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MT Summit XV | Call for Tutorial Proposals

by | June 12, 2017

Contact: Jay Marciano (tutorials@amtaweb.org)

MT Summit XV is seeking proposals for tutorials on all topics related to MT. We are interested in tutorials from experts in the following areas:

  • MT Researchers and developers
  • Commercial MT Users
  • Government MT Users, and
  • Translators using MT

However, any themes connected to MT research, development, deployment, use, and evaluation are welcome.

Tutorials will be held on Friday, 30 October 2015, immediately preceding the main conference, or Tuesday, 3 November 2015, immediately following the main conference.


Tutorials at the MT Summit are a forum for experts in MT and MT-related areas to deliver concentrated training on a topic of interest in half-day (or occasionally full-day) teaching sessions. Tutorials provide background that helps conference participants (especially newcomers to the field) understand the conference program, and/or enrich their understanding of particular technical, applied, and business matters surrounding research, development and use of MT and translation technology. Tutorials are often delivered as presentations, sometimes with demos, online information, participant exercises and other instructional materials and activities.


The tutorial presenter will receive an honorarium of $500 if there are at least 12 registered attendees for the tutorial. The honorarium will not increase if there is more than one presenter. Please note that for cost reasons, the MT Summit XV organizing committee reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel any tutorial that has fewer than 8 to 10 registered attendees.

Tutorial materials

The tutorial fees reflect the fact that participants are getting access to an expert, and gaining something of value. It is important to provide well-organized handouts and other materials for the participants. Tutorial speakers are responsible for providing materials such as presentation slides, and other materials that form part of the tutorial (all in PDF format) to AMTA so that tutorial registrants can access the materials online before the tutorial session and if they wish, to print them out and bring it along with them to AMTA 2014. Tutorial speakers have to provide these materials to the Tutorials chair on or before the tutorial materials due date.

How to submit a tutorial proposal

Visit the following link to submit your proposal: MT_Summit_XV_Tutorial_Proposal_Form

After you have submitted your proposal, you can continue to edit your proposal submission until the submission deadline.

If you have any questions about the Tutorials proposal submission process then please contact the MT
Summit XV Tutorials Chair: Jay Marciano (tutorials@amtaweb.org) with the subject line: “MT Summit XV tutorial proposal”.

Important dates:

  • Proposal submission deadline (extended): Monday, 29 June 2015
  • Notification: Monday, 3 August 2015
  • Tutorial materials due date: Monday, 28 September 2015
  • Tutorial days: Friday, 30 October 2015 or Tuesday, 3 November 2015

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