March 18.
Dear ACL2020 Community,

Here’s another coronavirus update, as things are changing very rapidly. First, we want to reassure everyone that ACL 2020 will take place in some form, and papers accepted to ACL will be published!

We will be keeping open the possibility of an in-person meeting as long as possible, in the hopes that things will look very different by early May. But it’s looking more likely that even by July it will still be crucial to avoid large group meetings or travel, as it is now. We’re therefore making backup plans for either a delayed conference or, most likely at this point, a virtual (online) conference. We’re getting advice from other conferences that are going virtual, and working out best ways to do talks, workshops, and tutorials without losing the social aspect that has always been a central part of our meetings and our community. Like many of you, I have been teaching all my classes online for the last few weeks and I have been enormously impressed with the resilience of all the students and faculty and researchers here and I know it’s the same for you all and I’m confident that we will have a fantastic event no matter the format!

We especially want to thank all of you in our community for the warm wishes and thoughts and compassion you have been sending the whole ACL2020 committee as we try to manage this extremely difficult problem. We understand that everyone has lots of questions and we’ll continue to keep you updated as we know more. Please take care of yourself and each other.

Dan Jurafsky, General Chair, for the whole ACL2020 Organizing Committee


The 58th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) will take place in Seattle, Washington at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in downtown Seattle from July 5th through July 10th, 2020.

ACL is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language.

Important Dates

Completion of START Global Profile Monday December 9, 2019
Completion of ACL2020 Reviewer and Chair/Author Information Form Monday December 9, 2019
Submission deadline
(long & short papers)
Monday December 9, 2019
Paper review rebuttal period
Wednesday – Monday February 12 – 17, 2020
Student Research Workshop Submission deadline
Friday March 6, 2020
Notification of acceptance
(long & short papers)
Friday April 3, 2020
Camera-ready papers due
(long & short papers)
Friday April 24, 2020
Proceedings publication Friday June 19, 2020
Tutorials Sunday July 5, 2020
Main conference Monday – Wednesday July 6 – 8, 2020
Workshops and Co-located conferences Thursday – Friday July 9 – 10, 2020
All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h ("anywhere on Earth").

ACL 2020 Anti-Harassment Policy

ACL2020 adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy. Any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Priscilla Rasmussen, who is usually available at the registration desk of the conference. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.