ACL typically has three invited talks: two by invited speakers
and one by the recipient of the ACL Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The invited speakers are selected by the program chairs, in
consultation with the program committee and the Executive Board.
- It is suggested that the selection of invited speakers be done
as soon as the program committee is formed. If the invited
speakers are not selected until the program committee meeting, the
desired individuals may not be available for the conference.
- In selecting invited speakers, it is desirable to select
individuals who will expand the knowledge of ACL attendees or who can
present a particularly timely lecture.
- Criteria for selecting an
invited speaker should consist of excellent credentials in the area of
expertise, good presentation ability, topical subject matter, and
matter complementary to the topics of the other invited speakers.
- Invited speakers are provided with
(economy class) from home to the conference, lodging at a reasonable
for the duration of the conference, and a banquet ticket; registration
fees for the main conference, tutorials, and workshops are waived.
speakers are responsible for making their own travel arrangements,
all receipts, and submitting originals of receipts to the ACL office
- The PC Chairs are responsible for
contacting the invited speakers (see sample
invitation letter ), scheduling their talks, and discussing with
them the above policy on reimbursement.