LSA Annual Meeting

Five images from annual meetings, showing people at the presidential reception, a plenary speaker, a slide from 5ML, and a poster presenter

The LSA Annual Meeting, held in early January in a major U.S. city, is the premier gathering of linguists and linguistics students from throughout the profession and around the world.  It is an unparalleled opportunity to share research, including the scholarship of teaching and learning in linguistics, engage in professional development, network, and socialize with your colleagues from academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world. 

The Annual Meeting includes activities geared to professional development for linguists at all stages of their careers and contains many programs and events of interest to students, who make up one-third of attendees.

The Five Minute Linguist and Word of the Year events are bright spots in the Annual Meeting schedule. These fun-filled evening sessions brings hundreds of linguists into the same space to vote on the best 5-minute presentation of research findings for a general audience, and to select the Word of the Year, as well as the emoji of the year, the euphemism of the year, and more. 

LSA's sister societies are a vital and valued part of the Annual Meeting. Groups that frequently choose to co-locate their meetings with the LSA Annual Meeting include: