GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward

Envisioning a New Future for the Language Industry

5-7 October 2021

About GALA Connected

The global pandemic encouraged us all to find new ways of working, socializing, and creating community. Despite the rapid change, GALA remains committed to serving the global language community in ways that suit these new needs. The online format of the GALA Connected conference allows for wider engagement with more industry players in an interactive and inclusive setting. Without the barriers of cost and travel, we can welcome a diverse audience and invite new perspectives. We have important topics to discuss, and we want you in the conversation. Join us!

Conference Details

  GALA Member Non-member
Early Bird Full Registration
28 July - 20 August
US$ 265

US$ 320

Regular Full Registration
21 August - 17 September
US$ 295 US$ 355
Late Full Registration
18 September - 4 October
US$ 325  US$ 390
Session Recordings Only (no access to live event) US$ 245 US$ 305
Pricing and Invoices
  • Please note that conference fees are fixed in USD 
  • If you need an invoice (or pro forma invoice) in order to make payment please select the "bill me" option during registration 
  • You (or any member of your organization) can access open invoices and make payment through their GALA account
    • Please log in at and click "View My Account." All open invoices will appear on the "Overview" tab
What is Included in Registration?
  • Full registration includes all live conference sessions and programming 5-7 October
  • Full registration also includes access to all conference recordings for one year after the event
  • Recordings-only registration provides access to all session recordings for one year after the event
Ways to Save
  • GALA members save! Considering joining GALA to get member pricing (plus a whole lot more).
  • Individuals from GALA partner organizations are eligible for a US$25 discount. Please contact your organization for a coupon code. (GALA members cannot add a partner discount to their GALA member discount)
  • Companies sending three or more participants are entitled to a US$25 per person discount. If using the group registration function, the discount will be applied automatically. Otherwise, contact us for the coupon code.


Our interactive delivery platform and session formats will facilitate the discussion and help us expand our thinking, define our needs, and lead to actionable outcomes. To that end, we have chosen speakers who are brave and bold – speakers who will dare to challenge entrenched ideas and lead sessions where they engage with the community in in-depth discussions. Don’t miss it!

GALA Connected sponsorships connect your brand to global language industry professionals who turn to GALA for thought leadership, professional development, and networking - all without having to leave the comfort of your home office! From the event app to marketing, and everything in between, there is a sponsorship that meets your budget and your goals.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus to choose a sponsorship that aligns with your brand and goals and reserve your package today!

Download Sponsorship Prospectus

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When/How can I access the event platform?
A: All registered delegates will receive an email invitation to access the event app approximately three weeks before the conference. Haven’t received an invitation email? Email [email protected]

Q: How do I access specific presentations?
A: All sessions will be accessed through the event platform. To open the presentation, use the schedule to find the session you plan on attending. Click on the session title to view the details page then click on the “View Session” button. A Zoom webinar window will open up. Enter the password (listed below the button in the app) and you will enter the session.

Q: I clicked on the “View Session” button but the window that appears says to wait for the host to begin the webinar…what do I do?
A: If it before the scheduled time of the presentation, this is normal. You will join the presentation once the host allows attendees in. If you have still not joined the session 3-4 minutes or more past the scheduled start time, try exiting and re-entering the meeting. If the issue persists, please contact us using one of the methods listed below.

Q: Will sessions be available after the live event?
A: Yes, all presentations will be recorded and available after the event. Live-event delegates will receive complimentary access to the recordings. All recordings will also be also available for individual purchase or through the recordings-only registration package.

Q: Will slide decks be available to attendees?
A: The decision about whether or not we share a slide deck is ultimately up to the presenter. If they agree to allow us to share their presentation, you can download the slide deck in the event app. If a presenter has given us permission to share their slides, a PDF of the deck will appear toward the bottom of the session details page.

Q: Can I get a list of all attendees?
A: Registered delegates can view the attendee list through the “Attendee” section of the app.

Q: Why don’t I appear in the attendee list in the app?
A: Check your privacy settings. Make sure your profile is set to “visible.”

Q: Who do I contact if I have technical issues?

Conference Program

We have come through the deepest economic recession in nearly a century.  As hope builds that the COVID19 pandemic is receding, we are focused well beyond the “new normal.” In fact, we are considering the “next normal,” built on a series of future disruptions that may be subtle or pronounced but will likely be unpredictable.

Consensus among business leaders around the globe indicates that building for recovery will require resilience, adaptation, and transformation.  We are not looking to bounce back, but rather to “bounce forward.” This need for agility is critical in the digital economy, which has undergone rapid changes and innovation. It is essential for enabling increased remote working and learning, B2C interaction as medical consults, and extensive delivery services. It is logical that change will continue to impact regional and global supply chains and foster increasingly complex data flows and exchanges.

On a human level, the future of how we work has arrived quickly, highlighting many inequities such as the vulnerability of the gig worker, income disparity, and the need for new job training and modern curricula.

The GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward program will tackle all of these topics, plus more. Join us to dive in! 



Networking Session

Session 1A

6:00 am - 6:45 am
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Session 1B

Session 2B

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Networking Session

Networking Session

Session 4A

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Session 4B

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Session 5A

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Session 6B

Networking Session

Networking Session

Session 8A

8:45 am - 9:15 am
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Session 8B

8:45 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Session 9A

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Session