Find out where you can see me read, hear me blab, or get your copy of Word by Word signed. (No silly slide presentations unless explicitly noted, sorry.) Check back often: new dates are being added on the regular!
Feb. 19, 2020: PINEHURST, NC
The English Speaking Union (closed event)
“A (Very) Brief History of the English Language”
Silly slide presentation 100% guaranteed!
Feb. 28, 2020: LISLE, IL
ITBE 2020 Convention (closed event)
“English and How It Got That Way: A Quick History”
I promise not to shrug my shoulders and say “English!” more than three times. Silly slides also guaranteed, because how else am I going to wake all y’all up first thing Friday morning?
April 2, 2020: DENVER, CO
TESOL 2020 Convention (closed event)
“Boost Vocabulary Through Personalized Word Lists and Practice”
In conjunction with Cambridge Dictionaries. Slides will actually be helpful, though I will no doubt crack jokes while offering high-quality pedagogical research and useful advice.
June 9, 2020: NEW HAVEN, CT
Color Impact 2020 (closed event)
“”Rose” By Any Other Name: The Color-Name Problem from the Language Specialist’s Point of View”
I’m very excited to present some of the original research that went into my forthcoming book on defining color! If you’re a color nerd and want to know what goes in to trying to come up with a comprehensive general definition for “eggshell,” you should come to this conference and heckle me.
July 19, 2020: ORLANDO, FL
Women in Agile 2020 (closed event)
Yes, I know that Agile is not a word-nerd thing. Or is it?