Bible Translation Conference

Paradigms of Bible Translation: Mission, Goals and Assumptions

The next Bible Translation Conference will be

October 15-19, 2021

The theme ‘Paradigms of Bible translation’ intends to deepen our understanding of translation principles and practices that are followed by translation practitioners from different backgrounds. It aims to build mutual understanding and a higher degree of consensus regarding best practices in Bible translation. The presentations are expected to foster constructive dialogue and avoid judgmental criticism of other positions.



The biennial Bible Translation Conference is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of Bible Translation. It is sponsored by Dallas International University and SIL International, with the Nida Lecture sponsored by the Nida Institute at American Bible Society. The BT Conference will be held at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas, USA.