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New Horizons in Translation and Interpreting Technology | Dialogue Forum

13 April 2023 @ 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM UTC-5

**Call for Participation**

The NGO Committee on Language and Languages presents

New Horizons in

Translation and Interpreting Technology

13 April 2023

While technology has long mediated the work of language professionals, recent innovations as well as ‘the new normal’ of virtual meetings following COVID-19 have brought a range of issues and questions into the foreground.  In what ways do technological tools make the work of translators and interpreters easier?  What (new) burdens do technological innovations present for translators and interpreters?  How has the rapid rise in the use of videoconferencing affected multilingual accessibility and also the health and well-being of interpreters?  How might the future of artificial intelligence (AI) present opportunities for equitable communication among speakers of different languages?  At the same time, what implications does AI have for the human elements of communication and the roles of interpreters and translators?  A panel of leaders, practicing professionals, and researchers will take up these and other topics.  Representatives of NGOs, Secretariat and UN agency staff, colleagues from Member States, language professionals, researchers, and students are welcome to attend.

Event Details

The NGO Committee on Language and Languages (CoLL) is hosting the dialogue forum virtually on 13 April 2023.

08:45-11:00 – New York
14:45-17:00 – Geneva
15:45-18:00 – Nairobi
20:45-22:00 – Bangkok


Representatives of NGOs, Secretariat and UN agency staff, colleagues from Member States, scholars, language professionals, students and others with an interest in technology for translation and interpreting.  There is no fee, but pre-registration is required.  Register here as soon as possible, but no later than 12 April.


8:45-9:00am Sign In

9:00-9:05am Francis M. Hult – Welcome, Chair, NGO Committee on Language and Languages

9:05-9:10am Linda Fitchett and Alison Rodriguez – Introduction

9:10-9:25am Harilaos Ghinos

9:25-9:40am Andrea Caniato

9:40-9:55am Jost Zetzsche

9:55-10:10am Muskaan Singh

10:10-10:30am Panel Discussion

10:30-11:00am Open Dialogue

See flyer HERE: CoLL Translation and Interpreting Technology April 2023


CoNGO Notes: For information about the collaborative work of NGOs on the above issues, you can visit the substantive committees under the auspices of CoNGO. CoNGO is a partner of the World Summit on Information Society process (WSIS Process), in which the agenda of Information Communication and Digital Technology, including translation and interpreting technologies, are discussed. The CoNGO President, Liberato Bautista, has been a High-Level Track Facilitator at WSIS Forum 2022 and WSIS Forum 2023. For specific information about the NGO Committee on Language and Languages, contact: Chair: Francis M. Hult | Universal Esperanto Association | UEA |