[CFP] The Third WITTA Congress

The Third WITTA Congress

​Translation in Education and Education in Translation

2-5 October, 2020

Venue: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Organizer: School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Co-Organizers: Ministry of Communications and Information; Confucius Institute, Nanyang Technological University; Translation and Interpretation Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences

We are happy to announce that the Third WITTA (World Interpreter and Translator Training Association) Congress will be held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on October 2-5, 2020. The working languages for the Congress are English and Chinese.

Open to all, the Congress is intended to create a common space for reflection on issues related to translation and interpreting education. 


We invite papers related but not limited to the following areas:

  • T&I development in relation to bilingual development
  • T&I competence in relation to bilingual competence
  • Translation education and bilingual policies
  • Methods, approaches, and innovations in T&I and bilingual teaching
  • Curriculum development of T&I degree and training programmes
  • Curriculum and teaching material development
  • Translation trainer education and development
  • Quality assessment of translation and bilingual education
  • Technologies in T&I and bilingual education
  • Continuing education in T&I and institutional support
  • Simultaneous machine interpreting
  • Machine translation and machine-aided translation
  • Reality-integrated translation education
  • Low-resource construction of language corpora

Keynote Speakers 

Professor Georges L. BASTIN, University of Montreal, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, Meta.

Professor Frans DE LAET, Distinguished Senior Professor, School of Translation and Interpreting, Beijing Language and Culture University; Honorary Professor Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation Beijing Foreign Studies University; Editor-in-Chief, Babel.​

Professor LI Haizhou, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore; Chair, the International Speech Communication Association; Research Director, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore.

Professor Lawrence Wang-chi WONG, Chairman, Professor of Humanities at  the Department of Translation and the Director of the Research Centre for Translation of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK); Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Translation HistoryJournal of Translation Studies.​

Professor ZHAO Junfeng, Director, the Center for Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Vice President of WITTA.

Participation Options

  1. to participate in the conference or the workshops by submitting the abstract of a paper and presenting it either orally or by poster (Full paper will be invited for submission for formal publication after the conference);
  2. to attend the conference or workshops with no paper presentation but with an interest in participating in discussions. 


Key dates

Events to complete

31 May, 2020

Abstracts to be submitted via EasyChair

10 June, 2020

Notification of acceptance and sending out invitations

31 July, 2020

Payment of early-bird registration fees

10 Sept, 2020

Payment of registration fees

Abstract Submission

Create an account and log in to EasyChair via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=witta2020 and submit your abstract in either English (150-250 words) or Chinese/Malay/Tamil (200-300 words)​.

If you intend to attend the conference without submission of an abstract (Participation Option 2), please also register via EasyChair, stating your preference for attending the conference without an abstract.

Registration Fees

  • Conference registration fees (inclusive of the Main Conference Workshops) options:

Type of Participant

Main Conference Early-bird​Registration Fees (before 31 July 2020)

Main Conference Regular Registration Fees (before 10 Sept 2020)

Main Conference At-the-door Registration Fees (2-5 October 2020)

Pre-Conference Training Workshop and Other Activities Registration Fee (register by 10 Sept 2020)

Meals included between 3-5 October 2020


SGD 275

SGD 330

SGD 380

SGD 50

All tea breaks and three lunches


SGD 345

SGD 400

SGD 450

SGD 50

All tea breaks, three lunches and a conference dinner


SGD 200

SGD 230

SGD 280

SGD 50

All tea breaks and three lunches


SGD 270

SGD 300

SGD 350

SGD 50

All tea breaks, three lunches and a conference dinner

Contact Us

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

Contact Person: Ms. YAP Wei Xian

Conference Email: witta2020@ntu.edu.sg​