Department of English and American Studies
Translation and Interpreting Section
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

is pleased to invite you to the

Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc 2022

"Room for (Ex)Change in T&I Training"

November 11–12, 2022

Since 2011, when it was held for the first time, the Translation and Interpreting Forum Olomouc has established itself as an open platform which is not limited only to an academic exchange within translation and interpreting studies research but embraces discussion with all players in the field of cross-language communication (see archive for TIFO 2019, 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011).

The 2022 conference theme "Room for (Ex)Change in T&I Training" revisits the topic of education and training of translators/interpreters. The featured guest speakers for TIFO 2022 are Catherine Way (University of Granada), Elisabet Tiselius (Stockholm University) and Federico Zanettin (University of Perugia). We welcome proposals addressing, without limitation, the following topics:

• New perspectives on translation and interpreter training
• A competent translator in the 21st century: a challenge for trainers
• The new normal on the T&I market
• Designing a T&I course and a programme
• The role of theory in th T&I curricula
• Teaching translating into L2 effectively – who and how?
• Crash course training crisis interpreters
• Aligning the use of T&I technologies in the classroom & in the field
• Corpus-driven translator training
• Non-university training – an addition, or a substitution?
• Terminology as a science and a practical skill
• Collaborative training on classroom and university level

We welcome BOTH papers presenting results of academic research AND contributions by professionals in the field. The invitation to participate is extended to all parties concerned: academics (teachers and students), professional translators and interpreters, trade organisations and professional institutions, publishing houses, agencies providing language services, "in-house" language departments of transnational corporations, companies developing support tools and technology, et cetera.
The list of speakers has been closed (detailed programme here).

Selected papers are to be published in a peer-reviewed thematic volume
. Publications from previous TIFO conferences are available here: 2019, 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011. See also OMLM Vol. 4 on TQA.

Detailed Programme:

Detailed programme of the conference can be dowloaded here.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc (see on Google Maps). The social evening will take place at Palacký University Arts Centre, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc (see on Google Maps). See also the meeting point for the guided tour  and the venue of the welcome drink for early arrivals on Thursday.
Please fill in the electronic registration form  here (speakers are to include a paper abstract of 250 words). The conference fee is 100 EUR / 2,500 CZK and additional 20 EUR / 500 CZK per workshop. Payment details here.

Organising Committee:
Ondřej Klabal
Pavel Král
Michal Kubánek
Ondřej Molnár
Michaela Trlifajová






About the City of Olomouc:

OlomoucOlomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic. The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical inner city (after Prague, second largest in the Czech Republic). More...


About Palacký University:

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Palacký University in Olomouc is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in Central Europe. Drawing on more than 400-year tradition of higher education it is nowadays a renowned centre for teaching and research. University attracts students from other European and overseas countries. With more than 23,000 students on eight faculties, it provides quality education and excellent background for research in the wide range of academic disciplines. More...

About us:

Translation courses have been taught at the Department of English and American studies for decades. In response to general demand for a specialized major in translation studies, a B.A. study programme English for Translation and Interpreting opened and accepted first students in 2007. Since then the M.A. programme has been accredited as well, opening for the first undergraduates in 2011. The Translation and Interpreting Section is a young team of academics seeking to train a new generation of professionals ready to answer the challenges of the translation and interpreting trade. Major support for building the new study programmes came from the EU grants. More...