Conference Information

February 13-14, 2021

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Thank you for registering for Living Latin and Greek Online. Below you will find information to help you prepare for your online Living Latin and Greek experience.

CONFERENCE PACKET

The Paideia Institute will edit and distribute a conference packet with readings in Latin and Greek related to the conference theme. The packet of readings may be found here.

CONFERENCE EVENTS

LECTURES

The conference features lectures in Latin and Ancient Greek on the conference's theme, Solitude and Society, by speakers from all over the world. Lectures are open to all conference attendees, and Zoom links will be made available to conference participants. All lectures will be recorded and posted on the Institute’s YouTube channel after the conference.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

In addition to the lectures, the conference also features breakout sessions taught by conference speakers and Paideia staff. In small groups formed based on members' experience with Latin or Greek, participants will read and discuss set selections from the conference packet under the guidance of an experienced instructor. These sessions are meant to be interactive immersion experiences in Greek or Latin, which are the exclusive languages of instruction.  

SPECIAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

In addition to the regular breakout sessions, one special session (titled 'Varia' in the packet) will be offered daily. During the special session, participants are allowed to choose from a selection of offerings. Special sessions include Latin and Ancient Greek texts contained in the packet but not covered in the regular sessions, free conversation, games and other interactive spoken Latin and Ancient Greek activities.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

SPOKEN ANCIENT GREEK

Participants who already know Ancient Greek will be scheduled for at least one Ancient Greek breakout session over the course of the weekend. There will also be spoken Ancient Greek options offered in each of the special sessions. Participants who know no Greek will be scheduled for only Latin sessions.

PREPARATION OF TEXTS

The text packet will be made available to participants approximately two weeks ahead of the conference. There is no need to prepare texts ahead of time, and instructors teach the breakout sessions as if participants are encountering the text for the first time; however, participants who would like to review the texts in advance may do so.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

The Paideia Institute is an International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Certified Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Participants wishing to receive CEU credit will receive a sheet on which to track sessions and lectures attended. Participants must submit this sheet, along with a short paragraph reflecting on the conference and a page-long lesson plan that incorporates active Latin, to [email protected] within a week of the conference to receive credit. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

The last day to cancel one's registration for a full refund is February 9th, 2021. No refunds can be provided after this date.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about anything at all, please feel free to email us at [email protected].