Living Latin in NYC Conference Information

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Dear Living Latin in NYC 2019 Conference Attendees,

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at our sixth annual Living Latin conference in the heart of NYC. At this point, I wanted to write you all to share some logistical information, including the schedule for the conference.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The conference will run from 9am - 5pm on Sat. Feb. 16th and Sun. Feb 17th, with an optional Cena Latina (not included in the price of registration) on Sat. night at 6:00. Registration will open at 8:30am on Sat. morning, with conference events kicking off by 9:30am.

Registration and lectures will take place in the McNally Amphitheatre on Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus, located at 140 W. 62nd St. in Manhattan. Important: Photo ID is required to enter the building.

The optional Cena Latina on Sat. night will take place that the Olympic Flame Diner. Everything is marked on this google map for your convenience.

The closest public transportation to Fordham is the subway at Columbus Circle.

Parking is difficult to find on the street in Manhattan. There are numerous parking garages near the Fordham Lincoln Center campus; locations and pricing can be found on this map.  

We have also created a Facebook group for the event. Please use this group to arrange car pools, etc. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not want to create one, you may email posts to info@paideia-institute.org.

For local lunch recommendations, please see our handy Google map with suggestions.

HOUSING

The Paideia Institute has reserved a block of single rooms at The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, available to conference participants at a reduced group rate of $149 per night (not including taxes). The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Fordham Lincoln Center Campus. 

The deadline to book with the reduced group rate is January 16, 2019. 

SESSIONS AND LECTURES

A schedule of conference sessions is included in the text packet that is available below. This packet will also be distributed in hard copy to each participant at the conference. Participant lists for each section will also be distributed at registration.

Regular Sessions

The conference will include a number of regular sessions and special sessions. During the regular sessions, participants will be divided into groups based upon their experience level. Regular sessions will be led by Paideia staff and collaborating faculty. The readings for the regular sessions will be indicated on the schedule at the back of the packet.

Special Sessions

During the special sessions (titled 'Varia' in the packet) participants will be able to choose from one of several sessions in Latin and Ancient Greek. These special session will cover the remaining texts included in the packet.  

Spoken Greek

Thanks to the presence of Christophe Rico of the Polis Institute as well as Anna Conser and Alex Petkas of the Paideia Institute's Living Greek in Greece program, we will once again be offering spoken Greek this year. Participants who know Greek will each have the opportunity to attend one session over the course of the weekend. There will also be spoken Greek offered in each of the special sessions.

Lectures

The conference will also feature numerous lectures in Latin, Ancient Greek, and English on some aspect of the conference's theme or some aspect of spoken Latin or Greek pedagogy.  Multiple lectures will take place at a time, and participants may choose which to attend.  All lectures will be filmed and made available to participants via You Tube after the conference.

All lectures and sessions will take place in classrooms at the Fordham Lincoln Center Campus.  More precise information on rooms for sessions and lectures will be provided at registration.

ACTIVE LATIN WITH JUSTIN SLOCUM BAILEY

Following the conference, on Monday, February 19th, Paideia is offering an Active Latin with Justin Slocum Bailey teacher training session also at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus. In this session, Justin will provide hands-on training for Latin teachers interested in experiencing and learning more about teaching Latin via active methods in their classrooms. The session will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registration and payment for this session is separate from the LLiNYC conference fee. Please visit this page in order to learn more information and to register for the session.

FOOD

The conference includes a Coffee and Bagel breakfast and a coffee hour daily. Lunch is not included, but is available for purchase in Lowenstein Hall or at the Olympic Flame Diner nearby.

PAIDEIA TABLE

There will be a small Paideia table set up outside the McNally Amphitheatre where participants can learn more about Paideia's programs, purchase Paideia merchandise, and get information on planning spring break trips with the Paideia Institute.

SUNG LATIN MASS

This year, there will be a sung Latin mass at the Blessed Rupert Mayer Chapel in the Lowenstein Center, close by on the Fordham campus, on Saturday evening at 5 pm, before the Cena Latina. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Richard Cipolla and will feature Gregorian chant. All participants are invited to attend, regardless of religious belief.

PREPARATION OF TEXTS

The text packet is now available for download through this linkN.B. This is a preliminary draft of the packet, there are some lecture descriptions missing and there may be some typos. Please send any corrections to info@paideia-institute.org. At the back of the packet, there is a schedule that indicates the specific texts that will be read during the regular sessions. We would ask that all participants, to the extent that their time allows, familiarize themselves with these texts for the regular sessions and any texts they might like to attend in special sessions. 

A NOTE ON SPEAKING LATIN

In all regular sessions, at the Cena Latina, and for the Latin lectures, the vehicular language will be the lingua Latina.

The Paideia Institute does not, however, enforce a Latin-only policy at any of its programs. We see this conference as an opportunity for Latin teachers and other interested people from the Tri-State area and beyond to come together, practice speaking Latin and Greek (or try it for the first time) in a supportive environment, effectively learn methods to incorporate active Latin into their own classrooms, meet, interact, and network with one another, and have a good time.

To this end, we certainly encourage those who wish to speak Latin during lunch, during coffee hour, or even for the duration of the conference, but speaking in English (or Klingon, or any other language) over lunch or to get to know someone better during coffee hour is completely fine.

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 butterworth@paideia-institute.org within a week of the conference to receive credit. 

Cancellation Policy and Insurance

The last day to cancel one's registration for a refund is February 1st, 2018.  No refunds can be provided after this date.

The weather in February is unpredictable around the world.  If you are traveling to this conference, we suggest you purchase travel insurance to protect your investment in the conference in case you cannot travel to New York due to Weather.  

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The Paideia Institute is an authorized vendor of travel insurance plans through Travel Guard.  To insure your trip to LLiNYC through Travelguard, please follow this link.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about anything at all, please feel free to e-mail us at info@paideia-institute.org or call (609) 429-0734 and leave a message.

Valete!

Jason Pedicone, Liz Butterworth, and Amy Garland

LLiNYC Conference Organizers