The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and Lasting Peace
The work of language professionals can often be undervalued and unseen, even though their contribution makes it possible for us to enjoy the benefits of scientific and technological progress, facilitates vital aid in conflict and disaster zones, and opens doors to new cultures. By removing linguistic and cultural barriers, we foster understanding, equality of access, and intercultural dialogue.
Translation, interpreting and terminology, underpin the human rights and fundamental freedoms, crucial to sustainable development, inclusive governance, peace and social equity. They are vital for creating sustainable and desirable futures. The pivotal role that professional practitioners play in securing understanding among nations, ensuring cultural diversity and protecting human rights needs to be highlighted.
Translators and interpreters, agencies, language service users, government departments, tertiary institutions and other industry stakeholders, are invited to FIT Congress to build professional relationships, promote ethics and quality standards, and exchange ideas on the latest developments within the industry.
Join us for the first time in Latin America, to debate and discuss around the broad theme of A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and Lasting Peace.
Submit an abstract on any of the subject areas below.
Updates on the program will be posted as new papers and speakers are added.
Academics, practitioners, agencies, and clients are invited to submit abstracts for presentations.
Watch this space for news of our exciting Keynote Speakers.