Written in collaboration with Adam Earl.
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Have you ever visited a translation conference? If not, then you really should make the time to attend one! A translation conference is a fantastic place to hear recent developments in the industry, network with instrumental partners and ensure that your translation skills are in top shape.
This Hub post will outline four different translation conferences taking place in 2016; perhaps if you live near to one you’ll consider attending?
The ICIT is held in London, UK, each year. This particular conference is highly regarded in the translation industry, and it brings together researchers, academics, language scientists, interpreters and translators from across the globe. If you want to be on the cutting edge of developments in translation and interpretation, then this is the place to be! There’s also a call for papers to present, so if you feel able to, why not consider a submission?
Running for the fifth year in a row, this Warsaw-based conference is becoming a popular destination for European translators. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Why translate?’, and includes over 40 different presentations, workshops and debates. Not to mention the opportunity to network with potential clients.
Held in California, U.S., the ATISA will be presenting papers and facilitating discussion on 'Translation and Interpreting and/as Globalization: Redrawing the Boundaries of Translation and Interpreting'. The topic will be of particular interest to location-independent, freelance translators (the main reader-base of our Translators’ Hub), so why not consider attending? After all, you should be positioned as an experienced authority on the subject!
The LREC is based in Slovenia and runs for almost a whole week. The conference dedicates certain days to presentations, and other days to practical workshops and tutorials. Whilst the conference is aimed primarily at the discussion of language resources, translators are a key part of facilitating them. Thus, translators can expect to find a wealth of relevant content and plenty of opportunity to find some new clients.
Do any of these conferences sound particularly interesting to you? Do you think you might attend any? Thanks to social media, even if you can’t attend in person, you should still be able to participate online! Please let us know if you plan to be involved in any of these conferences in the comments section below.
For more information on upcoming conferences, visit www.tomedes.com/conference