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ProZ.com 2015 international conference - Rotterdam, Netherlands

Supporting each other, learning from each other


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Conference program




Saturday, 13 June, 2015
 Panorama EastPanorama West
08:00:00
08:00 - 09:00
Registration
Reception/Welcome

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
Reception/Welcome

 
 
08:15:00
 
 
08:30:00
 
 
08:45:00
 
 
9:00:00
09:00 - 09:30
Opening Ceremony
Reception/Welcome
Meet the Speakers!


Speaker:
Nigel Saych

Language: English
09:00 - 09:30
No session
No Session

 
 
9:15:00
 
 
9:30:00
09:30 - 10:30
Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask… Answered
Focus groups
A series of interviews with different representatives of the people translators do business with: end clients, agencies, CAT developers etc. Come and ask those questions you've always wanted to ask!


Speaker:
Konstantin Kisin

Language: English
09:30 - 10:30
No session
No Session

 
 
9:45:00
 
 
10:00:00
 
 
10:15:00
 
 
10:30:00
10:30 - 11:00

10:30 - 11:00

 
 
10:45:00
 
 
11:00:00
11:00 - 12:00
Drafting legislation in 24 languages
Prepared Speech
The EU institutions adopt legislation that is directly applicable in 24 languages in 28 countries. From the first draft at the European Commission until the last amendment in the European Parliament, lawyer linguists are involved in that process. From the outset, they try to make the source text understandable and translatable. At the final stage, they carry out checks to ensure that all language ...

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Speaker:
Hans te Winkel
11:00 - 11:30
Platinum sponsor presentation: SDL
Prepared Speech
A presentation by one of the sponsors of this conference, SDL.

 
 
11:15:00
 
 
11:30:00
11:30 - 12:00
Sponsor presentation (to be confirmed)
Prepared Speech
A presentation by one of the sponsors of this conference.

 
 
11:45:00
 
 
12:00:00
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
Meal
A buffet lunch will be served in the hotel’s Waterfront Restaurant at street level. Lunch will include a wide variety of salads, cold meat, fish and cheeses, fresh fruit and a hot dish. In a country famed for its ten-minute lunches, we have broken all the rules and you can enjoy a leisurely break (90 minutes) and combine eating with networking, meeting old friends and making new ones.



Language: English
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
Meal
A buffet lunch will be served in the hotel’s Waterfront Restaurant at street level. Lunch will include a wide variety of salads, cold meat, fish and cheeses, fresh fruit and a hot dish. In a country famed for its ten-minute lunches, we have broken all the rules and you can enjoy a leisurely break (90 minutes) and combine eating with networking, meeting old friends and making new ones.



Language: English
 
 
12:15:00
 
 
12:30:00
 
 
12:45:00
 
 
13:00:00
 
 
13:15:00
 
 
13:30:00
13:30 - 14:30
Paradoxes of freelancing: maintaining individualism when belonging to a community
Prepared Speech
This presentation will cover a range of paradoxes that freelance translators and interpreters face in their work, building upon the biggest paradox: maintaining individualism when belonging to a community at the same time. By their very nature, paradoxes give rise to tensions, hesitation and challenges. It is important to recognise the underlying principles of these paradoxes, identify their n...

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Speaker:
Marta Stelmaszak

Language: English
13:30 - 14:00
The Challenge with being international…
Prepared Speech
Session 1: The Challenge with being international… Working with international direct clients can be rewarding financially and professionally. But there can also be challenges. Finding international clients can be difficult and time consuming, there might be language barriers, time zone issues, and any number of other complications. This presentation provides a simple 7 step model to securing a...

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Speaker:
Doug Lawrence

Language: English
 
 
13:45:00
 
 
14:00:00
14:00 - 15:30
What works for me, could work for you
Training
Session 2: What works for me, could work for you A facilitated session where ideas will be shared amongst participants for practical ideas based on the framework of the 7 step model outlined in Session 1. Attendees will be spilt into breakout groups to cover topics such as ‘Small steps’, sample templates, ‘my favourite job’, promotional activity, account management, and communication....

