SNEWS 2014 is going to take place on November 15th, 2014 at UMass
The Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS) is an annual workshop for graduate students in Linguistics to present their work and receive feedback in an informal setting. Topics of presentation generally fall into any of the following categories (broadly defined): semantics, pragmatics, semantics/pragmatics interface, experimental and psycholinguistic investigations into semantic/pragmatic phenomena, etc.
The workshop is meant to encourage the development and exchange of ideas through friendly interaction between students and faculty from different universities in the area. Universities that have participated in the past include UConn, UMass, Harvard, MIT, Brown, and Yale. (This description is taken from the website of SNEWS 2013.)
Workshop website: http://people.umass.edu/jmendiaaldam/snews/index.html