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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 2017.

The following is a list of nearly 100 conferences that have confirmed dates for 2017. 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.


Date Event Location More information
4 – 6 The 25th Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE25) Leipzig (Germany)
5 – 8 ANS Conference Special Panel on Onomastics beyond Academia (American Name Society Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America – LSA) Austin, Texas (USA)
5 – 8 Names and Multilingualism – ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference Philadelphia (USA)
9 – 14 Le Cours de Linguistique Générale. 1916-2016. Traduction du COLG Geneva (Switzerland)
18 – 20 Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2) Neuchâtel (Swirtzerland)
20 – 21  The 15th Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 15) Bloomington (USA)
23 – 24 International Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Uralic Languages (IWCLUL2017) St. Petersburg (Russia)
23 – 26 Workshop on the Languages of Papua 4 (WLP4) Manokwari (West Papua)
25 – 27 5th International Conference of the Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies (ASYRAS 2017) Barcelona (Spain)
25 – 27 From Language Mixing to Fused Lects Freiburg (Germany)
26 – 27 FASP and beyond: fictional and non-fictional narratives related to professional communities and specialized groups Grenoble (France)
26 – 27 International Workshop: Dative Structures and Beyond Barcelona (Spain)
26 – 27 Diachronic Morphology: Theoretical, Areal and Phylogenetic Perspectives (DIAMOR2017) Zurich (Switzerland)
26-28 ALC-Association of Language Companies Somoma California, USA
  The (un)conference:designed for you
27 – 29 Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (BHL) Tallahassee, Florida (USA)
2 – 3  The Third National Conference on current issues of English Language Teaching and Learning, Literature, Translation and Linguistics Ahwaz (Iran)
2 – 3  International Conference on Current Issues of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning, Litterature and Translation Ahwaz (Iran)
6 5th International Graduate Student Conference on Diverse Approaches to Linguistics (IGAL5) Tel Aviv (Israel)
7 – 8 Retranslation in Context III (RiC 3) Gent (Belgium)
8 – 10 Variation in Language Acquisition 3 (ViLA 3) Salzburg (Austria)
9 – 11 Contradiction Studies: Mapping the Field Inaugural Conference on Concepts of Contradiction (CSMF) Bremen (Germany)
10 – 11  Diversity and Variation in Language Conference (DiVar1) Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
13-14 Israel Translators Association (ITA)  Tel Aviv, Isreal
  ITA 2017 Conference    
15 – 17  International Conferences “Fluency and Disfluency across languages and language varieties” (DIS) Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
16 – 18 4th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language Irvine, California (USA)
16 – 18 5th International Symposium on History of English Lexicography and Lexicology (HEL-LEX5) Zurich (Switzerland)
17 – 18 University of Alabama Languages Conference (UALC) Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA)
17 – 18 Workshop: Bridging Computational and Psycholinguistic Approaches to the Study of Meaning Stanford (USA)
18  OSU DSEELC Linguistics Symposium: Language Away from the Homeland Columbus (USA)
20 – 22 GLOW in Asia XI Singapore (The Republic of Singapore)
20 – 22 Old World Conference in Phonology 2017 Düsseldorf (Germany)
23 – 25 XVII Congresso Internazionale dell’Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Applicata (AltLA2017) Naples – Santa Maria Capua Vetere (Italy)
26 – 28  International Conference on current issues on Language, Kultura and the Integration of Technology (LangKIT 2017) Marawi Philippines)
28-2 Mar LocWorld33 Shenzhen, China
  The World’s #1 Localization Conference & Exhibition Series    
2 – 4  Language in Focus – Multiple Perceptual Frames on ELT and SLA (LIF2017) Famagusta (Cyprus)
2 – 5  5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conversation Honolulu (Hawaii)
 4 – 5  Text & Context OTF Workshop 8 Oita-shi, Oita-ken (Japan)
7 An den Grenzen der Pragmatik (Boundaries of Pragmatics) Saarbrücken (Germany)
8 – 10 The 8th International Conference of the Iberian Association of Translation and Interpreting(AIETI 8) Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
8 – 10 39th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society: Computational Linguistics Poster Session Saarbrücken (Germany)
8 – 10 39th Annual Meeting of DGfS (Deutschen Gessellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft) Saarbrücken (Germany
9 – 10 Studies of Paradise: Where Language meets Culture in the Pacific Bern (Switzerland)
9 – 10 The First International Conference on Berber Linguistic Paris (France)
9 – 10 Hong Kong Baptist University International Conference on Interpreting & ‘The Interpeter’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: Between History and Memory’ Exhibition Hong Kong (China)
10 – 11 Language Show Glasgow
14 – 18 40th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW 2017) Leiden (The Netherlands)
15 – 17 27th FILLM International Congress: The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature: The Politics of Perception and Representation

27th FILLM International Congress: The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature: The Politics of Perception and Representation

