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MACSIM is a regional workshop on issues related to meaning in natural language.

It consists of oral presentations and posters by graduate students from the participating departments in the Mid-Atlantic: NYU, CUNY, Rutgers, Penn, Delaware, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Georgetown. Faculty from these departments participate in audience discussion. There is also one invited talk by a faculty member, and plenty of time to get to know people and their work.

MACSIM is an annual event, with alternating host departments, similar to ones in the Northeast (SNEWS) and California (CUSP).

For more detailed information about MACSIM, see the FAQs.

The 10th MACSIM was hosted by Maryland on April 6th, 2024. Information is posted at

Registration for The 10th MACSIM is free, but please register here ASAP to facilitate planning. This will help especially with travel subsidies and the dinner party.

The 11th MACSIM will be hosted in spring 2025 at Johns Hopkins University.

If you’d like to receive announcements about the workshop, you can subscribe to the mailing list. You can also check the announcements section for news, and join the MACSIM Facebook group.