A Recap of GALA’s Boston Conference

Latha Sukumar, Executive Director of MCIS and TWB donor, left, with Eric DeLuca, TWB
Latha Sukumar, Executive Director of MCIS, left, with Eric DeLuca, TWB

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) 2018 conference has come to a close. Those of us who managed to make it to and from Boston – despite the two feet of snow – were rewarded with a vibrant and exciting conference. As the Monitoring, Evaluating & Learning Manager for Translators without Borders, this was a chance for me to share our story with a community that understands the importance of having access to information in a language and format that can be understood.

This year’s GALA conference highlighted current trends in the localization and language industry so that we can better understand the technologies and business practices shaping our future. Attending sessions and interacting with stakeholders encouraged us in a few ways. Machines are not going to replace humans in the majority of translation work anytime soon; the industry has to continue to embrace this technology in order to remain innovative. Multimedia language services, such as voice-overs and subtitling, are continuing to grow rapidly as content-creators are increasingly favoring video formats.

What became clear is that there is a lot of work to do before we see widespread support for under-resourced languages. Continue reading “A Recap of GALA’s Boston Conference”

TWB Events: Meet TWB at these upcoming events

Meet TWB at the following events in the spring of 2017:

ITI Conference 2017

Cardiff, 18-20 May 2017
The ITI Conference is the biggest event in the UK translation and interpreting calendar. It attracts delegates from all over the world and in 2015, over 300 translators and interpreters attended from over 20 countries. TWB Ambassador Sue Fortescue will be attending.

CDAC Global Forum

Bangkok, 22-23 May 2017
The CDAC Global Forum is hosted by the CDAC Network and the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) on the anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit. ‘The authenticity challenge to the Participation Revolution’ aims to spark discussion and find solutions on the commitment to include people affected by humanitarian crises in decisions which affect their lives. TWB’s Deputy Director and Head of Innovation, Rebecca Petras will be attending the event.

LocWorld 2017

Barcelona, 14 – 16 June 2017
LocWorld is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. It is attended by people responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. TWB’s Executive Director, Aimee Ansari and Director of External Affairs, Amy Rose McGovern will be at the event.

Translators without Borders at IMTT’s 7 LTC

In August 2011, Córdoba, Argentina saw its most important translation event of the year at IMTT’s 7 LTC. Translators without Borders was present thanks to its new Ambassador in Argentina, Texo SRL. 

The Argentinian translation community received the news about Translators without Borders and its activities with great enthusiasm.

The fund raising activities included:

– a raffle, whose prizes were donated by: Agugusto De Santis, Compu Córdoba, IMTT, SDL Technologies, and Texo SRL; and

– a symbolic Auction of Handsome Attendees.

It was great fun! Attendees were soon sold out to the highest bidders and had to be at the buyer’s disposal till the end of the event. In all, the raffle raised AR$2250 (US$535). Our gratitude to everybody who donated for the event.

Localization World is coming up!

We hope that everyone is getting excited for Localization World!  We would just like to start by saying thank you to all of the donors who generously provided us with donations to raffle at our booth.  You are the ones who are making our work possible

Check out some of the great prizes we have, thanks to these donors:

  • GRAND PRIZE – A Weekend Getaway at Chateau de Berne, coach airfare, transfers and evening meals included. (2012 Season)
  • An iPad2 donated by Localization World with a Zagg keyboard/case, earphones and a mic donated by Sajan
  • An Amex $500 Gift Card donated by Language Line 
  • Kinect thanks to Daniel Goldschmidt and Iris Orriss from Microsoft
  • An Xbox donated by Lionbridge
  • An Ultra HD Flip Video Camera donated by GeoFluent, Lionbridge
  • Photoshop CS5 thanks to Adobe
  • A Czech Bohemian crystal vase donated by Moravia, along with a bottle of Scotch from XTM, a writing pen from Larsen Recruiting, and a $50 iTunes gift card from Clay Tablet
  • Kobo reader donated by Multicorpora with a $50 iTunes gift card from Clay Tablet
  • An iPad2 from Common Sense Advisory with a Zagg keyboard/case donated byLexcelera
  • An Ultra HD Flip Video Camera donated by Translation Workspace, Lionbridge
  • Bose noise canceling headset donated by Visatec
  • A crystal donated by Orrefors
  • An iPod Touch donated by Congree Language Technologies GmbH with a $50 iTunes gift card from Clay Tablet

Make sure you come by the Translators without Borders booth at the conference and buy some raffle tickets to win one of these great prizes!

Ticket prices are as follows:
1 ticket = $10/€8
3 tickets = $25/€20
7 tickets = $50/€40

We can’t wait to see you in Barcelona!