ULAB 2017

Welcome to the official page for ULAB2017!

ULAB2017 will take place in Cambridge on the 7th to 9th April, 2017.

The conference will feature presentations by invited plenary speakers, as well as student presentations, poster sessions and an information session on postgraduate studies in languages and linguistics. There will also be a conference dinner, which is optional but highly recommended.

Registration is open from now until Sunday 26 March 2017.

Please click here to buy tickets

Travel Bursary application is open from now until 12 March 2017.

Bursaries are given based on need and will come in two categories, one £30 and the other £50.

Please click here to apply for a bursary.

Abstract submission is open from now until 12 March 2017.

Please click here to submit your abstract.

If you have already submitted an abstract, you should now have heard back from us. If for any reason you have not, please let us know as soon as possible!


One-day ticket: £8
Two-day ticket: £16
Three-day ticket: £20

Below you can find some information about the conference and the plenary speakers, as well as information about accommodation.

We invite abstract submissions in all areas of linguistics, from students in the UK and elsewhere. Presenters will be able to choose whether they would like to present their work orally or using a large poster for the poster sessions.

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Bert Vaux – University of Cambridge
Prof. Aditi Lahiri – University of Oxford
Prof. Geoff Pullum – University of Edinburgh

Accommodation in Cambridge

Due to the high price and logistical complications of conference accommodation in Cambridge colleges, we are unfortunately not able to provide accommodation for attendees. However, we are able to give a few recommendations of places to look:

(1) Cambridge YHA Youth Hostel (individual beds – private rooms for groups): http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/cambridge

(2) Hotels:
– Ibis (by the station): http://www.ibis.com/…/hotel-8548-ibis-cambridge…/index.shtml
– Royal Cambridge Hotel (central)
– Regent Hotel (central)
+ many others (see e.g. tripadvisor, booking.com)

(3) Travelodge (by the station): https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hote…/…/Cambridge-Central-hotel

(4) College accomodation:
If you don’t mind paying to get to stay in a college room, have a look at the uni accommodation service: http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/cambridge/home . Many colleges are centrally located, and Selwyn/Newnham/Wolfson/Darwin are all particularly well-suited for the Sidgwick site where the conference will be held.

(5) Private options (e.g. Airbnb)

Please bear in mind that the conference will be held on the Sidgwick site (at the West of central Cambridge, see the map here: https://map.cam.ac.uk/Sidgwick+Site ). Cambridge station is about 30 minutes walk from the centre of town and from the Sidgwick site; the Sidgwick site is 10-15 minutes walk from the centre. Bus services run regularly. We are scheduled to begin the conference at 10am on Friday and finish around 4pm on Sunday.

We hope to see you all in Cambridge in April!