Cornell University
August 17 – 20, 2020

COSWL Pop-Up Mentoring at SALT30

Pop-Up Mentoring is scheduled during lunch on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Alternatively, matched participants are welcome to agree on a different time to meet.

This event is open to all, regardless of gender or career stage.

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, August 12, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

Sign up

If you are interested in being a mentor, please complete the Mentor signup form

If you are interested in being mentored, please complete the Mentee signup form

Additional information for mentors and mentees can be found here.


A major initiative by the LSA Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL) is the Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP). It is a series of events that travel around from conference to conference, giving anyone who is interested a chance to have a brief meeting with a mentor outside of their official support system.

This program is based on a successful "speed mentoring" program that has been run for many years by the American Psychosomatic Society, and is modeled after similar events organized by Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS). There are several ground rules for this program:

  1. This is a one-time session (i.e., the mentor is not signing on for a longer-term mentoring relationship);
  2. The mentee should come with a specific question or two to guide the session and make the most of it;
  3. The mentee should send the mentor some information about themselves and their question(s) ahead of time, but not expect that the mentor will have read this information prior to the meeting.

Additional information abou the Pop-Up Mentoring Program can be found here.