Selected conference proceedings from the 11th Language and Development Conference have been published in a volume edited by Hywel Coleman: Multilingualisms and Development. The publication is also available in the downloads section below.
The 11th Language and Development Conference was held for the first time in India from November 18–20 2015 at The Lalit hotel in New Delhi, supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, UNESCO, Research Councils UK, the National Multilingual Education Research Consortium (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and the Digital Empowerment Foundation. The conference theme was Multilingualism and Development.
The event was the largest of the conference series so far, attracting over 260 participants and with a programme of more than sixty sessions. Over 30 countries were represented, from Afghanistan to South Africa, Bhutan to the Philippines. Feedback from across the board suggests that the conference was a resounding success, bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners from a wide variety of contexts.
The conference organisers envision an ongoing programme of engagement led by the participants as a result of the discussions and debates that took place during the three days. More information about the legacy programme can be found below, along with links to recordings of featured sessions and interviews with some of the speakers.