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Translator and Interpreter Events 2016

Attending Conferences

Attending a translation and interpreting industry conference is an investment in your professional and personal development. It can help you gain an edge in your business and give you the chance to interact with industry experts and your customers, professional heroes and peers. Participants come away with valuable insights into the translation and interpreting business, and often meet new friends, potential clients and collaboration partners as well.

In this post, you will find a comprehensive list of translation conferences taking place worldwide in 2016.

The following is a list of nearly 100 conferences that have confirmed dates for 2016. Bolded conferences are events that I plan (or hope) to attend! Be sure to click through to get in on the best early-bird discounts as soon as possible.

February 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

Horizon Justice Française 6

Feb 4-5

Montpellier
(France)

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Traduction & Qualité 2016:
Corpus & Qualité

Feb 5

Université C. de
Gaulle Lille III
(France)

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Together 2016: Developing
Our Connections

Feb 11-12

Barcelona
(Spain)

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Linguistic and cultural
representation in
audiovisual translation

Feb 11

Italy

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Northern California
Translators Association
(NCTA)Workshop:
Getting Started as a
Translator

Feb 13

San Francisco
(USA)

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Northern California
Translators Association
(NCTA) Workshop:
The Dos and Don'ts of
Running a Small Business

Feb 13

San Francisco
(USA)

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Israel Translators
Association (ITA) ITA 2016
International Conference

Feb 15-17

Jerusalem
(Israel)

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Competition in Morphology,
17th International
Morphology Meeting (IMM17)

Feb 18-21

Vienna
(Austria)

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Linguistic Evidence 2016:
Empirical, theoretical and
computational perspectives

Feb 18-20

Tübingen
(Germany)

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El Paso Interpreters and
Translators Association
(EPITA) Annual Workshop
for Court Interpreters

Feb 20

Texas
(USA)

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38th Annual Conference
of the German Linguistic
Society: Theory and
Experiment

Feb 24-26

Konstanz
(Germany)

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March 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

VIII International
Conference on Corpus
Linguistics (CILC 2016)

Mar 2-4

Malaga
(Spain)

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Languages for specific
purposes:
Education and
Career Opportunities –
SPECLANG 2016

Mar 4-5

Lodz
(Poland)

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Changements linguistiques
et phénomènes sociétaux
(CLPS 2016)

Mar 9-11

Lyon
(France)

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Language in Focus –
From Theory to Practice:
New Directions in ELT
and Applied Linguistics

Mar 10-12

Istanbul
(Turkey)

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Hét Tolk- en Vertaal
Congres ‘Samen kom
je verder!’

Mar 11-12

Hilversum
(The Netherlands)

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Language in Focus –
From Theory to Practice:
New Directions in ELT
and Applied Linguistics

Mar 10-12

Istanbul
(Turkey)

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The Translation &
Localization Conference

Mar 11-12

Poland

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Société francaise des
traducteurs (SFT)

11th Medical English
Seminar (SAM)

Mar 14-18

Lyon
(France)

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Third Bremen
Conference on
Language and
Literature in Colonial
and Postcolonial
Contexts (BCLL#3)

Mar 15-18

Bremen
(Germany)

 

Professional
Communication and
Translation Studies

Mar 16

Romania

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Management &
Language – Le défi
des frontières
linguistiques dans les
organisations –
10ème Colloque
international du GEM&L

Mar 17-18

Paris
(France)

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Think! Interpreting
2016

Globalization and
Localization
Association (GALA)

GALA Language of
Business Conference

Mar 20-23

New York
(USA)

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The 20th International
Symposium on
Translation and
Interpreting Teaching:
Online Registration is
Now Open

Mar 26-27

National Taiwan
University, Taiwan

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Seventh Annual
International
Translation Conference:
“Politics of Translation:
Representations
and Power”

Mar 28-29

Doha
(Qatar)

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Sociolinguistic Variation
and Language
Processing Conference
– SVALP

Mar 31-Apr 2

Blacksburg
Virginia
(USA)

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American Translation
& Interpreting Studies
Association (ATISA)

8th Biennial ATISA
Conference

Translation and
Interpreting and/as
Globalization:

Redrawing the
Boundaries of TIS

Mar 31–Apr 2

Monterey
(USA)

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April 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

Berkeley Germanic
Linguistics Roundtable

Apr 1-2

Berkeley
(USA)

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The 2nd International
Symposium on Chinese
Language Teaching and
Learning (CLTA-S2)

Apr 1-3

Maryland
(USA)

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Workshop on Structure
and Constituency in
Languages of the
Americas

Apr 1-3

Montréal
(Canada)

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Carolina Association of
Translators &
Interpreters (CATI)

29th Annual CATI
Conference

Apr 2

North
Carolina,
(USA)

