How about coming to San Francisco in August? Looks like a great opportunity to meet translators and other language professionals around the world, hear some great presentations (such as Trados Studio: To Migrate or Not to Migrate), and see San Francisco. You can save some money by registering by June 30th (extended deadline). This is what the official promo says:
The FIT XIX World Congress, being held in San Francisco, California, August 1-4, 2011, allows your members to join their fellow translators and interpreters to discuss topical issues effecting language professionals today. With its unique focus on international and intercultural translation and interpreting, this event provides an opportunity for language professionals to share, learn, and connect with colleagues from all over the world. The FIT XIX World Congress offers:
- Over 100 educational sessions in a variety of categories with unusual diversity and depth.
- Speakers from all corners of the globe including China, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and so many more.
- Special events and activities allowing opportunities to network, mingle, and socialize in a city as culturally diverse as this event’s attendees.
- Continuing Education Points: ATA-Certified Translators can earn one point for each hour attended, up to a maximum of 10 points.
Other good reasons to come to San Francisco can be found on the Insider Tips blog by NCTA.