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/locfromhome3/

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/

LocFromHome

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: September 23
Location: Online
Entry fee: free
Organizer: Smartcat
Link: https://www.smartcat.com/locfromhome3/

KTLC2021

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

LocWorldWide45

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

ATA 62nd Annual Conference

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

Machine Translation Summit XVIII 2021

For: MT practitioners from industry, academia, and government
Dates: August 16-20
Location: Orlando, USA
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: Gala Global
Link: https://www.gala-global.org/events/events-calendar/machine-translation-summit-xviii-2021

TAUS Massively Multilingual Conference & Expo 2021

For: Language companies, Translation buyers
Dates: November 1-3
Location: San Jose, USA
Entry fee: €1 500
Organizer: TAUS
Link: https://www.taus.net/events/conferences/120-taus-massively-multilingual-conference-expo-2021

Focus on Executives (ELIA)

For: Language companies
Dates: May 6-7
Location: Rhodes, Greece
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: Elia
Link: https://elia-association.org/our-events/

Focus on Project Management

For: Project Managers
Dates: December 2-3
Location: Manchester, UK
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: Elia
Link: https://elia-association.org/our-events/

ALC 19th Annual Summit/Digital Summit

For: Language companies
Dates: September 29 - October 1
Location: Chicago, USA
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: Association of Language Companies
Link: https://www.alcus.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1443039&group=

TCWORLD conference

For: Technical writers, project managers
Dates: November 9-11
Location: TBD
Entry fee: TBD
Organizer: TEKOM Europe
Link: https://www.technical-communication.org/tekom/conferences/conferences-overview