Languages & the Media 2021

13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

September 20 – 22, 2021, Berlin, Germany

Riding the Wave at Languages & the Media 2021

The 13th edition of Languages & the Media will take place in Berlin, Germany from September 20 – 22, 2021 under the theme “Riding the Wave”. The conference will once again bring together leading academic experts and key industry stakeholders for a packed programme of workshops, presentations and panels that will focus on the latest trends and developments in the world of media localisation and access services.

The appetite for audiovisual content is growing like never before. Platforms are proliferating. New workflows are emerging with cloud infrastructure and remote collaboration. New working conditions are rolling in faster than ever before. Innovation is the order of the day. The industry is consolidating while new entrants are disrupting the conventional workplace. Immersive environments are becoming more pervasive. Concurrent translation and post-editing are gaining ground. Language tools are being integrated and experimentation and reinvention abound. The need for research has never been greater. With the validity of older norms and standards under scrutiny, new models of good practice are emerging, forcing the audiovisual localisation industry to take stock and re-examine audience needs. Legislation and regulation are also whipping up the wind of change. As our 2018 keynote speaker David Padmore pointed out, our shared goal is to break down language and sensory barriers to audiovisual content that educates, informs and entertains the world. To achieve this, all stakeholders must come together and collaborate to address our industry’s challenges with responsible, comprehensive and fair strategies. And what better place to do this than at the 13th Languages & the Media International Conference and Exhibition which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from September 20 – 22, 2021 under the overall theme “Riding the Wave”.

Throughout its 26-year long history since 1996, Languages & the Media has established itself as Europe’s leading conference in the AVT industry and is a vibrant hub for exchange, learning and discussion. At the 2021 Languages & the Media, content creators, broadcasters, OTT platforms, language service providers, technology companies, researchers, trainers, professionals, practitioners and all those who produce, market or distribute audiovisual content for information, entertainment or educational purposes will come together to address issues on how to thrive in this dynamic mediascape.

Did you miss the first-ever Languages & the Media Virtual Event that was held on December 15, 2020? Click here to read about some of the event’s highlights.


Languages & the Media 2021 Sponsor


Keynote Speaker

Agnieszka Szarkowska
University of Warsaw


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