Living Latin in New York City

The Call for Papers for LLiNYC 2020 is now available!


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Program Description

Living Latin in New York City is a two-day Living Latin conference in the heart of Manhattan hosted jointly by The Paideia Institute and the Fordham University Department of Classics. It is designed to allow teachers and students of Latin to explore and practice the active use of Latin in the classroom. In the beautiful setting of Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, the program includes lectures on various aspects of Latin language and pedagogy and smaller sessions in which participants practice spoken Latin techniques themselves. The conference also offers optional spoken Ancient Greek sessions and lectures. Daily coffee hours and one optional group dinner allow for informal contact and exchange with other teachers. Professional development credit is available.

This event is hosted by Matthew McGowan, associate professor of Classics at Fordham University and Paideia Institute board member.

Guest Speakers


The theme for the 2020 conference is Neglected Voices


Living Latin in NYC is held at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, located at 140 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023.


The Paideia Institute will reserve a block of single rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, available to conference participants at a reduced group rate. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Fordham Lincoln Center Campus. More information, including rates, will be available later this fall. Registrants will receive instructions for reserving a room.


The conference runs 9am - 5pm on Saturday February 15th and Sunday February 16th. More precise scheduling information will be made available in the weeks leading up to the event. 


This conference is most appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students in Latin, high school teachers, and Professors of Classics.  Well-qualified and mature high school seniors with a strong background in Latin also welcome.  No experience speaking Latin is required!

Fees and Deadlines

The registration Fee for Living Latin in New York City is $125 for registrations completed by February 1. This fee includes all program materials as well as breakfast and coffee hour daily. Registrations after February 1 will incur a late fee of $25 in addition to the registration fee. 



Thanks to the support of our donors and sponsors, the registration fee may be reduced or waived for students and teachers who would like to attend the conference, but cannot do so for financial reasons.  Requests for scholarships should be sent by email to