International Conference on Role of Translation in Nation Building

Language experts from over 25 countries to gather at New Delhi during the international conference on translation and cross–culture studies: September 24, 2010, New Delhi

After having created its first benchmark in the Indian Translation Industry by successfully organizing its 1st National Conference in April 2009, which witnessed the presence of more than 150 language professionals and academicians from across India, the Indian Translators Association (ITAINDIA) and LINGUAINDIA are all set to create their next benchmark through the International Conference on “Role of Translation in Nation Building, Nationalism and Supra-nationalism” to be held from 16-19 December, 2010 at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi.  

Since its first announcement in April 2010, this initiative of Indian Translators Association has received an overwhelming response from translators, academicians and experts involved in translation and cross-culture studies. This International Conference has slowly gained momentum as more than 150 scholars have confirmed their participation as Speakers on various subject matters closely linked to translation. Many diverse topics that are of immense importance for Nation building, National Integration and Supra-Nationalism will be discussed during the Conference. Perhaps, it is for the first time in the history of Indian Translation Industry that it will witness such a large gathering of professional translators, academicians and theoreticians of national and international repute. 

More than 500 scholars comprising of 150 Speakers from India and 40 delegates representing 25 different countries will be gathering at a common platform to discuss the crucial role played by translation in the economic, social and cultural growth of a country. The Conference would provide an opportunity to enhance and upgrade understanding and knowledge of translation and cross-culture studies with specific themes such as Translation, Interpretation, Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Cultural Diversity, Teaching and Training in Translation and Interpretation, Quality Standards in Translation, Terminology Management & Project Management in Translation, Technology and Innovation in Translation, etc. 

The event partner Linguaindia also plans to organize a Pre-Conference Workshop on “Project Management, Quality Standards and Technology Integration in Translation” which will be coordinated by Prof. Ravi Kumar, Conference Convenor & President of Indian Translators Association. 

It is very encouraging to note that the Conference will be attended by representatives from more than 60 universities and organizations including experts like Dr. Ana Isabel Reguillo, Academic Head of Instituto Cervantes; Dr. Michaël Oustinoff, Institute of the Anglophone World, France; Dr. Om Vikas, Ex-Director IIITM, Gwalior; Dr. V.N Shukla, C-DAC, Noida; Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar, Pioneer in Translation Studies in India; Dr. Aymil Dogan, Associate Professor Hacettepe University, Turkey; Dr. Hilda Mercedes Moran Quiroz, Professor-Researcher Guadalajara University, Mexico; Dr. Rebecca M. Stephanis, Gonzaga University, Washington, USA; Dr. Joseph Nandi, University of Winnipeg, Canada; Dr. Saddik M. Gouhar, United Arab Emirates University, UAE; Dr. Anil Dhingra, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Mr. Purnendra Kishore, CEO, Adyana Learning, Dr. Om Gupta, Asian School of Media Studies, New Delhi; Dr. Hem Chandra Pande, JNU, New Delhi; Dr. P.P Giridhar, CIIL, Mysore; Dr. Deo Shankar Navin, IGNOU; Dr. Prabhakar Rao, University of Hyderabdad to name a few. 

For any further details, please contact: 

The Secretariat  

Indian Translators Association 

K-5/B, Lower Ground Floor

Kalkaji, New Delhi -110019

Tel: +91-11-26291676, 41675530

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