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Translating “Local”
Flavor for Global
Audiences: Transcultural
Perspectives in Italian
Studies

Apr 4

Canada

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Mid-America Chapter of
ATA (MICATA)

MICATA Symposium 2016

Practical Strategies for
Successful Translating &
Interpreting Businesses

Apr 8-9

Overland Park,
KS

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1st International
Symposium on Language
Attitudes Toward
Portuguese, Spanish and
Related Languages

Apr 8-9

Fort Wayne,
Indiana
(USA)

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Francontraste:
Structuration, langage,
discours et au-delà

Apr 8-10

Zagreb
(Croatia)

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American Association
for Applied Linguistics

Apr 9-12

Orlando
(USA)

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34th International
Conference of the
Spanish Association
of Applied Linguistics
(AESLA)

Apr 14

Spain

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LocWorld 30

Apr 15-16

Tokyo
(Japan)

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BP16 Translation
Conference

Apr 15-16

Prague,
(Czech
Republic)

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Language and Health
Online: Typing
Yourself Healthy

Apr 15-16

Basel
(Switzerland)

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Challenges in Literary
Translation Conference

Apr 18-19

Istanbul
(Turkey)

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First International
Congress on Science
and Translation:
Interdisciplinary
bridges and
dissemination of
scientific knowledge

Apr 20–22

Cordoba
(Spain)

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European Union of
Associations of
Translation
Companies (EUATC)

11th International
EUATC Conference

Apr 21-22

Budapest,
(Hungary)

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ND Focus – Elia’s
networking days for
Executives –
Business Strategies
and Mergers &
Acquisitions

Apr 21–22

Mallorca
(Spain)

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VI Congreso
Latinoamericano
de Traducción e
Interpretación

Apr 21-24

Buenos Aires,
(Argentina)

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Colorado Translators
Association (CTA)

6th Annual CTA
Conference

Apr 22-24

Boulder
CO

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New Ways of
Analyzing Variation
ASIA-PACIFIC –
2016 NWAV-AP 4

Apr 22-24

Chiayi
(Taiwan)

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Workshops in Informal
Logic and Linguistics:
An Argumentation
Forum (WILL)

April 23

Łódź
(Poland)

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The 2nd International
Conference on
Grammaticalization:
Theory and Data
(Gramm2)

Apr 25-27

Rouen
(France)

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Congreso Internacional
de Traducción:
EnTRetextos

Apr 27-29

Valencia
(Spain)

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JIAMCATT 2016 –
Technology as an
agent of change

Apr 27-29

Geneva
(Switzerland)

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20th Biennial Conference
on Balkan and South
Slavic Linguistics,
Literature and Folklore

Apr 28-30

Salt Lake City
(USA)

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2016 IMIA Annual
Conference

Apr 29–May 1

Boston
(USA)

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Accessible Live Events

Apr 29

Belgium

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May 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

XXVIII Congress of the
Canadian Association
for Translation Studies

May 1

Canada

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Translation and
Interpreting as a
Means of Guaranteeing
Equality under Law

May 2-3

Tampere,
Finland

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For and Against
Models of Official
Multiculturalism and
Multilingualism

May 5

Canada

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Non-professional
Interpreting and
Translation

May 5

Switzerland

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Theories & Realities in
Translation & Writing
Forum- Creativity in
Translation / Interpretation
and Interpreter /
Translator Training

May 5 - 6

Naples
(Italy)

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3rd International
Conference on
Non-Professional
Interpreting and
Translation

May 5-7

Winterthur
(Switzerland)

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Association of Language
Companies (ALC)

ALC 2016 Annual
Conference

May 11-14

San Diego,
CA

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New England Translators
Association (NETA)

20th NETA Annual
Conference

May 14

Boston, MA

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National Association of
Judiciary Interpreters &
Translators (NAJIT)

NAJIT 16th Annual
Conference

May 13-16

San Antonio,
TX

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Society for Technical
Communication (STC)

Technical Communication
Summit '16

STC's 63rd Annual
Conference

May 15-18

Anaheim, CA

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MemoQfest 2016

May 18-20

Budapest
(Hungary)

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FaCT: Second
International Conference
on Food and Culture in
Translation

May 19-20

Catania
(Italy)

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Swedish Association of
Professional Translators
(SFÖ)

SFÖ 2016 Annual
Conference

May 20-22

Umeå,
Sweden

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10th Edition of its
Language Resources and
Evaluation Conference

May 23-28

Portorož,
Slovenia

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NordMetrik Conference,
Versification: Metrics in
Practice

May 25-27

Helsinki
(Finland)

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Translation and Interpreting:
Convergence, Contact,
Interaction

May 26-28

Trieste
(Italy)

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International Conference on
Youth Language 2016:
Youth Languages 2016 –
Variation – Dynamics –
Continuity

