Languages & the Media 2020

13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

December 14 – 16, 2020, Berlin, Germany

Berlin, March 17, 2020

Languages & the Media 2020 Rescheduling Announcement

13th Languages & the Media Conference and Exhibition postponed to December 14–16, 2020

In the light of the rapidly escalating Covid-19 outbreak around the world and with the best interests of our community at heart, we have been advised to postpone Languages & the Media 2020.

It was a difficult step, but it was taken to ensure the safety of all our attendees and staff, and to help contain the spread of the virus in these challenging times.
We want Languages & the Media to be a safe, enjoyable and enriching environment for everyone and this could not have been possible if we had moved forward as planned.

The 13th Languages & the Media Conference and Exhibition will now take place from December 14–16, 2020 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin.

We thank all our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and the many participants who have already registered for their understanding and support as we tackle these difficult circumstances together.
Please take a look at our FAQ page and don’t hesitate to contact us should your concerns not be addressed.

To all other members of our community who were planning to attend the event in June, keep following our website and social media pages for updates.

In the upcoming months we will continue working to make Languages & the Media 2020 the great event you have all been looking forward to, and we hope to welcome you all to Berlin from December 14–16, 2020.

Your Languages & the Media Team

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Keynote Speaker

Agnieszka Szarkowska
University of Warsaw


The 2020 edition of Languages & the Media, the 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, will be riding the wave of recent trends that are fast becoming reality in audiovisual localisation.

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. Platforms are proliferating. Immersive environments are becoming more pervasive. New workflows are emerging. 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 while 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 conference which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from December 14 – 16, 2020 under the overall theme "Riding the Wave", this time round with more rooms, upgraded facilities and a few surprises that we hope will make your experience unique.

The Call for Proposals is now closed, thank you for your submissions. We look forward to announcing a programme full of innovative presentations and workshops in early 2020.

Join us in Berlin on December 14 – 16, 2020 for the 13th Languages & the Media conference and connect with the key people shaping the future of audiovisual localisation and access services.



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