Translation conferences are typically gatherings of translators, interpreters, and anyone associated with the translation industry. At these conferences information is shared about translation services, connections are made, and a lot of fun is had. But in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these events were canceled or postponed to 2021. 

This year there are still many conferences available, but they’ll look a little different in 2021 in a variety of ways. The first of which is that they will be virtual. The advantage to a virtual conference is that you don’t have to travel and you can enjoy the conference from the comfort of your home. It also allows for a more diverse audience and speakers. 

Here’s a list of the top translation conferences in 2021. Make plans now to attend. 

LocFrom Home: Stronger By Sharing. February 10. Sharing information with others in your field is the best way to learn. This conference will help you learn more about your industry on a global scale as well as your own specializations so that you provide better quality translation and localization services to your clients. 

Together at Home. February 24-26. Learn how to grow and adapt in a rapidly changing world. This conference connects freelance language experts and translation companies for a meeting of the minds to determine best practices and improve communication. 

Gala Connected. March 23-25. Learn more about how the language industry plays a crucial role in global business. The benefits of a virtual gala are that without the constraints of cost and travel, a more diverse audience can be reached with a more eclectic group of speakers. 

Loc World Wide. June 8-10. Learn how to make your language services and products more user-friendly so that what you are offering is a superior experience for customers. Gain new opportunities to expand your business through networking connections. 

Translation Forum Russia. July 30-August 1. This conference brings together the language industry in Europe across former Soviet Union countries. If your translation field encompases these languages, your presence at this virtual conference will be extremely beneficial. 

KTLC 2021. September 30-October 2. Learn about the GAP year and how 2020 has forever changed the world. G is for Growth, A is for Automation, and P is for Professionalism. The presentations are yet to be determined and will be delivered by others in the language field who have significant knowledge to share. 

TAUS Massively Multilingual Conference and Expo. November 1-3. Massively multilingual refers to the concept of cracking the code of language so that the many languages used around the world can be understood and translated on a global scale in order to bring us all together during a time where connectivity is so difficult and so necessary. 

Focus on Project Management. December 2-3. This event is created specifically for managers to develop new skills and hone their current skills in managing businesses in the language services industry. 

There are at least a year’s worth of virtual conferences you can attend in the language services industry to help you expand your network and improve your skills. Find more information about these and more here

The Future of Localization Services 

As you can see by the vast number of translation conferences in 2021, the language industry is not even close to slowing down. Localization services have become more important than ever over the past year, and the need is growing in the fields of medicine, law, finance, and more. 

Translation Services From KONTEKST

KONTEKST offers translation services in at least 250 languages. We specialize in medical, pharmaceutical, legal, and financial translations and localization services. Our translations all pass through a rigorous revision process to ensure accuracy and fluency. 

Contact KONTEKST for more information about our services and specialties. We look forward to providing you with the best possible translation and localization services.