ALTA47 Program Information

ALTA47 Program Information

As we get closer to the conference, watch this space for ALTA47 program updates, including information about the keynote speaker, sessions, and local partnerships in Milwaukee!


Read the ALTA47 Overview


Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA47. Please consider the following opportunities and deadlines, and check back for more as conference programming develops.

Are you an ALTA member looking to propose a session? 


Proposal Guidelines for ALTA47

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Get conference updates, plan local events, find friends, and share events you're excited about in our ALTA Conferences Facebook Group.

Upcoming Deadlines

Propose a Panel or Workshop
ALTA members have the option to propose panels or workshops between March 7 and June 17, 2024. View proposal guidelines and propose here.

Sessions Seeking Participants
Some accepted panels and workshops will be proposed "seeking participants." Interested attendees are invited to write to the session organizer directly to join these sessions when they are shared in ALTA's July 16 newsletter. The deadline is July 30.

Bilingual Readings
Slots for ALTA's Annual Bilingual Reading Series (in-person only, no option to join virtually) are open until filled (first-come, first-served). Use this form to sign upThe deadline is July 31. 

Share Info about an Offsite Event
ALTA offers the option to include your offsite reading, reception, or other event in Milwaukee in the ALTA47 schedule. Our program book is edited, designed, and printed in the summer; that's why the deadline to include an offsite event in the program book is July 31. Submit your offsite event info through this form.

Complimentary Registration
ALTA offers a lottery signup for a limited number of complimentary in-person ALTA47 registrations designed for those with financial hardship or who come from communities traditionally underrepresented at ALTA. The lottery will open on June 11 and the deadline is August 31.

Work Exchange Program
In exchange for free ALTA47 registration, work exchange volunteers will assist ALTA staff for a few hours with various tasks related to putting on our conference. Applications will open on July 16 and the deadline is September 5.

Wayfinders Program
Are you attending ALTA's conference for the first time this year? Or are you a seasoned expert of punctuation panels, riveting readings, and dynamic Declamación? If you are looking for an "in" to this year's programming, or if you want to be someone else's, the Wayfinders program is for you. Our community is growing, and as we see attendance increase, we know you want ALTA47 to be as warm, welcoming, and intimate an experience as we do. Our goal is to pair up translators joining ALTA programming for the first time with those who know it best. The interest form will open on May 14 and the deadline to sign up is October 7. 

Mark your calendars to join your fellow translators, declaimers, and enthusiasts for our annual evening of Declamación! You must recite (or sing) from memory (no reading). Time allotment is 5 minutes. We will begin with those who sign up in advance, and then, time permitting, an open mic will follow. The signup deadline is October 20, but anyone is welcome to join the open mic. Signup in advance using this form.

Cold Beer, Cold Readings
If you've translated a play (or part of a play), you're invited to participate in Cold Beer, Cold Readings by bringing to the event copies of a 5-minute scene to be performed script-in-hand by volunteers. More info to come!

Help Make ALTA47 Greener!
Please join ALTA in our effort to reduce waste. On the final day of the conference, receptacles will be available at the registration table in the Hyatt, for you to recycle your used tote bags (they'll be donated), name badge holders (they will be reused next year), and program books. If you'd like to keep any of these items, you're still welcome to!