Languages & the Media 2021 – FAQ
When will the 13th Languages & the Media take place?
The 13th Languages & the Media conference and exhibition will take place as a five-day online event on 20 – 24 September 2021.
Why is the conference not taking place in Berlin as usual?
We made the decision to migrate the event to a virtual format as a result of the continued restrictions and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
What will the event look like in a virtual setting?
We strive to provide the most enjoyable experience for all participants and our mission is to offer the same value, and hopefully, pleasures of our in-person conferences. The conference will be held on the virtual platform Eventtia, which combines live streamed sessions, recorded presentations, live chats, one-on-one meetings and community discussions to connect with other attendees and speakers. The platform also features a virtual exhibition space where sponsors will showcase their solutions and technologies.
The conference programme will include live workshops, keynotes and panels, pre-recorded presentations with live Q&As and networking sessions scheduled over five days.
How much is the registration fee?
For information on the registration fees please click here. Special discounts are available for groups of 5 or 10 participants. For group discounts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I register?
Please click here to register.
What is included in the registration fee?
Registered participants get access to all workshops (except those subject to availability and booked on first come, first serve basis), keynote, panels, presentation and poster sessions, virtual exhibition and networking events. The conference platform will be accessible to registered participants for two weeks after the event.
Will the conference sessions be recorded and available after the event?
All sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand streaming on the conference platform for up to two weeks after the event to all registered participants.
Will I be able to choose which session to attend? Can I switch sessions during the virtual conference?
Yes, just as you would at our face-to-face events, you will be able to attend the sessions of your choosing and move from session to session. Furthermore, you will be able to watch the recording of any session you missed at the end of the conference day.
Will the conference sessions be accessible?
Keynotes and panels will feature live captioning through respeaking provided by our live captioning sponsor Red Bee Media. One morning and one afternoon workshop will also be live captioned. Most presentations will be subtitled into English with files kindly provided by speakers. The recordings of the Q&A sessions will be captioned by our sponsoring partner Take1 and the subtitles will become available on the platform one day after the live session.
Do you have questions on accessibility at the event? Please contact email@example.com
What is the time zone of the virtual conference?
The official time zone of the conference will be Berlin/CEST, but the schedule will be considerate of other time zones.
When does registration close?
Registration does not close, however from Friday, September 10 onwards only credit card payments will be accepted. Invoices will be issued after the payment.
When do I need to make my registration payment by?
All fees must be paid for prior to the conference. If opting to pay via bank transfer, payment must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the conference. Any registrations with payments outstanding after Friday September 17, 2021 will be automatically cancelled and cancellation fees will be pursued in accordance with the above cancellation and refund policy.
If I can’t attend the live sessions, can I ask for a refund?
The conference fees are non-refundable; however you will be able to access the conference recordings for two weeks after the event. You may also transfer your registration to another person until Thursday September 16th 23:59 CEST. The transfer handling fee costs are € 10,00.
I am a member of a supporting organisation / association partner, how do I get my registration code for the reduced fee?
Please contact your association to receive the registration code.
I have rolled over my registration to 2022, how do I get my voucher?
The registration team will contact you once the registration for Languages & the Media 2022 opens.
I registered for the conference in 2020 and am eligible for a 20% discount on the registration fees for the 2022 conference. How do I claim my discount?
The registration team will send you a voucher per email once the registration for Languages & the Media 2022 opens.
I have other questions or need assistance, who do I contact? Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.