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AMTA 2020 | Announcing: Registration Details and Program Outline

by | July 18, 2020
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AMTA 2020 – VIRTUAL

October 6-9

Registration for AMTA 2020 will open soon. Fees are below.

The 14th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas.

The single registration fees listed in the table below will include attendance at all tutorials and workshops, as well as at all presentations in the three conference tracks: Commercial, Research, and Government. Additionally, after each presentation, a recording will be available for viewing on demand during the conference week and for a period of weeks after the conference. Attendees will thus be able to enjoy all sessions and presentations even if they could not attend them at the time they were given.

The regular registration fees also include a two-year membership in AMTA (a US$100 value for non-students and US$50 for students), which allows members to register for the upcoming MT Summit XVIII conference in 2021 as well as for conferences hosted by our sister organizations, EAMT and AAMT, at a discounted member rate.

We further announce that due to the generous sponsorship of Microsoft, the first one hundred students who register for AMTA 2020 will pay a significantly discounted fee.

Registration for AMTA 2020 will open soon. Fees are below:

Registration TypeEarly Fee*Late Fee **Includes
Regular Individual$190$225conference registration and 2-year AMTA membership
Regular Student$75$90conference registration and 2-year AMTA membership
First 100 Students Sponsored by Microsoft$10N/Aconference registration and 2-year AMTA membership
Current Members of EAMT or AAMT$90$125conference registration; no AMTA membership

*Early Fee – through Monday, September 28

**Late Fee – starting Tuesday, September 29


Conference workshops and tutorials will take place on Tuesday, October 6. Currently confirmed are:

Tutorial 1Quick-Start Guide to Understanding & Working with Machine Translation

Presenter: Adam Wooten (Middlebury Institute of International Studies)
Tutorial 2NMT Domain Adaptation Techniques

Presenter: Yasmin Moslem (ADAPT Centre)
Workshop 11st Workshop on Post-Editing in Modern-Day Translation (PEMDT1)

Organizers: John E. Ortega (Universitat d’Alacant and New York University), Marcello Federico (Amazon), Constantin Orasan (University of Surrey), Maja Popovic (ADAPT Centre)
Workshop 2Virtual Workshop on the Impact of Machine Translation (iMpacT 2020)

Organizers: Sharon O’Brien (ADAPT, CTTS Dublin City University), Michel Simard (National Research Council Canada)

On the three main conference days, Wednesday, October 7 – Friday, October 9, the schedule* will be:

8:00am-9:00amsession opening and keynote speaker
9:00am-11:00amparallel tracks consisting of four half-hour presentations each
11:00am-1:00pmfour half-hour demonstrations by exhibitors and/or lunch break
1:00pm-2:00pmsession opening and keynote speaker
2:00pm-4:00pmparallel tracks consisting of four half-hour presentations each

*All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7):

A complete program will be posted in early August after the paper acceptance date.

The keynote talks will feature these recognized experts in the development and application of machine translation from research, industry, and government:

Colin Cherry (Google Research)Mona Diab (George Washington University)
Chris Wendt (Microsoft Research)Danielle Silverman (National Virtual Translation Center)
Eric Paquin (Translators without Borders)Andy Way (ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University)

Additionally, there will be two 1-hour student mentoring sessions featuring experts from research, industry, and government who will give brief opening presentations and then lead Q&A discussions on employment opportunities in machine translation and on preparing for those opportunities. These sessions will be held in parallel with other tracks and/or scheduled in the evening to avoid conflicts for students who wish to attend the live session.

For academic and commercial researchers, AMTA 2020 provides a unique opportunity to share the latest results with colleagues as well as understand real-world user requirements. Business and government participants will benefit from updates on leading-edge R&D in Machine Translation and have a chance to present and discuss their use cases.

We look forward to “seeing” you at AMTA 2020 – VIRTUAL!

Steve Richardson

AMTA President


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