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AUSIT National Conference, 
Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture, and NAGM 2018
Flinders University, Adelaide | 16-17 November 2018


Conference theme: Do you understand me? Intercultural aspects of interpreting, translation and communication.

The work translators and interpreters do evolves in sociocultural contexts that go beyond the mere linguistic transfer between two languages. Translators and interpreters participate in intercultural communication exchanges where different identities, beliefs and attitudes coexist. The AUSIT 2018 Conference will explore intercultural communication in different fields of expertise and will look into the different methodological and ethical approaches translators and interpreters take in order to perform successfully in these complex cross-cultural communication settings.

The Organising Committee is now inviting translation and interpreting scholars as well as practicing translators and interpreters to submit proposals for papers addressing the conference theme.

Presentations on all related aspects are welcome including, but not limited to: practice, theory, research and pedagogy.


Proposals for individual paper presentations should be submitted as abstract of no more than 250 words via the submission page by 6 August 2018. Priority may be given to papers that address the following issues.

  • New and emerging languages in Australia and future career prospects in T&I;
  • Interactions between T&I professionals;
  • Challenges and professional issues in intercultural communication;
  • The role of new technologies in T&I in intercultural settings; and
  • The role of Indigenous languages and communities in the delivery of T&I services.




Time Allocation

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Important Dates

6 August 2018


Deadline for submission of abstracts

7–31 August 2018


Abstract committee appraises abstracts

31 August 2018


Abstract committee notifies presenters of acceptance

28 September 2018


Registration deadline: presenters need to register for the Conference on or

before this date

15 October 2018


Draft program published

16–17 November 2018


National Conference, Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture and NAGM.

Appraisal Criteria

  • Please ensure that you meet all or most of the following appraisal criteria.
  • You clearly state the purpose of the presentation.
  • You focus the content of your presentation, pacing it so that it fits into your allocated time slot (timekeepers will stop presentations at the advertised times).
  • You contribute a presentation of good quality.
  • You clearly reflect the conference theme in your presentation.

Research Papers

  • You define the method/approach, data and results (if applicable) in clear terms. You clearly identify the implications/relevance of the findings.
  • You clearly identify the implications/relevance of the findings.

Professional Experience Papers

  • You clearly identify the issues discussed as issues arising from particular professional situations.
  • You clearly identify the implications/relevance


For any enquiries, please contact the Organising Committee via natconf@ausit.org



16-17 November 2018



Flinders University, Adelaide


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