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UIC BilForum 2024 Organizing Committee Heading link

Head Organizers: Jess Ward and Rosela Romero

Scientific Chair: Alexis Berles

Organizing Committee: John Escalante Martínez, Jason Cruz, Colton Seaman, Ana Rodríguez Gallego, Jefferson Imbaquingo Ramón, Nahia Frías, Isabella Depue, Marty Buck, María Páramo, and Cristina Manteca Gacho

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kara Morgan-Short and Dr. Jennifer Cabrelli

Previous BilForums Heading link

The UIC BilForum has its origins in a student-organized event called “An afternoon of code-switching” that took place in April 2008. This was part of a linguistics talk series known as UIC TiL, hosted at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. The talks where given by students in Kay González-Vilbazo’s seminar on code-switching, based on empirical research they conducted for the class. In addition, there was also a special guest speaker, Jeff MacSwan.

The following fall, many of those same students, with the generous help of various faculty members, began organizing the first UIC Bilingualism Forum, to take place in the spring of 2009. After the first successful conference, it was decided to make the conference a biennial tradition, and the next conference was held in the spring of 2011. The organizers later decided to move the conference to the fall, bringing us to the third UIC Bilingualism Forum during the fall of 2012. In addition, the short name “BilForum” was introduced for easy reference. The seventh installment took place in the fall of 2022.

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We would like to acknowledge the following conference sponsors for making the UIC Bilingualism Forum 2024 possible:

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