The 13th National Conference & International Forum on Interpreting
(Updated Conference Schedule)
Ancient Chinese scholars believed that “things will last longer with changes; and new approaches emerge with convergence.” With China’s social development stepping into a New Era, and humanities ushering into a brand-new decade of the 21st century, Interpreting Studies has gradually taken on a new look of “changes” and “convergence” with multi disciplines, various methodologies, and multiple pathways. At this critical juncture, we cordially invite interpreting scholars from home and abroad to participate The 13th National Conference & International Forum on Interpreting, hosted by Translators Association of China and Sun Yat-sen University, and organized by the Interpretation Committee of TAC and School of Foreign Languages, SYSU. This biennial grand gathering of the interpreting studies circles will afford us the opportunity to explore ways forward and discuss the “changes” and “convergence” in the field, based on revision of the development of interpreting studies in China, and more importantly, discussions on the multi-disciplinarity in interpreting studies for a New Era.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, the Conference, which was to take place in Mid-September, is now re-scheduled for December 18 to 20 as a conference on the cloud.
We believe that in this very difficult time, the international community needs more than ever the active participation of interpreting practitioners and researchers alike. We believe that the tradition of the grand biennial gathering of the Chinese interpreting community since 1996 should be followed. We also believe that with the help of modern ICT technologies, this will be a most interactive and exciting conference.
1. Conference Theme
Interpreting Studies in A New Era – Towards Multidisciplinary Convergence
2. Conference Time
December 18 to 20, 2020.
3. Conference Venue
4. Sub-themes of the Conference
(1) Theoretical Exploration into Interpreting
(2) The Cognitive Process in Interpreting
(3) The History of Interpreting
(4) Multi-modality in Interpreting
(5) Research and Application of Technologies
(6) Multilingual Interpreter Training
5. Conference Format
To make this Conference a top-quality academic forum, the Organizing Committee shall strictly review all abstracts and full scripts, and make efforts to control the number of papers to be presented. In this way, enough time will be available for the presentations and discussions among attendees. Apart from the themed speeches on the plenary sessions, each sub-forum will mainly focus on a certain disciplinary orientation, such as meta research, cognitive psychology, sociology and history, communication, information engineering, and education science. An expert will be invited to give an introductory keynote presentation at the beginning of each sub-forum.
6. Registration Fee
As the conference will go virtual, it will be FREE to the participants. No transportation and hotel fees are needed either.
7. Important Deadlines
(1) Deadline for submission of registration form (attached to this announcement) with abstract for individual presentation: August 31, 2020.
Submission shall be made to the conference mailbox email@example.com. Please fill in the following:
a. Presentation title and 3-5 keywords;
b. Abstract (250 English words);
c. Personal information, including name, affiliation and contact details.
NB: No repeated submission is needed for registration forms that were already submitted to the conference mailbox. Previous registrations are effective and the submissions have already been in review process.
(2) Notification of acceptance for individual presentation: September 30, 2020.
(3) Submission of full article for individual presentation: October 31, 2020.
Continuous updates will be announced on TAC official website and social media.
Organizing Committee of the 13th National Conference and International Forum on Interpreting
June 1, 2020
附件：第十三届全国口译大会暨国际研讨会报名表 The 13th National Conference & International Forum on Interpreting Application Form注：请于2020年8月31日前将报名表发至：firstname.lastname@example.org。
Please send the form by email to email@example.com by August 31, 2020.