Today is the thirteenth annual Portsmouth translation conference, and I wish I could be there. It is the first conference I haven't been at in ten years.
But here's hoping they are having a great day, and I thought I'd give them a shoutout, in the form of a link to some online translation conference proceedings as part of our ongoing occasional series on Translation Studies for free.
The Portsmouth conference has put several years' worth of proceedings online: click here for 2007, here for 2008, here for 2009. Some of the contributions to the 2011 conference on multimodality and translation were published as part of issue 20 of the Journal of Specialised Translation, which will also publish a special issue in 2014 based on this year's topic of translation and crime.
There are a few other conferences which put their proceedings online. There tends to be a mixture of full texts, powerpoints, handouts etc. Click here for the proceedings to a 2013 conference held in Liège entitled "Impliciter, expliciter: le traducteur comme équilibriste interculturel".
SEPTET, a translation research group based at the University of Strasbourg, has put online the proceedings of a conference on "Les relations internationales à travers les traductions françaises au siècle de Louis XIV" which look very interesting. Both mostly/all in French.
Lastly, we can't forget the proceedings of three Marie Curie-funded conferences on Multidimensional Translation (the MuTra conferences) held in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and containing useful papers on lots of topics including my favourite, subtitling.
I don't know quite where one draws the line between online conference proceedings and online downloadable books based on conferences. A good example of the latter is the 2010 book Translators' Agency, edited by Tuija Kinnunen and Kaisa Koskinen, based on a symposium held in Tampere in 2008 [the link is to a direct download of the book]. I'd love to see more books circulating via this route.
As always, feel free to link to any other online translation conference proceedings in the comments.