Founded in 1978, the American Literary Translators Association provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 800 members, and our annual conference—the only regular conference in the United States focused entirely on literary translation—is our signature event. The three-day ALTA conference is an intimate, intense conversation. ALTA brings nearly 500 people from all over the world to participate in sessions on literature in translation and the art of translating, and to enjoy readings of new works in translation.
Advertising in the conference program, ensuring your name or logo is visible to both potential and registered attendees, or becoming a conference sponsor are great ways to promote your press, magazine, university program, organization, or service to translators, authors, editors, publishers, teachers, students, and others working in literary translation and international literature. ALTA reaches over 7,500 subscribers on our blog, over 6,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, and close to 3,000 readers through our newsletter.
The deadline for Levels 1-4 is September 28, 2020; the deadline for Levels 5-7 is August 21, 2020. Please note that all sponsorships and promotional levels are non-refundable.
Program Book Ads
The deadline for final ad copy is August 21, 2020.
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.)
ALTA conferences offer a variety of featured programming. These special events draw the largest concentrations of conference-goers together, providing the best way to get lots of focused exposure to our audience. These collaborations are determined on an individual basis, and can range from $1,500 to $10,000. Featured sponsorships provide you with visibility at events such as our keynote address, opening and closing receptions, ALTA awards reception, twice-daily coffee breaks, themed trivia night, cocktail receptions, and more. Your name/organization will be listed as the sponsor on all publicity materials promoting the featured event, as well as on signage during the event, and in a shout-out on social media. To discuss the details of our featured sponsorships, please contact ALTA staff. The final deadline for featured sponsorships is August 21, 2020.
PANEL & COFFEE BREAK ($5,000): These sponsorships will give you dedicated audience exposure during a conference session, plus a chance to display your books or materials during a coffee break—and most importantly, a dedicated networking opportunity focused on your group. Comes with two full-price registration waivers, ad space in the program book, complimentary A/V, and organizational support. The final deadline for the panel & coffee break sponsorships is May 14, 2020.
Please note that all sponsorships and promotional levels are non-refundable.