Lydia White has recently returned from Sarajevo where she was a plenary speaker at the 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (May 7-9), a conference which has achieved considerable success in bringing together researchers from the different communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and surrounding regions. The title of her talk was ‘Linguistic theory, generative L2 research and language pedagogy: from theory to practice (or maybe not)’. McGill grad Martyna Kozlowska also presented a paper at the conference.