Event Calendar

Rutu organizes workshops, lectures and trainings on a regular basis. In the event calendar we post our own events as well as other events related to mother tongue and multilingual education around the world. So check back often for updates on events and information.

UPDATE: Due to the current Corona virus situation, events may be canceled or postponed. The events organised by the Rutu Foundation can be attended online from your own home. Stay healty, stay safe!


Rutu Events 2020

December 2020

SIRIUS Roundtable online meeting on Language Friendly Education Policy

Date: 10 December, 4 PM (CET) – part 2
Online, wherever you are

Language Friendly School Webinar

Date: 2 December, 3 PM (CET)
Online, wherever you are

November 2020

SIRIUS Roundtable online meetings on Language Friendly Education Policy

Date: 19 November, 4 PM (CET) – part 1

Date: 26 November, 4 PM (CET) – part 2

October 2020

Languages Without Borders Conference – Building an Inclusive Canada

Date: 23 – 24 October
Online, wherever you are

Language Friendly School Webinar

Date: 22 October, 8 PM (CEST)
Online, wherever you are

June 2020

NESET Webinar on Language Education and Multilingualism

Innovative language teaching methods, and school networks and labels as ways to promote multilingualism and language education

Date: 25 June, 4 PM (CEST)
Online, wherever you are

May 2020

Language Friendly School Webinar

Date: 7 May, 19.30h – 20.15h (Central European Summer Time)
Online, wherever you are.

Multilingual Events 2020

November 2020

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education. Panpapanpalya. Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices, Our Futures

Date: 2-6 November
Adelaide, Australia

Enspired. Digitale leerweek: Meertaligheid troef in het onderwijs

Date: 17-26 November
Livestream, Zoom, online wherever you are.

October 2020

Uppingham Seminar 2020: Indigenous Peoples & Education

Date: 2-4 October
Ely, United Kingdom

June 2020

A Webinar Series: Debating Challenges for Minority Protection

Date: 25 June – 2 July – 9 July
Online, wherever you are

27th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium: Global Indigeneity: Language From the Four Directions

Date: 25-27 June
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Conference on Multilingualism (COM2020)

Date: 23-25 June
Online, wherever you are. Attendance free of charge

February 2020

International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: High level event: Making a decade of action for indigenous languages

Date: 27-28 February 2020
Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico

International Mother Language Day

Date: 21 February

Past Events

March 2020

HLSE Event. Meertalige Kinderen: wat doe je ermee?

Date: 26 March (CANCELED)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands

February 2020

Language Friendly School Webinar

Date: 27 February
Online, wherever you are.

November 2019

International ConferenceAnother Brick in the Wall: Rethinking Education

Date 11 – 15 November
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

September 2019

Inclusion, Mobility, and Multilingual Education Conference

Date 24 – 26 September
Bangkok, Thailand 

July 2019

AVIOR Final Conference: Multiplier Event 2019

Date 3 July 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

June 2019

Gastcollege: Taalbeleid in Onderwijs en Maatschappij

Date 11 June 
Utrecht, the Netherlands 

Sixth International Conference 2019: Protecting Linguistic Minorities, Building Stronger Societies

Date 26 – 27 June 
Toronto, CA 

May 2019

AVIOR Transnational Meeting 2019

Date 6 May 
Zagreb, Croatia 

SIRIUS Annual Conference 

Date 7 – 8 May 
Zagreb, Croatia 

April 2019

Rutu Public Event: Multilingual Amsterdam #3

Date 10 April 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

AVIOR Study Visit 2019

Date 11 – 12 April 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Nationale Dialoog over de Toekomst van ons Onderwijs

Date 24 – 26 April 
Paramaribo, Surinam 

February 2019

Guest Lecture by Dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel “Languages, Literacies, and [how to move a mountain] Change Language Education Policies”

Date 6 February 
MA course “Languages and Literacies” by Prof. Carol Benson, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY, USA 

Launch Langaroo Multilingual App 

Date 21 February 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

December 2018

Presentation/discussion with Dr. Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman, Dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel and Manon Plasschaert
Date 5 December
St.Laurent, French-Guiana

November 2018

AVIOR third Transnational Partner Meeting
Date 12-16 November
Tallinn, Estonia

October 2018

Rutu Public Event: Multilingual Amsterdam #2
Date 30 October
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

September 2018

11th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition
Date 13-15 September
Lisbon, Portugal

