2022 AUSIT National Conference

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Live in-person & online event
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November 2022

This year’s event promises to be as interesting and exciting as previous conferences held in the Sunshine State, offering invaluable networking opportunities with colleagues and a multitude of sessions designed specifically for Translating and Interpreting professionals.

The Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming delegates to Queensland after some challenging pandemic years and in that spirit, the theme for this year’s conference is Rebuild & Belong: Evolution, Transformation, and Growth.

The theme of “Rebuild and Belong” offers participants a forum to discuss practical and theoretical issues related to the T/I profession with a focus on re-connecting across a variety of different areas.

Sub-themes:

  • Cultivating connections with colleagues – the power of camaraderie and team building.
  • Self-growth – issues affecting practitioners and their businesses (mental health, adapting, professional skills, ethics and values).
  • Joining forces with other professions – new opportunities, relationships between T&I practitioners and professional end users.
  • Engaging with community – current issues affecting community translation and interpreting.
  • Innovation in the world – the T&I industry in the post-pandemic world, accessibility, and new technologies.

The Call for Papers has been issued, and the Organising Committee extends its warm invitation to all potential presenters to send through their abstracts. Abstracts are welcome from academics, practitioners and various industry stakeholders. 

Registrations will follow shortly after – watch this space for further announcements. 

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

Keynote speakers

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

Sponsorship 

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.

Sponsors

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