October 12th – 14th, 2023
Hosted by the Council of Indigenous Language Organizations (CILO), ICILDER is bringing together Indigenous communities, educators, linguists, and scholars from around the world to share their knowledge and experiences, and in turn inspire future language revitalization efforts.
IU Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
Indiana Memorial Union Building
900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
Thursday thru Saturday
CILO Fundraising Gala – October 12th, 2023
Conference – October 13th & 14th, 2023
Meeting in honor of the United Nations' International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL), the conference is open to both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous participants alike. ICILDER is a place for everyone who wants to see languages flourish.
Speakers, educators, linguists, and scholars all sharing their experiences, insights, and methods to chart a path forward for the future of Indigenous language work.
Register now and join us for an incredible weekend celebrating the work being done around the world to document and revitalize Indigenous languages.
Discounts are available for Indigenous attendees as well as students. We have limited availability for vendors this year, and request that prospective vendors submit a request using the Vendor Request Form before registering.
CILO and the ICILDER wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region, we acknowledge that our main office in Bloomington, Indiana, was built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. CILO works towards building better relationships with Native American communities through language revitalization, partnerships, historical recognitions, and community service. We ask you to join us in acknowledging the Indigenous communities here and wherever we work, their Elders both past and present, as well as future generations.
Events like ICILDER are made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors and individuals.