Get Involved

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA46. 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

Mark your calendars to join your fellow translators, declaimers, and enthusiasts on Friday, November 10, 2023 for our annual evening of Declamación…in person once again! You must recite (or sing) from memory (no reading). Time allotment is 5 minutes. We will begin with those who sign up in advance using this form, and then, time permitting, an open mic will follow. Host: Clyde Moneyhun. The signup deadline was October 31, but anyone is welcome to join the open mic.

Desert Museum Tour
Are you staying in Tucson on the Sunday after the conference, and hoping to see some cacti? ALTA has booked a tour bus to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from 9am-1pm on November 12. Sign up and pay individually by calling Carmen at 520-622-8811, or send her an email at to book a reservation. The cost is $62/person, which includes transportation, a tour director, and admission to the museum. The deadline to book is November 1. Deadline extended to November 6! We need a minimum of 30 people for the tour to go forward, so invite your friends!

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 on November 10 at Sky Bar by bringing to the event copies of a 5-minute scene to be performed script-in-hand by volunteers.

Help Make ALTA46 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 Marriott, for you to recycle your used tote bags (they'll be donated to a local shelter for asylum seekers, The Inn of Southern Arizona), 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!

Past Deadlines

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 ALTA46 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 deadline to sign up was October 23. 

The AAWW x BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus Reading at ALTA46
The BIPOC Caucus Reading series is back for 2023! This year, the BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus is partnering with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), and are now looking for 6 readers to sign up for the in-person readings that will take place on Friday, November 10th between 7-8pm PT as part of an ALTA conference off-site event. The deadline to sign up was October 6.

Work Exchange Program
In exchange for free ALTA46 registration, work exchange volunteers will assist ALTA staff for a few hours with various tasks related to putting on our conference. The deadline for applications was September 18.

There is no need to sign up to attend panels at ALTA46, and you may attend as many as you wish. However, as you register for ALTA46, you have the option to sign up to be a participant in ONE or TWO roundtables (scroll to page 14 of the document). Roundtables aim to foster considered exchange, discussion and debate around one central theme, issue, or question. Roundtables are proposed and led by 2 or 3 organizers. 12 to 13 participants per roundtable will sign up, first-come first-served, to become part of their roundtable(s) of choice (no audience members). Please check our conference schedule to ensure that your selected roundtable(s) do not conflict with other sessions you may be a part of. For those seeking conference funding from an institution, please note that roundtable participation has equivalent status to presenting on an ALTA panel, and should be considered of equal merit. Roundtable signups are open until October 23 or until roundtables fill. UPDATE: ALL ROUNDTABLES ARE FULL as of 9/14/23!

Complimentary Registration
ALTA offers a lottery signup for a limited number of complimentary in-person ALTA46 registrations designed for those with financial hardship or who come from communities traditionally underrepresented at ALTA. The lottery deadline was August 31.

Request a Book for the Bookfair
Please read more on our Bookfair web page. The deadline to request books was August 1.

Share Info about an Offsite Event
ALTA offered the option to include your offsite reading, reception, or other event in Tucson in the ALTA46 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 was August 1. 

Bilingual Readings
Slots for ALTA's Annual Bilingual Reading Series (in-person only, no option to join virtually) have filled. The deadline was July 31. 

Sessions Seeking Participants
Some accepted panels and roundtables were proposed "seeking participants." Interested attendees were invited to write to the session organizer directly to join these panels. The deadline was July 30.

Propose a Panel or Roundtable
ALTA members had the option to propose panels or roundtables between March 14 and June 20, 2023. The deadline was June 20.

Call for Plays in Translation
Translators are invited to submit plays translated into English from another language. The translator of the winning translation will receive a small cash prize and the play will be presented as an in-person staged reading performed at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson during our 2023 conference dates. Read more about the contest hereThe deadline to submit was May 30.