Saturday, 26 December 2015

Calendar of 2016 European Language Events

Pic of blue EU flag with its yellow stars


As I am currently planning my activities for the year, I thought that I would share my 2016 calendar of events. I certainly won’t be attending all of them. Some European Commission DGT events are streamed online. For others, I simply follow the event hashtag or follow up on the website afterwards for presentation slides or videos.

I look forward to seeing you all at an event or two in 2016. If I have left out any major conferences in your country, please do not hesitate to let me know and I will update the list. I may also look at a different format.


Calendar of 2016 European Language Events


Throughout 2016
Shakespeare 400
2016 is the anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. There is an extensive programme of events planned throughout the year in London, Stratford, Windsor and Glyndebourne


14-15 January
CIUTI Forum 2016, Conférence Internationale permanente d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes, United Nations, Geneva
Theme: Equitable Education through intercultural Communication: Role and Responsibility for non-state Actors

15 January
CBTI-BKVT Workshop on Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Improving Productivity with Speech Recognition Software. Belgian Association of Translators and Interpreters, Brussels, Belgium
The workshop will be conducted in English with demonstrations in German and/or English. Open to non-members, as well as questions in Dutch and French too.

16 January
ITI French Network’s Fête des Rois and Interactive Marketing Workshop, London, UK

22 January
CBTI-BKVT Visit to VRT, Flemish Public Broadcasting Company and New Year Party, Belgian Association of Translators and Interpreters, VRT premises and Hotel Léopold, Brussels, Belgium

22-23 January 
Salon Expolangues 2016, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

26 January - 17 March 
ITI Setting up as a Freelance Translator 
8 online webinars with 8 discussion sessions

28 January 1.15-2.05pm
Future Spooks: Secret Intelligence in 2025, University of Bath, Bath, UK

28-29 January
Cervantes and Shakespeare: 400 years, An Anglo-Spanish Symposium, Weston Library/Exeter College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

29-31 January
The France Show 2016, Olympia, London, England


Visit to Eurotunnel at Calais Fréthun with SIFER 2015


1 February 6.30pm
Lecture in Spanish by José María Lassalle Ruiz, Spanish Secretary of State for Culture. Simultaneous English interpretation.

3-5 February
Horizon Justice Française 6, SFT's French legal course in Montpellier, France
Open to non-members. In French only. 

4 February 6.30-7.30pm
Inaugural Lecture Series: New Wars, Protection of Civilians and the Transition of Global Order, University of Bath, UK

8 February 11am-1pm
Workshop on Financial Translation, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

11-12 February
ELIA Together, World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain 


Freelancers at BP15 Conference Dinner in Zagreb, Croatia

12 February 2.30-5.30pm
Translating Europe Regional Workshop on e-learning and employability, Europe House, London, UK

22 February 6.30-8.00pm
W.G Sebald Lecture on Literary Translation 2016 by Roger GoughBritish Library Conference Centre, London
Translating 3 Molière plays into English and having own poetry translated into German. Sponsored by BCLT at University of East Anglia (UEA).

1 March (First of 5 sessions)
Working successfully as a freelance translator, Karen Stokes/Janet Fraser, 
Pic of Karen of Anglicity in front of stars of European Union insignia
Karen at European Commission
Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, UK

11-12 March
The Translation and Localization Conference, Sound Garden Hotel, Warsaw, Poland 

11-12 March
Language Show Live Scotland, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
Twitter: @LanguageShow  Hashtag: #LSLive

11-12 March
Tolk- en Vertaalcongres, Interpretation and Translation Conference, Hilversum, Netherlands
Theme: Getting ahead together! Organisations in Netherlands and Belgium are joining forces to host this conference

11-12 March
Language World 2016, Dunchurch Park, Rugby, UK
Association of Language Learning annual conference and CPD event. All education sectors.
Theme: Curriculum innovation


14-18 March
11th SFT Medical English Seminar, French Translators' Association course for English to French and French to English translators in the Medical Faculty of University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France

14-22 March
Annual event celebrating French Culture and the French language. This year’s theme will highlight the rich local variation in French used around the world. Watch out for local events.

