The 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place January 7-10, 2021, at the:  

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA  94103

As we continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), our Annual Meeting in San Francisco is still planned as scheduled. The health and safety of our attendees and staff is paramount, and we are carefully monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as we move forward.

Presently, the 95th LSA Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held January 7-10 2021 in San Francisco, CA. The Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of language to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 60 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every January  to provide participation venues and networking outlets for over 400 research papers, posters and talks and over 1100 attendees.








The LSA will meet concurrently with the American Dialect Society (ADS), American Name Society (ANS), North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS), Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).

San Francisco Visitor's Guide

Quick Links

Call for Organized Session Proposals

Call for Poster and Paper Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the Five-minute Linguist


Information for Exhibitors, Advertisers, and Sponsors


To find out more about having a presence at the LSA Annual Meeting, email David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings.  Online ordering will be available later this year. 


Ever wondered what goes in to planning the LSA Annual Meeting?  Click here for answers to some FAQs on this topic. 

Call for Organized Session Proposals

Proposals for organized sessinos are being accepted through May 15.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts may be suibmitted online between May 1 and June 25. 


Meeting Registration

Everyone attending the meeting is expected to register. Compliance is important for keeping our fees affordable. Only those who register will be allowed to present papers, use the Job Placement Service, or attend presentations and other functions. Registrants should wear their meeting badges at all times when at LSA Annual Meeting functions. Meeting registration fees are normally nonrefundable. 


Preregistration for the 2021 Annual Meeting will be available in late 2020.

Onsite Registration

Local Information

Job Interview Service

Sign Language Interpretation

Child Care/Lactation Room

Hotel Reservations