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.

CLARIN2020 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 are looking forward to welcome all authors of accepted papers, members of national consortia and representatives of CLARIN centres, representatives from partner organizations, and anybody else who has interest in becoming part of the CLARIN community and would like to learn more.


This year’s edition has been designed to attract a wider audience and to get the most out of the innovative options that come with a virtual format, so be prepared for a different experience.

Among the innovative programme elements of #CLARIN2020 are the following:

  • The plenary paper presentation sessions will be shaped as moderated discussions and are aimed at fostering interaction between the participants and the authors.
  • Interaction with the authors of the accepted submissions can take place in online poster sessions which give room for Q&A, debate and one-on-one chats on technical details with interested participants.
  • Slides, posters and recorded pitches will be available on the website prior to the conference.
  • Special sessions are also devoted to both PhD students and lecturers who use CLARIN tools and resources in their work.
  • All three lunch breaks will be featuring a special appetizer

The conference features a keynote talk by  Dr. Antske Fokkens  (Faculty of Humanities.  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

All programme elements will be scheduled between 10.00 and 16.00 CEST.

Details: Conference Programme/ Call for Abstracts (now closed).


Conference Proceedings are published online.

Book of Abstracts

The CLARIN 2020 Book of Abstracts with short summaries of the papers and invited talk are published online.

Call for Interest and Deadlines for Application

The overview of additional programme elements can be found here​​​​​.​

CLARIN Café “This is CLARIN. How can we help you?” has a deadline for registration on 1 October.


For general information on the conference please contact us via events@clarin.eu

More information about previous CLARIN Annual Conferences can be found here