Call for Papers
LocWorld48 Silicon Valley

We are happy to be planning our first North American in-person conference since 2019! Located in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, we are sure there will be some great presentations and interesting conversations. Please join in the program by submitting your proposal!


Localization, by its very nature, allows our products, our message, our presence to be Unlimited. With research and, yes, hard work, we are able to reach people all over the world in a way that appears simple and easy for them to understand.

Like much in life, things that appear simple and easily understood are quite often the most challenging to produce. This is definitely true in localization. That’s why we have the whole language industry. And, that’s why we hold LocWorld conferences.

What work have you accomplished to remove limits? How have you learned from your mistakes? How have you worked together with others to solve problems? This topic is very broad, but to give you an idea, possible topics include:

  • Innovation and its importance in business
  • Finding and serving new markets
  • Scaling content and time frames for the new normal
  • The advantages and the challenges of AI and technology
  • Keeping end-users engaged and satisfied

These topics are presented as a suggestion to you to encourage you to consider what you have to share about going beyond limits. The theme is not meant to restrict the content of the conference. We also encourage presenters to submit proposals that fit with the areas listed below:

While “Unlimited” is the theme for this conference, there are general topics that are always acceptable for proposals.

  • Advanced Localization Management: The latest information on trends, processes, technologies, and influences that shape the world of localization.
  • Content Management: Explores the need for content strategy, content standards, repeatable processes, advanced information technologies, and the role of translation and localization in our mobile, global, on-demand world.
  • EDUinLOC: Systematic planning for education in localization to embrace the revolution brought by machine learning, bridge the gap between academia and industry, and prepare for the next generation localizers.
  • Global Business: Practical insights for companies that want to venture with confidence into new international markets.
  • Global Web: Leading companies, each with an outstanding web presence, offer their expertise for launching and maintaining a worldwide web platform.
  • Localization Core Competencies: Introductory information for companies that need to localize but are unsure where to start.
  • Technical: This track is more about the how than the why. It looks at the application of cutting-edge localization standards and technologies that improve global user experience through innovative globalization automation, best practices, techniques and tools.
  • Trade Secrets: Information about how to run better organizations and increase the profitability of language service providers.
  • Translation Automation/AI: Best practices and solutions for automation and artificial intelligence in the localization process, including machine translation, project management, and translation quality evaluation, and how humans and machines all work together through standards and technological innovation.
  • Translators/Interpreters: The cornerstone of our business: discussions with practitioners for practitioners on how to successfully work in the localization space, how to expand chances for acceptance, and learn what the current trends are.

About LocWorld

LocWorld brings together professionals who are engaged in the business of adapting products, services and communications to an international audience so as to appear native to that particular region. With an emphasis on creating a friendly atmosphere that puts newcomers at ease and welcomes old friends with a smile, the conference provides ample opportunities for networking and doing business. The strong main program, a separate Global Toolbox Day of in-depth workshops, the full exhibit hall and networking events allow attendees to increase their knowledge, develop profitable strategies and form new alliances.

Presentation Pointers

  • Choose a short, catchy title that reflects the synopsis content
  • Provide a detailed, clear synopsis
  • Submit fresh material that has not been recently presented at other events
  • Only use the latest buzzwords if you are very specific
  • Avoid using your name or your company name in the title
  • If you propose a case study, we are looking for one with a balanced perspective, ideas that can implemented, and deal with solving a business problem or challenge
  • Avoid a sales pitch. Our program committee will reject it!
  • If you are a vendor, include a client to copresent with you

Please submit your main conference presentation proposal by clicking the button below to access the submission form (opens new window).

Before filling out the call for papers, make sure that you can meet all deadlines. There will be strict cut-off dates for these conferences. Please complete the form and press the “submit” button. You will then see a confirmation when you scroll down. If you have any difficulties with the form, please contact Kris Wiegand to submit your proposal.



LocWorld48 Silicon Valley, Nov. 1-3, 2022

  • Call for papers closes: June 13, 2022
  • Notification of accepted speakers: August 10, 2022
  • Deadline for speaker information: August 22, 2022
  • Rough draft of presentation due: September 20, 2022
  • Final presentation due: October 18, 2022
  • LocWorld48 Silicon Valley: November 1-3, 2022