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At Diskusija we believe in cooperation, sharing and learning from the brightest minds and our peers. It’s important for us to be part of a like-minded society shaping language industry trends. That is why we actively attend various industry events.
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We will be travelling soon to:

GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward

Once more the GALA conference will connect us all virtually. The theme, “Envisioning a New Future for the Language Industry”, as well as a program featuring two concurrent tracks, is very promising. […]

Online
5-7 October 2021
GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward

All upcoming events we plan to attend:

GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward
Online
5-7 October 2021

GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward

Once more the GALA conference will connect us all virtually. The theme, “Envisioning a New Future for the Language Industry”, as well as a program featuring two concurrent tracks, is very promising. The GALA conference is usually among the industry events with the highest attendance and the virtual version has continued this trend. We look forward to enjoying 3 fruitful days full of informative content, insightful attendee contributions, rewarding knowledge-sharing and networking, and can’t wait to be challenged and inspired as we BOUNCE FORWARD with our industry colleagues.

GALA’s in-person conference is planned for April 2022 and its program committee has already started working. We are proud to announce that our CEO, Asta Rusakevičienė, will take part in that committee.

Meet Central Europe 2021
Virtual
13-15 October 2021

Meet Central Europe 2021

While people complain about the travel restrictions on Earth, we are busy planning our trip to Mars, where this year’s Meet Central Europe conference will take place.

The MCE event will be hosted on the Confer-O-Matic platform, which we already had the pleasure of trying out during T-Update’21. After that unmatched experience, we are truly looking forward to meeting our industry peers (or rather their avatars) once again in this unusual 3D world. 

We have another important reason to attend this year’s event: the MCE is spotlighting our Baltic region and the language markets of three Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Let’s meet and discuss the unique features of localization into the Baltic languages. We have knowledge and experience and are ready to share!

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Where we’ve been:

Eulogia meeting
Pula
17-21 September 2021

Eulogia meeting

Eulogia, an exclusive alliance of translation companies, will come together in the stunning city of Pula for its general meeting. Member company managers will discuss, share thoughts and learn from each other how to enhance the customer experience. This meeting was supposed to happen in May 2021 in Gdansk but was postponed for obvious reasons. The Eulogia community can’t wait to meet again.

EUATC T-update
Online
15-16 April 2021

EUATC T-update

In an era of online events when organisers are going all out to keep attendees engaged with platforms capable of imitating real face-to-face interaction, EUATC went one step forward and invited us to meet in the virtual 3D world. After the event, the opinion of the delegates was almost unanimous – the experience was the closest possible substitute for an in-person meeting. In fact, the participants needed to practice navigating their avatars, finding the right place and being on time at the session without bumping into each other (or the avatars) :). However, flying from one place to another, meeting on the top of an airplane or dancing at a party added some extra fun and created lots of networking opportunities.

XTRF Summit #online
Online
30 March 2021

XTRF Summit #online

TMS is one of the most important company management tools, which means it is crucial for us to use it properly and be aware of its greatest functionalities to enhance our productivity and make informed decisions. The translation management tool we have used for more than 10 years is XTRF, so we weren’t going to miss the second edition of the XTRF Summit #online to keep abreast of its development. This event was called “Innovative approaches for the future of localization”, a theme that was well reflected in the presentations and discussion. The information we received, alongside networking opportunities with industry peers using the same TMS and the chance to learn from them, lead us to believe that the XTRF team will be inviting us to meet at a third productive Summit edition soon.

GALAconnected
Online
23-25 March 2021

GALAconnected

The GALA conference has always kicked off our spring season of language industry gatherings. Even though we were once again unable to meet in person, the GALAconnected virtual event was a solid event. Enlightening presentations, engaged participants and live networking let us feel again the power of the GALA community.

GALA’s face-to-face conference is planned for September 2021 and we are already looking forward to it.

ELIA Together at Home
Online
24-26 February 2021

ELIA Together at Home

ELIA is famous for organising focus events for different actors in the language industry. Its “Together” event aims to bring together freelance language professionals and language service companies for constructive dialogue and mutual growth.

Our vendor manager attended “Together” because we believe in the power and possibilities of strong relationships between freelance language professionals and language companies.

The three-day programme was quite impressive: communication, technology, ethics, recruitment and other important topics were discussed during the fifth edition of Together, not to mention networking, which was also crucial part of the event. We look forward to meeting again next year.

LocWorldWilde43
Online
27-28 January 2021

LocWorldWilde43

After a few years’ break we were able to attend Localization World, the largest localization industry event assembling both localization services customers and providers.

Exciting and engaging panels and insightful presentations gave us new energy to move forward in these strange times of uncertainty. The main takeaway from this two-day event: We are an industry that is impervious to crisis as we grow in multiple directions and constantly adapt. These encouraging thoughts reinforce our resilience and give us new impetus to embrace challenges.

