For over 60 years, FIT Congresses have been the focal point of the Federation’s calendar and are one of the largest gatherings of translation, interpreting and terminology professionals around the world.
Every three years, leaders, administrators, members of profession, associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists gather under one roof to discuss and collaborate with thinkers, researchers, educators, students, practitioners, policymakers and technology providers on issues most pertinent to our profession.
The ever-globalised world is now more connected than ever. Thankfully, predictions such as demise of translation industry or universal monolingualism have failed to become reality. Instead, communications are ever more nuanced and individualised. Translators, interpreters and terminologists are therefore occupying even more central and quintessential roles in this multicultural, multidisciplinary, multimodal and multi-centric world we are living in.
The collaborative and even synergistic relationship between Man and Machine was firmly established when FIT Congress last met in Berlin in 2014.
FIT 2017 World Congress promises to deliver a thought-provoking and challenging programme centred around the 2D’s – Disruption and Diversification – on the banks of the Brisbane river, the capital of the dynamic and of course always sunny state of Queensland.
The dedicated Brisbane team, on behalf of our Australian member AUSIT, the Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters, will showcase world-leading research and ground-breaking policies and practices across diverse specialised areas of translation, interpreting and terminology.
Along with our Australian colleagues, and the entire FIT Council of the 2014-17 mandate, I look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in August 2017.
Dr Henry Liu
13th President of the International Federation of Translators