Living Latin in New York City 2024

Living Latin in New York City 2024

Thank you for registering for Living Latin and Greek in New York City 2024!

Below you will find information to help you prepare for your Living Latin and Greek conference experience. You can also communicate with other enrolled attendees via a public chat board. You can always return to this page if you have any questions.  It will also appear in your My Programs section of your Paideia Institute Account, where there are also other resources for the Paideia community. Please check it out.

Practical Information

The conference will take place at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan and will run from 8:30am - 5:00pm on Saturday, February 17th and 8:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday, February 18th. Please enter through the Graduate School of Business at 113 W 60th St. Registration will take place on the 12th floor of the Leon Lowenstein Center. Everything is marked on this map

The Institute has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites New York Manhattan / Central Park, available to conference participants at a reduced group rate. Please use this link to book.


The Paideia Institute will edit and distribute a conference packet with readings in Latin and Greek related to the conference theme. There is no need to prepare texts ahead of time, but if you would like to review the texts, as well as preview the schedule, you can view the conference booklet here



The conference features lectures in English, Latin and Ancient Greek on the conference's theme, Technology in Antiquity, by speakers from all over the world. Lectures are open to all conference attendees, and will be recorded and posted on the Institute’s YouTube channel after the conference.


In addition to the lectures, the conference also features breakout sessions taught by conference speakers and Paideia staff. In small groups formed according to participants’ 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. Group information is linked here


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 reading of Latin and Ancient Greek texts from the conference packet but not covered in the regular sessions, free Latin or Greek conversation, games, and other activities.


In all breakout sessions and in the Latin lectures, the language of instruction will be Latin, and participants are expected to speak only Latin.

The Paideia Institute does not, however, enforce a Latin-only policy at any of its programs. We see this conference as an opportunity for teachers and others interested in Latin and Greek to come together, practice speaking Latin and Ancient 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 is also completely fine.

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.

Cancellation Policy and Insurance

The last day to cancel one's registration for a full refund is February 9th, 2024. No refunds can be provided after this date.  If you need to cancel last minute, we will offer you credit for next year’s conference or for another Paideia program.


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


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