15th International Natural Language Generation Conference

18-22 July 2022


It is such an interesting and challenging time to do NLG. Never have there been more commercial applications for generation, and at the same time never have there been more societal risks for the applications of generation. Also, some of the biggest generation challenges remain unsolved and largely unexamined. Join us to discuss these issues!

The conference is a hybrid conference, jointly held for in person attendees at Colby College in Waterville, ME and for all attendees via zoom and discord.

The local organizers will be happy to answer your questions on discord or in person: Amanda Stent, Amy Poulin and Charlotte Buswick.

We want to thank our student volunteers who will staff the help desk during the week: Max Jacobs, Meredith Green, Matianyu Zang, Leo Qian, Yiheng Su, Baron Wang, Adaobi Nebuwa, Giang Pham and Changling Li.


We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors:

  • Arria
  • Google
  • Huggingface
  • AX Semantics
  • aiXplain
  • Bloomberg


The Test of Time award goes to: Ehud Reiter, An architecture for data-to-text systems. In Proc. ENLG. https://aclanthology.org/W07-2315/

The Best Short Paper award goes to LAFT: Cross-lingual Transfer for Text Generation by Language-Agnostic Finetuning.

The Best Long Paper award goes to Evaluating Referring Form Selection Models in Partially-Known Environments.

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