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15 Translation Conferences and Language Events to Keep an Eye on

15 Translation Conferences and Language Events to Keep an Eye on

One of the most effective ways to progress in your freelance career is to network with fellow colleagues. Building good relationships and strong connections with other freelance translators will give you not only a chance to get some extra work through referrals, but, more importantly, the opportunity to learn from more experienced colleagues and exchange ideas and best practices with other members of the industry.

Translation conferences and language events are the perfect setting for some good old networking. Add interesting and enriching seminars and presentations on top of that, and you have the perfect combo for a great business and personal development experience.

Some events are free to attend, but you will have to pay a fee for most translation conferences. To save you some time and help you decide which conference or event is best for you and your budget, in this article I collected information about 15* European translation conferences and language events you should keep an eye on over the next few months.

[This list is updated on a regular basis. Last update: 24 July 2019]

*Please note that there are currently only 10 events on the list as the majority of conferences for 2020 are yet to be announced.


Machine Translation Summit 2019

Organised by European Association for Machine Translation
When: 19-23 August 2019
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Price: €695 (ca. £620) – discounts available

The MT Summit is the place where researchers, developers, users and vendors all get together under one roof to discuss the issues of the day.

Click here for the programme


Language Industry Summit

Organised by ATC
When: 19-20 September 2019
Where: London, UK
Price: £500 – discounts available

The Summit programme includes a look at the accelerating M&A trends within and outside the language services industry, including the use of automation, AI and MT in innovation and as an enabler of global communications. Alongside the main programme, there will be a Small Business initiative, with focused, business-led sessions and case studies for building your business.

Click here for the programme


MET Meeting 2019

Organised by Mediterranean Editors & Translators
When: 26-28 September 2019
Where: Split, Croatia
Price: €315 (ca. £280) – discounts available

The annual Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting (METM), now in its 15th year, is an established CPD and networking event – a highlight in the calendar for many editors, translators, interpreters and other providers of English-language support services in the Mediterranean area and beyond.

Click here for the programme


MEET Central Europe

Organised by MEET Central Europe
When: 10-11 October 2019
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Price: €299 (ca. £265) – discounts available


The goal of the Meet Central Europe 2019 Conference is to provide you with maximum return on your time and cost investment. Our aim is to provide you with knowledge, skills and contacts that you can take away with you and apply in your work environment.

Click here for the programme


ICIT 2019

Organised by WASET
When: 23-24 October 2019
Where: London, United Kingdom
Price: £250 – discounts available


The International Conference on Interpreting and Translation aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Interpreting and Translation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Interpreting and Translation.

Click here for the programme


Language Show Live London

Organised by Evolved Events
When: 15-17 November 2019
Where: London, UK
Price: Free

Language Show London is Europe’s largest exhibition for anyone with a passion for languages. Spanning three days, the event will offer you the chance to attend seminars and workshops, meet the best language suppliers, and network with thousands of other language teachers, learners, translators and linguists who love languages as much as you.

Click here for the programme


ExpoLingua Berlin

Organised by ICWE
When: 22-23 November 2019
Where: Berlin, Germany
Price: Free

EXPOLINGUA Berlin in the must-attend annual event for anyone with an interest in learning and teaching foreign languages, international travel and global cultures.
150+ exhibitors from more than 30 countries and a programme of workshops, seminars and performances provide you with extensive information on international, local and online language courses, internships abroad, working overseas and general information about travel and cultures.

Programme not yet available


Translating and Interpreting 4.0

Organised by BDÜ
When: 22-24 November 2019
Where: Bonn, Germany
Price: €599 (ca. £535) – discounts available

The conference will place the focus on how the digital revolution is altering the work of translators and interpreters, cooperation with customers, and the provision and procurement of language services, and thus puts many business models of free-lance translators and interpreters, language service providers, and in-house translating services to the test.

Programme not yet available


Elia Together 2020

Organised by Elia
When: 27-28 February 2020
Where: Milan, Italy
Price: N/A


Together’s mission is simple: to strengthen our industry by bringing language service companies and independent language professionals together in a positive, collaborative environment. The theme for our fifth edition of Together is —most appropriately — Better Together and will feature two tracks: best practice for freelancers and LSPs, and looking ahead: trends and tools.

Programme not yet available


BP Conference 2020

Organised by B+B Mezzofanti Bt. & Csaba Bán
When: 24-25 April 2020
Where: Nuremberg, Germany
Price: N/A

Bringing together freelance translators from across Europe and beyond for professional development and fun networking.

Programme not yet available

Are you aware of any other interesting translation conferences and language events that are not included in this list? Leave a comment to share the details with us!

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