Beyond the core: forging the future of the profession

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ITI Conference 2019, 10-11 May - Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield

The ITI Conference is the biggest event in the UK translation and interpreting calendar. Held every two years, it attracts delegates from all over the world. In 2017, the ITI Conference welcomed over 350 translators and interpreters from over 20 countries to Cardiff and was, once again, a resounding success. In 2019, the ITI Conference visits Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield, for the first time.

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Call For Papers

The 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.

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.

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 technology

Turning technology challenges into opportunities

Any other topic inspired by the theme

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. 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. If you experience issues with the speaker proposal form please email

Speakers & Special Guests

We're currently working on another fantastic line-up of speakers for you, including two keynote speakers and several special guests. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date or sign up for our 'Conference Newsletter'.

Social media - What's happening?

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ITI Conference 201917/09/2018 @ 11:00

Quite an avalanche of conference paper proposals received over the last few days. Thanks to everyone for their submissions. Now the hard selection work begins to bring you the best possible programme for the #ITIconf19.

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@ITICymruWales member Juliet @Haydock_Trans about to get things under way at #METM17 with her workshop on translation workflow processes