Appearing below is a sampling of media coverage for previous Polyglot Conferences in Budapest, Hungary, Novi Sad, New York and Thessaloniki as well as the upcoming conference in Reykjavík on 27-29th October. For press information about Polyglot Conference Thessaloniki 2016, please contact us here.
Elsa Poimenidou interviews Alex Rawlings live on Greek national TV channel ERT3 about languages, language learning, and the upcoming Polyglot Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Columbia University student and radio journalist Danielle Fox interviews co-organizer Ellen Jovin about the New York City conference.
Chris Broholm interviews the organizers of the first Polyglot Conference to hit North America. Hear what will happen when hundreds of polyglots from around the world land on the island of Manhattan!
In an article entitled "Language Opens New Worlds: International Polyglot Conference in Novi Sad," the publication Svet took a look back at three days of language talks and events held at the Cultural Center of Novi Sad. More than 40 languages were heard over the course of the weekend, which was organized by Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Emanuele Marini and Dr. Andrew Fajgelj, the Cultural Center's director. At the event, plans to hold the 2015 conference in New York City were announced. (Article in Serbian.)
In this piece entitled "Second International Polyglot Conference," television station RTV recorded the impressions of organizers as well as participants in the weekend's events at the Cultural Center of Novi Sad.
On the official website of the city of Novi Sad, this news coverage announced "The Second International Polyglot Conference Has Started." The story described the opening ceremony, where the the mayor's cabinet head, Aleksandar Petrovic, welcomed more than 200 polyglots and language enthusiasts. Novi Sad, with its rich history and culture, was an ideal place to host talks on numerous language topics presented in both Serbian and English and other events where attendees could socialize, practice languages and gain new knowledge. (Text is in Serbian.)
This Serbian-language article, "The International Polyglot Conference Is Opened," featured Novi Sad organizer and host Emanuele Marini, an Italian hyperpolyglot who speaks more than 15 languages fluently and is a great supporter of the international polyglot community.
This Serbian radio coverage, "International Polyglot Conference at Cultural Center Novi Sad Starting Friday," talked about the significance of Novi Sad as host city. Located in a province with 26 ethnic groups and six official languages, Novi Sad was an ideal setting for a multilingual event such as this, where topics were presented in Serbian and English with simultaneous interpretation, and the importance of minority languages would be underscored.
This article, illustrated with a photo from the first international Polyglot Conference in Budapest in 2013, profiled several prominent hyperpolyglots, including Richard Simcott, who co-founded the Polyglot Conference series, and Alex Rawlings, another of the organizers.