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Dear members of the ALT Community,

This is a friendly reminder. Please read and share widely:

The Association for Linguistic Typology now solicits bids for a conference venue and host for ALT 14, 2021. For ALT14 we especially encourage submissions from outside of Europe, which will host ALT13 in Pavia, and from outside Australia, which hosted ALT12 in Canberra. Below you will find a full list of ALT venues, going back to 1995.

ALT I, 1995, Vitoria-Gasteiz, The Basque Country, Spain
ALTII, 1997, Eugene, Oregon, USA
ALT III, 1999, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ALT IV, 2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA
ALT V, 2003, Sardinia, Italy
ALT VI, 2005, Padang, Indonesia
ALT, VII, 2007, Paris, France
ALT VIII, 2009, Berkeley, California, USA
ALT IX, 2011, Hong Kong
ALT X, 2013, Leipzig, Germany
ALT XI, 2015, Albuquerque, USA
ALT XII, 2017, Canberra, Australia
ALT XIII, 2019, Pavia, Italy

In order to be included for consideration by ALT’s Executive Committee, please reply to the ALT secretary and conference organizer, Kristine Hildebrandt (, with responses to the following questions:

1. Organizing Committee

Who are proposed members of the local organizing committee? What is the availability of administrative support at the host institution?

2. Location

Describe the availability of conference halls of various sizes. Describe also the availability and accessibility of hotels and student accommodation. Describe also the logistics of venue access, including access by airport/rail and by local public transport. Keep in mind possible conflicts with respect to timing, for example local holidays, events, celebrations, etc. in that location.

3. Timing

Describe the preferred timing, keeping in mind that ALT normally takes place during summer, and describe or justify timing alternatives (for example late summer or early autumn), if available. Please keep in mind the availability of conference halls, hotels etc. at your institution and in your area. Please describe any possible combination and/or conflicts with other workshops or conferences at the proposed time of year (e.g. the LSA Summer Institute in the U.S., and the ICHL).

4. Finances

Please describe any potential funding sources (research councils, university funding, or other sponsors) that can be used towards ALT 13. Describe also options available from your institution for offering scholarships to students and scholars from developing countries.

5. The Role of ALT

The local host institution is the primary organizing force for ALT conferences. As such, the host is expected to have its own decision-making process in place. However, ALT will serve an advisory role in particular matters, including local organizing committee set-up, program committee establishment, facilitating calls for abstracts and award organization, and the ALT business meeting.

Special Note: If you think that your venue might be appropriate, or if you want to begin informal discussions, we strongly encourage you to reach out to ALT Secretary Kristine Hildebrandt ( or to ALT President Jeff Good ( early on. We would still require the full responses to the questions above in order for EC deliberation, but we would certainly welcome working with interested parties on potential ideas.

Please send this information or direct any questions to Kristine Hildebrandt ( by 15 October, 2018. The Executive Committee will consider the applications, with the intention of selecting the venue by early 2019 and announcing the venue at the 2019 Pavia ALT meeting.

Thank you!
September 21, 2018 at 08:59PM
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