New Year, New Conference Schedule — Planning your 2024 professional development

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Exercise more? Eat healthier? How about professional growth? Plenty of language industry conferences in 2024 promise outstanding knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. Start your year off right by penciling in some of the most exciting upcoming events:

The Essential Conferences

These large, established events have something for everyone in the industry and offer wide-ranging learning opportunities. 

European Language Industry Association (ELIA) Together
February 22 – 23, 2024
Riga, Latvia
Registration is open.

XTM Live
April 10 – 11, 2024
New York City, US
Registration is open.

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Annual Conference
April 21 – 23, 2024
Valencia, Spain

Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) Conference
June 4 – 5, 2024
Edinburgh, UK
Registration is open.

June 5 – 7, 2024
Dublin, Ireland
The Process Innovation Challenge call for papers is open.

Association of Language Companies (ALC) Annual Summit
September 11 – 13, 2024
Montreal, Canada

American Translators Association (ATA) Annual Conference
October 30 – November 2, 2024
Portland, Oregon, US

Under-the-Radar Events

These smaller conferences focus on niche areas of the industry for a highly relevant experience. 

Business & Practice (BP) Translation Conference (freelance translators)
April 22 – 24, 2024
Seville, Spain

European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT) Annual Conference (MT)
June 24 – 28, 2024
Sheffield, UK

Languages & The Media (media localization)
November 13 – 15, 2024
Budapest, Hungary
The call for papers is open, and the deadline for proposal submissions is January 8.

New Entrants

These events are in their first or second year and provide great opportunities for specialized learning and discussion.

KaniTamil (Tamil computing)
February 8 – 10, 2024
Chennai, India
Registration is open.

JUNTOS Vamos Summit (LSPs in Latin America and the Caribbean)
March 14 – 16, 2024
Lima, Peru
Registration is open.

New Trends in Translation and Technology (NeTTT) Conference (emerging trends)
July 3 – 6, 2024
Varna, Bulgaria
The call for papers is open.

For a comprehensive calendar of language industry events, visit our regularly updated Events page and subscribe to our Weekly Digest to have new events delivered directly to your inbox.

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