Will be updated as details are confirmed.

Chief Ronald Ignace: (Secwepemc Nation) Chief of the Skeetchestn Band; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University

Marianne Ignace: Professor of Linguistics and Director of the First Nations Centre, Simon Fraser University

Irma Chávez: (Rarámuri) Singer, Cultural and Language Revitalization, Ecologist and Athlete

Andrés Ozuna Ortiz: (Yshyr) Community Linguist, Language Activist, Author of books on Yshir traditional knowledge - Paraguay

Quirina Luna Geary: (Amah Mutsun/Ohlone) Advocate of Indigenous California Language Survival and University of California, Davis

Eugene S. Hunn: Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington

Marshall Iliff: eBird Project Leader, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Alberto Yanosky: former Director of Guyra Paraguay, International Consultant, National Geographic Buffett Awardee for Leadership in Conservation, President of South America IUCN chapter

Anna Luisa Daigneault: Linguistic Anthropologist and Program Director for Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

K. David Harrison: Professor of Linguistics and Associate Provost for Academic Programs at Swarthmore College; Director of Research and Co-Founder of Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages; Explorer, National Geographic Society

Gary Holton: Professor of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Co-Director of the Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific; Director of the Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Daniel Bögre Udell: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Wikitongues

Teri Brewer: Producer, Ethnographer, Filmmaker, and Anthropologist

The conference is part of the multi-institutional research programme Creative Multilingualism (www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Our research group is a large cross-disciplinary team of academics working on the nexus between linguistic diversity and creativity. The conference is being organized by Strand 2 of Creative Multilingualism: Creating a Meaningful World: Nature in Name, Metaphor and Myth: https://www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/research/naming

We look forward to welcoming you in Pittsburgh!