Get Involved

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved at ALTA44. 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.

Sign Up for a Bilingual Reading
The annual tradition of the Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series will continue (virtually and in-person). Readings will not be by application this year; instead, they will be first-come, first-served, with signups taking place at registration. Please be prepared to share the name of your author, title of the text, genre, your bio, and a brief description of the work. We are excited to share the work of these translators with our conference attendees. Just a few in-person reading slots remain! Sign up by October 8.

Conference Registration
What it's all about! Register for the conference today, and read more here about deadlines and what to expect, including a conference schedule draft. As always, all conference participants must register for the conference. NB: Our virtual conference platform works best in the Chrome browser. Please download it here before registering. 

Seminar/Roundtable Participation
Sign-ups for virtual roundtables and seminars closed on October 8. In addition to the seminar(s) or roundtable(s) you join as a participant at each portion of the conference, you are welcome to join additional sessions as an audience member. Audience members do not need to sign up in advance. Note that in-person seminar/roundtable signups close October 18.

Wayfinders in Tucson
Are you attending the ALTA conference for the first time this fall? Or are you a seasoned expert of punctuation panels, riveting readings, and dynamic Declamaci√≥n? If you are looking for an "in" to this year's conference, or if you want to be someone else's, this program is for you. Fill out this form by October 11, and we'll pair up translators coming to the in-person conference for the first time with those who know it best. 

Read the World, the ALTA44 Social Media Bookfair
Signups to be listed on ALTA's website as a participant in Read the World were open through August 23, but publishers are still welcome to take part! Email us at to request a press kit.

Contracts and Rights: Your Questions Answered
Submit a question for the ALTA44 panel on translation contracts with Umair Kazi, Julia Sanches, and Allison Markin Powell before October 15, using this form!

Past Deadlines

Propose a Roundtable or Seminar
Seminar and roundtable proposals (virtual and in-person) were submitted through June 21. 

Call for Plays in Translation
In association with ALTA44, the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre in Tucson sought short form or short excerpts of plays in translation for a in-person staged reading performed by local actors. Through June 22, translators were invited to submit a translation of no more than 50 pages (excerpts from longer works are fine), the original, a brief query letter including confirmation of permission to translate the piece, and short bios of both author and translator. 

Participate in the ALTA44 Virtual Bookfair
Requests for titles to be added to the ALTA44 bookfair on were accepted through August 23.

Seminar/Roundtable Participation
Sign-ups for virtual roundtables and seminars closed on October 8.