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Call for papers

Inspiring Language Industry Partnerships

Languge industry vs. Pandemia

Important dates


Submission deadline: May 7, 2021

Notification date: May 31, 2021

Final paper submission: June 30, 2021

Conference dates: October 13-15 2021

Topics of Interest

  • Recruiting and retaining linguists and non-linguistic experts

  • Vendor management as freelancers see it (marketing, rate negotiations, feedback, career steps)

  • Pricing strategies for freelancers

  • Vendor management in continuous localization, agile and scalable approaches

  • Post-editing: skills, training, pricing schemes

  • Vendor management automation

  • Measuring vendor management efficiency (KPIs, ROI models)

  • Freelancer marketing – how to stand out from the crowd

  • Recruiting copywriters and SEO experts for multilingual content creation

  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry: new trends, opportunities, stress management, communication, Zoom fatigue

Target audience

  • Vendor Managers and Project Managers
    seeking inspiration and expert advice on how to best recruit, manage and retain top linguistic and non-linguistic talent

  • Freelance translators
    • who are interested in working together with translation companies and
    • who would like to learn more about project management and other translation topics
  • Anybody else

    • encountering resource issues and

    • wanting to learn how to overcome resource issues

    • seeking to find new Central and Eastern European linguistic partners

  • Central European translation providers looking to expand their markets

Content type

We are looking forward to host the following formats:

  • traditional 40 minute presentations,

  • master classes (longer presentation sessions),

  • online workshops.

All sessions will be delivered online.

Submission instructions

Before submitting the form, make sure you have the following information to hand:

  • title of the presentation

  • short abstract (150 word maximum)

  • speaker details (short bio, online profile, photo etc.)

  • a brief 1 minute video recording introducing yourself and your presentation (can be a smartphone recording)


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