NZSTI Conference 2019 – Christchurch New Zealand

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Multiculturalism and Multimodality

1 – 2 June 2019
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central

The multicultural aspect of NZSTI’s 2019 Conference theme has added resonance in what will be the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. When speakers of different languages meet, the encounter is cultural as well as linguistic, and this is part of the reality of life not only in Aotearoa-New Zealand but in many countries throughout the world.

In an increasingly multicultural world, the translating and interpreting professions, dedicated as they are to promoting communication and understanding between peoples and cultures, have a more vital role than ever before in the resolution or mitigation of conflict, in the enhancement of life and civilization.

Against this background, developments in communication and information technology continue to present fresh challenges not only to the practitioners of today in terms of professional self-development but also to those entrusted with the education and training of the practitioners of tomorrow.

Call for Presentations

NZSTI invites scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations addressing aspects of this theme – details on the Call For Presentations page.

The closing date for submissions is 01 April 2019

Calling All Interpreters!

Are you an interpreter?
Are you interested in attending a NAATI training workshop in Christchurch on 31 May (the day before the annual conference)?
Proposed topic: Note-taking and/or sight translation.
If this is of interest to you, please help us to plan for this event by answering the following short survey: click here. Your responses will also help the trainer to pitch the event to the right level.
Please respond by Monday 18 March 2019.