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Notice: ALTA43 is moving to a virtual platform.
Click here to read a statement from ALTA Board President Ellen Elias-Bursać.

Click here to read a statement from ALTA staff about changes to session and reading proposals

There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA43.  Please consider the following options, and check back for more as conference programming develops.

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

Conference Registration
What it's all about! Registration for ALTA43 is now open.

Translation Trivia Online Interlude: Mask Me Another!

This year, along with the ALTA conference as a whole, Translation Trivia is also moving online! With the change of venue, the quiz will take a somewhat different form than usual.

We know—it’s not going to be the same as when teams huddle together over a bar table, trying to figure out the answers together. (Remember huddling?) Traditional Translation Trivia will be back as soon as circumstances allow it! But in order to keep our brains ticking over in the meantime, we’ve devised a slightly different kind of test. There are two phases. In phase one, starting on September 30, you’ll be given a series of translation-themed trivia questions to answer. Honor system applies! No internet checking. Teams and individual players alike are welcome to try their hand.

In phase two, you’ll be given a further challenge and the chance to win prizes. But of that, more later...

Find details for how to take part in “Mask Me Another” in the digital conference welcome brochure, released September 29.

Mark your calendars to join your fellow translators, declaimers, and enthusiasts on Friday, October 2, 2020 for our annual evening of Declamación…the first virtual installment! You must recite (or sing) from memory (no reading). Time allotment is 5 minutes. To sign up, e-mail with information about what/by whom/from where/in which language you plan to recite, and a one-line bio (and/or any questions you might have). If you would like to be on the list, please let Barbara know by September 1. The evening will begin with those who have signed up in advance; time permitting, an open-mic session will follow.

Past Deadlines

Pitch Sessions
Want to receive one-on-one feedback from an editor? Be sure to register at the $125 or $200 rate for the chance to join a workshop with an established translator, and to meet with editors for two individual Pitch Sessions. The deadline to register at these rates and participate in pitch sessions was August 31, 2020. Information about how to sign up for a workshop and pitch sessions will be sent to all registrants at the $125 and $200 levels on September 1.

Spread the word about your press, program, book, and more through an ALTA43 sponsorship. View sponsorship options here to reach our exclusive audience of translators, educators, students, editors, publishers, and readers of literary translation! Leveled sponsorships closed on August 28, 2020.

Drop-in Translator Happy Hours
ALTA has reached max capacity for planning virtual happy hours during our conference, and the proposal form closed on August 25, 2020. You are welcome to plan your own virtual meetup, and if you'd like to send event info to Communications and Awards Manager Rachael Daum, we can help publicize it through ALTA's social media.

Bookfair Requests
Requests for titles to be included in the conference bookfair closed on August 17, 2020.

ALTA's bookfair is always a celebration of the work of our community. During our virtual 2020 conference, ALTA is using to highlight member translations and the titles published by translation presses. Many translations distributed through Small Press Distribution will also be available for sale at a discount on SPD's website during the conference dates. Finally, books not available through either Bookshop or SPD will be included in a pdf posted to our conference website.

Propose a Session
Session proposals closed on July 6, 2020.

Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Readings Series
The Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series is one of the most popular events at the conference. Readings must be conducted at least partially in the source language, in addition to English. Reading proposals closed on July 6, 2020.

Call for Plays in Translation
The call for plays in translation in partnership with Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson, AZ closed on June 22, 2020.