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The 17th International Conference on Minority Languages

With 4 inspiring keynote speakers, 10 colloquia, almost 90 paper presentations, and 17 poster presentations, the 17th ICML in Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden (NL) was a succes. 
The next ICML Conference will be hosted in Bilbao in the Basque Country in 2021.

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Practical information

Are you traveling south (Zwolle/ Schiphol Airport) from Leeuwarden on Saturday or Sunday by train? Please allow an hour of extra traveling time due to railway maintenance. For an up to date journey planner, go to

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Prof Dr Piet Van Avermaet replaces Dr Carson

We regret to announce that plenary speaker Dr Lorna Carson is not able to participate due to circumstances. Fortunately, Prof Dr Piet Van Avermaet, head of the Centre for Diversity and Learning at Ghent University (Belgium), will take her place on Friday and give an inspiring key note speech! 

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Social event on Thursday: Rollin', rollin' on the River!

Meet the Frisian Queen, a paddle wheel steamer taking you on a cruise of the Frisian waters! Relax, chat, eat and drink with your fellow conference speakers....

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Fascinating Friesland in five minutes by Greg Shapiro