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IMPORTANT! Please note that this is a split-site Conference, beginning in Heredia on 5 August, them moving on to Límón from 8 to 11 August. Transportation between the two sites will be provided for presenters. Conference buses will leave Heredia at 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday and return from Limón at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 11. Presenters can pre-pay for their guests through the registration form.

The full Registration fee includes coffee breaks, conference materials and transportation to Limón. Lunch is not included and may be purchased at one of the many establishments nearby.

La tarifa de inscripción incluye los tiempos de café, los materiales de la conferencia, y el bus a Limón. El almuerzo no esta incluido pero lo pueden conseguir en alguno de los muchos establecimientos cercanos.

NB: A $15 fee will be deducted from all refunds. There are no refunds for cancellations after 5 July.

ACCEPTANCE: Once you have received your formal acceptance letter, please confirm or cancel your attendance as necessary. Registration is key for the planning and programming process, and only registered participants will appear on the programme 4 weeks before the start of the conference. 


  Early Bird Registration (until June 30) Regular registration
(Jul 1-Aug 12)
A. SCL/SPCL Members//Miembros de la SCL/SPCL
B. SCL/SPCL Student Members//Estudiantes Miembros de la SCL/SPCL
C. Non-SCL/SPCL Members US$300 US$300
D. Costa-Rica-Based (Observers)//Costarricenses (Observadores)
(limit 3 days per person, not for presenters)//Observadores. Pase de un dia (3 dias por persona como limite)
E. One-Day Observer Pass (non-Costa-Rica-Based) (limit 3 days per person, not for presenters)
Conference Extras:    
Conference Dinner (Heredia on Tuesday evening). Deadline July 27 US$30 US$30
Cocktail/Cultural Activity (Limón) tba tba
Friday Lunch in Limón (included in registration for categories A-C above) US$30 US$30
Transportation to/from Limón (round trip), (included in registration for categories A-C above). Deadline July 27 US$30 US$30
Conference T-Shirt (must be preordered by July 15) US$14 N/A

Read Our Cancellation Policy

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING! Note that there are a number of registration categories, each of which has its own designated registration code. Conference presenters will have received an email with your specific assigned code. Please be sure to have it in hand when ready to register. Observers and other non-presenters should write to treasurer@scl-online.net to request their code. Message us at our Help Desk on our Facebook event page for any registration form matters. Contact the Local Organising Committee for any details related to on site matters.

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Non-Emergency Cancellation Policy: Such cancellations are possible up to 15 July 2018 only, as follows: 

  • a cancellation fee of 25% of registration costs will be applied for cancellations received up to 1 July;
  • a cancellation fee of 50% of registration costs will be applied for cancellations received up to 15 July.

No refund is possible after 15 July, unless in accordance with the Emergency Policy below.

All refunds will be done via a bank transfer or credit card refund to the payee nominated account after the conference (all bank charges will be directly deducted from the refund). 

Emergency Cancellation Policy: Refunds may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to a family death, illness, or other extraordinary circumstances. Bank charges may still be applied. In such circumstances, the SCL Treasurer must be contacted by e-mail - treasurer@scl-online.net.

Please see Society and Conference Rules
Regulaciones del Congreso y de la Sociedad





Guest Speaker

Guest Speakers

J. Diego Quesada, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Dr. Quesada got his BA in English in 1986 and his Master's in Linguistics in 1989 at the University of Costa Rica Read More»

Joyce Pereira (University of Aruba) has a Master's in Dutch Language and Literature. She had taught Dutch and Papiamento didactics at the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano.. Read More»



Host University
The Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) is one of five public universities in Costa Rica, with the main campus located in the city of Heredia. Learn more»

Heredia, Heredia Province (Aug 5-8 and 11-12)
One of Costa Rica's most historical cities, founded in 1705 and nicknamed "City of Flowers". Located in central Costa Rica amidst vast coffee plantations and lush greenery. Learn more»

Limón (Aug 8-11)
Stretching along the Caribbean Coast, Limón is considered to be one of the most pristine and lush regions of Costa Rica. Learn more»

important dates

Important Dates

Submission of full papers:
12 August 2018

Early Bird Registration:
ends 30 June 2018

Notification of acceptance:
15 April 2018

Deadline for Abstracts:
15 February 2018
Extended to March 17

Early Notification of acceptance:
20 December 2017

Early Bird Abstracts:
30 October 2017

useful info

Social Programme

- Tuesday Conference Dinner (Heredia)
- Friday Lunch (Limón)
- Limón Cultural Activity (tba)
- Conference T-Shirt (preorder with registraation)


social programme

Useful Information

Before you go:
- Airlines flying to Costa Rica
- Airport > Juan Santamaría International (SJO), San José
- Entry Requirements
- Visas by Nationality
- Yellow Fever Vaccination

Arriving in Costa Rica:
Click here to learn about airport transfers, currency,
mobile devices, getting around, shopping etc.