2019 SAIL/AILDI Conference Information

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AILDI celebrates 40 years of providing Indigenous language education with a conference held in conjunction with the annual Symposium for American Indian Languages (SAIL). The SAIL/AILDI conference will be held April 12 &13, 2019 at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

About SAIL

SAIL is dedicated to the discussion of the documentation and description, language conservation and revitalization of the Native languages of the Americas. SAIL will also be commemorating 20 years of the Native American Graduate Program in Linguistics (NAMA) at The University of Arizona.


The first day of the conference will feature SAIL and NAMA topics and presenters. The second day of the conference will celebrate the accomplishments of AILDI and will reunite past AILDI instructors and students. Plenary topics will explore the future of Indigenous language revitalization and concurrent workshops will replicate the core course offerings from AILDI’s flagship program, the annual summer training session. Click here for the schedule.


The conference will be held on the campus of The University of Arizona, Tucson in the Environmental and Natural Resources 2 Building.


A ninety minute poster session will be held on April 13th. We welcome posters and or displays on language revitalization projects, community based language programs, language teaching methods, language and TEK, use of digital technologies for teaching, documentation and revitalization, language policy and other relevant topics.

Poster Submission Process:

The following information should be included on poster submissions:

Name and Institutional/Tribal affiliation (if any):
Academic or organizational affiliation (if applicable): undergraduate/graduate student; post-doc; faculty; and/or member of Native American community

The Poster Session will run for 90 minutes. It provides an opportunity for more open-ended, two-way communication with conference participants. Email the submission to coe-aildi@email.arizona.edu

Submission deadline extended: February 1, 2019

Registration Information

Early bird rate (before March 15, 2019) -   $60.00

Regular rate                                                    $80.00

Student rate                                                    $30.00

Registration includes two continental breakfasts, two lunches, breaks, one reception and one dinner.

Registration for the conference is open. Click here to register.