July 23-25, 2020, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
The KLI is built around gathering together people interested in the Klingon language and culture. To that end, we provide an opportunity each year for face-to-face meeting, learning, speaking, and playing.
qep’a’ cha’maH SochDIch, the 27th Great Meeting of the Klingon Language Institute, takes place once again in Indianapolis. Students from around the world, ranging from novice to expert, will gather to learn, practice, and speak the warrior’s tongue. Come enjoy a weekend of immersive study, activities, song, and socializing. Meet friends both old and new who share a real passion for this unique language.
Morning classes are held for those who have just begun their studies or who want to reinforce their knowledge of the basics. Games and exercises throughout the day will give students a chance to practice what they have learned and to take advantage of the presence of more advanced speakers. Informal late night games and discussions are customary. Opportunities to experience Klingon as a real, living language will be plentiful. Those who wish to test their skills and knowledge will be given the chance to demonstrate their abilities by taking certification tests (the Learn Klingon Online course is designed to prepare students to pass the first level of certification). The official conference activities will close with a Saturday night pizza party and cabaret.
Take your tlhIngan Hol to the next level by joining us in Indianapolis this July. qo’mey poSmoH Hol! Language opens worlds!
- Marc Okrand
- Lawrence Schoen
- Alan Anderson
- Jeremy Cowan
- Chris Lipscombe
- Michelle Peat
- Carol Anderson
- Who’s next?
A note about costumes/uniforms: Costumes are welcome, but the meeting focuses on language. The majority of our members will not be wearing costumes and many are not concerned with the cosplay aspect of Klingon. However, we will likely have some attendees who dress in full armor for the day, or wear an honor sash the whole conference, or wear a ridged forehead to indicate that they are in their Klingon persona and will only speak Klingon. Saturday night you may see a bit more dressing up and costuming for the cabaret. The most common “uniform” for most of the meeting will, however, probably be jeans and a T-shirt.