Together | 21-22 February 2019 | Barcelona, Spain

Call for Papers

Theme: Digital Transformation in the Language Industry

The  language industry has reached an advanced stage of digital transformation. With all the existing translation and localisation technologies, new technologies that have a major impact on the language industry are emerging. We want to address the total effect of digital transformation in the language industry (business models, consumption patterns, socio-economic structures, legal and policy measures, organizational patterns, cultural barriers etc.

  • Do you have a success story that you want to share?
  • Do you want to present any topics that we should not forget when it comes to digital transformation in the translation industry?
  • Are you able to predict new technologies that will affect the language industry?

The Programme Committee is seeking speakers and panellists with industry expertise, representing all perspectives of the industry, to stimulate discussion and interaction and bring tangible benefits for all attendees to support the theme Mastering Digital Transformation and the programme tracks:

  • Specialisation
  • Trends & Technology

You deserve the recognition, and the Together audience needs to hear your story. Yes, yours!

Whether you work as an independent language professional or at a language service company, we welcome your proposal. Example of possible topics include:

  • Case studies highlighting the importance and benefits of specialisation
  • The ins and outs of specialising in law, medicine, finance, art history or other domains
  • The impact of workflow automation: case studies about how automation can improve efficiency
  • Using specialisation or technology as a differentiator or unique selling point (USP)
  • MTPE (machine translation post-editing) as a specialisation – what do we need to know?
  • Best practice for website or software localisation
  • Practical sessions where attendees leave with concrete solutions and real actions they can take to improve an aspect of their work
  • Mobile apps for translators and how this supports productivity
  • Integration through APIs* for translators, how translators can afford these integrations and how they are being used (*application programming interface, or how computer software components connect)
  • How translators can benefit from using speech technology

Each session is 55 minutes including Q&A. Please ensure that your presentation will fill 45 minutes.

How to submit your proposal

Please use this form to submit your proposal . The Programme Committee will consider all submissions and confirm if your proposal is accepted as soon as possible.

As a speaker at Together, you will receive industry-wide recognition as well as free registration to the only event that focuses on the essential relationship between language service companies and independent language professionals.

Before submitting your proposal, please ensure that you have sufficient funding to cover all of your costs as Elia does not cover travel, accommodation, subsistence or costs to attend social activities.

If you have any questions about the Together Call for Papers, please email