May 26-28

Graz
(Austria)

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Law, Language and
Communication:
negotiating cultural,
jurisdictional and
disciplinary boundaries

May 26-28

Caserta
(Italy)

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June 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

Brazilian Association of
Translators (ABRATES)

ABRATES VII

Jun 3-5

Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil)

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Middlebury College

2nd Annual Bread Loaf
Translators’ Conference

Jun 3-9

Ripton,
VT

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16th Symposium of the
International
Dostoevsky Society
(IDS2016)

Jun 7-10

Granada
(Spain)

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TOTh2016

Jun 9-10

Chambéry
(France)

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II Congress on
Formas of Address in
Spanish and Portugues
– ‘Formas y Fórmulas
de Tratamiento en el
Mundo Hispánico y
Luso-Brasileño’

Jun 9 - 11

Graz
(Austria)

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Ukrainian Translation
Industry Conference
(UTIC)

UTIC-2016

Jun 10-12

Orlivshchyna,
Dnipropetrovsk
(Ukraine)

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Ukrainian Translation
Industry CAMP
Conference (UTIC)

Jun 10-12

Pine Forest
(Ukrain)

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7th International
Conference on
Intercultural
Pragmatics and
Communication

Jun 10-12

Split
(Croatia)

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8th International
Symposium on the
Acquisition of Second
Language Speech:
New Sounds 2016

Jun 10-12

Aarhus
(Denmark)

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12th International
Conference on
Actionality, Tense,
Aspect, Modality,
Evidentiality (Chronos)

Jun 15-17

 

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International
Conference on
Linguistic Attenuation:
Semantic and
Pragmatic Perspectives

Jun 15-18

Valencia
(Spain)

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Sociolinguistics
Symposium 21
(SS21)

Jun 15-18

Murcia
(Spain)

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Eighth Asia-Pacific
Translation and
Interpreting Forum
(APTIF8)

Behind the Scenes:
Translation and
Interpreting in
Tomorrow's 
Asian-Pacific
Region

Jun 17-18

Xi’an
(China)

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Japan Association
of Translators

The 27th International
Japanese-English
Translation Conference
(IJET)

Jun 18-19

Sendai City,
Miyagi Prefecture 
(Japan)

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APTRAD International
Conference

Jun 18-19

Porto
(Portugal)

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6th International
Conference on Bantu
Languages

Jun 20-22

Helsinki
(Finland)

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AnaMorphoSys,
Analyzing
Morphological Systems
Conference

Jun 20-23

Lyon
(France)

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Modern Language
Association (MLA)

MLA International
Symposia: Translating
the Humanities

Other Europes:
Migrations, Translations,
Transformations

Jun 23-25

Düsseldorf
(Germany)

 

Fifth Implicit Learning
Seminar

Jun 23-25

Lancaster
(United Kingdom)

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Translators’ x18 Camp
Work & Travel

Jun 25-26

Terschelling
(The Netherlands)

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11th International
Congress of the
International Society
of Applied
Psycholinguistics

Jun 27-30

Tbilisi
(Georgia)

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Connaissances et
usages en langue
seconde Knowledge
and Usage in Second
Language

Jun 29–Jul 1

Nantes
(France)

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18th Diachronic
Generative Syntax
18 (DiGS 18)

Jun 29–Juy 1

Ghent
(Belgium)

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Critical LinkS – a
new generation:
Future-proofing
interpreting and
translating

Jun 29-Jul 1

Edinburgh
(UK)

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Congreso Bienal de
la Red Latinoamericana
de Estudios de
Traducción e
Interpretación

Jun 29-Jul 1

Zacatecas
(Mexico)

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July 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

11th Cambridge Italian
Dialect Syntax-
Morphology Meeting
(CIDSM11)

Jul 4-6

Vienna
(Austria)

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Third International
Conference on
language Attrition

Jul 5-7

Essex
(United
Kingdom)

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Interactions Multimodales
par Ecran (IMPEC)

Jul 6-8

Lyon
(France)

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Research into the
Didactics of Translation

Jul 7

Spain

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12th International Conference
on the Computational
Processing of Portuguese

Jul 13-15

Tomar
(Portugal)

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28th International Congress
of Romance Linguistics and
Philology (28CILFR)

Jul 18-23

Rome
(Italy)

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13th International Conference
of the Association for Language
Awareness (ALA 2016)

Jul 19 -22

Vienna
(Austria)

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The First International
Conference on Cultural
Linguistics

Jul 21-22

Prato
(Italy)

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International Comparative
Literature Association (ICLA)

21st ICLA Congress

The many languages of
comparative literature

Jul 21-27

Vienna
(Austria)

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Seminar für Ostasienstudien

Jul 29-30

Berlin
(Germany)

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August 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

54th Annual Meeting of the
association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL2016)

