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2023 IA Conference & Awards Gala – 9 November: What is interpretation? – a personalised view

November 9


Interpretation Australia is excited to announce that our 2023 Conference will be held in Sydney on 9 November. This year’s theme is “What is Interpretation? – a personalised view”.

The theme, which is purposefully broad, has been selected to provide the opportunity for people to consider what interpretation means to them, whether as an industry, a field, a topic or a passion and for them to share their own stories, achievements, challenges or perspectives. We are happy to consider any approach to the topic, and look forward to seeing just what pathways we inspire!

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!

Conference Convenor: Kylie Christian | 0418218151 | Email

REGISTER NOW! Early bird tickets available.


Registration - NOW OPEN

Registration is now open! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our vibrant community of interpreters at this year’s national conference. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, our event caters to all skill levels, experience and abilities. Expand your knowledge, explore new horizons, and network with our members in our first face-to-face conference in four years. Register today. We would love to see you in person!

Ticket Prices:
Early Bird ends 30 September 8am
IA Members – $250, Non-Members – $350, Students – $200
Awards Gala Evening – $75 (Venue TBC, but same evening as the conference)

Full Price 30 September, 8am to 1 November, 11.30pm
IA Members – $300, Non-Members – $400, Students – $250
Awards Gala Evening – $75 (Venue TBC, but same evening as the conference)


Abstract Submissions

2023 IA Conference Abstracts

With the date and theme of the 2023 IA Conference released we are pleased to announce that we are now taking abstract submissions for speakers. Abstracts should:

  • Have clear links to the conference theme “What is interpretation? – a personalised view”.
  • List the authors and nominated presenters.
  • Biography of no more than 200 words
  • Have a clear heading.
  • Be no more than 250 words.
  • Submitted in PDF form or via the online form.

Abstracts can be either sent to our Conference Convenor or you can fill out our online form. Abstract submissions close on 8 October 2023.


Some dates for your calendar:

17/07/2023 – Awards for Excellence Judges EOI Open – Submit your EOI HERE
24/07/2023 – Conference Abstract Submissions Open
31/07/2023 – Awards for Excellence Nominations Open

28/08/2023 – Conference Early Bird Registrations Open

08/10/2023 – Conference Abstract Submissions Close
30/09/2023 – Awards for Excellence Nominations Close
01/10/2023 – Awards Judging Period Commences
22/09/2023 – Conference Speakers Confirmed

28/09/2023 – Conference Registrations Open (Early Bird from 11 September)

06/10/2023 – Awards Judging Period Closes


We are pleased to provide the following sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 IA National Conference.

About our host city

The city selected for our conference reboot is Sydney. Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales and Australia’s largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). It is the largest city in the southern hemisphere, in terms of area. The city is built on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

The city’s most famous landmarks are the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Sydney’s principal river is the Parramatta River, which enters Sydney Harbour from the west. While the Harbour is famous for its racing yachts, the Boxing Day start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the river is used for dinghy sailing and rowing as well as recreational boating, racing small yachts and recreational fishing. Another famous landmark is the Sydney Tower which is the second tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Darling Harbour is also a popular destination for visitors.


The Maritime Union of Australia and International Transport Workers’ Federations Conference Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Chinatown and offers modern facilities in a historical setting.

365 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone Number:
02 9264 5024


MUA Conference Centre
365 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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