This biennial opportunity to mix with like-minded people is absolutely invaluable for Members of a profession that all too often involves working alone, typing away behind closed doors or single-handedly shouldering a huge amount of pressure.

More than just a formal meeting, the ITI Conference is a chance to be part of a real and special community.

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‘Beyond the core: forging the future of the profession'



 Call for Papers

Held every two years, the ITI Conference is the biggest event in the UK translation and interpreting calendar. With four tracks, including a dedicated interpreting track, keynotes, special guests, a gala dinner and social events over two days, it attracts over 300 delegates from all corners of the UK, Europe and beyond.

In 2019, the ITI Conference comes to Sheffield for the first time, in the magnificent historic setting of the Cutler’s Hall.

The conference theme 'Beyond the core: forging the future of the profession' focuses on our strengths as professionals and the ways in which, individually and collectively, we can rise to future challenges.

Whether you work in translation, interpreting or any other field, if you have a relevant topic you would like to present on, we want to hear from you.

Topics of interest for presentations include but are not limited to:

  • Translating & interpreting in different settings
  • Translation & interpreting as a multi-faceted profession
  • The new generation of professional translators and interpreters: opportunities and challenges
  • Showcasing the profession
  • Collaboration with peers
  • Collaboration with other professions
  • New ways of working
  • Making the most of tech
  • Turning technology challenges into opportunities
  • Any other topic inspired by the theme

Proposals for the ITI Conference 2019 will be evaluated through a competitive peer-review process. Selected presenters will be rewarded with increased professional recognition and free entry to the conference.

Please note:

  • Abstracts are being invited for 50-minute presentations (including Q&As) only. Proposals for workshops, masterclasses and shorter presentations will not be considered.
  • The number of slots for panels and double acts is limited. You can maximize your chances of being selected by also submitting a proposal for a solo presentation.
  • We can only accept a maximum of two proposals per speaker.
  • Selected speakers are required to sign a speaker agreement. Please download and read this agreement before sending your proposal so you are fully aware of conditions and expectations.
  • Proposals sent without using the submission form will not be considered.

Already buzzing with ideas?

Download the speaker proposal form attached below

The closing date for proposals is 15 September 2018 

We look forward to receiving your proposals. If you need inspiration or further convincing that you want to be part of it, do take a look back at what happened in 2017 in Cardiff.

If you have any questions, simply write to or call the ITI office on 01908 325250.



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