We have been dreaming of holding a LocWorld Africa for years. There are so many exciting opportunities and developments across the continent! And, what a diverse and disparate continent it is. The advent of virtual conferences has made it easier to organize an African event. The location for the conference will be easy to travel to — your desk! Please join us at the conference. And, better yet, submit your proposal below:

Call for Papers
LocWorldWide46 Africa

March 8-9, 2022, Online

The focus for this conference is on topics related to localization in and for Africa. Are you considering expanding into the mosaic that is Africa? Do you provide services that help such an expansion? We’d like to hear from you!

There are many questions. We’ve listed some below — perhaps you can share some answers to these or other questions:

  • Have you been involved in an entry into an African market? Successful or not, this would be interesting?
  • How do you enter a market in Africa? Where do you find data about a particular market?
  • What if a cultural market ignores country borders? What are the logistical and legal concerns?
  • How do you create strategic local relationships for successful business?
  • What is the governmental influence in your market?
  • Is there an infrastructure gap that would affect your entry?

While Africa is a focus 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
  • Be available to present on both March 8 and 9. We will assign your speaking date and time based on what is best for the program

All sessions will be presented live. They will be recorded for attendees to view for a short time after the conference. We may sell access to the recordings after the live event is over; if we do, your presentation will be included in that access. LocWorld reserves the right to use your name in marketing of the conference.

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.



LocWorldWide46, March 8-9, 2022

(session times friendly to attendees based in Africa)

  • Proposal submission deadline: September 17, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals: December 17, 2021
  • Rough draft of presentation due: January 21, 2022
  • Final presentation due: February 18, 2022
  • LocWorld46 Africa: March 8-9, 2022