The Student Conference on Linguistics (StuTS) is an event aimed at students of linguistics, computational linguistics and other language-related fields. Since 1987, it has taken place every semester. The goal of the conference is to allow for scientific exchange in a social environment, as well as to introduce students to the experience of a scientific conference in preparation for an academic career. The Computational Linguistics Students Conference (TaCoS) was founded in 1992 and takes place annually. Students of computational linguistics and thematically related fields meet up and discuss their research in talks and workshops. The organization of both conferences alike is handled by teams of student volunteers dedicated to host it at their university. Usually, attendees are provided with housing and breakfast, compensated for by a small attendance fee. The program consists of talks, workshops and postersessions held by students, in which everybody is allowed to present their work. Additionally, renowned researchers of the hosting university are asked to present keynotes. A number of events offered in the free time allows everybody to get to know each other.
Due to the current situation, recently not all traditions could be followed. TaCoS 2020 was canceled, both of the most recent StuTS in Berlin and Bayreuth had to take place online. Talks, conversations and fun events were held nonetheless – and they will be in 2021 as well. For organizational reasons, we have decided to merge the two conferences that are to take place this summer. The 69. Student Conference on Linguistics and the Computational Linguistics Students Conference 2021 will take place as one joint conference. We are glad to be able to allow a more interconnected exchange of knowledge between the fields in this way. The joint conference is a one-time measure, StuTS and TaCoS will stay independent of each other.
To which extent it will be possible to host any events offline is as of yet unclear; as soon as the exact format is decided on, you will be able to see it here.