2017 Language Festival in Montreal

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2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby YtownPolyglot » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:43 pm

It takes place in late August, and I'm thinking of going. Is anyone else contemplating the trip?
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby tommus » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:59 pm

Do you have a link and/or any details?
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby lingua » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:22 am

I might consider going once I see the actual schedule. The site has no real information at the moment.
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby Hrhenry » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:27 am

lingua wrote:I might consider going once I see the actual schedule. The site has no real information at the moment.

Yeah, I noticed the site is still showing template example text boxes too. Maybe the site wasn't intended to be published yet?

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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby Eliza » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:54 am

I guess that it will somewhat resemble the 2016 Language Festival ;)
So I looked around a bit and found the schedule of 2016:

http://www.napolyglot.com/schedule-horaire

Last year's speakers weren't a big surprise, some well-known language bloggers (Steve Kaufman, Benny Lewis...) with rather obvious subject choices.
They also have a Facebook group with more information. For some reason, the link doesn't work for me all the time, so just look up NAPS language festival in the Facebook search bar.

https://www.facebook.com/LanguageFestival/?fref=ts

I really consider attending the festival, moreso because I visit Montréal on a regular basis and it would certainly be nice to experience the city in a bit more tourist-y way (and also to get to know more people there) :)
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby Marais » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:20 pm

Nah, not for me. If i want to see Kaufman talk about 'listening and reading' i'll just watch his 6000 videos on the subject. Replace 'Kaufman' and 'reading and listening' with 'X 'polyglot'' and 'their 'method'' and you get the gist.
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby geoffw » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:16 am

I'm signed up. I wanted an excuse to go back to Montreal anyhow, especially since I couldn't make it to the 2016 edition there, and I loved meeting people at the conference in NYC in 2015 and geeking out with other similarly obsessed people about languages for two days.
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby musico11 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:19 am

The thread is dated, but if anyone is still interested, info to LangFest 2017 is here (picked up from Eventbrite page):

Info: http://montreal.langfest.org
Confirmed speakers / Conférenciers confirmés
Stephen Krashen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Krashen)
Bella/Yulia Devyatkina (http://bit.ly/2i7n26g)
Richard Simcott (http://www.speakingfluently.com)
Steve Kaufmann (http://www.lingq.com)
Olly Richards (http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com)
Lydia Machova (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYwaPPW63Vc)
Tetsu Yung (http://www.youtube.com/asktetsu)
Joey Perugino
Lindsay Williams (http://www.lindsaydoeslanguages.com/)
Kerstin Cables (https://www.facebook.com/FluentLanguage/)
Maureen Millward (http://www.languagelearningjourney.wordpress.com)
Robin MacPherson/Tu-Anh Nguyen
Jana Fadness (http://www.janafadness.com/blog/)
Diana Skaya
And more! / Et plus!
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Re: 2017 Language Festival in Montreal

Postby ed_phelan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:40 pm

Is this something that is on every year? It would amazing to try and go to this in a couple of years.
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