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Who organises the Blizzard Challenge?

The challenge was conceived by Alan Black and Keiichi Tokuda, as described in their Interspeech 2005 paper. In 2007, they were joined by Simon King. Together these three people form the steering committee with overall control of the challenge.


Each annual challenge has an organiser who is responsible for the main tasks of data preparation and release, planning and executing the evaluation, and arranging the workshop. In the first years of the challenge, this organiser was one of the steering committee.

Steering Committee

Annual organisers

Who provides the data?

The data are donated by external organisations. Where possible, we ask for the data to be made available for longer term research use either only to the participating teams, or more generally.

Data providers for each challenge

How to get involved in the organisation of the challenge

Providing data

Specifying the task and designing the evaluation


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