Welcome to the webpage for North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT) 2009 conference.


Be sure to check the transportation and accommodations pages for info on getting to your lodging and the venue

The conference shuttle schedule is now available

Reduced rates still available at the Rodeway Inn

The Conference program has been posted

Poster Guidelines are now available.

If you plan on using a work-issued laptop to connect to Internet while at the conference, please take a moment to read over our Internet connectivity guidelines

Online Registration is now available. Early registration ends May 9, 2009 (11:59pm EDT)

On-campus housing is still available. Reservations must be received no later than May 15 in order to be guaranteed.

Conference Highlights

Sunday May 31
Welcome reception at the Millennium Harvest House
Monday June 1
Plenary - Antonio Torralba (Understanding Visual Scenes)
Student Research Workshop Lunch (open to all students) - Sponsored by the NSF
Poster / demo session at the Stadium Club
Tuesday June 2
Plenary - Paper Awards
Special Session: Speech Indexing and Retrieval
Wednesday June 3
Plenary - Dan Jurafsky (Ketchup, espresso, and chocolate chip cookies: Travels in the language of food)
Lunch Panel Discussion: Emergin Application Areas in Computational Linguistics
NAACL Business Meeting
Special Session: Large Scale NLP
Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5

NAACL HLT 2009: Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the following institutions for their generous sponsorship of this year's conference:

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

(Conference Bag Sponsor)

(Water Bottle Sponsor)



(Best Student Paper Award)

(Banquet Band Sponsor)

(Banquet Band Sponsor)

(Banquet Band Sponsor)

Conference Committee

General Conference Chair

  • Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington

Program Committee Chairs

  • Michael Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (NLP)
  • Lucy Vanderwende, Microsoft (NLP)
  • Doug Oard, University of Maryland (IR)
  • Shri Narayanan, University of Southern California (Speech)

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

  • James Martin, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Martha Palmer, University of Colorado at Boulder

Publicitiy Chairs

  • Matthew Stone (Rutgers)
  • Gokhan Tur (SRI)
  • Diana Inkpen (U Ottawa)

Publications Chairs

  • Christy Doran (MITRE)
  • Eric Ringger (BYU)

Tutorials Chairs

  • Ciprian Chelba (Google)
  • Paul Kantor (Rutgers)
  • Brian Roark (OHSU)

Workshops Chairs

  • Mark Hasegawa-Johnson (UIUC),
  • Nizar Habash (Columbia)

Student Research Workshop Faculty Chairs and Student Co-Chairs

  • Anoop Sarkar (Faculty Chair, Simon Fraser U)
  • Carolyn Rose (Faculty Chair, CMU)
  • Svetlana Stenchikova (Student Co-Chair, Stony Brook University) - Speech
  • Ulrich Germann (Student Co-Chair, University of Toronto) - NLP
  • Chirag Shah (Student Co-Chair, University of North Carolina) - Information Retrieval

Demo Chairs

  • Fred Popowich (Simon Fraser University)
  • Michael Johnston (AT&T)

Sponsorship Chairs

  • Nicolas Nicolov (J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill)
  • Hitoshi Isahara (NICT)
  • Philipp Koehn (U Edinburgh)
  • Josef van Genabith (Dublin City U)

Americas Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

  • Srinivas Bangalore
  • Christine Doran

Contact Us

For additional information contact us at naaclhlt2009@gmail.com.

For questions related to paper submissions, contact: naacl-hlt09@csail.mit.edu