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5 translation conferences to wait for in 2018

January 16, 2018

We all know that translation conferences are great events for learning, sharing information, making business, meeting new colleagues and also for having fun. Since the new year has just started, this is a great time to plan which conferences and other language industry events we would like to visit this year.


Unfortunately there are some conferences that are not set yet, but a very thorough list of already announced events can be found here. We made a shorter list from our favorites. These events are all confirmed and listed by date. By clicking on the links you can further check out these conferences' themes, programs and speakers.


SlatorCon Tokyo  February 28, Trunk Hotel

Meet Who Matters in Language Services and Technology!

Following three highly successful events in London, New York, and Zurich in 2017, SlatorCon Tokyo 2018 again assembles a stacked line-up of speakers that cuts across all areas of the language industry, from business leaders and startup entrepreneurs to technologists and investors.


Watch a video from the 2017 SlatorCon

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GALA 2018 –  March 13-16, Boston

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The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) is a global, non-profit trade association for the language industry. GALA's annual Language of Business conferences are advanced educational and networking events where translation and localization industry leaders collectively discuss best practices, common challenges, emerging trends, and industry technologies.

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LocWorld36 April 3-5, Tokyo


Today's global business takes place in a heavily digitalized world. The results of digitalization are all around us: The Internet of things, big data, machine to machine communication, block chain, AI, to name a few. But what is the effect of all these technologies, this "Digital Transformation", on society and business? How are we, in the localization space, challenged by this? How can we use this to our advantage?

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13th EUATC conference April 19-20, Madrid


The 13th International EUATC Conference will look towards the increasing globalization of the language industry and its use of the internet to enable it to operate across borders and time zones to service a market place currently worth nearly $35 billion and growing. The theme for T-UPDATE on Management & Sales – the annual conference of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies' annual conference taking place in Madrid 19/20 April 2018 – is going international.

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tcworld conference 2018  November 13-15, Stuttgart

Information about this conference is yet to come. 

 Did you find anything to mark your calendar with? Stay tuned for a post on how to make the most of your participation in a translation conference.

*The photos are from previously held conferences