AUSIT National Conference 2019
18-19 October 2019 | Hobart, Tasmania


We have the pleasure of inviting you to the National Conference 2019 to be held in Hobart, Tasmania on the 18 October followed by the NAGM on the 19 October.

The theme for this year is: The world of interpreters and translators and interpreters and translators in the world

Translators and interpreters exist in an increasingly globalised society, both shaping and being shaped by cultural, political and technological shifts. Shifts toward multicultural societies have enabled community interpreting and community translation to flourish, creating previously unforeseen roles and tasks for translators. At the same time, translators and interpreters keep being the backbone of multilateral and multilingual organisations, which enables them to play a pivotal role in global politics. The rise of computers has led to numerous changes in the way the T&I industry functions and near-instantaneous communications have transformed the work environment. Traditional roles have been replaced by: multilingual Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), subtitling (both professional and fansubbing), localisation, or Machine Translation Post-Editing (MTPE). Interpreters, meanwhile, are faced with the prospect of video-remote interpreting (VRI), procurement platforms, and tablet interpreting. How have and how will these phenomena change the way T&Is work? How will they change the perception of our roles and our status? What are the ethical considerations associated with these new modes of translating and interpreting? What are the ethical considerations associated with new roles? How does this affect our teaching and training?

This conference aims to bring together professionals and researchers in the T&I field to discuss these and more questions about translators and interpreters in today’s world and the world of the future.


Delegate Registration


Registrations are now open for this year’s event which will be held at Best Western Hobart (156 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000).

Registration Fees (incl GST)

AUSIT Members: $150.00

Non-Members: $250.00

Students: $70.00

From 9am AEST Tuesday 9 July, group discount rates will be available for groups of 3 or more for the AUSIT National Conference.

Enjoy savings of up to $150 per group!

Groups 3-4 Discount Registration Fees (incl GST, per person)
AUSIT Members: $135.00
Non Members: $235.00

Groups 5+ Discount Registration Fees (incl GST, per person)
AUSIT Members: $120.00
Non Members: $220.00

This special is only available for one month, with group registration discounts closing at 5pm AEST 15 August 2019.


Call for Papers


Submissions are now closed for the 2019 National Conference.

Suggested Topics:

  • The digital age, human-machine interfaces, artificial intelligence
  • Translators and Interpreters in the context of Globalisation
  • Translators and Interpreters in political and diplomatic spheres
  • Teaching and training of T&Is in the era of globalisation
  • Ethics of T&I in the global context
  • Quality assurance and standards in T&I practice

Key Dates
Notification of decision: 31 July 2019
Conference dates: 18-19 October 2019




The AUSIT National Conference will be held at Best Western Hobart. Please contact the hotels directly for rates and booking information.


Best Western Hobart

Conference venue

156 Bathurst Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: 1800 463 265
Rates start at $225.00 per night (room only)

Special Delegate Rate: $159.00 per night (room only, King or Twin). To book at this rate, delegates can call 03 6232 6243 and reference AUSIT National Conference.


Hotel 102 (Harringtons)

2-minute walk to venue

102 Harrington Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: +613 6234 9277

Rates start at $105.00 per night (room only)


Ibis Styles Hobart

7-minute walk to venue

173 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: +613 6289 8599

Rates start at $260.00 per night (room only)


Travelodge Hotel Hobart

12-minute walk to venue

167 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: +613 6220 7100

Rates start at $199.00 per night (room only)

Contact the Conference Managers


Lucy Shaw & Catherine Lewis
The Association Specialists, Melbourne
Suite 1, 1 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
P: 03 9416 3833
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Thank you to our sponsors

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