dates

NZLS2020 Organising Committee:  Julie Barbour, Nicola Daly, Jemma König & Andreea Calude (University of Waikato, Hamilton)

Find more information about the Linguistics Society of New Zealand and the conference here