Intersections of Language and Nature:
Conservation, Documentation, and Access
September 6-7, 2019
University of Pittsburgh
Friday, September 6
9:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 Keynote: Secwépemc Indigenous Perspectives on Language, Nature, and Landscapes
(Chief Ron and Marianne Ignace)
11:15 Panel: Experiences from the Land: How has your community protected language and biodiversity?
How are they connected in your experience?
(Panelists include: Irma Chávez, Andrés Ozuna; Moderated by Felice Wyndham)
15:30 Workshop: Taxonomy and Naming
(Organized by Andrew Gosler, Eugene S. Hunn, Marshall Iliff)
15:30 Workshop: Access - Mukurtu and the Ethno-ornithology World Atlas
(Organized by Felice Wyndham, Eglee Zent, and Dani Stuchel)
16:30 COFFEE (Mid Workshop)
17:30 Panel: How can regional and international networks do more to support community-based
(Panelists include: John Fanshawe, Andrés Ozuna Ortiz, Anna Luisa Daigneault, and Marianne
Ignace; Moderated by Alberto Yanosky)
18:30 RECEPTION – Carnegie Museum of Natural History (https://carnegiemnh.org)
*Posters will be displayed for the duration of the symposium; Friday's session is a dedicated time for submitters to discuss their work.
Saturday, September 7
9:30 Keynote: Language, Culture, and Environment
(K. David Harrison)
10:30 Workshop: Language Documentation and Mapping
10:30 Workshop: Access - Mukurtu and the Ethno-ornithology World Atlas
11:15 COFFEE (Mid Workshop)
13:30 Panel: How can we improve our understanding of global language and species distribution?
(Panelists include: Marshall Iliff, Gary Holton, Karen Park, and Alberto Yanosky; Moderated by
15:30 Panel: Discussion of the Film
(Teri Brewer and Remote Commentary from Ral Christman and Chairman Paul Cuero)
17:00 Panel: Synthesis: An open conversation about ways forward.
(Panelists include: Felice Wyndham, Chief Ron Ignace, and Alberto Yanosky; Moderated by
18:30 Closing Remarks
19:15 SYMPOSIUM BANQUET
20:30 OPEN MIC. (bring your instruments and share your talents!)
Sunday, September 8
Field Trip: National Aviary