29 Jun 16 — 01 Jul 16

09:00 — 18:00



Edimburgh Conference Centre

Campus Heriot-Watt University

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The overarching theme of the conference is Critical LinkS – a new generation. The aim is to explore future-proofing community/public service Interpreting and translating: to investigate working together across professional, geographic, user-group and language communities (spoken and signed), through technology, and coping with current and emerging constraints (e.g. economic, environmental, geographic, legal, linguistic, social...). The conference will explore policy, practice, pedagogy, price, plus innovation in the field.


The Critical Link International Conference series will celebrate its coming of age in Edinburgh, as the first conference took place 21 years earlier, in Canada, in June 1995. Held every three years, this highly esteemed event creates a global platform for TICS practitioners, user groups, public sector professionals, decision makers, academics and researchers. Providing a forum for the exchange of information, knowledge and skills, it offers unparalleled opportunities for networking for people from around the world.


The first conference examined challenges facing interpreting in the social, legal and healthcare sectors and began the process of identifying responses to those challenges. Navigating today's landscape of extraordinary globalisation, migration, austerity and technological advances, Critical Link 8 will continue this journey.

The event will take place at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus. Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland and the world's festival capital, offers a wealth of experiences for visitors to explore from architecture to zoology, as well as offering easy access to other Scottish cities, tourist destinations and scenic landscapes.

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