CLARIN Annual Conference 2021


About the CLARIN Annual Conference

The CLARIN Annual Conference is the main annual event for those working on the construction and operation of CLARIN across Europe, as well as for representatives of the communities of use in the humanities, and social sciences. The 2020 edition took place virtually. In 2021 we hope to be able to -at least partially- return to the traditional format, for which in 2021 Madrid would be the venue.  The event will be prepared  by CLARIN ,  in collaboration with LINHD -Digital Humanities Innovation Labies Innovation Lab- and UNED -National Distance Education University of Spain. 

Final decision on the conference format will be taken closer to the dates of the event, and all authors of accepted contributions will be provided with a possibility to present their work either in person, or in the virtual context. 

CLARIN2021 is organized for the wider Humanities and Social Sciences communities in order to exchange ideas and experiences with the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes the design, construction and operation of the CLARIN infrastructure, the data, tools and services that it contains or for which their is a need, its actual use by researchers, its relation to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

We welcome the following categories of participants to attend the event: authors of accepted papers, members of national consortia and representatives of CLARIN centres as well as representatives from partner organizations. People who have received an invitation to attend the conference will receive registration information from the CLARIN Office or from the national coordinators of their country. Other registration requests can be sent to CLARIN Office (, and will be treated on a case by case basis.

You can always find the latest details on this page. Updates will also be communicated via the news section on the CLARIN website, the CLARIN Newsflash and Twitter

Call for Abstracts

The call for submission of extended abstracts for the CLARIN Annual Conference 2021 is open.

You are invited to submit your proposals until 14 April 2021Read the full call for abstracts

Call for Nominations: Steven Krauwer Awards 2021

The call for Steven Krauwer Awards is open.

These awards are given annually to outstanding scientists or engineers in recognition of outstanding contributions toward CLARIN goals in the areas of language resource building, tool or service development, exemplary use cases, user involvement or knowledge sharing. The award ceremony takes place at the conference.

The deadline for nominations is 28 April 2021 (5.00 pm CET)

Read the full call


The keynote speakers for the 10th CLARIN Annual Conference will be:

  • Professor Elena González-Blanco, (General Manager of Europe at CoverWallet, Spain)
  • Marco Passarotti (Director of the CIRCSE Research Centre, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy)
  • Tomáš Mikolov (senior researcher leading a new group studying unsupervised learning inspired by evolutionary principles at CIIRC, Czech Institute for Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic).

More information about previous CLARIN Annual Conferences can be found here