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The 17th International Conference on Minority Languages

is organised by the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (Fryske Akademy). ICML XVII will take place from 22-24 May 2019 in Ljouwert/ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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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With 4 keynote speakers, 10 colloquia, 91 paper presentations, and 17 poster presentations, we have a full programme! Please check the newest version of the ICML programme 2019!

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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

Welcoming Reception

with the King’s Commissioner Arno Brok

On behalf of the King’s Commissioner, drs. A.A.M. (Arno) Brok, head of the province of Fryslân, we cordially invite all the ICML XVII participants and visitors to this special welcoming reception in our conference venue, the WestCord WTC Hotel in Leeuwarden.

Time: Tuesday 21 May, from 20:00-21:00 (and then till late...)
Location: WestCord WTC Hotel , Heliconweg 52, Leeuwarden