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The Łódź-ZHAW Duo Colloquium on Translation and Meaning

2nd session: ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland, 3-5 September 2020

The Łódź-ZHAW Duo Colloquium on Translation and Meaning is a successor to the internationally acclaimed event with the same concept, organised in Maastricht and Łódź from 1990 to 2015.

The ZHAW session takes place from 3 to 5 September 2020 in Winterthur and approaches applied aspects of the theme Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting. The session held in Łódź from 28 to 30 May 2020 focuses on theoretical aspects (see

Call for papers

The ZHAW session of the Łódź-ZHAW Duo Colloquium has an applied orientation to this year's central theme Contextuality in Translation and Interpreting. For full details, see the calls for papers in English and German (links below).

Participants who would like to give a paper should upload their abstracts in pdf format by using the Submit button. The full submission must contain:

Abstracts and presentations can be in English or German. A selection of papers based on presentations given at the Duo Colloquium 2020 will be published as a volume by Peter Lang.


Dates, fee and registration

Important dates

Conference fee

Early-bird registration and presenters' registration (by 30 June 2020): CHF 300
Regular registration (by 10 August 2020): CHF 350
IUED Alumni and DÜV members: CHF 250
External students (except for Łódź and ZHAW students): CHF 150
Łódź and ZHAW students: please contact for details

Please note that student and DÜV member registration requires written confirmation of your status from your institution/organisation.

Your registration is only valid if you pay the correct conference fee before the conference. It is not possible to pay at the venue.

The fee covers:

Please note that the fee does not cover accommodation. Please consult the section Venue and travel information for hotel suggestions and further information on the venue.


Presenters have to register by 30 June 2020 in order to ensure their place on the programme. All other participants can register by 30 June 2020 to be eligible for the early-bird fee or by 10 August 2020 for the regular fee. The following means of payment are accepted: credit card, PayPal and bank transfer. Please click the Register button to sign up for the conference, pay the fee and upload the written confirmation of your status from your institution/organisation (only necessary for students and DÜV members).


(available as of 1 April 2020)



A preliminary version of the detailed programme will be available by 15 July 2020.

Venue and travel information


For information regarding the venue, please visit:

Entry requirements for Switzerland

Please make sure to check whether you need a visa. Further information can be found here: Depending on your citizenship, you might also need a letter of invitation. If this applies to you, please contact us at

Hotel rooms

As there is only a limited number of hotels in Winterthur, we have temporarily reserved enough single rooms at a reduced rate in the hotels in the list Conference hotels in Winterthur (PDF 118,5 KB). We would ask you to book your hotel room as early as possible, but by 5 July 2020 at the very latest. If your preferred hotel is already fully booked, please choose another one from the list. Please mention the following code when booking your room to receive the reduced rates: Duo Colloquium ZHAW. Please also mention the time of your arrival. As some of you might wish to share a room, we have also reserved a limited number of double rooms in the following hotels: Hotel Krone, Hotel Wartmann and Park Hotel.

Download list of hotels with special conference rates

Organising committee and contact


If you have any questions, please contact

Sponsorship opportunities

The Duo Colloquium provides a forum for academic discussions and international networking of research and practice. With its industry-oriented focus, it is the ideal conference for sponsors to connect with stakeholders in the language professions. Would you like to be one of the Duo Colloquium sponsors? Please download the information here: Sponsoring request (PDF 169,0 KB) or contact us at to discuss sponsoring opportunities.