GALA 2024 Networking & Social Events

Depending on whom you ask, you may hear that the social events are the highlight of GALA's signature translation and localization conference. We create a welcoming environment for newcomers and veterans alike. Meeting old friends and making new ones is one of the best parts of a GALA conference!

Admission to most social events is included with full GALA conference registration. Guest tickets for the Welcome Reception and GALA Dinner may be purchased for those not in the industry (family, spouse, etc.). Industry professionals who would like to attend social activities must register for the conference. Tours and the TWB fundraiser have a fee for participation. 

Sunday, 21 April 2024
Depart from Meliá Valencia at 09:00
Return to Meliá Valencia at 13:00 

Experience the modern masterpiece at the heart of Valencia’s cultural scene with a guided tour of the spectacular City of Arts and Sciences complex. Walk along the length of this futuristic complex designed by celebrated Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, while learning about its construction and the many events and attractions contained within its eye-popping structures. Then, step inside the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts, one of the finest international venues for theatre, dance, opera and music concerts and the Fallero Museum, dedicated to the experience and history of the super popular Fallas Festival. 

Tour will be followed by a 3-course lunch at a nearby local restaurant serving local favorites. 

You may purchase a ticket for yourself and up to two (2) guests during registration. Tickets are US$ 95 each and include transportation, admission, and lunch. 

Sunday, 21 April 2024 
16:00 - 17:00 
Terra ABC 

We heard your requests for more speed networking! This session will take on a more traditional "speed dating" format, allowing attendees to connect one-on-one before jumping into the full conference experience.

*Great for 'newbies' (first-time conference attendees and/or new members) to forge connections!*

This event is open to conference registrants only, pre-registration is required. 

Sunday, 21 April 2024
18:00 - 19:30
Exhibit Hall

The Welcome Reception is the official start of the GALA conference, and we encourage you to make travel arrangements so that you can attend. 

The Welcome Reception is included in full conference and one-day with social events packages. Guest tickets may be purchased for US$ 75 each for non-industry guests.

Monday, 22 April 2024
11:35 - 12:40
Valentia C

Speed networking is a popular session that allows you to make dozens of introductions in a short period of time. You'll create quick connections that you can follow up on during the conference or when you get back to the office. It's a sure-fire way to build your own professional community. And it's loads of fun!

This event is open to conference registrants only, no pre-registration required.

Thank you to our Speed Networking Sponsor

Language Business Solutions

Monday, 22 April 2024
Location and exact timing TBA

The GALA Dinner is the social highlight of the conference. Always fun, never boring, the GALA Dinner features excellent food, excellent views, excellent company, and (mostly) excellent dancing.

The GALA Dinner is included in full conference and one-day with social events packages. Guest tickets may be purchased for US$ 130 each for non-industry guests.

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
17:10 - 18:30 
Hotel Patio

It's happy hour! Need we say more? GALA provides the drinks and snacks, you provide the conversation. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Location and exact timing TBA

Get ready to boogie for a cause! Join us at GALA ‘24 in Valencia this April for a far-out 1970s-themed fundraiser in support of Translators without Borders/Clear Global. Slip into your grooviest attire and dance the night away for a good cause. Let's translate compassion into action! Sign up now for a night of funky fun and philanthropy. The annual fundraiser for TWB is organised by Ludejo and is guaranteed to be a blast, man! 

Suggested donation: € 25 - ticket may be added during conference registration

We Are Family with TWB 70s Themed Party

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Option 1: Secret Concert with Spanish Guitarist with Tapas & Wine
18:45 - 21:30

Enjoy a special private concert while tasting a selection of Spanish wines presented by a sommelier, followed by a dinner of tapas for the group.


Option 2: Paella and Spanish Omeletes Experience
18:45 - 21:30

Indulge in a culinary adventure, centered around the heart of Spanish cuisine - the authentic Valencian paella! Join our chefs as they guide you through the art of crafting this iconic dish, alongside Spanish omelette and traditional Valencian sponge cake. Savor your creations paired with ham, chips, and local wines, topped with a lively toast. Aprons on, let's cook, laugh, and relish the flavors of Spain together!

Wednesday, 24 April 2024
Depart from Meliá Valencia at 09:00
Return to Meliá Valencia at 16:00 

Embark on a captivating journey through the cultural and culinary wonders of Valencia. The adventure commences with a transfer to the historic heart of Valencia, where a knowledgeable guide will lead you through some of the city's most famous landmarks including the Estació del Nord (Valencia Nord Station), Palatial Ayuntamiento (City Hall), and the bustling Mercado Central (Central Market), immersing yourself in the rich history that adorns every corner.

Highlighting the cultural odyssey, you'll have the opportunity to explore one of Valencia's crown jewels, La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, indulge in the artistic treasures housed within the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace (National Ceramic Museum). To truly savor the essence of Valencia, a break in the tour invites you to taste the traditional local drink, horchata, paired with the delectable farton.

The adventure continues with a scenic bus transfer to L'Albufera, the birth place of paella. A one-hour guided tour of the Albufera, complete with a tranquil boat ride, provides a serene escape from the urban hustle.

Next, the journey unfolds in El Palmar, where you'll be treated to an authentic Valencian experience — a traditional paella lunch at a charming restaurant. Immerse yourself in the flavors of this iconic dish, savoring every bite amidst the picturesque surroundings before returning to the hotel.

You may purchase a ticket for yourself and up to two (2) guests during registration. Tickets are US$ 110 each and include transportation, admission, and lunch.