The ALTA conference is an intimate, intense, three-day conversation, which includes panels, workshops, roundtables, and bilingual readings. The only regular conference focused entirely on literary translation, ALTA brings nearly 400 people together at the conference. Founded in 1978, ALTA provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 800 translators, and the conference is our signature event. People travel from all over the world to participate in sessions on literature in translation and the art of translating, and enjoy readings of new works in translation. Advertising in the conference program, or becoming a conference sponsor is a great way to promote your press, magazine, organization, or service to translators, authors, editors, publishers, teachers, students and others working in literary translation and international literature.
Program Ad Rates
¼ page: $150
½ page: $250
Full page: $400
Back inside: $500
Back outside: $600
FRONT Inside: $700
1/4 Page = 3.5" x 4.75"
(actual size; no bleed, vertical layout only)
1/2 Page = 8.5" x 5.125"
(actual size; bleeds of .125 all around required with crop marks/slug)
Full page = 8.5" x 11"
(actual size; bleeds of .125 all around required with crop marks/slug)*
*For full page ads without bleed the size is 7.5 wide x 10 tall
Ads may be CMYK process (full color) or gray scale (no spot colors).
Submit as PDF, tiff, or jpeg (300 dpi min.)
The deadline for final copy has been extended to September 1, 2017.
Displays and Inserts
Level 1 ($50) Send flyers for shared display table.
Level 2 ($100) Send flyers for shared display table and be acknowledged on the conference website.
Level 3 ($150) Send flyer insert for inclusion in the registration tote bag and be acknowledged on the conference website.
Level 4 ($200) Send flyer insert for inclusion in the registration tote bag and be acknowledged on the conference website and in the program book.
Level 5 ($120/day) Send materials for an exhibit table next to conference registration. $120 per day for a whole table; $60 per day for a half table.
Featured Sponsors are featured during the event they are sponsoring, which includes mention in the conference schedule, ad space in the program book, on signage, and branding and display materials during the event. Additionally, the sponsors are featured on our conference website and social media platforms, in the conference program book, and in publicity materials for the conference. This is the best way to get lots of focused exposure to our audience. ALTA reaches over 7,500 subscribers on our blog, around 4,500 users on Facebook, over 3,000 followers on Twitter, and close to 2,500 readers through our newsletter. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please email Elisabeth Jaquette.
Keynote Sponsor ($2,500 sponsorship - 2 available; $1,500 co-sponsorship - 3 available)
The keynote speaker is one of the most important pieces of programming at every ALTA conference, and is typically open to the public, offering exposure to an even broader audience. Your organization will be listed as the sponsor on all publicity materials promoting the event, as well as during the event.
Awards Reception Sponsor ($3,000 co-sponsorship - 5 available)
The Awards Reception is the premiere event of the conference, and in 2017, will feature additional special programming to celebrate ALTA's 40th Anniversary! On this special night, conference attendees gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the announcement of the winners of the National Translation Awards, the Stryk Prize for Asian Translation, the Italian Prose in Translation Award, and the Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation.
Merchandise and Signage
COFFEE BREAK SPONSOR ($5,000 sponsorship - 0 available; $2,000 CO-SPONSORSHIP - 2 AVAILABLE)
Coffee Breaks are the primary networking event during the conference day. All conference attendees gather in this area, where there is coffee and tea provided during a dedicated 30 minute break twice during the conference day. In all, this sponsorship gets you up to six audience exposures and lots of goodwill from conference attendees.
CLOSING BREAKFAST SPONSOR ($3,000 SPONSORSHIP - 1 AVAILABLE; $1,700 CO-SPONSORSHIP - 2 AVAILABLE)
The morning of the last day of the conference attendees gather for a continental breakfast, networking, and conversation before the general membership meeting and the last day of panel sessions.
Tote Bag Sponsor ($2,500 - 0 available)
In addition to having your logo on the tote bag, we’ll thank you in the program book (and online program) getting you in the hands of every single registered attendee, and anyone checking out the schedule online.
By sponsoring these events, you can include programming organized or directed by your organization.