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XXI FIT Congress 2017: Disruption & Diversification

  • Brisbane Australia (map)

Every three years, the International Federation of Translators FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs) holds its flagship industry event choosing a different international host each time. Following successful events in Shanghai in 2008, San Francisco in 2011, and the hugely successful XX FIT World Congress 2014 in Berlin, FIT is pleased to have the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators as its hosts for 2017.

Disruption and Diversification

The theme will address the dizzying rate of technological change within the industry and the current challenges it provides for practitioners, service providers and clients alike, through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, tool demonstrations and exhibition, with experts from across the globe.  It will take trends and developments in the profession and put them into sharp focus for forging a pathway to the future.  

One of the session themes is 'Sign Language Interpreting: developments/access politics/ markets/ future/ technology'. Deadline for Call for Papers is 1 October 2016.

The Congress languages are English and French. The majority of presentations and panel discussions will be interpreted.