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AMTA Virtual Summit 2020

Virtual AMTA 2020


AMTA 2020 – VIRTUAL – October 6-9
The 14th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas.

We invite all localization professionals, linguists and translation vendors to attend AMTA 2020 VIRTUAL, the 14th biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas, to be held on October 6-9.  Unlike other MT conferences, specializing in the hard-core technical side, AMTA events provide a unique opportunity for academic and commercial researchers to share their results with colleagues as well as to 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. Students who attend will gain a broad perspective and understanding of the fascinating field of machine translation.

Registration Details

The single registration fee includes attendance at all tutorials and workshops, special student mentoring sessions, exhibitions by vendors and conference sponsors, and all presentations in the three conference tracks: Commercial, Research, and Government. Additionally, after each tutorial, workshop, and 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 registration fee also includes 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.

Through the generous sponsorship of Microsoft, the first one hundred students who register for AMTA 2020 will pay a discounted fee of only US$10.

Early registration prices are available through Monday, September 28, 2020.

Late registration starts Tuesday, September 29, 2020 and will continue through the last day of the conference.

Program Details

Our engaging keynote talks will feature the following world-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)

Two student mentoring sessions will feature experts from research, industry, and government who will give brief opening presentations and then lead Q&A discussions on employment opportunities related to machine translation and on preparing for those opportunities. One mentoring session will be held in the late afternoon and the other will be held in parallel with another conference track in the morning to provide flexibility for students who may have scheduling conflicts but still wish to attend a live session.

The current conference program schedule is available here. The program will start each day at 8am PDT (UTC-7) and end at 3pm PDT. On the main conference days, about 10 minutes before 8am, there will be a short welcome with a program overview. On Wednesday, one of the student mentoring sessions will take place at 3:15pm (PDT).

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

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