This event will be open for registration between 10/01/2020 and 12/20/2020.

The 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place virtually from January 7-10, 2021.

Special Announcement about the LSA 20201 Annual Meeting. 

We are happy to be able to announce to you that the LSA 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually.  The dates will be the same as previously scheduled:  January 7-10.   Please watch this space during the coming weeks for more information about the meeting schedule, format, online platform, virtual exhibit hall, registration, and more. 

This announcement follows several months of prolonged negotiations with the Marriott Marquis San Fransico as we attempted to resolve our contractual obligations to the hotel.  We are immensely relieved and pleased that the negotiations have had the present result.
Given the uncertainty until now about the format of the Annual Meeting, we understand that some of you may have chosen not to submit an abstract for a meeting which you did not expect you would be able to attend.  We are actively considering other ways to allow our members to present peer-reviewed research virtually some time during the period between the 2021 and 2022 Annual Meetings.
We regret that we have not been able to say more during this process and appreciate your forbearance during what we know has been a time of upheaval for all of us.   We look forward to seeing you, albeit virtually, in January.


Quick Links

Call for Organized Session Proposals

Call for Poster and Paper Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the Five-minute Linguist

Job Interview Service

Sign Language Interpretation

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, or consult our Prospectus.  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

The call for Organized Session Proposals has closed. 

Call for Abstracts

The call for Abstracts has closed.


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.


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

Onsite Registration

Job Interview Service

For a nominal fee, the LSA provides private space at the Annual Meeting for organizations wishing to interview job candidates or collect CVs from meeting attendees.  Read more about the Job Interview Service here.

Sign Language Interpretation

Attendees at the San Francisco meeting who need ASL/English interpretation must notify the LSA Secretariat and register for the meeting by November 16, 2020. Presenters who plan to present in ASL must also notify the Secretariat by that date in order to ensure that interpretation is provided. All requests should be sent to David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, with the words "LSA 2021 Annual Meeting ASL Interpreting Request" in the subject line. Please include a list of LSA sessions and/or papers you expect to attend, including plenary addresses, the business meeting, and the Presidential Address. A meeting schedule will be available in fall 2020. All requests will be forwarded to the interpreter coordinator for the New Orleans meeting, who will identify qualified local interpreters, assist with scheduling, and handle day-to-day logistics concerning interpreting.

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This event will be open for registration between 10/01/2020 and 12/20/2020.