Registration

Registration

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2021 is another year of firsts for ALTA: as the pandemic continues, we are programming an exciting mixed-presence conference for our community. Virtual and in-person options will allow attendees to join us this fall in the way that makes sense for them: read more about what to expect here. You’ve told us how important it is that the conference remain financially accessible, especially given the challenges of the past year; in response, we have brought down prices across the board for this year and are offering pay-what-you-can options. 

Our Standard Registration rates are listed in the middle column below. For those who are not in a position to pay the standard rate, there is the option of a $50 Reduced Rate. If you are able to pay more, please consider registering at the Pay-it-Forward Rates, which offset costs for others and help make the conference more accessible for everyone. 

We’ve created a few ways for registrants to receive discounts: register for the Combo (both Virtual & In-Person Conferences), and automatically receive a multilingual workshop & unlimited pitch sessions, at no extra charge. Or, register for the Virtual Conference at the Pay-It-Forward rate, and automatically receive a multilingual workshop & unlimited pitch sessions at no extra charge, if you register before August 31. The first 50 people to register at the Combo Pay-it-Forward rate will receive a limited edition broadside printed by the University of Arizona Letterpress Lab!

One thing hasn’t changed: ALTA members still receive discounted registration. Become an ALTA member today for 20% off registration, the ability to propose roundtables and seminars, and other benefits. Read more and join here. And to the extent that you are able, please give to ensure that ALTA can continue its work.

We understand that at this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be difficult to make plans for the fall. In light of this, ALTA is making a change for this year: we will now allow refunds and exchanges to conference registration. Cancellations received on or before October 31, 2021 will be refunded less a 15% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after November 1. Email ALTA staff if you would like to make changes to your registration to the ALTA44 conference.

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view conference schedule draft and list of accepted sessions

Important Dates:
July 12: Registration opens
August 31: Registration for workshops & pitch sessions closes
October 18: In-person registration closes

COVID-19 Guidelines at ALTA44 in Tucson

At ALTA, we recognize that guidelines around COVID-19 may change as the public health situation fluctuates. Please refer to this web page for our most recent guidelines, updated on 9.27.21 to include proof of vaccination or a negative test. 

ALTA44 Registration Rates

*ALTA Members receive a 20% discount on Standard and Pay-it-Forward Rate tickets!

Virtual Conference Work Exchange Program: ALTA's annual conference would not be possible without the hard work of volunteers to ensure that events run smoothly and to guarantee the best time for all attendees. Through August 23, ALTA held an application period for a limited number of complimentary registrations for those who signed up to volunteer during the virtual conference as part of our Work Exchange Program.

Complimentary Registration: Through July 1, ALTA offered a lottery sign-up for a limited number of complimentary conference registrations designed for those with financial hardship or who come from communities traditionally underrepresented at ALTA.

Combo Pay-it-Forward Rate: The first 50 people to register at the Combo Pay-it-Forward rate will receive a limited edition broadside printed by the University of Arizona Letterpress Lab!

More Information

Multilingual workshops (October 3-10) are small groups of translators who meet with an established translator to discuss brief translations circulated to the group beforehand. Confirmed workshop leaders include Jennifer Croft, William Gregory, Katrine Øgaard Jensen, Katherine Hedeen, and Kareem James Abu-Zeid, among others! 

Pitch sessions (September 8-24) are 8-minute one-on-one meetings with editors of literary translation magazines and journals, during which the translator may pitch a project for possible publication. Confirmed publications include: Archipelago Books, Deep Vellum, Graywolf Press, New Directions, The Paris Review, and Wave Books. Pitch session signups are now unlimited for those who register at this level! 

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks, cash, or PayPal. 

We understand that at this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be difficult to make plans for the fall. In light of this, ALTA is making a change for this year: we will now allow refunds and exchanges to conference registration. Cancellations received on or before October 31, 2021 will be refunded less a 15% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after November 1. Email ALTA staff if you would like to make changes to your registration to the ALTA44 conference.

After purchasing conference registration, if you decide you would like to upgrade your level, please contact us at info@literarytranslators.org

For the purposes of planning and social distancing, NO onsite conference registration will be offered in Tucson; you must register online in advance.

We welcome everyone to our conference and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conversation. Learn more about accessibility at ALTA44. Contact: Kelsi Vanada, ALTA Program Manager

If you experience any issues with the online registration form, please contact ALTA staff at info@literarytranslators.org.

Please direct any questions you might have to info@literarytranslators.org. We hope you enjoy this fall's conference!