PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closed on 10/23/23. If you need to register, you can do so onsite during conference dates.

ALTA46: The Place of Translation will take place from November 8-11, 2023. Conference sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023, and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023. There is an opening reception on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 5-7pm. There is a closing reception on the evening of Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 4:30-6pm. We hope you'll stick around on Sunday and enjoy our hometown!

As always, all presenters (panelists, roundtable participants, and bilingual readers) must register for the conference. Registration includes admission to ALTA panels, roundtables (if signed up as a participant at registration), readings, bookfair, special events, and public receptions for the duration of the conference period. Meals, lodging, and travel are not included. 

All conference registrations must be purchased online or onsite with a credit or debit card. Those who sign up for the student rate will be asked to present a valid student ID at registration. We do not accept checks or cash. Please also note that registration is non-refundable

Masks will be required in all ALTA-reserved hotel spaces. Read more in our Health and Safety Policy.

Become an ALTA member today to receive discounted conference registration and gain access to our extensive member benefits, including proposing ALTA46 sessions, discounts on our virtual programming, free pitch sessions with translation editors, a subscription to Translation Review, and more. Non-Member conference registration does not include an ALTA membership.

Our rates are listed in the chart below, with prices for ALTA members and non-members. Registration opens July 25, 2023. To purchase a registration at the member price, you'll need to log in to your ALTA member account.

If you wish to pay for someone else's registration, please email us at

We welcome everyone to our conference and are committed to making our programming and events accessible, and to making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conversation. Learn more about Accessibility at ALTA46. Contact: Kelsi Vanada, ALTA Program Manager (520-621-1757).

If you experience any issues with our online registration platform, please contact ALTA staff at

Registration and Discounts

We've kept our registration at the same rates as our 2019 conference (our last full in-person conference before the pandemic). The earlier you buy, the cheaper the registration! Become an ALTA member today for 20% off registration, the ability to propose panels and roundtables, free pitch sessions with translation publishers, and other benefits. Read more and join here. You must be logged in as a member to access the member price.

For those seeking conference funding from an institution, please note that roundtable participation has equivalent status to presenting on an ALTA panel, and should be considered of equal merit.

And to the extent that you are able, please give to ensure that ALTA can continue its work. Your donations make it possible for us to offer complimentary registration options through our lottery and work exchange program (see below).

ALTA46 Registration Rates

Registration Type Early Bird Registration
(ending on Sept. 30, 2023)
Regular Online Registration
(ending on Oct. 23, 2023)
Onsite Registration
ALTA Member $200 $225 $250
Non-Member $275 $300 $325
Student $50 $50 $75
One-Day $125 $125 $150

All conference registrations must be purchased with a credit or debit card. We do not accept checks, cash, or PayPal. 

  • March 14: Registration rates announced
  • June 13: Complimentary Registration Lottery opens (see below)
  • July 25: Registration opens
  • August 31: Complimentary Registration Lottery closes (see below)
  • September 18: Work Exchange Program applications close (see below)
  • September 30: Early bird online registration ends
  • October 23: Online registration ends

More Information

Complimentary Registration: ALTA is offering a lottery signup for a limited number of complimentary in-person ALTA46 registrations designed for those with financial hardship or who come from communities traditionally underrepresented at ALTA. Please note: If you have already registered for ALTA46, we are unable to refund you for your purchase in the event that you are selected in the lottery. The lottery is open for applications through this formThe lottery deadline was August 31.

ALTA is also offering a Work Exchange Program in 2023 at our in-person conference. In exchange for free ALTA46 registration, work exchange volunteers will assist ALTA staff for a few hours with various tasks related to putting on our conference. The work exchange program is open for applications through this formThe application deadline was September 18.

Refunds: Please note that registration is non-refundable.

Desert Museum Tour: Are you staying in Tucson on the Sunday after the conference, and hoping to see some cacti? ALTA has booked a tour bus to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from 9am-1pm on November 12. Sign up and pay individually by calling Carmen at 520-622-8811, or send her an email at to book a reservation. The cost is $62/person, which includes transportation, a tour director, and admission to the museum. The deadline to book is November 1. We need a minimum of 30 people for the tour to go forward, so invite your friends!

Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct: All participants in ALTA's 2023 programming agree to abide by and uphold ALTA's Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct, in addition to our Health and Safety Policy


Please direct any questions you might have to We hope you enjoy this year's conference!