Languages & the Media 2021 moves online

Due to the continued uncertainties surrounding international travel and large-scale gatherings associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of Languages & the Media will be held online. The conference and exhibition, one of Europe’s leading events on media localisation and accessibility, was planned to take place in Berlin in September, after being postponed because of the first COVID outbreak in 2020.

A statement by the organisers, ICWE GmbH, said: “While there are hopeful signs on the horizon, the situation remains too unpredictable for reliably planning an in-person event in September and we have decided to migrate the conference to a virtual format. We all miss the hustle and bustle of in-person events, but we trust the decision is in everyone’s best interest given the circumstances”.

The 13th Languages & the Media, which will now take place as a five-day virtual event on 20 – 24 September 2021, will once again bring together leading academic experts and key industry stakeholders to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the world subtitling, dubbing, and audiovisual media access services.

The organisers added: “As we move online, we look forward to offering the same value, and hopefully, pleasures of our in-person conferences. We will strive to provide all participants with a great experience, featuring a vibrant programme of plenaries, panels, workshops, presentations with live Q&As, a community platform for engagement and networking as well as a virtual exhibition space for exhibitors to showcase the solutions and technologies that are driving the industry forward. We are excited about the opportunities offered by the virtual setting and look forward to welcoming our community online in September”.

The 13th Languages & the Media, International Conference and Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, will be held on 20 – 22 September 2021 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany.
Organiser: ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625 Berlin
Contact: Tel: +49 (0)30 310 18 18-0 /

May 10, 2021