Conferences and Events


The foundation convenes, organizes or assists in funding numerous conferences, symposia and other events, among them the Nitobe Symposia, named for the Japanese diplomat Nitobe Inazō (1862-1933), international invitational discussions of language issues.  Also supported are the symposia on language and the United Nations, held in New York on an annual basis, and numbers of other events.  ESF directors are frequent presenters at conferences, on topics of interest to the Foundation.

Soros Lectures in New York, NY, December 2016 – Fall 2017

The series of lectures in New York commemorating Tivadar Soros, Esperanto speaker. To find more about the series, please click here.

Symposia at the United Nations

The series of symposia at the UEA office at the United Nations in New York is organized by the study Group on Language and the United Nations, in co-operation with the University of Hartford, the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems and ESF. U.N._LogoTo find out more about Symposia at the World Esperanto Association's (UEA) office at the United Nations in New York, please click here.  


Nitobe Symposia

nitobe_logoThe Nitobe Centre For Language Democracy was inspired by a conference series (the Nitobe Symposium) organized by the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems. These conferences bring together activists, academics, bureaucrats and politicians to examine the linguistic dimensions of European integration and globalization. To find out more about Nitobe Symposia, please click here.  


Other events

ESF sponsores a wide arrange of events, conferences and symposia. Please click here for more information.




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