Call for Proposals

NAJIT is delighted to announce our Call for Proposals for the NAJIT 45th Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, to be held from May 17 through May 19, 2024.

NAJIT’s Annual Conference brings together language professionals and stakeholders of language services in the judiciary and beyond to engage in meaningful conversations that will help shape our collective future. Our sessions are highly interactive and provide participants with relevant content and practical tools that can be applied to their field of work. We invite you to share your expertise, insights, and innovative ideas by submitting proposals for a main conference session, workshop, or both at this esteemed conference.

Submission Timeline

Opens: October 2023
Closes: November 20, 2023
Confirmation of Acceptance: January 31, 2024
Conference: May 17-19, 2024


  • Pre-conference workshops are skill-building sessions lasting 3 hours. Main conference sessions are 60 or 90 minutes.
  • Presentations may be language-neutral or language-specific. Attendance is limited for the pre-conference workshops to allow participants greater interaction with presenters and the opportunity for more personalized feedback.
  • Pre-conference workshop presenters receive an honorarium and some reimbursement of travel costs. If you present both a pre-conference workshop and a main conference session, you will receive a complimentary registration for the main conference. See below for complete details.
  • All other presenters receive a 15% discount off the member registration rate for the conference.
  • Presenters do not need to be a NAJIT member to submit a proposal.
MAIN CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2024
Submit a proposal to share your knowledge and experience, bring emerging issues to light, or question current paradigms. Proposals may focus on any area of translation and interpreting, such as:
  1. Education and training of language and sign interpreters and translators
  2. Skill-building for consecutive or simultaneous interpreting, note-taking, etc.
  3. Ethics applied to the practice of translation and interpretation
  4. Transcription and Translation, Transliteration, Translation, and Editing 
  5. Interpreting modalities, techniques, and best practices
  6. Interpreting in specific settings: immigration, proffers, depositions
  7. Exam-taking strategies for certification candidates
  8. Research trends and applications to the practice of interpreting and translation
  9. Technologies and trends affecting the practice of the profession
  10. Intersections of practice and theory in translation and interpreting
  11. The intersection of legal language in other settings (medical, community, etc.) 
  12. Best business practices, career planning, and mapping success for linguists and language professionals
  13. Panels on topics of specific interest to the profession

Presenting at the NAJIT conference is a privilege and a mark of distinction in the profession. Our attendees expect and deserve the best content that we can provide. Proposals are evaluated and suggestions may be offered to meet quality standards and space/time limitations. Acceptance notices will be sent in early 2024.

The proposal submission deadline for both pre-conference workshops and main conference sessions is November 20, 2023.

If you have any questions please contact NAJIT at For more information about NAJIT’s conference, please view our past events web page.

We look forward to a wonderful 45th Annual Conference.

Presenter Benefits

Main conference presenters are entitled to a 15% discount off the registration fee. No other reimbursement of expenses will be provided.

Pre-conference workshop presenters receive an honorarium of $300 and reimbursement for eligible travel expenses up to $600*. If, in addition to a pre-conference workshop, a presenter proposes and is selected to also deliver a session during the main conference, their main conference registration fee will be waived. Submitting a proposal for both a pre-conference workshop and  a main conference session is encouraged. **PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH SESSION LENGTH**

*Only one honorarium and travel reimbursement are offered per workshop. Joint presenters will split the honorarium and travel reimbursement. Read NAJIT’s financial policy for complete details.

Presenters must register for the main conference if they wish to attend any conference events.