The TriKonf 2013, Tri-National Translation Conference to be held on October 19th and 20th, 2013 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), will be supported by a number of professional European translators’ associations: BDÜ, ITI, SFT, ASTTI, DVÜD, UNIVERSITAS Austria and ADÜ Nord.
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Announced in February 2013, the TriKonf 2013 has shaped up to a major industry event for the second half of 2013, and will be officially supported by the BDÜ (German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators), the SFT(French union of professional translators), the ASTTI (Swiss Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters), the ITI (The Institute of Translation & Interpreting),UNIVERSITAS Austria (Austrian Interpreters’ and Translators’ Association), the DVÜD (German Association of Freelance Translators and Interpreters) and ADÜ-Nord(Associated Interpreters and Translators in Northern Germany).
On the first morning of the conference, the BDÜ, ITI, SFT, ASTTI and DVÜD will all participate in a round table discussion to address about the current situation in and future of the translation profession. The BDÜ will be represented by Vice President Ralf Lemster, the ITI by its Chairman Iwan Davies, the SFT by Anne-Marie Robert, Head of International Relations, the ASTTI by President João Esteves-Ferreira, and the DVÜD by President Tanya Quintieri.
“This is a first”, says Anne Diamantidis from GxP Language Services, organiser of the event. “We are proud and honoured to have some of the major European professional associations on board – and the Associations Roundtable on Saturday will be one of the highlights of the weekend. It is going to be fascinating to hear the views and opinions of the representatives of the associations, industry experts who not only have the best insight into the state of the profession in their own countries, but also at a global level, and will compare the potential differences from one European country to another. I really would like to thank all associations wholeheartedly for their support and their time, and for helping us make the TriKonf an unforgettable event!”
Under the motto “Professionalization & Interoperability”, the conference also offers a full programme of presentations and workshops by international industry experts, such as Jost Zetzsche, Paul Filkin, Stefan Gentz, Jerzy Czopik, Silvia Cerrella Bauer, and Yves Champollion, just to name a few.
The venue chosen is exceptional, Freiburg’s famous Merchants Hall, built in the 16th century and located opposite the cathedral.
All members of the supporting associations listed above are entitled to a discount off their conference fee.
For further information, please visit the conference website (available in English, German and French): www.trikonf.com
Conference program: trikonf.com/program
List of speakers: trikonf.com/speakers
Original press release: click here