(last updated: May 26, 2020 @ 14:15)

  1. REMINDER: DEADLINE to apply for The Paula Menyuk Travel Award is Monday, June 15th, 2020.
    We know that cost estimates are hard to generate for an online conference. Please feel free to help us think about what costs might need to be considered by emailing us at langconf@bu.edu.
  2. We have extended our deadline for abstract submission to June 1st, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)! More information HERE. Due to the extension of abstract submission, we will also extend our deadline for abstract review (date TBA). We look forward to your submission!
  3. The organizing committee has decided to move BUCLD 45 to a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE after thorough consideration of the current situation of COVID-19, and the valuable feedback from our BUCLD community. Further information will be announced in due course. Stay tuned!
  4. SLD is not holding a symposium this year. For more information please visit the SLD website


NOVEMBER 5-8, 2020

Keynote: Dr. Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN Center for Brain Science) Dr. Mazuka will join us in 2021!
Plenary: Dr. Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)
Student Workshop: Dr. Michael Frank (Stanford University)
We will be accepting two kinds of submissions:abstracts for 20-minute talks or posters (due May 15th NEW DEADLINE June 1st) and symposium proposals (due April 15; see below).
Submissions of 500-word abstracts for 20-minute talks and posters will be accepted beginning April 1, 2020 at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld/abstracts/abstract-submission/
DEADLINE: All abstract submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2020 June 1st, 2020.
Submissions that present research on any topic in the fields of first, second, and additional language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered.
Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, with up to one extra page for examples, figures, tables, and references (for a total length of no more than two pages). A suggested format and style for abstracts is available HERE.
We are currently soliciting 1000-word proposals for a 90-minute symposium at the Boston University Conference on Language Development on any topic likely to be of broad interest to the conference attendees.
Proposals should include a list of the participants, topics, and format, and should name at least one organizer. Send submissions to langconf@bu.edu with “Symposium proposal” in the subject line. 
DEADLINE: All symposium proposal submissions must be received by April 15, 2020. Symposium decisions will be made by June.
General conference information is available at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld
We encourage submissions from scholars in countries affected by the new travel restrictions. We will arrange remote presentation for accepted abstracts by scholars who are unable to attend for this reason.
Questions? Email us at: langconf@bu.edu.
Thank you,
BUCLD 2020 Organizing Committee
Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Mall, Room 246
Boston, MA 02215

(Also, if you are planning very far ahead: BUCLD 46 will be held November 4-7 2021.)