The conference Future of Languages will take place at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík in 2020. The venue is “Veröld – House of Vigdís” named after Iceland’s former president, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the first and only UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Languages. The conference program will consist of theoretical and practical presentations as we join forces to learn from each others’ experiences and practices, while simultaneously gaining knowledge about future perspectives and challenges. Presentations will be in different languages, but English will be the main conference language.
The conference will give teachers of languages and others interested in its theme an opportunity to evaluate the past, re-evaluate the present and consider the future of languages, language learning and teaching, as well as policy making – specifically in the Baltic and Nordic regions.
The Conference is sponsored by University of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Icelandic Teacher’s Union and Hannesarholt Culture House.