Translation and Localisation Events 2020

Check out our list of the most interesting conferences in the field of translation and interpretation.

GaLa Loc mixer Warsaw

WHEN: 30 January 2020

WHERE: Warsaw, Poland

WHO: GALA – Globalization and Localization Association

MOTTO: "Let's meet & talk!"


WHEN: 27 – 28 February 2020

WHERE: Milan, Italy

WHO: Elia – The European Language Industry Association

MOTTO: "Better Together"

!!! Cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus. 

Lata 2020

WHEN: 4 – 6 March 2020

WHERE: Milan, Italy

WHO: IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice

WHAT: 14th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications

!!! Due to Covid-19, LATA 2020 is postponed and will be merged with LATA 2021.


WHEN: 5 – 6 March 2020

WHERE: Bangalore, Karnataka, Indie

WHO: tcworld India – a global services company with business conferences

WHAT IS: The largest conference for technical communication in India.

Nordictechkomm Stockholm

WHEN: 18 – 19 March 2020

WHERE: Stockholm, Sweden

WHO: TEKOM – Europe's largest professional association for technical communication

WHAT: Ideal platform for new ideas, projects & networking.  

!!! Cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.


WHEN: 16 – 17 April 2020

WHERE: Porto, Portugal

WHO: EUATC – European Union of Associations of Translation Companies  

WHAT: Focused on the increasing globalisation of the language industry.

!!!: The date was postponed to 15 – 16 April 2021.


WHEN: 17 – 18 April 2020

WHERE: Helsinki, Finland

WHO: Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters

WHAT: Symposium on Translation and Interpretation Research - focusing on Quality.

!!!: The date was postponed to April / May 2021.

tekom frühjahrstagung

WHEN: 22 – 23 April 2020

WHERE: Würzburg, Germany

WHO: TEKOM – Europe's largest professional association for technical communication

MOTTO: "New Learning – New Documentation"

!!! Cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.


WHEN: 23 – 25 April 2020

WHERE: Nürnberg, Germany

WHO: BP Translation Conferences

WHAT: Focused on business and practice / intended for freelance translators in Europe.

!!!: Is going online.

eaMT 2020

WHEN: 4 – 6 May 2020

WHERE: Lisbon, Portugal

WHO: EAMT – European Association for Machine Translation

WHAT: Intended for everyone interested in machine translation and translation-related tools.

!!! The date was postponed to November 2020.

Elia's FOCUS on executives

WHEN: 7 – 8 May 2020

WHERE: Rhodes, Greece

WHO: Elia – European Language Industry Association

WHAT: Share your knowledge, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to discuss business challenges.

!!!: The date was postponed to 19 – 20 October 2020.

lREC 2020

WHEN: 11 – 16 May 2020

WHERE: Marseille, France

WHO: The European Language Resources Association

WHAT: The Conference, Workshops and Tutorials. 

evolution of tc2020

WHEN: 27 – 28 May 2020

WHERE: Sofia, Bulgaria

WHO: tcworld – a global services company

WHAT: Innovations in software documentation.        

pLunet summit 2020

WHEN: 28 – 29 May 2020

WHERE: Berlin, Germany

WHO: Plunet – Translation Management System

WHAT: For all translation companies and LSPs that use Plunet or are interested in business and translation management technologies and strategies.

!!!: The date was postponed to May 2021.

LOCWORLD42 berlin

WHEN: 3 – 5 June 2020

WHERE: Berlin, Germany

WHO: Localization World

MOTTO: "Engage Global Users"

Language & the media 2020

WHEN: 8 – 10 June 2020

WHERE: Berlin, Germany

WHO: ICWE – Integrated Communications, Worldwide Events

WHAT: 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

TAUS industry leaders forum

WHEN: 9 – 10 June 2020

WHERE: Amsterdam, Netherlands

WHO: TAUS – Translation Automation User Society

WHAT: This meeting has two missions – Define a World-Readiness Index and Language Data Industry Policy.


WHEN: 8 – 10 July 2020

WHERE: Barcelona, Spain

WHO: AELFE-TAPP – European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes & Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project

WHAT: This conference will allow participants to link the field of LSP and telecollaboration/virtual exchange.

norDic techkomm copenhagen

WHEN: 23 – 24 September 2020

WHERE: Copenhagen, Denmark

WHO: tcworld – a global services company

WHAT: It’s all about intelligent documentation.

nettt conference

WHEN: 28 – 30 September 2020

WHERE: Rhodes Island, Greece

WHO: Dimetra Academy for Translators

WHAT: New trends in translation and technology.


WHEN: 29 – 30 September 2020

WHERE: Rimini, Italy

WHO: COM&TEC Associazione Italiana per la Comunicazione Tecnica in collaboration with tekom Europe

WHAT: Two-day event focuses on everything that can support the world in the areas fo communication, technical documentation and intelligent information.

Networking Days 2020

WHEN: 1 – 2 October 2020

WHERE: St. Petersburg, Russia

WHO: Elia – The European Language Industry Association

WHAT: For language service companies

Meet Central Europe Conference 2020

WHEN: 7 – 9 October 2020

WHERE: Innsbruck, Austria

WHO: Organized by Austrian, Czech, Hungarian and Slovak national translation associations.

MOTTO: "Inspiring Vendor Managers"

!!!: The date was postponed to 13 – 15 October 2021.

TCWORLD 2020 - tekom

WHEN: 3 – 5 November 2020

WHERE: Stuttgart, Germany

WHO: TEKOM – European Association for Technical Communication

WHAT IS: The biggest event in the field of technical communication.


WHEN: 6 – 7 November 2020

WHERE: K-centrum, Prague, Czech Republic

WHO: JTP – Association of translators and interpreters

WHAT IS: Festival of translating and interpreting.


WHEN: 13 – 15 November 2020

WHERE: Olympia's West Hall, London, England

WHAT IS: Europe’s largest exhibition for anyone with a passion for languages. 


WHEN: 3 – 4 December 2020

WHERE: Manchester, UK

WHO: Elia – European Language Industry Association

WHAT IS: Elia’s focus on Project Management