2020 Conference

Update 4/20/20: Final postponed dates for ELM September 18-20, 2020.
We have finalized the postponed dates, which will now take place from September 18-20, 2020 (a few days earlier than the previously announced possible dates, due to various logistical constraints). 

In light of the continued uncertainties about the extent to which travel and events will be possible in the fall, we’re leaving the format of the conference open for the time being. One of our key goals with ELM was to foster the interdisciplinary community of people doing experimental work related to meaning, and a physical meeting would have clear advantages in this regard. So even if there may only be slight hopes for physical events in the fall, we’re not ready to rule that option out entirely.

However, we also don’t think that postponing this first instance of ELM further makes much sense. Therefore, we are making these new dates firm, and are preparing for the possibility that the conference may have to be held virtually, either in part or in its entirety. 

We are aiming to finalize the decision on the details of the format in June.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!

We’re proud to host the first Experiments on Linguistic Meaning (ELM*) Conference at Penn (or virtually, depending on what’s possible in the fall) from September 18-20, 2020.

Invited Speakers:

David Barner
(Psychology and Linguistics, UCSD )

Suzi Lima
(Linguistics, University of Toronto)

Jonathan Phillips
(Cognitive Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Philosophy, Dartmouth)

Maribel Romero
(Linguistics, University of Konstanz)

About ELM

Call for Papers

Important Dates


Travel & Accommodation

*By coincidence, two conferences with the acronym ELM were conceived of at the same time. If you’re looking for our friends at the other ELM, click here: Expression, Language, Music (ELM 2020)