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Speaker:
Doug Lawrence

Language: English
 
 
14:15:00
 
 
14:30:00
14:30 - 15:30
The globetrotting freelancer: making the most of your work’s flexibility
Prepared Speech
Ever thought about freelancing AND traveling as a lifestyle? The speakers will demonstrate how it is eminently compatible with our profession. The two digital nomads will provide tips on how to schedule your trips so they interfere with your work as little as possible, how to best stay in touch with your clients, how to keep your projects on track while abroad, even in different time zones, and...

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Speakers:

Daniel Šebesta

Language: English
 
 
14:45:00
 
 
15:00:00
 
 
15:15:00
 
 
15:30:00
15:30 - 16:00



Language: English
15:30 - 16:00



Language: English
 
 
15:45:00
 
 
16:00:00
16:00 - 17:00
Top Secrets of Effective Proofreading - A powerful though underrated way to learn from each other
Prepared Speech
It is easy to deceive the human eye. It is just as easy to revise another professional’s translation adding preferential changes in your own image and likeness. How can you train the eye (and brain) to find errors and provide a translation in line with the customer’s requests? How can you respect the original work, and take the great chance to learn from each other? In more than 20 years’ ex...

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Speaker:
Francesca Airaghi
16:00 - 17:00
Social Media or Anti-Social Media: a lifestyle choice or a death sentence?
Round table
The award-winning Facebook group Things Translators Never Say with over 5000 members is a perfect example of how Social Media can be used to bring a smile to people’s faces, yet still provide a platform where professionals can get rid of frustrations and share opinions in an inoffensive, light-hearted and often amusing way. TTNS does not aim to give answers, assign blame or offer sympathy, it is...

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Speaker:
Leader: Erik Hansson

Language: English
 
 
16:15:00
 
 
16:30:00
 
 
16:45:00
 
 
17:00:00
17:00 - 18:00
Group Photo and Fringe Event
Round table
Join us outside the conference venue for a group photo with the stunning Erasmus Bridge as a background. This will be followed by a Fringe Event in the Water Bar: a 'live' version of the popular 'What Translators Never Say' group, hosted by none other than Erik Hansson!



Language: English
 
 
 
17:15:00
 
 
17:30:00
 
 
17:45:00
 
 

Sunday, 14 June, 2015
 Panorama EastPanorama West
09:00:00
09:00 - 09:30
Famous for 10 minutes
Focus groups
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to give a presentation at a conference? Have you ever wanted to give one yourself but been too scared to try it? Not everyone feels comfortable speaking to a large audience but many members of our community have so much to offer. And that’s a real waste of expertise and talent. Now’s your chance! Andy Warhol was credited as saying ; ”In the future,...

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Speaker:
Nigel Saych

Language: English
09:00 - 10:30
Translators: Stand Up! Time to confront the devil
Workshop
It is not a frontline news, we all know that "the devil is in the details"! All of the meanings for the term boil down to the fact that it is often the small details of something which make it difficult or challenging. Translation is no exception. Translation assignments are all about very small but ultimately important components that can prolong a task, or foil an otherwise straightforward job. ...

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Speaker:
Sameh Ragab

Language: English
 
 
09:15:00
 
 
09:30:00
09:30 - 10:30
Honing your expert skills and building an expert translator profile through cooperation with other freelancers
Prepared Speech
If you’d like to know how freelancers can help each other in building strong expert profiles then this session is for you. In this session, I’ll explore new avenues in cooperation and learning habits that will help us in getting more recognition as professionals & more credibility as experts. The focus of this session will be on methods to develop a stronger profile, based on who you are and s...

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Speaker:
Anne-Charlotte Perrigaud
 
 
09:45:00
 
 
10:00:00
 
 
10:15:00
 
 
10:30:00
10:30 - 11:00

10:30 - 11:00

 
 
10:45:00
 
 
11:00:00
11:00 - 12:00
Teaching Translation Today and Tomorrow: Breeding the next generation of translators
Workshop
Today: With over 30 years of expertise, the Maastricht School of Translation has developed a unique approach to teaching translation skills. The programme offers the students practical cases and authentic assignments from day 1. We will bring some examples to illustrate this, from both the educational perspective and the workplace. Tomorrow: Challenges that have presented themselves over the p...

