FIT2017 World Congress coming to your doorstep - register now

Every three years, the International Federation of Translators (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs or FIT), holds its flagship industry event - the FIT World Congress. In August this year Brisbane will host the prestigious XXI FIT World Congress 2017.

A global audience of more than 800 delegates from professional, academic and corporate backgrounds, will meet at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) for three days of immersion in the field of translating and interpreting, cutting edge research, and real life professional experience.

The congress theme of Disruption and Diversification will highlight the impact of advances in technology, globalisation, policy, and economic and social change on the delivery of language services. There will be dedicated streams for localisation, social media translation trends, globalisation, technology, and creativity. Specific streams for indigenous and sign languages, interpreting in the community and conflict zones, and literary translation will also feature.

Hands-on workshops, thought-provoking discussion panels, posters and presentations will stimulate delegate interaction, along with the 70+ sessions, four keynote addresses, FIT awards ceremony and concurrent trade exhibition. As a platform for international exposure, global networking and latest industry intelligence, this is an unrivalled opportunity.

This international conference is supported by Tourism & Events Queensland (TEQ) and Brisbane Marketing, and is delivered locally by AUSIT (the Australian Institute of Interpreters & Translators).

Brisbane will be the focal point of the over 100,000 professional translators, interpreters and terminologists, which FIT represents, as well as senior policy makers in multilingualism, inter-cultural and inter-lignual communications, international literary publishers and international intellectual property and copyright professionals.

Through face to face engagement, video, social media, traditional marketing, television, radio and print, the congress intends to raise the profile of the importance of effective interpreting and translation skills, particularly in this globalised, interconnected corporate economy.

The congress will showcase exceptional speakers, including:

  • Professor Anthony Pym - Distinguished Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at University Tarragona and the University of Melbourne;
  • Dr Sarah Kendzior - a highly influential US journalist who is a researcher and consultant with a PhD in anthropology;
  • Professor Jemina Napier - Professor & Chair of Intercultural Communication at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University;
  • Professor Michael Cronin - Professor of Translation Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland; and
  • Dr Glen Flores - Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research at the Medica Research Institute.  

Click here for the complete draft program.

NAATI and the event organising committee look forward to welcoming you all to Brisbane in August and encourage all practitioners to register their attendance now. AUSIT members are also eligible for discounted congress registration.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or taking out an exhibitor booth, please click here or contact sponsorship@fit2017.org. Other event partners, sponsors and exhibitors include:



Published: 06/03/2017