GALA Events Series

Global Content Delivery, Neural Machine Translation (NMT), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and more

GALA organizes several types of events for members and the professional community. Below you will find descriptions of the events we offer. Please check the Events Calendar to learn about upcoming GALA events.


Annual Conference
GALA launched its Language of Business conference series in 2009. The 3-day annual conference has been held in cities across Europe and North America and draws delegates from around the globe to learn, share, and network. With attendance of up to 500 registrants annually, it has become one of the regular gathering places for professionals in the translation and localization sector.

The GALA conference has earned a reputation for being an open, inclusive place to learn with peers and experts. It has a collaborative atmosphere and a buoyant, energetic vibe. And the content is second-to-none, focusing on a wide range of hot topics. It is one of GALA’s most successful programs.

The next GALA conference will be held 21-23 April 2024 in Valencia, Spain.

GALA Academy offers quarterly sessions in which we take an in-depth look at some of the top issues and topics facing the language industry and its professionals. Each series is comprised of three or four networked-learning sessions that feature expert conversation, small group discussions, and open Q&A. Attendees can expect to leave with actionable take-aways that will assist them in their everyday work and help them meet their professional goals. 
GALA Academy 2022 Schedule

February 2022: Sales in a Connected World with Nancy Hähnel (NH Global)
May 2022: Leadership Foundations with Shelly Priebe (i3 Coaching)
September 2022: Vendor Managers do it Differently: Tailored Vendor Management Practices for Localization Providers with Giada Gerotto (Creative Words SRL)
October 2022: Localization project management training in MTPE with Viveta Gene (Intertranslations) and María do Campo (CPSL)

GALA Members: $175
Non-Members: $225

The GALA Webinar Series gives translation and localization professionals a platform to share lessons learned and best practices. Webinar topics are wide-ranging—from software localization to language technologies, from transcreation to globalization strategies, natural language processing, AI, and much more—and are often directed at a specific audience segment such as language service providers or globalization teams in multinational organizations. Session recordings are available online after the webinar is over. Webinars typically take place on Thursdays at 08:00 PT (17:00 CET) and are free to all GALA members.
Interested in hosting a GALA Webinar? Email us at [email protected].