We are pleased to announce that the International Symposium on Bilingualism and Cognition 2018 will take place at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani – KK Birla Campus Goa, India,
from November 1st to 3rd, 2018

images.pngThis conference is supported by the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Cambridge University Press.

Key dates

June 30, 2018. August 15, 2018. Deadline for abstracts submission.

July 31, 2018. September 15, 2018. Notification of acceptance.

October 10, 2018. October 20, 2018. Early registration deadline.

November 1st – 3rd, 2018. Conference dates.


Venue:  The venue for all the talks is Conference venue, computer center, LC 101, BITS Pilani Goa.

Schedule updated on 31 October 2018:

Please note the recent changes.  The conference will commence at 9am (Registration) instead of 8.30 AM. The poster and oral awards will be presented at the end of day 3.

Click here to access the full schedule of the conference. (Nov 1 -3, 2018).

Click here to access the schedule for poster sessions. (Nov 1 and 2, 2018).

Poster Awards: On November 3, 2018, there will be a session for oral and poster awards, sponsored by Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. It will be held from 12:45 to 13:15.

Format of the presentations: Each oral presentation will have a time slot of maximum 20 minutes (including discussion).

The dimensions of the poster boards should be 116cm wide x 106cm tall:

Dinner: There will be a Gala dinner on November 2, 2018 (day 2) after 7.30PM. The venue for the dinner is the Bogmalo beach resort.

There is an additional charge for the dinner. To register for the dinner, please go to the registration page.

Please check this page regularly for updates regarding the programme.



Note: Please contact Dr. Veeky Baths (veeky@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in) for official invitation letters.

Update: The early registration deadline has been extended to October 20, 2018.

Update: There will be a Gala dinner (click for more information) on day 2 of the conference. A separate fee of Rs. 2500 (Indian participants) or $75 (International participants) will be charged for it. If you wish to attend the dinner, then transfer the amount to the bank details given below. When making the payment, kindly mention “ISBC 2018 Dinner” in the transaction information. Optionally, you could email us the payment receipt.

Registration fees

Type Early registration (before Oct 20th) Late registration (after Oct 20th)
Students/Research Scholars (India) 3500 INR 4000 INR
Faculty/ Post Doctorates / Others (India) 4000 INR 4500 INR
International Participants 5000 INR 5500 INR

If you are submitting an abstract, submit the same before registering for the symposium.

To register for the conference, Click Here Registrations are Closed.
Note the following while making the registration:
1. State: Choose “Goa”.
2.Type of Corporate/Institution : Choose “Educational Institutions”.
3. Choose “Birla Institute of Technology and Science”.
4. Choose appropriate “Payment Category”.

To register for the conference and dinner, transfer the appropriate fee to account details given below:

Name : BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
Bank Name : State Bank Of India
Branch : BITS Pilani, Goa.
Account Number: 30803683413
IFS Code: SBIN0010720
MICR Code : 403002055
TAN : BLRB03044G

For International Participants Only: Once payment is done, send an email to cnrl.bpgc@gmail.com with the following details:
1. Name
2. University/Institution Name
3. Payment Transaction Number
4. Title of Abstract/ Easychair Reference Number



You can either apply for a tourist visa or a business/conference visa. In case you choose to apply for the conference visa, please contact Dr. Veeky Baths (organizer) at veeky@goa.bits-pilani.ac.infor invitation letters.

For more information on Indian visas, click here:
For information about hotels near BITS Goa, click here.

All conference events will be hosted at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, India.
The venue for all the talks is Conference venue, computer center, LC 101, BITS Pilani Goa.