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.


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 6:00pm. 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, but there are numerous parking garages near the Fordham Lincoln Center campus.  

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

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


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 $159 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 has now passed. 


A schedule of conference sessions will be included in the text packet, which will be available to participants about 2 weeks before the conference. The 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 in 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

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.


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.


Following the conference, on Monday, February 19th, Paideia is offering an Active Latin with Justin Slocum Bailey teacher training session at Fordham's Law School. 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.


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.


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.


The text packet will be made available to participants ahead of the conference. 


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.


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 within a week of the conference to receive credit. 

Cancellation Policy and Insurance

The last day to cancel one's registration for a full refund is February 9th, 2019.  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.  


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.


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


LLiNYC Conference Organizers