 27th FILLM International Congress: The Familiar and the Exotic in Language and Literature: The Politics of Perception and Representation
New Delhi (India)
15 – 17 Rencontres FLORAL – Accessibilité, représentation et analyses des données Orléans (France)
15 – 17  XXXIII Forum Junge Romanistik: Transformationen, Wandel, Bewegung, Geschwindigkeit Göttingen (Germany)
17-18 California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA)  San Jose, California,
16 – 18 Fourth International Conference on Language Contact in Times and Globalization (LCTG4) Greifswald (Germany)
17 – 18 A Germanic Sandwich 2017 Münster (Germany)
 19 – 22 Variation(slinguistik) trifft Text(linguistik) – CSF Workshop Ascona (Switzerland)
23 – 26 48th NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Annual Convention: Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era Baltimore (USA)
24 – 25  TLC 2017 Warsaw
26-29  The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Amsterdam
  a global, non-profit trade association for the language industry.     
29 – 31 20th Conference on Conversation and Discourse Analysis (AGF2017) Mannheim (Germany)
29 March – 2 April XXI. Deutscher Hispanistentag: Orte hispanischer Kultur in einer globalisierten Welt München (Germany),
30 March – 1 April  The 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing: Language processing and language evolution Cambridge (UK)
30 March – 1 April  31st Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics (ASAL31) Norman, Oklahoma (USA)
30 March – 1 April  Look both ways: Narrative & Metaphor in Education Amsterdam (The Netherlands),
3 – 7 EACL 2017 Student Research Workshop (SRW): Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing Valencia (Spain)
6 – 7  Le roman graphique en langues romanes et germaniques : Aspects linguistiques, historiques et culturels (LICOLAR 2017) Aix-en-Provence (France)
6 – 8  Languages without borders Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
6 – 8 26th Conference on Spanish in the U.S. & 11th Conference on Spanish in Contact (SiUS) Provo, UT (USA)
10 – 14 The 1st World Congress on Translation Studies: ‘Translation Studies: an autonomous discipline’ Paris (France)
19 – 21 1st International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages Barcelona (Spain)
22 – 23  : IAPTI 4th International Conference Buenos Aires (Argentina)
 24 – 28 19th International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics (ICLL2017) Munich (Germany)
26 – 27 Workshop on Speech Perception and Production across the Lifespan (SPPL2017) London (United Kingdom)
4 – 6  Approaches to Migration, Language, and Identity (AMLI2017) Lausanne, Vaud (Switzerland)
6 – 7 Workshop on Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use (L3Workshop) Poznan (Poland)
10 – 12 Control y escaladas de tensión políticas en los países de lengua románica: Politica y cont (CyE) Heidelberg (Germany)
11 – 13 5th congrès international de linguistique textuelle contrastive (GELiTeC) Genève (Switzerland)
17 – 20 Dialect Translation in Multimedia: MultiMeDialecTranslation7 (MMDT7) Odense (Denmark),
18 – 20  1st International Conference of Slovene Association of LSP Teachers; Languages for Specific Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research Rimske Terme Thermal Resort (Slovenia),
25 – 28  International Contrastive Linguistics Conference 8 (ICLC8) Athens (Greece)
 2 – 3 The Semantics of Verbal Morphology in Under-Described Languages (SemVerMorph1) Gothenburg (Sweden)
6 – 9 International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE9): Lectometry Panel Malaga (Spain)
11 – 15  11th International Symposium of Bilingualism (ISB11) Limerick (Ireland)
21 – 23 International Conference “Subsidia: Tools and Resources for Speech Sciences” (SUBSIDIA) Málaga (Spain)
28 – 30  21st Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes Bergen (Norway)
5 – 7 8th Asian Translation Traditions Conference – Conflicting Ideologies and Cultural Mediation – Hearing, Interpreting, Translating Global Voices London (UK)
10 – 14 14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-14) Tartu (Estonia)
16 – 21 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA2017) Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
31 July – 4 August  XVI Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer (IDT 2017) Fribourg/Freiburg (Switzerland)
31 July – 4 August International Conference on Historical Linguistics 23 (ICHL23) San Antonio, Texas (USA)
3 – 5 FIT XXI World Congress 2017 – Disruption and diversification Brisbane (Australia),
17 – 19 The 6th International Conference on Late Modern English (LMEC6) Uppsala (Sweden)
28 – 30 International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML XVI) Jyväskylä (Finland)
 28 August – 1 September 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS) Paris (France)
10 – 13 50th Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017) Zurich (Switzerland)
27 – 29 3rd. Nuba Mountain Languages Conference (NMLC3) Cologne (Germany)
2 – 5  XI International Conference on Armenian Linguistics (ICAL XI) Yerevan (Armenia),
 5 – 7  International Conference for Learner Corpus Research Bolzano/Bozen (Italy)
1 – 2 XXIst Triennial World Congress of the International Federation of Translators – FIT 2017 –  Brisbane (Australia)
15 – 17 : Globalising Sociolinguistics: The Sociolinguistics of Urban Language Life (GloSoc II) Venice (Italy)
16 – 18 Konstruktionen, Kollokationen, Muster – Geerbte Strukturen, Übertragung in neue Realitäten Montpellier (France)


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