AUSIT, the Australian Institute for Interpreters and Translators is proud to host the flagship event of the International Federation of Translators (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs, FIT), the XXI FIT World Congress, to be held from 3-5 August 2017, in Brisbane, Australia.
As a profession caught in the crosswinds of global change, it seems fitting that the Congress theme is
We, and our sign language colleagues at ASLIA, invite you to a three-day program packed with plenary sessions, workshops, presentations, panel debate and networking opportunities exploring the theme through the ten simultaneous conference streams.
FIT2017 has something to whet the appetite of every interpreter, translator & terminologist. Connect with colleagues, LSPs, industry stakeholders including government, end-clients, academics and students. The Congress is open to all, members and non-members alike. All you need is an open mind, endless curiosity and a willingness to grow. Those who stand still in a turning world, move backwards. So step forward and connect with like-minds from across the globe.
The FIT2017 Organising Committee warmly welcomes you to our beautiful, subtropical city, and look forward to being your hosts.
5 INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS
OVER 100 PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, PANELS AND POSTERS
Delegates will be treated to a FREE networking function on board of the iconic Kookaburra Queen paddle wheelers cruising the Brisbane River The vessels have been fully restored and will take you on a cruising journey to view Brisbane’s best sights including the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Maritime Museum, Southbank precinct, the Story Bridge and many more of this city’s sensational attractions.
An accompanying trade exhibition and a job exchange round off the program and provide additional opportunities to establish professional networks across the globe. The Expo will run throughout the three days of the Congress. To see who is exhibiting, visit our Exhibitors page.
Staying a little longer? There is a lot to do in Queensland
Brisbane is an urbane city with an understated style, and many things to see and do close to the venue. There will be a tours table at the venue, and you can book your tours either on arrival, or online by visiting our tours page.
And if we can prevail on you to stay for a little longer..
Rydges Southbank is offering a 10% discount off their Best Available Rate at the time of booking for our delegates. The discount is subject to availability at the time of booking.
For more on accommodation, and link to Rydges offer click here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE STATUTORY CONGRESS
Registration closes on 30 June - no late registrations can be accommodated. Please use the Eventbrite link to register your delegation for attendance at the statutory congress.
Please note that registration for the Statutory Congress is separate from registration for the Open Congress, and delegates who plan to attend the Open Congress must also register for that separately.
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RENSEIGNEMENTS IMPORTANTS CONCERNANT VOTRE PARTICIPATION AU CONGRÈS STATUTAIRE
L’inscription prend fin le 30 juin – aucune inscription ne sera acceptée après cette date. Veuillez utiliser le lien Eventbrite pour inscrire votre délégation pour participer au congrès statutaire.
L’inscription au Congrès statutaire est distincte de l’inscription au Congrès ouvert ; les délégués qui ont l’intention d’assister au Congrès Ouvert doivent s’y inscrire séparément.
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