The Top 10 Translation Events in February and March 2017

By Alena Scuk Bego
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Jan 30th, 2017
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The Top 10 Translation Events in February and March 2017


Your success in the field of translation will largely depend on your will and desire to build connections and relationships with your fellow colleagues, especially if you’re a young freelance translator. Translation conferences are a good place to start networking, get some extra work, learn from experienced people from all across the world, and – of course – to have some fun.

To attend most of these conferences, you’ll need to pay a certain fee. Plan your upcoming events with us and achieve the most favorable conditions for you and your budget. We bring you a list of some of the most important and interesting conferences and seminars in 2017 worldwide.


Translation Events in Europe in February and March 2017


Words to Deeds Conference

4th February – London, UK

The purpose of this conference is to bring together practitioners of the legal translation field with the most innovative academics in the field. The speakers come from different parts of the world, but all the lectures are in English.


Together by Elia

23rd and 24th February – Berlin, Germany

The aim of the European Language Industry Association is to bring together freelance translators with language service companies for constructive dialogue. The initiative aims to provide an open discussion for all stakeholders on how to improve relationships and efficiency, and how to expand their services on the growing market.


Language Show Live

10th and 11th March – Glasgow, Scotland

A unique platform for anyone with passion for languages to talk to a range of linguists about career development, attend over 30 CPD certified seminars and workshops, and meet thousands other language learners, teachers, translators and linguists.


GALA 2017

26th – 29th March – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Globalization and Localization Association’s mission is to support its members by creating communities and sharing knowledge within the language industry. Visit their website to register for the event. They offer discounts to students from all around the world.



Translation Events in North America


California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) – 17th Annual Educational Conference

17th and 18th March – San Jose, CA, USA

CHIA gathers interpreters, educators and providers working together to overcome cultural and language barriers to offer high-quality healthcare.


The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention

23rd – 26th March – Baltimore, USA

The 48th Annual Convention will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. The theme of this year’s convention is “Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era.”


MICATA Annual Conference

24th – 26th March – Overland Park, KS, USA

Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association strives to formulate and maintain standards of professional ethics, practices and competence in the fields of translation and interpreting and to protect the rights and interests of professional translators. Their main goal is to provide a place for translators and other language professionals to share ideas and expertise. The conference will be held at Johnson County Community College.


Events From Around the World


LocWorld33 Shenzhen

28th February – 2nd March – Shenzhen, China

The official language of the conference is English. They offer rich and productive program with deep analysis and case studies. Visitors get to design new considerations for the translation market based on the issues that the industry is facing. This is a great opportunity to exchange information in the language and translation services and technologies market.

This conference will be held in the United States too in November 2017.


ICLCTS 2017: 19th International Conference on Linguistics, Communication and Translation Studies

14th and 15th March – Sydney, Australia

The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Linguistics, Communication and Translation Studies.


8th Annual International Translation Conference

(21st Century Demands: Translators and Interpreters towards Human and Social Responsibilities)

27th and 28th March – Doha, Qatar

A special focus will be placed on the contribution of translators and interpreters in enhancing human and social development in Qatar, the Gulf and the Arab countries, with reflection on other regions as well. Visit their website for more details about the event, travel and accommodation costs.


Are you interested in visiting any of these events, or going to the one that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments.


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Alena is a guest blogger, freelance writer, and translator based in Southeastern Europe - in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She holds a university degree in English language and literature. Besides her love for books and languages, Alena is a full-time health and wellness enthusiast.

One Response to “The Top 10 Translation Events in February and March 2017”


    Very useful. I have only seen the site now, after all the events have been held, but hope this is repeated in months to come. By the way, one important event is the VIII ABRATES Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, from 25 to 27 May 2017. Some 900 people are expected.

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