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2nd International Conference on Community Translation

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After the successful 1st International Conference on Community Translation, held at Western Sydney University in September 2014, we are pleased to announce a second conference to continue addressing issues, advances and innovations in practice, research, and education in the field of Community Translation (Public Service Translation).

Community Translation is essential for the civic involvement of speakers of non-dominant languages. However, for a number of reasons, including budgetary considerations, “the level of recognition of community translation as a societal obligation towards disempowered language groups is not at its best” (Taibi, 2018: 174). Policies and practices vary from one part of the world to another, but generally tend to show a lack of recognition, inadequate support, and ad hoc measures. Research projects and outputs addressing Community Translation are still very few, although a growing interest has been noted in the last decade or so. As is affirmed in the concluding remarks of Translating for the Community (Taibi, 2018), areas where we need further research include community feedback (e.g. on translation needs, translator role, dissemination methods, or translation quality), and the interface between Community Translation and other professions and disciplines (e.g. community interpreting, cultural mediation, social work, or social marketing). We need to bring together and harness research contributions that are made under different labels (healthcare/medical translation, legal translation, institutional translation, etc.) and are relevant to the empowerment of minority community members. Research is also needed on the role of technology in ensuring cost-effectiveness without impacting the quality of community translations.


Prof. David Katan (University of Salento, Italy) - Plenary speaker 

Associate Prof. Ineke Crezee (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) – Plenary speaker

Conference Social Dinner (Optional)

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $100

Great Ocean Road Day Tour

Exclusive offer to conference registrants - take the opportunity to explore some world famous places in the Victorian region

The tour begins in Melbourne, where we’ll travel across the West Gate Bridge, enjoying the sights of the city from a different perspective. You’ll also be able to catch a glimpse of stunning Port Phillip Bay from here, too, before we move on to Torquay and the beginning of the Great Ocean Road.

As we make our way along one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, you can admire the sprawling golden surf beaches, the impressive coastal cliffs, and the numerous attractions that dot the road. We’ll pass through Lorne and stop off at Apollo Bay, where you can tuck into fish and chips (own expense), relax on the beach, or wander through the heart of the town.

You’ll also get to experience the lush rainforest just inland of the Great Ocean Road on this incredible day-long adventure. We’ll drive through the Otway National Park, where you can marvel at the ancient selection of trees and the jaw-dropping views. Afterwards, we’ll continue on to Port Campbell National Park, home of the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road’s most iconic landmark. On this part of the route, you can admire the impressive limestone stacks that make up the 12 Apostles and enjoy the sea views from the pristine beach below. As well as the 12 Apostles, you can also see Razorback, Island Arch, and a collection of other magical stacks that can be found in the area.Finally, we’ll head to Shipwreck Coast and you can learn more about the most memorable shipwreck in Australia’s history. Don’t forget your camera here, as there are some amazing views to soak up.

We’ll then make our way back to Melbourne, where the adventure comes to an end.

Date: Sunday 15 December 2019
Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Cost: $90

PD Logbook:

Level: Intermediate | Points: 40 points | Logbook Section: Section 1.4 PD Catalogue


AUSIT PD Committee


Friday 13 December to Sunday 15 December 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm


RMIT University Melbourne, VIC 3000


AUSIT / ASLIA members: $200
Non-Members: $360
Student Members: $100



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