AUSIT National Conference – Perth 2021 – 19-20 November
Join us by the Indian Ocean for a conference themed “Another Word, Another World”.
This will be a hybrid event, with speakers and attendees having the option of attending in-person or participating virtually.
Recently, we have seen first-hand the creation of a new world through the pandemic, with the innovation in language it has brought. Newly coined terms have emerged, and T&I practitioners have helped with transitioning into this new reality.
As translators and interpreters, it is our job to connect different worlds and help people move between them. Through our professional practice, we may open up another world for our clients, but sometimes we also open up a can of worms.
How does switching between languages change our interpretation of the world? How can we, as T&I professionals, best facilitate understanding and ease the shift in meaning? What are the best business practices that help us work efficiently, work competently and keep well?
Call for Papers
The Organising Committee is calling for abstract submissions with themes ranging across:
- Contribution of migration to the evolution of languages and strategies for overcoming cultural differences
- Challenges of communication and cultural perceptions for multilingual communities
- Perspectives of indigenous language speakers on their experiences of T&I
- Challenges of terminology in specialised areas
- Interpreting & translating in a post-pandemic era: what does the future hold?
In addition, the OC strongly encourages papers that demonstrate practical relevance to the T&I profession and the theme of the conference.
Interdisciplinary, theoretical and practitioner perspectives are all welcome.
Presentations (either live or online) will run for 30 or 45 mins with an additional 15 mins for Q&A.
All presentations will be recorded by AUSIT.
Because of the complexity of putting the Conference Programme together and the large numbers of participants involved, it is not usually possible to accommodate requests for specific presentation days or times.
How to Submit Your Abstract
- To submit, please go to (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ausitncperth2021)
- Create an account.
- Submit your abstract (maximum 250 words). The submission deadline is 30 August 2021.
- Your abstract will undergo blind academic/peer review and the results will be returned by 17 September 2021.
- If your abstract is chosen, you will be notified via email and invited to register for the conference.
- Upon payment and registration, you will receive a confirmation email, including the official invitation to present.
20-21 November 2020
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Due to current restrictions and continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 AUSIT National Conference, which was due to be held in Perth, has now been moved online.
The focus of this year’s conference is on the challenges and opportunities opening up in an evolving T&I landscape, specifically during this time of insecurity and rapid change experienced by the profession over recent months.
Sub-themes include: business during a pandemic; new skills and professional requirements in interpreting and translating; adaptive business practices; remuneration and working conditions; remote interpreting; translation technologies; and remote T&I education and training.
PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE
Stephen Doherty leads the HAL Language Processing Research Lab at UNSW, where he is an associate professor in linguistics, interpreting and translation. With a focus on the psychology of language and technology, his research investigates human and machine language processing using natural language processing techniques and combined on- and offline methods. He will present on the topic “Language technology today and tomorrow: Challenges and opportunities for current and future language service professionals”.
Karolina Karczmarek-Giel is an industry professional with over 15 years of experience. Drawing from her broad background in translation, digital marketing, positive psychology, and meta-learning, she will explore strategies for dealing with the current crisis from various disciplines. We look forward to her presentation “How to thrive in any crisis: The pandemic edition”.
How do I attend?
For this virtual conference—the first of its kind for Australia’s T&I industry—registrants, presenters and other stakeholders will be able to access the full program, interact and network via the Attendify app, scheduled to go live a month prior to the conference. Each online presentation (either live or prerecorded) will run for approximately 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q&A, and will be recorded by AUSIT. Simply click here to register and secure your spot in this unique undertaking office.ausit.org/event-3907563/
Please note: the National Annual General Meeting and annual Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture will take place a week later, on 28 November
AUSIT thanks the following sponsors for their contributions towards making this event possible: NAATI, 2M Language Services, All Graduates, Amigos, Congress Rental and WA Interpreters.