New year, same rules: the lockdowns aren’t anywhere near ending around the world, and that’s a good thing. Let us be done with this menace of a virus for good. But that doesn’t mean we have to sit around kicking heels, right? There are so many online events you can attend to learn, share your experience, network, and so much more. We’ve compiled an exhaustive list of all the localization industry events for your convenience.

Why should I attend?

Everything is online. You don’t have to do any legwork to get there. Get comfy at home, pack some snacks, the day is yours.

No limits on attendance

There are only so many people a venue can gather; online events have no such limitation. #Locfromhome we gathered in 2020 had 3,600+ attendees - how about that? :)

More expert speakers

Digital confs make it easier for professionals around the world to find time to attend, meaning more expert speakers, more wisdom learned in the field, more good stuff than most offline events could hope for.

Save money

Entrance fees for digital confs are lower than offline confs, and some being free to enter (like #Locfromhome!). You don’t have to commit financially nearly as much to attend now.

Network live

Network, learn and share live. You are behind the screen, after all - take full advantage of it. Time to meet face-to-face will come later on, and it’s a perfect opportunity to expand your network.

Get social

Accidents are not accidental - who knows who you might meet during the online confs. New friends, new experts to follow, new contacts to work with - be there, and things will happen.

Recommended localization industry events in 2021

LocWorldWide43

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: January 27–28
Location: Online
Entry fee: $279–319
Organizer: LocWorld
Link: https://locworld.com/events/locworldwide43-virtual-event/

LocFromHome

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: February 10
Location: Online
Entry fee: Free
Organizer: Smartcat
Link: https://www.smartcat.com/locfromhome3/

Together At Home (ELIA)

For: Translators, Language companies
Dates: February 24–26
Location: Online
Entry fee: €99–249
Organizer: Elia
Link: https://elia-association.org/event/together-2021/

GALA Connected 2021

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: March 23–25
Location: Online
Entry fee: $295–355
Organizer: Gala Global
Link: https://www.gala-global.org/events/conferences

LocFromHome

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: May 27
Location: Online
Entry fee: Free
Organizer: Smartcat
Link: https://www.smartcat.com/online-events/events/lfh_events_lfh4/

LocWorldWide44

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: June 08–10
Location: Online
Entry fee: $279–319
Organizer: LocWorld
Link: https://locworld.com/events/

UTICamp-2021

For: Language companies, Freelancers
Dates: July 19–25
Location: Dnipro, Ukraine
Entry fee: €50–200
Organizer: InText
Link: https://utic.eu/en

Translation Forum Russia

For: Language companies, Freelancers
Dates: July 30 - August 1
Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Entry fee: $100-170
Organizer: Business-Bureau of the Association of Interpreters
Link: https://tconference.ru/en/

Machine Translation Summit 2021

For: MT practitioners from industry, academia, and government
Dates: August 16-20
Location: Virtual
Entry fee: $199-299
Organizer: AMTA
Link: https://mtsummit2021.amtaweb.org/

ALC 19th Annual Summit/Digital Summit

For: Language companies
Dates: September 29 - October 1
Location: Virtual/Chicago, USA
Entry fee: $600 (Virtual), $1600 (Onsite)
Organizer: Association of Language Companies
Link: https://web.cvent.com/event/93f3b068-5953-4937-bb55-6cb4b57d1cd9/summary

KTLC2021

For: Freelancers, Translation agencies, Corporations, Academia
Dates: September 30 – October 2
Location: Online
Entry fee: €50-69
Organizer: TLC Conferences
Link: https://translation-conference.com/

Game Global

For: Game localization professionals
Dates: October 5-6
Location: Online
Entry fee: $250-350
Organizer: LocWorld
Link: https://gameglobal.events/events/game-global-digital-summit-october-2021/

GALA Connected 2021

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: October 5-7
Location: Online
Entry fee: $265-305
Organizer: GALA
Link: https://www.gala-global.org/conferences/gala-connected-2021-bounce-forward

Focus on Executives (ELIA)

For: Language companies
Dates: October 18-19
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Entry fee: €785-945
Organizer: Elia
Link: https://elia-association.org/event/focus-execs-2021/

LocWorldWide45

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: October 19–21
Location: Online
Entry fee: $279–319
Organizer: LocWorld
Link: https://locworld.com/events/

ATA 62 Annual Conference

For: Freelancers
Dates: October 27–30
Location: Virtual/Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Entry fee: from $345
Organizer: American Translators Association
Link: https://www.atanet.org/events/annual_conference.php

TCWORLD conference

For: Technical writers, project managers
Dates: November 8-19
Location: Virtual
Entry fee: €580-990
Organizer: TEKOM Europe
Link: https://tcworldconference.tekom.de/registration/fee-information-and-registration

LocFromHome Globalization Festival

For: Translation buyers, Language companies
Dates: November 11
Location: Online
Entry fee: free
Organizer: Smartcat
Link: https://www.smartcat.com/online-events/locfromhome-conference/

Focus on Project Management

For: Project Managers
Dates: November 22-26
Location: Online
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: Elia
Link: https://elia-association.org/our-events/