9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies

Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA, in collaboration with Guangxi University and Tsinghua University is hosting the 9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies (APFTIS), to take place online on 25 and 26 March 2022.

The programme is to be announced in February 2022.

Full details can be found on the forum website, and one track is likely to be translating & interpreting services in medical, legal, business, diplomatic, media and non-traditional contexts, i.e. humanitarian crisis, public safety and law enforcement. Continue reading

EULITA Conference 2022

A conference entitled “Ethics and professional conduct, good practice and professional secrecy”, organized by EULITA (European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association)  in cooperation with the French association EXPERTIJ (Experts et Traducteurs Interprètes Judicaires), will take place on 25 and 26 March 2022 at the ESIT Campus Nation, 8 Avenue Saint-Mandé, 75012 PARIS, France. Continue reading

W2D2022 – Important update

Here I am with some news on the organization of the Third WordstoDeeds Conference, venue Jesus College in Cambridge, UK.

As most of you will know, the Omicron variant has caused a lot of frenzy – particularly with the media – and the forecasts are that in late January it will still be around.

I do not feel that we can reliably maintain the planned dates, as it is hard to predict different countries’ policies, so, once we have new options for dates from Jesus College there will be a planning Zoom meeting with registered delegates so that we can come to a joint decision regarding new dates in the UK summer period. I will therefore post updated conference dates after that meeting, before the end of December.
Hopefully this will mean that even more of you will be able to attend!


Conference – Language and rights for an inclusive society

The European Language Council / Conseil Européen des Langues aims to actively promote European co-operation between institutions of higher education in the area of languages. It is holding an online conference on 2-3 December 2021 on the theme ‘Languages and rights for an inclusive society‘, hosted by the University of Antwerp. Continue reading



First of all a very big thank you to all of the people who have sent in expressions of interest. I am delighted to announce that the Third WordstoDeeds Conference 2022 is going ahead from Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 February 2022 at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK.


Registration is now open on this page of the conference website. As previously indicated, registration will have two phases:

  • a deposit of 25% by 15 November, 
  • and the remaining 75% to be paid by 31 December.
  • there is also an option to pay the full fee in one go now, to avoid extra bank charges.

If you or your firm would rather receive an invoice to pay by bank transfer instead of paying by card through the secure platform on the conference website, just let me know.


Attendance can be with college accommodation or alternatively delegates can book their own accommodation elsewhere in Cambridge, which offers a profusion of bed & breakfasts and hotels.

As there will not be enough accommodation in the college for all participants, rooms will be allocated in the order that delegates signed up to the expressions of interest, provided they have paid for their rooms. As soon as we reach capacity, accommodation booking will be closed.

Following some questions I have received in the last few hours – if you are wondering which nights to book accommodation for… 

The conference will end on Sunday around 5.30-6pm, and we have planned a relaxed dinner at a local restaurant for anyone who wishes to attend. This was to replace the social activities that we previously had on the third day of the conference, thinking that most people would probably not want to do social activities on the Monday. 

As for Friday, the organizer and several others will be in Cambridge if anyone would like to meet up, although we are organising a schools competition prize-giving in the earlier part of the day.

Tell your colleagues!

Numbers are only just hovering around the feasible level at present, so please spread the word far and wide.

The conference Twitter hashtag is #W2D2022.

Let’s once again roar to the world out there about legal translators, the very important work that we do, that we are a force to be reckoned with, and make this another roaring success!


You can expect more details to filter through to the conference programme page over the next couple of weeks, so do keep re-visiting it!



As explained in the previous information released, the Venue has agreed to give us a 100% refund if due to government restrictions whether inside or outside the UK the conference had to be cancelled.


Eurostar has a special offer of discounted Paris>London fares if booked by 10 November 2020: see here. At present they are showing at €39 per journey leg. They also say “All our tickets are flexible*, so if *you know what* puts paid to your travel plans, then you can always rearrange your trip”.

If it is more convenient for you to fly, London Stansted is the nearest airport – only 31 miles from Cambridge, and there are many ways to make the journey from the airport to Cambridge, including trains, coaches, taxis and hire car. By the way, “London” in the name “London Stansted” is quite confusing – if you look at a map you’ll see it’s nowhere near London!! 😊 The airline which runs almost all flights to Stansted is Ryanair.