ELIA Focus on Project Management
Online
17 November-10 December 2020

ELIA Focus on Project Management

ELIA’s event on Project Management is our project managers’ favourite event, since it is dedicated to honing the PM skills and attitudes that are required in today’s fast-paced, challenging and competitive landscape. In the four years leading up to now, one of our project managers travelled to a different city each year to attend this unique industry event. The fifth edition of this event was different, and not only because it was held virtually. This year the event’s extended format featured a 4-week programme with three hours of content per day, twice a week. Each week was dedicated to one topic covering the complex work of a project manager:  CAT tools master classes, key account management, vendor acquisition and retention, and finally the idea of technology automating and boosting our productivity.
Two project managers from our team, Edvinas Belevičius and Roberta Šareikaite, attended this event and were really impressed by the charismatic and knowledgeable speakers and active fellow participants. New insights from the event will be shared with our entire team. 
We will be sure not to miss ELIA’s next event on Project Management.  

XTRF Summit #online
Online
9 December 2020

XTRF Summit #online

For nearly 10 years, XTRF has facilitated our project management activities and helped to boost our productivity. It’s a tool we use every day, which is why it is important for us to keep up to speed with regards to system development and to know how to use its functions as efficiently as possible. To that end, we definitely could not miss the XTRF summit #online. We are really excited about the news we learned from the XTRF team: Chat and Business Barometer are new, amazing features that have been added to the system, which we will definitely implement into our daily routine as soon as possible and which, we are sure, will improve our productivity.
Thank you, XTRF team, for hosting this event. We are grateful to our industry peers who have shared their insights about the use of the system, its customisation possibilities and best practices.
The next XTRF summit has already been announced, and we registered for it without hesitation.

Nordic Translation Interpretation Forum “Don’t Refrain - Rethink”
Online
17 November 2020

Nordic Translation Interpretation Forum “Don’t Refrain - Rethink”

The 10th edition of the Nordic Translation Interpretation Forum took place virtually and instead of enjoying beautiful Reykjavik in person, we met our peers online. On one hand, the crowd was much more diverse and included not only Nordic and Baltic participants, but industry professionals from 28 countries. On the other, the event was shorter (only a few hours instead of the usual two days) and, of course, the virtual format prevented us from having in-person discussions over coffee or champagne. Despite these drawbacks, the event gave us “a shot of positive energy”. Two inspiring speakers, their thought-provoking questions and subsequent group discussions gave us new ideas to take away from the event. The forum motto “Don’t Refrain – Rethink” truly gave us a boost. We will wait for the #NTIF2021 which we hope will finally happen in Reykjavik. In the meanwhile, we will continue to rethink our new reality and find new ways to thrive in these volatile circumstances.

GALA connected
Online
20-23 September 2020

GALA connected

This year’s GALA conference, “The Language of Business. The Business of Language,” was replaced by a virtual version entitled GALAconnected. The coronavirus didn’t stop us from meeting peers, learning what is happening in the language sector or contributing to shaping our industry. This event was attended by more than 200 participants from over 30 countries. The fact that it was organised in Pacific daylight time didn’t keep us and many other participants from Europe and Asia from enjoying the event even though it meant long working hours. Thank you GALA for the great content and amazing networking possibilities.

ALC Virtual Summit
Online
15-17 September 2020

ALC Virtual Summit

It’s no surprise that this year’s ALC annual conference was held virtually, featuring three days of education, networking, and collaboration with the brightest minds in the LSC Community. Agile thinking, innovative solutions, best practices, forecasting the future – these were the themes covered and analysed in depth during the event. ALC’s promotional material promised to ensure the “full Conference Experience, virtually” and we would say that they almost kept that promise. The one minor difference was the coffee breaks, which were not so enjoyable without the opportunity to chat with industry friends face to face. :)

Eulogia biannual meeting
Portsmouth
4-6 December 2019

Eulogia biannual meeting

The 46th meeting of Eulogia, an alliance of hand-picked translation companies with just one member per language allowed to join, took place in Portsmouth. Membership in this alliance is something we take pride in. For twelve years, Diskusija has represented the Lithuanian language in this exclusive alliance, meeting our fellow Eulogia partners twice a year to share our expertise and inspire one another.

ELIA Focus PM
Hamburg
5-6 December 2019

ELIA Focus PM

This is ELIA’s fourth event focused on project management. At Diskusija, we continue to attend these targeted events as this is a great opportunity for our project managers to meet their fellow colleagues from other language companies, to learn new tips and tricks for making their work more efficient and to feel part of a larger community of like-minded people.

Meet Central Europe Conference
Prague
10-11 October 2019

Meet Central Europe Conference

The Meet Central Europe Conference took place in Prague. This event, targeting vendor management, was a great success! We want to thank the organisers for the energy they put into making it happen and the participants for inspiring and insightful talks or brief, but rewarding meetings. Our vendor manager Natalija enjoyed every moment.

We can't wait for the next meeting in Innsbruck.

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