Presentation: Translanguaging
Date 23 September
Festival voor het Afrikaans, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Discussion evening on Multilingual Education
Date 24 September
Centre for Turkish Language and Education (STOC), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration (Slimig2018)
Date 27-28 September
Sestri Levante, Italy

Workshop: Meertaligheid en Onderwijsongelijkheid
Date 29 September
Weekend College Zuidoost, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

July 2018

4th International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity in Schools and Society
Date 4-6 July
Soria, Spain

Public Event: Multilingual Amsterdam #1
Date 18 July
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

June 2018

Panel Discussion 
Date 7 June
EDINARotterdam, the Netherlands

MIME Expert Meeting
27 June
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference 2018 “Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects”
Date 7-8 June
Stockholm, Sweden

Exploring Language Eduation: Global and Local Perspectives
Date 18-20 June
Stockholm, Sweden

May 2018

Contested Languages in the Old World
Date 3-5 May
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

AVIOR Study Visit
Date 8-9 May
Thessaloniki, Greece

International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education – ICMME17
Date 11-13 May
Braga, Portugal

Workshop Translanguaging*
16 May
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Multilingual Parents Amsterdam Meeting
Date 23 May
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

April 2018

Global Approaches to Multilingualism and Standardisation, conference
Date 16-18 April
Cambridge, UK

Presentation at Study Day with Jim Cummins
Date 24 April
SLO, Utrecht, the Netherlands

1st Conference on Frisian Humanities, organized by the Fryske Akademy
Date 23-25 April
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

March 2018

1st International Conference on Research in Multilingualism: Innovation and New Challenges
Date 14-16 March
Oviedo, Spain

February 2018

Language and Development Congress
Date 1-3 February
Dublin, Ireland

Book presentation: Meertaligheid en Onderwijs
Date 20 February
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

International Mother Language Day 2018
Date 21 February 2018

First Colloquium on Language Contact in Education: Theory and Pedagogy
Date 27-28 February
Rabat, Morocco

 January 2018

AVIOR 2nd Transnational Partner Meeting
Date 24-25 January
Zagreb, Croatia

November 2017

Language and Development Congress
Date 27-29 November
Dakar, Senegal

2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report UNESCO
Date 23 November
The Hague, Amsterdam

GEMR 2017 Meeting: Wie waakt over het recht op onderwijs in ontwikkelingslanden?
Date 20 November
The Hague, Netherlands

International Congress on the Study of Indigenous Languages
Date 15-17 November
Querétaro, Mexico

Study Visit AVIOR
Date 15-17 November
Turino, Italy

October 2017

Puliima National Indigenous Language & Technology Forum 2017
Date 16 – 20 October
Cairns, Australia

Langscape Conference Ljouwert
Date 13 October
Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Netherlands

Rutu Guest Lectures at the Minor NT2 Post-HBO Course at the Hogeschool Rotterdam
Date 9 – 10 October
Rotterdam, Netherlands

MIME Expertmeeting Amsterdam
Date 2 October
Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 2017

National Platform Group EDINA Meeting
Date 14 September
Rotterdam, Netherlands

June 2017

NAOS Conference Risbo Institute
Date 21 June
Rotterdam, Netherlands

SDG Café #4
Date 15 June
The Hague, Netherlands

May 2017

Congress on Encouraging Community Participation: a Language, Education and Development COP Event
Date 17 – 19 May
Bangkok, Thailand

April 2017

Rutu Workshop at the International Human Rights Forum Lucerne (IHRF) Congress
Date 19 April
Lucerne, Switzerland

Nieuwe Amsterdamse Klas Meeting
Date 13 April
Amsterdam, Netherlands

SDG Café #3
Date 12 April
The Hague, Netherlands

Rutu Workshop Diversity for Pedagogy Students at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Date 5 April
Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 2017

Avior Partner Meeting
Date 30 – 31 March
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dialoogbijeenkomst Nederlandse Rapportage SDGs
Date 28 March
The Hague, Netherlands

Congres voor lerarenopleiders 2017 ‘Opleiden voor diversiteit en verbinding’
Presentatie omgaan met meertaligheid en diversiteit in Suriname: expertise bevordering van lerarenopleiders door dr. Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation), dr. Emmanuelle Le Pichon (EDINA) en Ellen-Petra Kerster
Date 16 March
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rutu Meeting Avior
Meeting on finding criteria for high quality bilingual school material for young children.

