Speech and
Language Days
May 2-3, 2019
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
6045 S. Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL

Midwest Speech and Language Days (MSLD) is a 2-day meeting that continues and expands upon the tradition of Illinois Speech Day and the Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium. Presenters and attendees come from Midwest universities and research institutions. The goal is to increase awareness of speech and language research going on in the region and to foster collaboration among sites.

This year MSLD will be held May 2-3, 2019 at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.

Call for Abstracts:

Thanks for submitting your abstracts! Notifications were sent out on April 15, 2019.


The registration deadline has now passed---please email us if you missed registering before the deadline but would still like to attend!

A limited number of student lodging reimbursement grants is available. These grants will take the form of reimbursement of up to $100 for accommodations while attending MSLD. Notifications about grant recipients will be sent out on April 25.

Keynote Speakers:

David Chiang, University of Notre Dame
Tal Linzen, Johns Hopkins University


Allyson Ettinger, TTIC
Kevin Gimpel, TTIC
Karen Livescu, TTIC
Karl Stratos, TTIC
Sam Wiseman, TTIC


Talks: Talk slots are 20 minutes and include 15 minutes for the talk and 5 for questions/switching presenters.
Posters: Posters can be at most 4 feet by 6 feet.
Parking: There is free parking in the commuter parking lot at 60th St and Stony Island Ave and free street parking on many streets near TTIC (just beware of "permit parking" and "street cleaning" signs!). Parking can be found on 61st Street (between Woodlawn Ave and Blackstone Ave) and on Dorchester Street (between 60th and 61st Streets).


A tentative outline of the schedule is shown below.

Thursday, May 2

10:00-11:00    Breakfast (catered at TTIC) + poster session

11:00-12:20    Talk session

12:20-2:00    Lunch (catered at TTIC) + poster session

2:00-3:00    Keynote: David Chiang

3:00-3:30    Break + poster session

3:30-4:30    Talk session

4:30-5:00    Break + poster session

5:00-6:00    Talk session

6:15    Optional group dinner at nearby restaurant; depart TTIC at 6:15pm

Friday, May 3

9:00-10:00    Breakfast (catered at TTIC) + poster session

10:00-11:00    Keynote: Tal Linzen

11:00-11:30    Break + poster session

11:30-12:10    Talk session

12:10-2:00    Lunch (catered at TTIC) + poster session

2:00-3:00    Talk session

3:00    Closing

Past Events:

MSLD 2018 at the University of Notre Dame
MSLD & MCLC 2017 at TTI-Chicago
MSLD & MCLC 2016 at Indiana University
MSLD 2015 at TTI-Chicago
MSLD 2014 at UIUC
MSLD 2013 at TTI-Chicago
Illinois Speech Day 2012 at TTI-Chicago
Illinois Speech Day 2011 at TTI-Chicago
Illinois Speech Day 2010 at TTI-Chicago
Illinois Speech Day 2009 at TTI-Chicago
MCLC 2009 at Indiana University
MCLC 2008 at Michigan State University
MCLC 2006 at UIUC
MCLC 2005 at The Ohio State University
MCLC 2004 at Indiana University