by Mara Campbell
In just a few days, Stockholm will be swarming with audiovisual professionals from all areas who will be attending the Media for All 8 conference at the Institute for Interpreting and Translation
Studies at the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at the main campus of Stockholm University. The Media for All conference is a biannual event organized by the
Transmedia Research Group, and it changes venues in every installment.
Under the motto “Complex understandings,” this year’s conference “is about creating and mediating understanding in an increasingly complex mediascape. Understanding not only of audiovisual content, but also understanding of and between producers, consumers and prosumers, understanding for the technical and cognitive processes involved, understanding for consumers’
needs and desires, and understanding of and for working conditions.”
This year’s Keynote Speakers will be Agnieszka Szarkowska, Associate Professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, and Jan-Louis Kruger, Head of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. They will be accompanied by academics and professionals from all areas, who will tackle many topics concerning subtitling, dubbing, audiodescription, SDH, accessibility, sign language, and surtitling.
On June 17th, several workshops will take place, with trainers such as Pilar Orero, Anna Matamala, Pablo Romero-Fresco, and Joel Snyder teaching about subtitling and audiodescription in immersive environments, quantitative research, accessible filmmaking and much more. On June 18th and 19th, the University will transform into a full-fledged conference venue with four different rooms that will welcome speakers from all over the globe touching on topics such as sociology, multilingualism, respeaking, language learning, censorship, sign language interpreting, live
subtitling, linguistics & semiotics, technology & business, and reception.
We hope to see you in Stockholm very soon, and you will surely hear a lot about this superb conference in our next issue of Deep Focus!