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

Propose a Panel or Roundtable
ALTA members can propose panels or roundtables between March 14 and June 20, 2023. Read our proposal guidelines and propose your session here. The deadline is June 20, 2023.

Bilingual Readings
Sign-ups for ALTA's Annual Bilingual Reading Series can be found at this link. The form lists 9 themes; please select ONE reading slot in the theme that best fits your work. If there are no more options, you can opt into a waitlist for readers at ALTA46. Signups are first-come, first-served until all slots are filled. The deadline is July 31. Open categories: Mediterranean Potpourri, Memoir, Germanic Languages Poetry.

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 is May 30.

Request a Book for the Bookfair
Fill out this form to request a book to be ordered for the ALTA46 bookfair. Requesting a book does not guarantee that it will be available at the bookfair. Please read more and request here. The deadline to request books is August 1.

Share Info about an Offsite Event
Planning an offsite reading, reception, or other event in Tucson during ALTA46 from November 8-11, 2023? We'll be glad to list it in the ALTA46 schedule to help guide fellow attendees to your event! Please keep in mind that 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 August 1. Read more and share event info with us here.

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 is October 23. Read more and sign up here.

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. Signup deadline: October 31.

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!