LocHealth Open Session

Track: Professional | P1 |
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Held in: Room 1&2
Antoine Rey - Argos Multilingual

While many stories within the localization industry highlight success, growth, innovation, and camaraderie, the reality is often more nuanced and challenging. Beyond the facade of achievement lies a complex tapestry of pressures that can impact our mental well-being. The relentless pursuit of excellence, combined with a persistent fear of failure, can take a toll on our mental health. Comparing ourselves to others’ seemingly flawless performances can exacerbate feelings of imposter syndrome, fostering a sense of inadequacy and self-doubt. Even as the pandemic recedes, many of us continue to navigate the remote work landscape, grappling with feelings of isolation and disconnection. The recent waves of layoffs have further heightened uncertainty and anxiety within our industry, underscoring the need for open dialogue and support. This session offers a safe space akin to an Unconference, where there are no formal presentations or panels. Participants are encouraged to join and share their personal experiences at their own comfort level.


  • Increased awareness of mental health challenges within the localization community;
  • How to foster a supportive environment for individuals to share their stories;
  • How to advocate for best practices and support structures in the workplace;
  • How to encourage a culture of empathy and understanding among peers.