Social Events


  • Catch up with your colleagues at the Welcome Reception! It will be held immediately following the Tutorials, Sunday, June 22nd, at 6:00pm, in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (the conference venue). Refreshments and a light dinner will be provided as well as a cash bar being available.

  • Attention all Students! Join fellow students for a free Students-only Lunch on Monday, June 23rd, at 12:30, at the famous Phillips Seafood Restaurant (there are also meat, chicken and vegetarian dishes available). Get to know others who share similar interests and goals and may become your lifelong colleagues. This is brought to you with the generous sponsorship of Bloomberg and Nuance,

  • Special Theater Event and Reception (Free) - Thursday, June 26, 8:00 PM.

    ACL 2014 welcomes all attendees to an outstanding professional production of the acclaimed satirical play about language - The Memo - written by dissident playwright Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic. This special reprise performance of a recent sold-out production of Baltimore's award-winning Single Carrot Theater will be held in the Arellano Theater of Johns Hopkins University.

    Tickets are free at the ACL registration desk to the first 100 requesting attendees, thanks to the generous full sponsorship of the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University.

    The play will be preceded by an 7:15PM welcome reception and optional tour of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus and its Center for Language and Speech Processing, one of the two largest NLP/MT/Speech programs in the United States. Transportation to the reception and directly to the performance is provided.

    For more information about the play and reception, and to reserve your free ticket(s), please visit here

  • The ACL 2014 Social and Networking Event will be held at the National Aquarium, Tuesday, June 24th, beginning at 7:30pm, and is included in your main conference registration fee.

    Immediately following the Tuesday Poster Session and dinner held at the hotel, walk a short distance to the Aquarium where you will enjoy desserts, coffee and tea, and a cash bar. Wander through the exhibits, network with colleagues, dance to the sounds of a local DJ, and enjoy a relaxing evening with the jellyfish and sharks.

    (We are trying an experiment in holding a 2nd poster dinner and open-to-all desserts/drinks/dancing social event combination in place of the usual Banquet).

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Post-Conference Excursion

We are planning an optional day-long ACL group excursion to the world-famous sites of Washington DC on Saturday June 28. Details and ticket reservations HERE.

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Nearby Travel

Additional nearby travel opportunities include Maryland's mountains, forests and beaches, and the historic colonial capital of Annapolis:

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