16th Annual Workshop of
The Australasian Language Technology Association

The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

10th - 12th December 2018

Attending ALTA


All attendees must register before the event via trybooking.com (free for students and AUD$100 for academics and professionals). Registration is now open and it will close on December 1.


ALTA 2018 will be held in Room 1.17 and Room 1.18 at Otago Business School, the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Please refer to the Dunedin campus map for directions to the conference venue.


Option 1:

Cumberland College

The Cumberland College is a choice for attendants under strict budget. Please contact the college on cumberland@otago.ac.nz to arrange.

The Cumberland College website has some information about the college as a whole:  https://www.otago.ac.nz/cumberland/

And there’s some information about the rooms and facilities here:  https://www.otago.ac.nz/cumberland/facilities/ https://www.otago.ac.nz/cumberland/facilities/otago019070.html

Option 2:

Aurora on George

The conference local organisers have negotiated special rates for attendees. Please mention ALTA and ADCS when contacting the hotel:

Email address: stay@auroradunedin.co.nz

The contact details are on their web site: http://www.auroradunedin.co.nz/contact-us/

Option 3:

You may find booking.com useful for booking the accommodation.

Social Events

Three exciting social events will be offered to ALTA 2018 participants.

Brewery Tour on Monday 10th December 2018

We have organised a tour of Emerson's Brewery, which is an award winning brewery. The tour starts from 6:00pm. The tour is not included in the registration fee and the cost is NZ$28 per person.

Dinner on Tuesday 11th December 2018

The dinner, a Maori hangi, will be served in the University Staff Club on campus, which is one block from the conference venue. The dinner is included for paid registrations and author registrations (even if free student registration). Otherwise it costs about NZ$30 and is optional.

Boat Trip on Wednesday 12th December 2018

We have booked the Monarch Fish & Chip Cruise leaving at 7:30pm. The trip is not included in the registration fee and the cost is NZ$55 per person.

Student Travel Support

As in previous years, ALTA will provide student travel support to attend and present at the workshop in Dunedin, New Zealand. The number of scholarships available, and their value, are still to be determined. These awards can be used to reimburse some of the travel and accommodation expenses. The organising committee reserves the right to make awards as they see fit, or to alter the amount of any awards.

Selected students for the awards will be contacted by the organising committee by mid November 2018. Preference will be given to students who will be presenting a paper at the workshop.