Richmond, Kentucky, USA
July 24-28 2007
This is a conference of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. The ‘Speech and Beyond’ theme includes animal communication, including interspecies communication, especially between humans and animals.
It includes a speech by Irene Pepperberg, of ‘Alex’ the African Grey fame. Her talk is called “Communicative and Cognitive Skills of African Gray Parrots”
More info at: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lacus/2007.html
You can also read about Alex at his own website: http://www.alexfoundation.org/index2.htm