15 March
TAUS Roundtable 2016, Vienna, Austria
Theme: Game Changers in Localization

(NB: 20-23 March GALA Conference, New York, USA – not in Europe but usually well-attended by European language professionals)

Pic of keynote speaker at FIT Berlin Conference in 2014
Patrick Twidle of Court of Justice of the European Union

8-9 April
EULITA 6th General Assembly of the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association, Strasbourg, France
Includes visits to European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe

Pic of our seated tour guide with microphone providing commentary inside boat
Mareike Steinig, Boat Trip Guide and Interpreter, FIT Berlin


11-17 April
Events to coincide with London Book Fair (see below)
Twitter: @LBandSW

12-14 April
The London Book Fair, Olympia, London
Twitter: @LondonBookFair  Hashtag #lbf16

13 April
European Academic Colloquium on Technical Communication Studies, Tekom Europe, Berlin, Germany


14-16 April
Intermedia Conference, 3rd International Conference on Audiovisual, Łódź, Poland

15 April
Introduction to Dictation for Translators, ITI, Milton Keynes, UK
Automatic Speech Recognition Software Workshop

15-16 April (13-18 April with extra events)
BP16 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
Twitter: @bp16conf  Hashtag #bp16conf

BP15 Zagreb, Croatia: Conference attendance certificate
18-19 April
Challenges in Literary Translation Conference, Istanbul Aydın University School of Foreign Languages, Istanbul, Turkey

21 April
ELIA ND Focus, Mallorca, Spain

21-22 April
11th EUATC Conference, Budapest, Hungary

Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary

22-24 April
Translation Days by the Sea, Schlossgut Gross Schwansee, Lübeck Bay, Germany

26-28 April
PCST 2016, Public Communication of Science and Technology, Istanbul, Turkey 
Theme: Pros and cons of digitalization


27-29 April
Congreso Internacional de Traducción: EnTRetextos, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Theme: Specialised translation: Research and Profession

27-29 April
JIAMCATT 2016, International Annual Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Theme: Technology as an agent of change


2-3 May
TransLaw 2016, International Academic Conference, School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies, University of Tampere, Finland
Theme: Translation and Interpreting as a Means of Guaranteeing Equality under Law

5-6 May
4th Theories and Realities in Translation and Writing Forum, 
Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy
Theme: Creativity in Translation / Interpretation and Interpreter / Translator Training

5 May-14 July
BSL Level 1, City Lit, London, UK
British Sign Language Level 1, 11 sessions over 11 weeks on Thursday 10am-4pm

12 May
TAUS Roundtable 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Music at Cervantes Institute Open Day in London

17-18 May


Pic of Atomium, Belgium
Atomium in Brussels, Belgium

18-20 May
MemoQfest International, Budapest, Hungary

Pic of 3 woman panel at ELIA Budapest, Hungary
On ELIA Budapest panel with Jessica Rathke and Anne-Marie Colliander Lind

19-21 May
FaCT: Second International Conference on Food and Culture in Translation,University of Catania, Sicily, Italy

20 May
Workshop on Vascular and Abdominal Surgery, ITI Medical and Pharmaceutical Network, Olching, Germany


20-22 May
SFÖ 2016 Conference, Annual Conference of the Swedish Association for Professional Translators, Umeå, Sweden

23-28 May
LREC 2016, Portorož, Slovenia, 
International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

Pic of BP15 conference freelancers' lunch at Lake Bled, Slovenia
BP15 Conference freelancers enjoy lunch at Lake Bled, Slovenia

26-28 May
Transint2016, International Conference on Translation and Interpreting, University of Trieste, Italy
Theme: Convergence, Contact, Interaction

30 May-1 June
EAMT 2016, Riga, Latvia


Cheers at FIT Anniversary Party, Berlin 2014
1 June
TAUS Roundtable 2016, Riga, Latvia
Theme: Game Changers in Localization

