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 Traditional roles have been replaced by: multilingual Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), subtitling (both professional and fansubbing), localisation, or Machine Translation Post-Editing (MTPE).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

 

 

Call for Papers

 

We are now accepting submissions 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
Deadline for submission: 22 June 2019
Notification of decision: 31 July 2019
Conference dates: 18-19 October 2019

Abstract Submission
We welcome abstracts for paper presentations of a duration of 20 minutes.

 

View the Submission Link Here

 

Contact the Conference Managers

 

Sue Gillard & Lucy Shaw
The Association Specialists, Melbourne
Suite 1, 1 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
P: 03 9416 3833
E: sue@theassociationspecialists.com.au | lucys@theassociationspecialists.com.au