Teams from USA and Canada recently won 10 medals including the team gold at the 2014 International Linguistics Olympiad in Beijing (press release). The teams were selected through the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad competition, sponsored in part by NAACL. There will also be a Francophone competition for the first time in 2015 (hosted in Canada).
The NAACL 2015 Call for Papers is now available. The submission deadline for both long and short papers is December 4, 2014.
The goal of the NAACL Emerging Regions fund is to assist the creation of a larger and more cohesive Computational Linguistics community in Latin America, and to enhance more regional interactions among students and researchers anywhere in the Americas. Deadline: 31 August 2014 (midnight PST) for events to take place between September 2014 and September 2015.
Minutes from the 2014 NAACL Board meeting have been posted.