Thank you!

We’d like to send out a big thank you to our plenary speakers, workshop facilitators, presenters, and attendees for a wonderfully inspiring SLRF 2017.

Thank you to our many volunteers, and special thanks to

  • Gina Wrobel
  • EJ Park
  • Nicole King
  • Kirby Childress

for their dedication and commitment to our conference.


Congratulations to Caitlin Rice & Natasha Tokowicz from the University of Pittsburgh on winning the $250 cash award for best poster presentation at SLRF 2017, sponsored by languages, an open access journal.

Roundtable sign up

Roundtable sign up will start on Thursday at noon through our SLRF 2017 app. Spots are limited to a total of 25.

Go to “Information” > choose the roundtable you’d like to sign up for > follow the link to enter your name


Download our APP

For the latest program and a full list of sessions and presenters, use the link that has been sent to you, download our app and sign in.

  • receive notifications and updates on your mobile device
  • read abstracts and summaries for each session
  • create your individual conference schedule so you won’t miss out on any of the action
  • interact and connect with attendees and presenters
  • provide feedback/ ask questions
  • and much more …

Haven’t received an email, no problem. Follow the instructions in this document for download and log in: Download + Log in Instructions-1ldn5jw


Virtually visit your presentation room

Dear presenters,

Please take the opportunity to virtually visit your presentation room.

Follow this link: and scroll down to either Hagerty Hall or Mendenhall Lab and click on your room number.

You’ll also see how these rooms are equipped with regards to technology.

However, we strongly recommend bringing your presentation on an external storage device such as USB sticks, thumb drives, etc.

2nd workshop on Mixed Methods

Due to the high popularity of the Mixed Methods workshop, Luke Plonsky and Nic Subtirelu have agreed to facilitate the same workshop again from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Registrants can now sign up for this workshop using the registration system.

If you have already registered, please log in and add the workshop to your agenda. You will not be charged a fee, all workshops are free of charge.

Sponsored Trip to COSI

Dear attendees,

We’re very happy to announce a sponsored trip for our attendees to COSI (The Center of Science and Industry). Of special interest to you will be the “Language Pod” ( within COSI (

 The Language Sciences Research lab at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is dedicated to the study of language and the dissemination of knowledge about language sciences. The COSI research pods (called the Labs in Life) are a part of a larger COSI exhibit on the life sciences, and they are glass-enclosed research spaces where museum visitors can observe actual scientific research as it is occurring. COSI is the only science center in the country that has working research laboratories housed within its walls, allowing visitors a firsthand exposure to the research process. The Labs in Life showcase Ohio State research, creating excitement in children about science and encouraging careers in science.

Within the pod, Ohio State research teams conduct studies on various dimensions of language knowledge, and collect, code, and analyze data within the pod. Visitors to COSI are able to see real research being conducted, and also have the opportunity to participate in these studies themselves. Outside the pod, Ohio State graduate and undergraduate students provide educational explanations to both the adult and child COSI visitors about the work being conducted within the pod. These explanations address the research process on several levels, including the research content (What problem is this researcher studying?), the research methods (How is this researcher doing her study?), the larger research goal (Why is this researcher studying this part of language?), as well as the scientific method more generally (How do we ask and answer a question scientifically?). These students also explain the fundamentals of the science of language to visitors through a variety of short demonstrations, each focusing on a different sub-field of linguistics.


  • SLRF attendees will receive FREE admission throughout the day on Sunday, October 15th with their name badge.
  • Transportation will be provided by us.
  • You will be able to sign up for COSI through our registration system.
  • Departure: 10:30 am The Ohio Union Plaza
  • Return: ~ 2 pm The Ohio Union Plaza