Cracow Translation Days

If you’re enjoying the lovely summer weather we’re having here in (most of) the UK, then maybe a translation conference is the last thing on your mind. But, come September, a few days of workshops and presentations in a beautiful setting with great company (translators do love a get-together!) will be just the ticket to get us geared up for the autumn.

So check out the Cracow Translation Days, taking place from 5 to 8 September in the beautiful setting of the Benedictine abbey of Tyniec, 13 km southwest of Cracow (whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

I’ll be giving one of the presentations (on educational outreach and promoting language learning) but don’t let that put you off – there’ll be lots of other speakers: Ralf Lemster, Siegfried Armbruster, Katarzyna Slobodzian-Taylor, John Moran, Anne Diamantidis, Chris Durban, Jerzy Czopik, Nick Rosenthal, Marta Stelmaszak, Sabine Dievenkorn, Siegfried Armbruster and Stefan Gentz (apologies if I missed anyone out).

Not to mention a social programme that includes a trip to a salt mine!

You can register here and follow Cracow Translation Days on Twitter (hash-tag #Cracow2013), Facebook and Xing (the German version of LinkedIn).

By Marian Dougan

Published by Marian Dougan

Marian is a translator and editor (specialising in web content) currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Marian previously lived in Italy for over 20 years, working as a language teacher, translator and policy analyst with the British Embassy in Rome. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and its Italian-language and ITI Scotnet networks, she is currently Scotnet's Convenor and Deputy Webmaster. From 2003 to 2006 Marian taught translation skills at the Italian Department of Glasgow University and now gives Master Classes as part of the new Masters in Translation Studies course. She also conducts web-writing and usability workshops to help people improve their websites and communicate more effectively with their readers, users and customers. In September 2014 Marian obtained User Experience Certification, with specialisation in Web Design, from the Nielsen Norman Group. She loves language, especially English, and is convinced that learning languages opens up people’s minds and horizons (and increases their brainpower!). To share her enthusiasm, she advises schools and educational authorities on language skills and enterprise. She gives talks to pupils on how to combine language studies with other subjects and so enhance their potential and increase their career options. Marian is an active member of organisations such as: Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI); Association of Scottish Businesswomen; Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. She also loves architecture, design, fashion (British Vogue!), cities and chocolate. She’s a great fan of Twitter and you can also find her on Linkedin.

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