Please refer to this page for up-to-date information about our upcoming Spring 2022 Partnership General Meeting for 21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages, including PGM schedule, agendas, important reminders and logistical updates.


The 21C Partnership Spring PGM and Workshops will be a hybrid event to accommodate the varying schedules and capacities of our participants. Details on locations and virtual attendance are still being determined. Please check back for updates.


Please contact Michaela at or if you require any assistance in booking accommodations or travel or have any questions about staying in Edmonton.


Following University of Alberta Health and Safety Guide, we will be strongly recommending the use of masks while in indoor areas. We also encourage attendees to do a daily health check and, if possible, complete a rapid test before traveling to campus. If you are unwell, please do not travel to campus.


Breakfast: A light breakfast will be provided on site during the mornings of the presentations, council, and workshops. Food will be set out a half hour before the start of these activities

Lunch: Lunch will be covered by the Partnership at the University Club (formally known at the Faculty Club). The lunch break will run from noon until 2PM each day.

Dinner: Dinner will be covered by the Partnership at a restaurant of consensus for those who wish to dine out with fellow attendees. Details will be provided the day of.


Monday, June 6

  • Location: University of Alberta North Campus – Old Arts Building 326 (Senate Chamber)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast: On Location
  • 9:00 – 11:50 AM – Partner Introductions and Presentations
  • 12:00 – 1:50 PM – Lunch: University Club
  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM – Partner Introductions and Presentations
  • Dinner: Location TBD

Note: The above schedule is based on participant’s reported availabilities and may change the day of according to changing schedules.

Tuesday, June 7

Wednesday, June 8


Participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and share their Partnership-relevant research and work activities. Presentations will run for ~20 minutes for individual and partner presentations and more time is allotted for presentations from the Indigenous Language Community Partners. These presentations are a means of getting to know one another and are generally informal in nature. If you would like to use presentation slides, you will be able to do so, but they are not required.


During this Council, we will report on the Y3 finances, follow up on outstanding items from the Winter PGM, and discuss matters for the mid-term report. If you have any items that you would like to raise during the Council, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate suggested topics of discussion. The agenda and Zoom link will be sent directly to Partnership Council members.


Under the various workshop themes, there will be leads to start off and guide the conversations, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute to the discussions.

  • How Language Technology can be Harnessed in Language Education
  • Opportunities of Speech Technology in Language Documentation and Revitalization
  • Keyboards, Spell Checkers, and Morpheme Completion: Writing Indigenously on Mobile Devices
  • Demonstrations of Morphodict and the Speech Database

Please check back for updates on scheduling. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michaela at /