6 June
An Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics, City Lit, London, UK

6-7 June

8-10 June
LOCWorld31 Dublin, Ireland
Theme: Engaging Global Customers

9-10 June
Fun for all: 4th International Conference on Game Translation and Accessibility - Taking Stock, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Tasting Spanish jamón and language classes at Cervantes Institute, London

10-12 June
UTIC 2016, Ukrainian Translation Industry Conference

11 June
ITI Anniversary Party, London, UK (further details to be advised)


Karen at Chartered Institute of Linguists' Members' Day

13 June
Translating Culture, Jean-Pierre Mailhac, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, UK

14 June
Translating Business Film Material, Jean-Pierre Mailhac, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, UK


Pic of attendees at the CIOL's Cultural Awareness Workshop
Cultural Awareness Workshop with the CIOL's BPG Group

18-19 June
1st International Conference of Aptrad, the Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters, Porto, Portugal

24-26 June
11th Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics, Linguistics Institute of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland 

29 June-1 July
Critical Link 8 Conference 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
International Council for the Development of Community Interpreting 
Theme: A New Generation - Future-proofing interpreting and translation

9 July
City Lit Deaf Day 2016, City Lit, London UK
Find out more about deaf education, BSL, etc

11-15 July
Terminology Summer School, Vienna, Austria

11-15 July
Translate in the City, City University, London, UK 


16 July

18-23 July
AIIC Seminar on German Language and Culture, Berlin, Quedlinburg and Weimar
For interpreters with German as a B or C language

23 July
European Conference of Science Journalists, Manchester Central, Manchester, UK


23-30 July
For active Conference Interpreters

25 July-24 August
Intensive course in Translation Technology, Centras @ UCL, London, UK

31 July-6 August
World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford-upon-Avon (and London)
Theme: Creating and recreating Shakespeare on 400th Anniversary of his death

8-10 August
Translate in Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (further details to be advised)


15-27 August

15-17 September
Translation Studies: Moving Boundaries, 8th EST Congress (European Association for Translation Studies), Department of Business Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark


22-23 September
ATC Conference, UK Association of Translation Companies’ Annual Conference, London, UK (venue and further details to be advised)

30 September
International Translation Day on feast day of St Jerome, the patron saint of translators.
Theme: Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds / Unissant les mondes grâce à la traduction et à l'interprétation

30 September - 1 October
DRONGO Language Festival, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, Netherlands


Paul Kaye introduces Malachy Hargadon's talk for Clarity at Europe House

6 October 
Copywriting Conference 2016, Professional Copywriters' Network, London, UK (details to be advised)

13-15 October 
METM16, Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2016, Tarragona, Spain
Theme: Raising standards through knowledge and peer training

14-16 October 
Language Show Live Olympia, London, UK
Twitter: @LanguageShow  Hashtag: #LSLive


27-28 October
ICIT 2016, 18th International Conference on Interpreting and Translation, London, UK

(2-5 November, ATA 57th Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA – not in Europe but attended by many European translators)


5 November
Theme: Learning Beyond the Comfort Zone

7-8 November
VIII EAFT Summit, Luxembourg


Future-proofing the profession panel at Europe House, UK

8-10 November
tcworld conference 2016 Stuttgart, Germany



Pic of new President and Council on stage at FIT Conference, Berlin
New President and Council at FIT Conference Berlin 2014

10-11 November
6th SELM Conference, Spanish Society of Modern Languages, Seville, Spain

20-21 November
Expolingua, 28th International Fair for Languages and Culture, Berlin, Germany

21-22 November
LT-Accelerate 2016, Brussels, Belgium

24-25 November 
NTIF 2016, Nordic Translation Industry Forum, Malmö, Sweden


Man vs Machine Banners at FIT Congress Berlin 2014


NB: Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement of any conference, event or third party by Anglicity Ltd. This list is for information purposes only. All details should be checked on the organisers' websites, as they may be subject to change.



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