Call for Proposals NAJIT2019

May 17-19, 2019 ~ Nashville, TN

Call for Proposals

The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators is now accepting presentation proposals for our 40th Anniversary Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, May 17-19, 2019.
Proposals may be submitted as main conference sessions or pre-conference workshops. If you submit a pre-conference workshop we ask that you also submit a main conference session.

Submission Deadlines

Opens: October 3, 2018
Closes: November 30, 2018
Confirmation of Acceptance: January 11, 2019
Conference: May 17-19, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop

  • Friday, May 17th
  • Pre-conference workshops can be three or six-hours in length
  • Attendance is limited to permit individual feedback and coaching
  • Pre-conference workshops are intended to be hands-on, skill building sessions
Main Conference Session
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th
  • There are 60, 90 and 120-minute time slots available
  • Main conference sessions are open to all weekend attendees
NAJIT’s Annual Conference is the premier event for language professionals and stakeholders of language services. Lead the conversation by submitting a proposal. Our sessions are highly interactive and provide participants with relevant content and practical tools they can apply in their own work. We invite you to help shape the future of interpreting and translation by proposing a session for our conference in May of 2019.
For more information about NAJIT’s conference please visit last years website for the NAJIT 39th Annual Conference.
Proposals focusing on all areas of translation and interpreting are welcome. There is great demand for presentations on a variety of topics such as ethics, technology, interpreting in medical, court, and conference settings, languages other than Spanish (LOTS), skills development, situation management, and terminology, just to name a few. Sessions may be language specific or general.
You do not need to be a NAJIT member to submit a proposal.
Submit a proposal to share your knowledge and experience, bring emerging issues to light, or question current paradigms. Submission deadline is November 30th, 2018.

Presenter Benefits

Main conference presenters are entitled to a 15% discount off the registration fee. They receive no other reimbursement of expenses.

Pre-conference workshop presenters receive an honorarium in the amount of $300 for a three-hour session, or $450 for a six-hour session. You may also be reimbursed for eligible travel expenses up to $600*. If, in addition to a pre-conference presentation, a Friday presenter proposes and is selected to deliver an additional session during the main conference their conference registration fee will be waived. When proposing a Friday workshop, a main conference proposal is also encouraged. **PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH PRESENTATION.

*Only one honorarium and travel reimbursement are offered per workshop. Joint presenters would split the honorarium and travel reimbursement.

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