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Speakers:
Joop Bindels
Nathalie de Schipper

Language: English
11:00 - 12:00
Training the client
Prepared Speech
Train your client to understand the translation process and thereby avoid potential misunderstandings and problems. Things translators never say and things we should say. How to deal with "difficult clients" via email and on the phone, streamlining communication. Help the clients to help themselves. Avoid potential disputes by ensuring the client understands what is needed to achieve a good tra...

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Speaker:
Gary Smith

Language: English
 
 
11:15:00
 
 
11:30:00
 
 
11:45:00
 
 
12:00:00
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
Meal
A buffet lunch will be served in the hotel’s Waterfront Restaurant at street level. Lunch will include a wide variety of salads, cold meat, fish and cheeses, fresh fruit and a hot dish. In a country famed for its ten-minute lunches, we have broken all the rules and you can enjoy a leisurely break (90 minutes) and combine eating with networking, meeting old friends and making new ones.

12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
Meal
A buffet lunch will be served in the hotel’s Waterfront Restaurant at street level. Lunch will include a wide variety of salads, cold meat, fish and cheeses, fresh fruit and a hot dish. In a country famed for its ten-minute lunches, we have broken all the rules and you can enjoy a leisurely break (90 minutes) and combine eating with networking, meeting old friends and making new ones.

 
 
12:15:00
 
 
12:30:00
 
 
12:45:00
 
 
13:00:00
 
 
13:15:00
 
 
13:30:00
13:30 - 14:30
Work-life balance during illness: a freelance perspective
Prepared Speech
Professionals in all walks of life struggle with balancing business, pleasure and the pressures of modern society, but that balance is even harder to achieve during illness. Many countries offer a safety network for employees, guaranteeing some form of income. Freelancers and small business owners face a very different situation, and private disability insurance is prohibitively expensive for some...

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Speakers:
Ellen Singer
Joy Phillips

Language: English
13:30 - 14:30
Internships and mentoring
Prepared Speech
This session aims to explore the different options graduating students have to make the transition between the end of their studies and the beginning of their professional career. Internships at translation companies are a common choice, with benefits for both parties. But what other possibilities exist? How can experienced professionals get involved in mentoring and what can they expect? What rol...

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Speaker:
Attila Piróth

Language: English
 
 
13:45:00
 
 
14:00:00
 
 
14:15:00
 
 
14:30:00
14:30 - 15:30
To pitch or not to pitch
Prepared Speech
Everyone is talking about it: the elevator pitch! Present yourself, sell yourself, gain trust, spark interest and attract new customers… Do you really need it? Do translators really need it? When and how to pitch and what to do to avoid the impression of being too aggressive or pushy? This session will focus on benefits and challenges of using an elevator pitch for marketing and networking purp...

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Speaker:
Dorota Pawlak

Language: English
14:30 - 15:30
Find your balance with the aid of technology (and some other great tips!)
Prepared Speech
As a freelancer, how many times has the thought "Oh, Gosh, I wish I had more time to..." crossed your mind? Believe me, we all know how it feels! #beentheredonethat What if I told you that we can speed up, add a bit of fun, or even eliminate some of the "boring" tasks that are part of our daily routine (such as, signing/filling in NDAs) with the aid of technology? And that we can also use softwa...

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Speaker:
Fernanda Rocha

Language: English
 
 
14:45:00
 
 
15:00:00
 
 
15:15:00
 
 
15:30:00
15:30 - 16:00

15:30 - 16:00

 
 
15:45:00
 
 
16:00:00
16:00 - 17:00
TransQuiz, followed by closing ceremony
Prepared Speech
The final session of the 2015 ProZ.com international conference. To bring this event to a rousing close, Gabriel Cabrera will be hosting another of his amazing quiz games. TransQuiz is a team game full of fun questions about translation, language, vocabulary, The Netherlands, culture, food, CAT and cats.


Speaker:
Gabriel Cabrera

Language: English
16:00 - 17:00
No session
No Session

 
 
16:15:00
 
 
16:30:00
 
 
16:45:00
 
 
17:00:00  
 
 
17:15:00
 
 
17:30:00
 
 
17:45:00
 
 






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