7th Media for All Conference Themes

7th Media for All Conference Themes

The 7th Media for All International Conference on Audiovisual Translation will map the current status of the AVT profession, highlighting up-to-the-minute research, production and distribution techniques, and end-user needs. The conference aims to attract scholars and professionals from countries from all over the world with a long and established tradition of AVT, giving them the opportunity to share their professional practices and research developments, and foster a rich and meaningful intercultural exchange. The complexity and the ways in which research input, technology, user needs and the business aspects of AVT intertwine, merit serious thought and debate. By creating an open meeting space for sharing the challenges and opportunities of AVT as “a place in between” genres, technologies and cultures, the 7th Media for All International Conference on Audiovisual Translation will address the many questions raised by the rapid expansion of audiovisual communication and translation in a global market. 

Through papers, panels, posters and round-table discussions, conference participants will gain insight into cutting-edge professional practices and research issues and be at the forefront of knowledge on forthcoming AVT developments. The Organising Committee is inviting presentations reflecting the state of AVT in our rapidly changing times. The topics should be within the scope of the themes listed below and have audiovisual translation and/or media accessibility as their focus:

  1. Language transfer on screen: dubbing, interpreting, narration, opera and theatre surtitling, subtitling, voiceover, localisation, fandubbing, fansubbing
  2. Media access / cultural access: subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, live subtitling, respeaking, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language interpreting
  3. Innovation and new technologies: formats, platforms, 4D and D-box, big data
  4. AVT and social media
  5. AVT in the global market: production and distribution, new trends, tools, needs, project management
  6. Professional practice and ethics: labour market, working conditions, standardisation and harmonisation, productivity, costs, professional organisations, intellectual property rights, crowdsourcing
  7. AVT for specific contexts: sports and tourism
  8. History of AVT
  9. Quality standards and quality assurance
  10. Literacy and language learning/acquisition
  11. Reception research and audience needs, broadcasting for minority audiences
  12. Censorship and manipulation
  13. AVT training: curricula, new needs, standards, didactics and skills
  14. AVT status and development in the Arabic-speaking world


Deadline for sending proposals: 15 December 2016 
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017 
Registration opens: 15 February 2017
Early-bird registration: Until 31 July 2017