Details on the 2019 conference

We are pleased to host the 2019 LPP Conference at OISE/University of Toronto again. The dates of this year’s conference are August 22–24, 2019. We are very excited to welcome

  • Angel Lin (Simon Fraser University),
  • Jonathan Rosa (Stanford University), and
  • Lindsay Keegitah Borrows (Indigenous Law Research Unit, University of Victoria)

as keynote speakers. Please see the Call for Papers page for more details.

Details on the 2018 conference

Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 a great success! We had over 130 participants, some 100 papers, two excellent colloquia, and three plenary talks that have been seen far and wide thanks to live-streaming on the Facebook page for OISE’s Centre for Research on Languages and Literacies (archived under “videos”).

The 2018 conference will take place August 23–25 at OISE again.

We will post and distribute a Call for Papers by mid-October, so stay tuned!

Final details for the 2017 conference

With the LPP conference just two weeks away, we wanted to follow-up with some final information about what to expect. There is a lot of information in this post, so be sure to read it carefully. 


Be sure to use #LPP17 for all your Tweets, posts, and pictures!


Please click here or visit the program page of this website for the final version of the conference program. It is current as of August 17, 2017, and a hard copy will be available for you when you register. Any further changes will be announced at the start of the conference.


Presenters are asked to bring their own laptops for presentations. Each room will have a VGA connection to a projector and audio available, if necessary. For Mac users, be sure to bring an adaptor/dongle to fit the VGA cable.


We did not assign chairs this year, but instead have provided time cards in each room. We ask presenters to take turns keeping time to ensure the conference stays on schedule. As a reminder, each paper session lasts 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the paper, 10 minutes for discussion. There is a 5-minute window built into the schedule to allow the next presenter to set up their laptop and/or to allow people to move between rooms.


Thanks to the generosity of the Chaire d’ILOB/OLBI Research Chair at the Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa, we are able to provide lunch each day. Lunch will be served in the library. We have been asked to stress that the carpet has recently been replaced, so please be very careful with your food, as we will be billed for any cleaning charges. Otherwise, bon appétit!


For those participants already in Toronto on Wednesday night, we invite you to join us in the downstairs bar at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Avenue). We will be there from 7:30pm.


Please remember to visit to make sure you have the appropriate forms filled out in advance of your journey. This form is in addition to any visa you may need to enter Canada.

Please be in touch with any questions or concerns you might have. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you to Toronto in two weeks!

The LPP conference is on the move …

After five successful years hosted by Tom Ricento at the University of Calgary, the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Policy & Planning conference is moving to Toronto in 2017.

Jeff Bale, Associate Professor at OISE/University of Toronto, and Eve Haque, Associate Professor at York University, will serve as co-organizers of the conference. The conference will be held at OISE, August 24–26, 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto and to the conference!