July 18, 2017. The ACL smartphone app has been released. It uses the GuideBook platform and is designed to be the ACL attendee’s companion during the conference. More details on the app including download links can be found here.

July 13, 2017. The ACL program is now available. For the first time, it allows attendees to choose the sessions (and individual papers and posters) they want to attend and generate a PDF of their customized schedule!

July 13, 2017. We encourage you to bring your family to ACL! This year, we are offering on-site professional childcare at the conference hotel through KiddieCorp. The subsidized cost is $10 USD per hour (or $5 USD per hour for students who are parents). You can sign up in advance. Drop-ins are also welcome (space permitting). The social event for this year is a family-friendly evening at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center.

July 12, 2017. Information for oral presentations and posters is now posted.


The 55th annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) will take place in Vancouver, Canada. ACL 2017 will be held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver from July 30th through August 4th, 2017.

As in previous years, the program of the conference includes poster sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations in addition to the main conference. 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

Submission Deadline (Long & Short Papers)MondayFebruary 6, 2017
Author Response PeriodMonday – WednesdayMarch 13 – March 15, 2017
Notification of AcceptanceThursdayMarch 30, 2017
TutorialsSundayJuly 30, 2017
Main ConferenceMonday – WednesdayJuly 31 – August 2, 2017
WorkshopsThursday – FridayAugust 3 – 4, 2017

ACL 2017 Anti-Harassment Policy

ACL 2017 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.