LINGUIST List 27.1049

Mon Feb 29 2016

FYI: ALT 13 (2019): Call for Host Venue Bids

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Kristine Hildebrandt <>
Subject: ALT 13 (2019): Call for Host Venue Bids
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The Association for Linguistic Typology now solicits bids for a conference venue and host for ALT 13, 2019. The cycle for ALT 13 will return to Europe, so we seek bids for that general geographic region. We invite bids especially from places in Europe where ALT has not been before.

In order to be included for consideration by ALT's Executive Committee, please reply to the ALT secretary and conference organizer, Kristine Hildebrandt (, with responses to the following questions:

1. Organizing Committee

Who are proposed members of the local organizing committee? What is the availability of administrative support at the host institution?

2. Location

Describe the availability of conference halls of various sizes. Describe also the availability and accessibility of hotels and student accommodation. Describe also the logistics of venue access, including access by airport/rail and by local public transport. Keep in mind possible conflicts with respect to timing, for example local holidays, events, celebrations, etc. in that location.

3. Timing

Describe the preferred timing, keeping in mind that ALT normally takes place during summer, and describe or justify timing alternatives (for example late summer or early autumn), if available. Please keep in mind the availability of conference halls, hotels etc. at your institution and in your area. Please describe any possible combination and/or conflicts with other workshops or conferences at the proposed time of year (e.g. the LSA Summer Institute in the U.S., and the ICHL).

4. Finances

Please describe any potential funding sources (research councils, university funding, or other sponsors) that can be used towards ALT 13. Describe also options available from your institution for offering scholarships to students and scholars from developing countries.

5. The Role of ALT

The local host institution is the primary organizing force for ALT conferences. As such, the host is expected to have its own decision-making process in place. However, ALT will serve an advisory role in particular matters, including local organizing committee set-up, program committee establishment, facilitating calls for abstracts and award organization, and the ALT business meeting.

Please send this information or direct any questions to Kristine Hildebrandt ( by 31 May, 2016. The Executive Committee will consider the applications, with the intention of selecting the venue by 15 July, 2016.

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

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