2019 translation conferences and localization conferences around the world

March 5, 2019
2019 translation conferences and localization conferences around the world

Conferences can provide a host of rewards to translators who make the effort to attend them. That’s why the Tomedes website includes a conference page listing all of the major translation and localization conferences each year. There are some great events planned for 2019, so we thought it would also be good to share some details of some of the best of these below. 

Benefits of attending a 2019 translation conference 

Attending a conference provides you with the opportunity to learn from the speakers and workshops delivered as part of the event, but new knowledge isn’t the only benefit. Conferences are also great places for networking and meeting both fellow translators and contacts who could end up becoming clients. 

Translation conferences are also an excellent way to keep yourself motivated if you work freelance. The joy of learning, couple with the inspiration that comes from travelling (and as you’ll see below, there are some great locations on the list) can leave you feeling refreshed and newly enthusiastic about your translation career. 

If you’ve not yet attended a translation or localization conference, perhaps 2019 should be the year that you do! 

2019 translation and localization conferences

There are hundreds of language industry events each year, from highly focused workshops to huge conferences. We’ve included a selection of some of the larger events below, but this list is by no means comprehensive, so please do review the conference page on the Tomedes website regularly to see details of a wide range of events around the world. 

Some of the main 2019 translation conferences are:

GALA 2019 – the event will bring together the global content delivery community to explore “The Changing Role of the Human Being in an AI-driven Language Service Industry.” Munich, Germany, 24-27 March 2019.

10th Annual International Translation Conference – if you like to challenge established thought, this is the place to be! Doha, Qatar, 26-27 March 2019. 

TLC 2019 – this annual translation and localization extravaganza looks at the latest industry developments. Warsaw, Poland, 29-30 March 2019.

MadWorld 2019 – the go-to conference for technical communications specialists looking to preview innovative technologies. San Diego, California, USA, 14-17 April 2019. 

EUATC 2019 – a popular language industry event with a focus on globalization and modernization. Tallinn, Estonia, 25-26 April 2019. 

ALC 2019 – this business-focused translation conference will be examining federal policy and regulatory issues that face the translation industry. Washington, DC, USA, 1-4 May 2019. 

2019 STC Technical Communication Summit & Expo – technical communication education and networking form the cornerstone of this event. Denver, Colorado, USA, 5-8 May 2019.

LocWorld40 – with a specific emphasis on business and globalization, this event is particularly well suited for those seeking networking opportunities. Estoril, Portugal, 11-13 June 2019. 

ATA60 – popular with language industry professionals from around the world, many see ATA60 as an important investment in their translation careers. Palm Springs, California, USA, 23-26 October 2019. 

Final thoughts 

Will you be attending one of these translation and localization conferences in 2019? If so, share details of what’s motivating you to attend by leaving a comment below. You can also add details of other translation conferences around the world by visiting the translation conferences page on the Tomedes website. 

By Ofer Tirosh

Ofer Tirosh is the founder and CEO of Tomedes, a language technology and translation company that supports business growth through a range of innovative localization strategies. He has been helping companies reach their global goals since 2007.



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