About the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS)
The Berkeley Linguistics Society is the second oldest graduate student-run linguistics society in the United States. Its primary purpose is to organize an annual conference (the Annual Meeting), which takes place in February each year.
Graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley run all of the organization's operations, from publishing the Proceedings to selecting the Special and Parasession topics and putting on the Annual Meeting itself. After the successful close of each Annual Meeting, leadership and responsibility for the day-to-day running of BLS are transferred to the next year's second-year cohort, who comprise the BLS Executive Committee.
BLS 39 Executive Committee
Nicholas Baier, Erin Donnelly, Matthew Faytak, Joseph Giroux, Matthew Goss, Jevon Heath, John Merrill, Kelsey Neely, Melanie Redeye