Which Translation Conferences are the Ones to Visit in 2020?

As in previous years, we would like to share a brief overview of the most promising translation and localization industry events held this year.

So where is it worth going in 2020?


GALA 2020 (15-18 March 2020, San Diego, US) – the GALA Language of Business Conference is an annual meeting of translation industry experts organized by the GALA Globalization and Localization Association.

EDIT: Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic crisis and the spread of new coronavirus, this event has been postponed until autumn this year.



BP20 Translation Conference (23-25 April 2020, Nuremberg, Germany) – the most popular conference for freelance translators in Europe.

EDIT: Due to the current pandemic crisis and the spread of new coronavirus will be this event ONLINE only.



ELIA’S FOCUS ON EXECUTIVES (7-8 May 2020, Rhodes, Greece) – an event dedicated specifically to top managers in our industry.



LOCWORLD42 (3-5 June 2020, Berlin, Germany) on the topic: “Engage Global Users”.



Translation Forum Russia (21-23 August 2020, Kazan, Russia) – the most ambitious translation industry event in the post-Soviet area.



ALC Annual Conference (15-17 September 2020, Las Vegas, US) – organized by the Association of Language Companies (ALC), a US-based association representing businesses that provide translation, interpretation, localization, language testing and language training services.

Translation and Localization Conference (25-26 September 2020, Warsaw, Poland) – an extremely popular event across Central Europe, this year with the well-known motto: “Watson, come here, I need you.” For more details on this topic, please visit the conference website. This year also featuring the “Polish Day”, an event focused on interpreting.



Meet Central Europe (7-9 October 2020, Innsbruck, Austria) – this event is becoming more and more popular. Last year we successfully presented České překlady in Prague. Once again, the event focuses specifically on vendor management.

EDIT: Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic crisis and the spread of new coronavirus, this event has been postponed until next year.



tcworld 2020 (3-5 November 2020, Stuttgart, Germany) – an event organized by TEKOM, the European Association for Technical Communication, based in Germany. This year’s motto is “New Learning – New Documentation”.

EAMT (between 2 and 6 November 2020 – to be detailed, Lisbon, Portugal) – a conference for localization professionals, translation tool experts, developers and machine translation users.

The Language Show (13-15 November 2020, London, UK) – where else should we finish this year’s conference season than in London and at its Language Show – an exhibition loaded with presentations, workshops, classes and interesting interviews for all language students, teachers and everyone who is in love with languages the way we are?


EDIT: We believe that the coronavirus crisis will eventually calm down and that the above conferences will be held on the dates indicated. We will keep you updated about the latest news and dates.


Author: Irena Šotková



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