Call for Panels: ALTA Conference 2011


ALTA CONFERENCE 2011: November 16-20, Kansas City, Missouri

DEADLINE: April 25


The Local Organizing Committee welcomes suggestions for panels, workshops, and other fabulous events for the 2011 ALTA annual conference that will be held at the InterContinental Hotel at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, the area’s premier dining and shopping district.


The hotel is in easy walking distance from the architecturally stunning Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Toy and Miniature Museum adjacent to the University of Missouri campus. From world famous barbecue to entertainment in historic Westport and the Power & Light District, to the New Performing Arts Center scheduled to open this Fall, to Kansas City’s amazing jazz history at the 18th and Vine district, you will find plenty to entertain you.


You’ll also find that our city’s central location makes it a quick flight from just about anywhere across the nation.


Some topics from the past included:

•     How to increase the “visibility” of translators

•     Translating Humor

•     Regional translation groups-how to start one

•     How to write translation reviews

Translation topic possibilities:

•     Translation from indigenous languages

•     Workshops on translating poetry, fiction, music, children’s literature, either with all languages in the same workshop or divided by language


If you have an idea for a single presentation but may not know what kind of panel it might fit on, contact us and we’ll see what we can arrange.


The deadline for panel proposals is *APRIL 25.*


Alexis Levitin will once again organize the Bilingual Reading series – if you wish to participate, please contact him directly at <> or (518) 564-2426.

Questions? Suggestions? E-mail the Local Organizing Committee:


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