Date 7 March
Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 2017

Sustainable Development Goals Meeting
Date 16 February
The Hague – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Congress on Roma Translanguaging Enquiry Learning Space Project
Date 28 February
London, United Kingdom

International Day of Mother Tongue Education
Date 21 February

Third National Project Group Meeting EDINA Project
Date 2 February
Rotterdam, Netherlands

November 2016

European Commission – Third Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Date 8-9 November
Brussels, Belgium

Rutu Workshop for Pedagogy Students: Dealing with Multilingualism
By Ellen-Rose Kambel and Eowyn Crisfield
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Date 15 and 18 November 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

European Commission – A Great Start in Life! The Best Possible Education in the Early Years
Date 30 November – 1 December
Brussels, Belgium

October 2016

Fifth International Conference on Language and Education
Date 19-21 October
Bangkok, Thailand

MIME Second Expertmeeting Onderwijs: Meertaligheid in het Basis en Voortgezet Onderwijs
Date 11 October 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 2016

Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations. Intercultural Education at the Crossroads Conference
Date September 5-9 2016
Budapest, Hungary

European Commission – Second Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Discussion paper by Rutu director Ellen-Rose Kambel on educating language-minoritized students.

2nd Malaysian Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education
Date September 20-22 2016
Kuching, Malaysia

July 2016

Towards an Inclusive, Ethical and Plurilingual Language Education: 6th EDiLiC Conference
Date July 7-9 2016
Győr, Hungary

June 2016

International Conference on Bilingualism in Education
Date June 10-12 2016
Bangor, North Wales, UK

European Commission – First Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Date June 11 2016
Brussels, Belgium
– Report including discussion paper by Rutu advisory board member Emmanuelle LePichon

International Conference on CoDesigns. Envisioning Multi-Sited Language Education Policies
Ellen-Rose Kambel, Emmanuelle LePichon and Cynthia Groft of the Rutu Foundation will host a colloquium on translanguaging.
Date June 20-22 2016
Jyväskylä, Finland

May 2016

LEAD Community of Practice Event: Sustainable Development Goals, Language, Education and Development
Date May 18-20 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

April 2016

Strategy Meeting: Preserving the Kari’na and Lokono Indigenous Languages of Suriname
Roundtable with indigenous leaders and native language speakers, organized by Rutu and the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS)
Date 29 April 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname

Conference: Intercultural and Multilingual Education. Our Own Cultures and Languages as Key to School Success 
Closing Forum of the Teacher Training Project.
Date 30 April 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname

March 2016

The CIES 2016 Annual Conference: Six Decades of Comparative and International Education. Taking Stock and Looking Forward
Date 6-10 March 2016
Vancouver, Canada

Language, Power and Identity in Asia: Creating and Crossing Language Boundaries
Date 14-16 March 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands

MIME First Expertmeeting Onderwijs: Meertaligheid in het Basis en Voortgezet Onderwijs
Date 15 March 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Webinar: Translanguaging: A Powerful Pedagogical Strategy for Multilingual Classrooms
Date 17 March 2016
Online (in Dutch)

February 2016

International Conference on Inclusive Education and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
Date 18-20 February 2016
Manila, Philippines

International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings
Date 7-9 February 2016
Mandalay, Myanmar

Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
4-6 February and 18-21 February 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname

Rutu Panel Discussion on Multilingualism and Language Discrimination in Education
Date 25 February 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

January 2016

Study Day for Teachers of Dutch as a Second Language
Translanguaging: the basis for a powerful intercultural learning environment – presentation by Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 13 January
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages: Preservation and Revitalization
Date 19-21 January
New York, U.S.A.

December 2015

International Colloquium on Endangered Languages and Information Technology
Date 4-5 December
Querétaro, Mexico

Multilingualism! Closing event of the Validiv project
Date 11 December 2015
Brussels, Belgium

November 2015

Rutu Roundtable: Multilingual Education for Migrant Children in Europe: New Approaches
6 November
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Rutu Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
5-6 November 2015
Paramaribo, Suriname

International Language and Development Conference
Date 18-20 November
New Delhi, India

Rutu Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
19-21 November 2015
Paramaribo, Suriname

4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
Date 23-26 November
Auckland, New Zealand

October 2015

Three Guianas Conference
Introduction of Plurilingual and Intercultural Teaching Strategies – presentation by Emmanuelle LePichon (Utrecht University) and Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 1-3 October
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 2015

Everyday Multilingualism, Sustainable Linguistic Diversity and Multi-Engagement
Mercator Network Conference
Date 18-19 September
Budapest, Hungary

Math & Language Conference (City of Amsterdam)
Math for Second Language Leaners – workshop by Emmanuelle LePichon (Utrecht University) and Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 23 September
Amsterdam, The Netherlands