Aug 7-12

Berlin
(Germany)

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Second International
Conference on Economic,
Business, Financial and
Institutional Translation
(ICEBFIT)

Aug 17-18

Trois-Rivières
(Canada)

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European Society for
Translation Studies (EST)

8th EST Congress

Translation Studies:
Moving Boundaries

Aug 17-18

Aarhus
(Denmark)

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Matters of Individuals in
Contexts: Psychology of
Language Learning 2

Aug 22-24

Jyväskylä (Finland)

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ESSE 2016 Seminar:
Pragmatic Strategies in
Non-Native Englishes

Aug 22-26

Galway
(Ireland)

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19th International
Conference on English
Historical Linguistics

Aug 22-26

Essen
(Germany)

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VIIIe Colloque International
“Linguistique contrastive
germano-romane et
intraromane”

Aug 29-Sept 1

Innsbruck
(Austria),

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September 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

The Xth International
Conference on Third
Language Acquisition
and Multilingualism

Sept 1-3

Vienna
(Austria)

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2nd International
Congress: Towards Proto-
Niger-Congo: Comparison
and Reconstruction

Sept 1-4

Paris
(France)

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European Society for
Translation Studies (EST)

8th EST Congress

Translation Studies:
Moving Boundaries

Sept 15-17

Aarhus
Central
(Denmark)

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Taboo Humo(u)r:
language, culture, society,
and the media

Sept 20-21

Barcelona
(Spain)

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1st International
Conference on “Europe in
Discourse: Identity,
Diversity, Borders” 

Sept 23-25

Athens
(Greece)

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Monash University Malaysia

The 7th Asian Translation
Traditions Conference

Shifting Powers: The Ethics
of Translation in a
Transforming Asia

Sept 26-30

Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia)

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The Dynamics of Wordplay,
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Sept 29–Oct 1

Trier
(Germany)

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International Translation Day 

Translation and Interpreting:
Connecting Worlds

Sept 30

 

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October 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

9th International Conference
on Construction grammar
(ICCG9)

Oct 5-7

Juiz de
Fora
(Brazil)

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Seventh International
Conference of: “Cognitive
approaches to interaction
and language attitudes”
(DGKL/GCLA)

Oct 5-7

Essen
(Germany)

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ALTA39: Translation &
Crossings

Oct 6-9

Oakland
(USA)

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American Medical Writers
Association (AMWA)

Medical Writing &
Communication Conference

Oct 6-8

Denver
CO

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Translating across Time
and Space: Endangered
Languages, Cultural
Revitalization, and the
Work of History”

Oct 13-14

Philadelphia
(USA)

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Mediterranean Editors &
Translators (MET)

Mediterranean Editors
and Translators Meeting
2016

Raising standards through
knowledge sharing and
peer training

Oct 13-15

Tarragona,
Catalonia
(Spain)

Click Here

International Conference
on Interpreting and
Translation

Oct 27-28

London
(UK)

Click Here

November 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

Annual Conference of the
American Translators
Association ATA

Nov 2-5

San Francisco
(USA)

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SQU Conference – 3rd
International Conference
on Language, Linguistics,
Literature and Translation:
Connecting the dots in a
Glocalized World 2016

Nov 3-5

Al Khoudh–
Muscat
(Sultanate
of Oman)

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Germanistes2016:
Symposium International:
La Fonction Commentative

Nov 4-5

Lille
(France)

Click Here

Translation Conference
2016: Translation and
Interpreting: Learning
beyond the comfort zone

Nov 5

Portsmouth
(UK)

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3rd International
Conference of the American
Pragmatics Association
(AMPRA)

Nov 4-6

Indiana
(USA)

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SELM Congreso (Sociedad
Española de Lenguas
Modernas’)

Nov 10-11

Sevilla
(Spain)

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American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign
Languages (ACTFL)

2016 Convention & World
Languages Expo

Nov 18-20

Boston
MA

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NTIF Conference (Nordic
Translation Industry Forum)

Nov 24-25

Malmö
(Sweden)

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Language and Technology
Conference – LTC 2015 –
Human Language
Technologies as a challenge
for Computer Science and
Linguistics

Nov 27-29

Poznań
(Poland)

Click Here

December 2016

Event

Date

Location

Link

Translation in Antiquity,
Translating Antiquity:
methods and practices 
University of Oslo

Dec 1

Blindern
(Norway)

Click Here 

COLING 2016: International
Committee for
Computational Linguistics

Dec 11

Osaka
(Japan)

Click Here 

 

Still not sure why you should attend an industry conference? Here are links to articles about attending conferences.

http://translationjournal.net/Featured-Article/translation-and-interpreting-industry-conferences-week-1-november.html 
http://translationjournal.net/Featured-Article/four-reasons-to-attend-translation-industry-conferences.html 

 

 

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