Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

NAJIT is now accepting presentation proposals for its 43rd Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from June 3 through June 5, 2022.

NAJIT’s Annual Conference is the premier event for language professionals and stakeholders of language services in the judiciary and beyond. Lead the conversation by preparing a session proposal. Our sessions are highly interactive and provide participants with relevant content and practical tools they can apply in their work. We invite you to help shape the future of interpreting and translation by proposing a session today.

Proposals may be submitted for either a pre-conference workshop, a main conference session, or both as long as they are submitted separately.

Submission Timeline

Opens: November 15, 2021
Closes: January 3, 2022
Confirmation of Acceptance: January 31, 2022
Conference: June 3-5, 2022
MAIN CONFERENCE SESSIONS: Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 2022.
  • Pre-conference workshops are skill-building presentations lasting 3 or 6 hours. Main conference sessions are 60 or 90 minutes.
  • Sessions 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.
  • Presenters do not need to be a NAJIT member to submit a proposal.
  • 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.
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 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
Will the conference be offered virtually?

NAJIT is considering offering a hybrid event. While NAJIT does not expect the entire conference to be available online, we would like to provide several components virtually. Speakers should be prepared to present in person in Fort Lauderdale unless NAJIT decides to hold an entirely virtual event.

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 2022.

The deadline for submitting proposals for both pre-conference workshops and main conference sessions is January 3, 2022.

If you have any questions please contact NAJIT at For more information about NAJIT’s conference, please view our past events web page. Details about this year’s event can be found here.

We look forward to a wonderful 43rd Annual Conference.

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

*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 you wish to attend any conference events.