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Online Translation and Localization Events for Language Professionals in Late 2021

Online Localization Events for Language Professionals in Late 2021

Posted by Anne Quach on Jun 2021.

Attending translation and localization events or conferences is a great way for language professionals to expand their network and exchange insightful knowledge about the l10n industry. Every year, numerous localization conferences are hosted around the world, in the forms of both in-person and digitals events.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is impossible for industry leaders and language professionals around the world to gather face-to-face together and discuss the industry’s future. Thus, many events have switched from offline to online meetings. This solution helps guarantee safety for all attendants while bringing the events to wider audiences as the fee is more affordable and any professionals with the Internet can join.

In today’s post, we will discuss 5 big online translation and localization events to look forward to in late 2021.

1. LocWorldWide44

LocWorldWide is one of the biggest and most expected conferences for professionals in the translation, localization, and technologies market. Its events bring attendants the opportunity to learn and share experience and ideas on different topics. LocWorldWide44 is planned to take place virtually from June 9-10 with the focus on “Pushing Boundaries”.

LocWorldWide44

LocWorldWide44 on June 2021

Event details:

    • Who should join: Language companies, Freelance translators
    • Date: June 09–10
    • Time: European/African times
    • Entry Fee: $279.20 – $349.00

 

2. LocFromHome

LocFromHome is an annual event hosted by SmartCat – a leading cloud-based translation and localization platform. The event on September 9, 2020, had 30 speakers and attracted about 2000 attendees from 107 countries.

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LocFromHome on September 2020

Between main sections where the hosts share stories and mindset, attendants have the opportunity for networking with the hosts as well as their peers around the world. Even if you miss the event, you can still watch the recorded conference videos for free.

Event details:

    • Who should join: Language companies, Freelance translators
    • Date: September 23
    • Entry Fee: Free

 

3. KTLC2021

KTLC is one of the largest events for the translation industry in Europe. This year event’s theme is GAP YEAR (G for Growth, A for Automation, P for Professionalism).

Event details:

    • Who should join: Language companies, Freelancers, Corporations, Academia
    • Date: September 30 – October 2
    • Entry Fee: €61.50 (for early bird) and €84.87 (for regular registration)

 

4. ALC Annual Summit

The three-day ALC 19th Annual Summit will be held at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, US as well as virtually. The aim of the ALC event is to deliver education and networking opportunities for about 200 attendants.

ALC Annual Summit 2021

Event details:

    • Who should join: Language companies
    • Time: September 29 – October 1
    • Entry Fee: TBD

 

5. LocWorldWide45

Another LocWorldWide event is expected to take place in October 2021. More information on the theme and speakers should be announced soon.

Event details:

    • Who should join: Language companies, Freelance translators
    • Date: October 19–21
    • Time: European/African times
    • Entry Fee: $279.20 – $349.00

Although the COVID-19 has made it difficult for face-to-face events to take place, online conferences for the localization industry have become the norm with great success, contributing to connecting language professionals from all around the world. We hope these online events will help you stay informed of all the latest trends and knowledge in the industry.

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