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.


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

You can find budget accommodation from one of Otago’s student halls of residence, Cumberland College. This would cost NZ$95 per person per night, for a room plus breakfast.

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 in the registration fee for all participants (including students).

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.