'Evolving Profiles: The Future of Translation and Interpreting Training'

DCU, 19-20 November 2021 (new dates)

Please note that this conference was originally due to take place 27-28 Nov. 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



APTIS (the Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies, UK and Ireland) has entered the third year since its formation. After two successful conferences held in the UK (at Aston University in 2018 and Newcastle University in 2019), the conference series is coming to Ireland. Dublin City University will be proud to host the 3rd Annual Conference on 19-20 November 2021.


APTIS encourages research into all aspects of translation and interpreting and aims to improve the teaching and learning of these subjects at UK and Irish HE institutions. Previous conferences examined challenges and opportunities involved in the teaching and learning of translation and interpreting and looked to make connections between academic and non-academic settings for such efforts. The conference in Dublin will look to the future and ask scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders on these islands to come together to discuss evolving profiles of translation and interpreting training.


We invite proposals for papers, panels, and workshops that engage largely but not exclusively with what is yet to come in the world of translation and interpreting (T&I) training. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • T&I and technology now and in the future

  • T&I and AI now and in the future

  • Developments in AVT training

  • Developments in localisation training

  • The future of accessibility in T&I programmes

  • T&I as a profession and as an academic discipline: latest advances/state of the art/future prospects

  • Building a skills base in T&I (project management, content creation, programming)

  • The importance of history to T&I training now and in the future

  • T&I and the EU in the context of Brexit and the lifting of the Irish language derogation

  • Translation and interpreting in the context of language learning

  • Ergonomic issues in T&I training


We welcome proposals from those not located in Ireland or the UK. Nevertheless, the core interest of the conference is in topics that will be relevant in British and Irish contexts.




Jorge Díaz Cintas, University College London

Anu Carnegie-Brown, Sandberg Translation Partners

Elizabeth Mathews, Dublin City University


Submission Guidelines:


APTIS invites proposals for 20-minute papers, 90-minute hands-on workshops and 2-hour panels for its 3rd Annual Conference. Submit your proposal on EasyChair ( by attaching a document (in PDF format) with the following information:




Title, author’s name and affiliation, email address, abstract (300 words max.), 5 keywords, author biodata

(100 words max.), audio-visual requirements.




Title of the panel, name of panel coordinator, e-mail and affiliation, and summary of panel.


Title of all individual papers, name, e-mail and affiliation of all the members on the panel, summary (300 words max.), each author’s biodata (100 words max.) and audio-visual requirements.




Title, presenter’s name and affiliation, email address, abstract (400-500 words approximately, including whether any previous working knowledge or experience is expected from participants in advance, if and when applicable), 5 keywords, presenter’s biodata (100 words max.), audiovisual and software requirements.


Deadline: The deadline for sending proposals is 22rd April 2021.

Please note that if you submitted ahead of the original deadline (23rd April 2021), you do not need to resubmit unless you wish to do so (e.g. based on developments in the study described in the abstract).


Local Organising Committee

Prof. Dorothy Kenny

Dr. Lucía Pintado Gutiérrez

Dr. Patrick Cadwell



The conference will be held at Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland. DCU is conveniently located halfway between Dublin Airport and the city centre. Please join us there for stimulating academic discussion followed by ceol, caint agus craic!



All questions about submissions should be emailed to

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