Illinois Language and Linguistics Society


ILLS Conference

The ILLS annual conference is organized by the Linguistics Student Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

ILLS is a general linguistics conference, primarily encouraging the submission of abstracts by graduate students.

50th Anniversary Banquet

This year's conference will co-occur with the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Linguistics. For more information, about the banquet being held in celebration of this event, please see the Conference Program page.



Conference Dates: April 21st - 24th, 2016
Theme: Language and Linguistics Through Time


2016 ILLS Conference Information



Call for Papers

Please check out the Current conference tab for more information.


Special Session

The ILLS8 special session will be organized around the theme “Language and Linguistics Through Time”.



Conference registration will open in February.



ILLS5 Conference Feedback

"Attending ILLS was a great experience. Although the focus was minority languages, you could find great quality presentations on different topics; my favorite ones were on contact linguistics. Also, it was a very friendly environment...Invited speakers were also very approachable and participated in the social events."

Graduate Student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign