ICSTLL 53 was hosted by the University of North Texas from October 2 - 4, 2020 with a pre-conference meeting of the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages on October 1st from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

The International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL) is the premier meeting for linguistic researchers on Sino-Tibetan language family, a family with over 400 languages and second only to IndoEuropean in numbers of speakers worldwide. ICSTLL has been held in 13 different countries.  Twenty-four of the meetings have been held in the United States with the first meeting taking place at Yale in 1968.