February 18-19, 2023
Thank you for registering for Living Latin and Greek in New York City! Below you will find information to help you prepare for your Living Latin and Greek conference experience. The conference will run from 8:30am - 5:00pm on Saturday, February 18th and 8:30am - 5:30pm on Sunday, February 19th.
The conference will take place at Regis High School. Keep in mind that we will use only the entrance at 60 East 85th Street for entry and exit to the building. You will see a security guard at this entrance for the duration of the event.
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, we make the texts available before the conference. You can view the conference booklet here.
The conference features lectures in Latin and Ancient Greek on the conference's theme, Festivals and Celebrations, 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 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. Please use this link to view your group assignments.
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.
OPTIONAL SPOKEN LATIN AND ANCIENT GREEK TOUR OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - SOLD OUT
*This event is sold out!
Following the conference sessions on Saturday, February 18th, attendees will have the option to attend a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, within walking distance of Regis High School. The tour will be from 5:30 - 6:30pm with spoken Latin guide, Luke Ranieri, and spoken Ancient Greek guide, Christophe Rico. We have a discounted rate of $15 per person for this tour. Space is limited, so please plan to buy your ticket early using this link.
A NOTE ON SPEAKING LATIN
In all regular sessions 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 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 (or Klingon, or any other language) is 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, 2023. No refunds can be provided after this date.
If you have any questions about anything at all, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected].