Frequently asked questions
How can I register?
Fill in the registration form.
How much does it cost?
Detailed information about costs can be found in the registration page.
Where will the Polyglot Gathering take place?
Because of the COVID-19 pandemics, Polyglot Gathering 2021 will be a virtual event – you can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection.
Next year, the Polyglot Gathering will be in Poland, as it was originally planned for 2020.
I only speak one language. Am I allowed to participate?
Yes! While the Gathering is for language lovers, there is no formal requirement of how many languages you have to speak. If you check out last year’s programme (or the videos from last time) and think you would enjoy an event like this, then you are welcome to join. The range of languages spoken by our participants goes from 1 to >30, with a median of 6.
What languages do you use at the Gathering?
All participants of the Polyglot Gathering have a profile with the list of languages they wish to communicate in. It is not uncommon to change the language in the middle of a conversation or when another person joins in. The most frequent languages are English, Spanish, German, French, Russian and Esperanto. Don’t be surprised if people around you sometimes speak a language you haven’t even heard of before. Most talks are in English, but other languages are used as well. The languages used at each talk are always indicated in the program.
Can I contribute to the program?
Yes, we are accepting suggestions for lectures and workshops (45-minute taster sessions). Lectures can be in any major language and some minor ones. Speakers should be motivated by the idea of sharing their passion with the polyglot community. Please fill in this form to submit your proposal.
Did you get my registration/payment?
For the registration, you will get a confirmation e-mail right away. If it does not arrive, please let us know. When you wire your fees it often takes a few days for the bank to process it. Either way, when your payment arrives we will inform you a few days afterwards.
I have no possibility to wire money to you upfront. What can I do?
If it is not possible for you to wire us your fee upfront, then let us know. We generally require upfront payment, but can make the rare exception.
Is this another Polyglot Conference?
No, Polyglot Conference is a separate event organized by our friends Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings which takes place in different countries every year. There is another event which we highly recommend called LangFest, held annually in August in Canada. All three events are trying to join polyglots and language enthusiasts and enable the polyglot community to get together and share our great passion for languages. We are very happy to receive participants who have been to Polyglot Conferences and LangFests and would like to meet like-minded language lovers again.