From 2012, IATIS will be introducing a new initiative to further encourage international academic cooperation among members of the discipline: IATIS Regional Workshops. These three-day workshops are envisaged as events planned and organised under the aegis of IATIS, but funded by the relevant local institutions and sponsors, and by means of reasonable registration fees paid by participants. The main objectives of the workshops are to ensure closer ties among scholars in translation and intercultural studies working within a given region, as well as the give-and-take between those scholars and others from neighbouring regions; to offer more frequent academic networking and exchange opportunities than the three-yearly conferences; and to encourage relatively small-scale, focused events that can serve as platforms for longer term collaboration within each region.
In order to assist local organisers, IATIS has formed a new Regional Workshops Committee which will provide rigorous academic support in all stages of the organisation: assistance with the choice of theme and subthemes for the workshops, preparation and circulation of the Call for Papers, screening of abstracts, final invitation of the participants, and preparation of attendance certificates, if required. The local organising committee will be responsible for all other matters, such as finding sponsors, choice of venues, regional publicity, and general housekeeping (including local technical support).
For more information on the members of the Regional Workshops Committee, click here.