The Inaugural Virginia Area Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium
College of William & Mary, April 13, 2019


About | Speakers | Registration | Information for PresentersTravel | Important Dates | Contact


VALING is an undergraduate research conference dedicated to promoting the study of linguistics by undergraduates in Virginia and the greater Mid-Atlantic area by sharing exemplary undergraduate research and fostering a dialogue between students of linguistics and other language-related topics across various institutions. Research across any linguistic discipline is welcome, including: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, field work, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, etc. We hope to have a wide range of different linguistics topics represented.

Invited speakers

Abby Walker (Virginia Tech)
Matthew Lowder (University of Richmond)


Registration is currently open. Click here to register!

Registration Fees:

Early Registration (before 5pm, April 6, 2019):

  • Student: $25
  • Faculty: $35

Late Registration:

  • Student: $30
  • Faculty: $40

Both registration types include admission to all sessions, morning and afternoon refreshments, boxed lunch, and a copy of conference materials. Students can also indicate whether they would like crash space (if available) on the registration site. 

Information for Presenters

Talks will be 30 minutes long (20 minutes for the presentation + 10 minutes for questions). Posters will be mounted on standing boards, which are 30 inches tall feet tall and 40 inches wide.

Travel and Accommodation

The conference will be held in Blow Hall, room 201 on the campus of College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Click here for a map. Williamsburg offers plenty of hotels if you would like to arrive early/leave late. Click here for an overview of hotels available in the area. There is also the option of Airbnb. We are currently working on obtaining crash space for students attending the conference from out of town. Students can indicate whether they would like crash space (if available) on the registration site.

Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: February 18, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2019
  • Registration opens: March 1, 2019
  • Registration deadline: April 6, 2019
  • Colloquium: April 13, 2019
Contact information

For more information, please contact conference organizers Dan Parker ( or Kate Harrigan (