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Date and time: 09:00-09:30, Sunday, 14 June, 2015 NOTE: This session has already been held
Room: Panorama East
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, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
That future hasn’t arrived yet, but this is your chance to experience 10 minutes of fame by giving a mini-presentation at this conference. If it’s a success it may inspire you to prepare a full-length one for another event; if it’s a disaster you will only have wasted 10 minutes of your life – and 10 minutes of everyone else’s.
We challenge you to put your name forward and we will give you the stage for 10 minutes. We’ve scheduled it for the Sunday morning when audiences are notoriously gentle. You have a free choice of subject matter, provided of course it’s related to translating, interpreting or a similar linguistic activity. We will need to know the subject and a brief description of the content and you will have to apply before the conference.
We only have enough time for nine speakers and we will try to present a variety of subjects. Send an email to the conference organiser and we’ll be as fair as possible. Naturally, anyone who can speak on a subject that may be of use to others in our profession will have priority over someone who just wants to show photos of his or her cat.
Remember, the conference theme is ‘Supporting each other, learning from each other’. What better way is there to do this than by bringing your ideas and experiences to Rotterdam and sharing them with others.
All the speakers at this session will receive a certificate of participation and a bunch of plastic tulips...
Focus group leader:
Nigel Saych (Netherlands)
Bio: Nigel Saych is no stranger to conferences, having given presentations at ten major events in recent years. In a change of pace he will be introducing this laid-back session at his ‘own’ conference, and inviting others to take to the stage and share experiences – or possibly start a new career.