AUSIT ANNUAL MINI-CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 17-18, 2017, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

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CALL FOR PAPERS

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING: ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM

Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Bridging the gaps between languages and cultures as we do, it can sometimes be difficult for those of us in the interpreting and translation industry to balance expectations.  Particularly when working with sensitive information or in tricky situations, our errors in judgement can have far-reaching consequences.  In these circumstances, our professional ethics can help us make informed judgments to navigate tricky situations and guide us through ethical dilemmas.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of AUSIT’s ongoing commitment to raising professional standards and awareness of the translation and interpreting industry, this year’s mini-conference serves as the best opportunity to reflect on our professional and ethical values, converge our thinking and discuss.

The Organising Committee is now inviting translation and interpreting scholars as well as practising translators and interpreters to submit proposals for papers addressing the conference theme, Translation and Interpreting: Ethics and Professionalism.  Presentations on all related aspects are welcome including, but not limited to, practice, theory, research and pedagogy.

SUBMISSION

Proposals for individual papers should be submitted as abstracts of 250 words via the submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ausit2017) by 31 July 2017.

TIME ALLOCATION

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

IMPORTANT DATES

31 July 2017: Submission deadline

1 – 31 August 2017: Committee appraises abstracts and notifies presenters of acceptance

22 September 2017: Registration deadline for presenters.  Presenters need to register for the Mini-

conference on or before this date.

17 – 18 November 2017: Mini-conference, NAGM & Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture

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 note 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 natminiconf(at)ausit.org