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ENGLISH: In the wake of the earthquakes that shook Mexico City and the Mexican states of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico, we want to express our deep sadness over the loss of life and the suffering seen today in Mexico. Gratefully, as far as we have been able to ascertain, all the organizers of Lenguas and those collaborating with us on the conference are safe.

Regarding the holding of Lenguas 2017 as scheduled on 28-30 September, it is still too early to say with any certainty what is going to happen. We are monitoring the situation and are waiting for news from the conference venue (San Ildefonso) regarding the condition of the building. We will make a decision regarding the conference in the next few days when we have the information necessary to do so, and will inform everyone who has registered for the conference as soon as we know how to proceed.


ESPAÑOL: Después de los sismos que hoy sacudieron el Distrito Federal y los estados de Puebla, Morelos y México, queremos expresar nuestro profundo pesar por la pérdida de vidas humanas y el sufrimiento que hoy se vive en nuestro querido México. Gracias a Dios, hasta donde hemos podido determinar, todos los organizadores y colaboradores de Lenguas están a salvo.  

En cuanto a la celebración de Lenguas 2017 los días 28-30 de septiembre, es demasiado temprano para decir con certidumbre qué va a pasar. Estamos monitoreando la situación y estamos a la espera de noticias de la sede de la conferencia (San Ildefonso) sobre la condición del inmueble. Tomaremos una decisión al respecto en los próximos días en cuanto tengamos la información necesaria. Informaremos a todos los inscritos cuando sepamos cuál será la manera adecuada de proceder.


Join us for Lenguas 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico!

Lenguas 2017 

September 28-30

Mark your calendars! InterpretAmerica is excited to announce a new collaborative interpreting event with the Italia Morayta Foundation to bring interpreting-focused programming and continuing education workshops to Mexico. Just as in the U.S., the interpreting profession in Mexico is also growing, evolving and adapting to an ever-changing market.

You have a date in September 2017 in Mexico City with Spanish-speaking colleagues from north and south of the border and from around the world! Read on to learn more about this great initiative.

Lenguas 2017 is an international forum created to bring together interpreters and translators under one roof to discuss best practices, learn about current market conditions and receive practical training.

The Forum will take place September 28 to September 30, 2017, in Mexico City. The working languages of the conference will be Spanish and English.The Italia Morayta Foundation has invited IntepretAmerica to collaborate on the design for the program. Together, both organizations created the plenary sessions and invited the professional associations, academic institutions and individual speakers to submit proposals for the workshop sessions.

Lenguas 2017 is an international forum for interpreters and translators that aims to bring professionals in these two fields together under one roof to discuss best practices, learn about the situation of the market today, and receive practical training.

The venue for the conference is the incomparable San Ildelfonso College


Thursday, September 28, 2017, will be dedicated to plenary sessions. Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th will offer practical workshops, professional development and continuing education sessions. The program will include social and cultural activities to offer participants opportunities for entertainment, networking and exchange.  

The Lenguas 2017 Forum will be the venue for presenting the first-ever Italia Morayta Award in four different categories:

  • Italia Morayta Award for Conference Interpreters
  • Italia Morayta Award for Translators
  • Italia Morayta Award for Community Interpreters
  • Italia Morayta Prize for Best Research Project

For detailed information about Lenguas and to register, click here: