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7th ProZ.com Conference - Prague 2010

"Achieving recognition and prestige"


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7th ProZ.com International Conference 

 

Prague, Czech Republic

2 and 3 October 2010

 

ACHIEVING RECOGNITION AND PRESTIGE

 

The event was a resounding success! Thank you to everybody!

Pictures are available here

 

 

Welcome to the website of the 7th ProZ.com Conference!
This year, the ProZ.com international conference will be held under the motto:

"Achieving Recognition and Prestige"

hoping to find the answer(s) to a question that appears to be a major concern for our profession:

"What can we do on our own to achieve recognition for our work and a high standing that we certainly deserve? And how can ProZ.com help us?"

 APPROVED BY THE ATA FOR 10 POINTS OF CONTINOUS EDUCATION

 


 

The Prague conference is the real-world counterpart of the ProZ.com Virtual conference on September 30th - a very exciting week of events celebrating Translators Day is awaiting you in 2010!

 

 


 

Watch a video message from Pavel, the organizer. 

Contents:

- Venue
- Conference fee and registration
- Program
- Training sessions
- Accommodation
- Travel information
- Sponsors and Exhibitors
- Miscellaneous


 


 Thank you to the sponsors of the Prague conference 2010

LSP.net  

 

LSP.net          

             


Venue

Never heard about the Czech Republic or Prague, but would like to learn something about it before you come? For those who just can't

wait, here are some interesting facts about our beautiful country and its capital. Or look here for even more information.

I am confident that we'll be able to add one more interesting fact in October:

"Did you know that Prague was the venue of one of the world's largest conferences of translators and interpreters ever?"

The conference will be held at the Olympik Artemis Hotel, only about fifteen minutes away from the heart of Prague. Click the Venue tab on the left-hand side to find out more.

 

Conference fee and registration

The conference fee includes full conference attendance (2 days), lunch on Saturday and Sunday and the gala dinner (3-course dinner including 1 drink) on Saturday evening. Prices do not include VAT.

Early-bird discounted pricing period will end on August 1st at midnight GMT.

There is a gala dinner item available below the conference prices box on the left margin if you wish to purchase an extra seat to bring your spouse, a family member, a friend or a guest to the dinner. Please note that in this case, you have to make one payment per extra seat.

Please note that accommodation is not included in any of the packages. It is your responsibility to make your own accommodation arrangements. For addresses and tips, please see the accommodation section below and the relevant forum topic.

A students discount is available. Please see on the left margin, below the pricing boxes, for the full procedure on how to benefit from it.

One-day passes are also available. They include lunch and coffee breaks but do not include the gala dinner - if you plan to attend for one day only and want to participate in the dinner, please purchase it separately using the extra gala dinner item in the left.

Important!

Please note that you need to be logged-in to your ProZ.com account to be able to register. If you do not have a profile on ProZ.com, you can create one here - it's free, quick and easy!

 

Program

Friday 1 October: Training session (all day)
Friday 1 October: Pre-conference powwow in the evening- view powwow page and sign up here
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 October: Conference and gala dinner on Saturday evening

Sunday 3 October: Post-conference powwow in the evening - view powwow page and sign up here
Monday 4 October: Dragon Naturally speaking training (half day, morning)

The conference programme is available on the Program tab. The event will start with a crash course in the Czech language. You'll like it!

 

Training sessions

 

Training session 1: Trados Studio 2009 workshop

Friday, October 1st. From 9h00 am to 5h00 pm, Olympik Artemis Hotel

Trainer name: Jaroslav Dudesek

Target audience:
1. Trados beginners - never worked with any previous or current version of Trados
2. Trados 6.x - 8.x users - users, who have strong experience with previous versions, however, who intend to switch to Studio
3. Beginners and moderate users of Studio


Description:
The workshop is divided into 3 parts:
1. Freelance use, use in agencies, various formats, increased productivity
2. Basic functions of Trados 2009: project preparation, translating a single document, translation memory - Create&Open, finalization, various functions (Autopropagate, QuickPlace, translation providers - Google Translate, AutoSuggest), working with packages
3. Advanced functions: various advanced settings, working with memories, customization, TermBase, WinAlignment

Prerequisites:

Strong general computer skills are required, very good user knowledge of Win XP, Win Vista or Win 7 (as applicable), plus strong user knowledge of Office software products - MS Office or similar

Learning objectives
:
1. Strong reasoning for purchasing (switching to) Studio 2009
2. New information on features and functions (beginners and advanced users)

System requirements:

Laptop with Studio 2009

Course program:

Part 1:
9.00 - 10:20

1. Introduction
2. Improving efficiency with CAT tools, namely with Studio 2009
3. Formats available in Studio 2009
4. Working with Projects vs. Documents in Studio 2009
5. Creating a project, analyses and reports

Break 10 min

Part 2:
10:30 - 12.00
1. Working with projects - various settings
2. Using various functions - AutoSuggest, QuickPlace, Autopropagate
3. Project settings
4. Tags
5. Project preparation and finalization

Lunch break 60 min

Part 3:
13.00 - 14.30
1. Working with TMs - export, import, search
2. Customization of Studio 2009
3. Advanced settings - QA, etc.

Break 15 min

14.45 - 16.15
1. TermBase - assign, create, import, export, edit in translation process
2. WinAlign - create a project, export, import

Break 10 min

16.25 - 17.00

1. Summary - reasons to purchase (switch to) Studio 2009
2. Q&A
3. End

Capacity: 15 people

To register for the SDL TRADOS Training session, use the 'Buy Now' button in the green box on the left. Alternatively, you can also purchase your conference seat and the SDL Training session together through the 'Buy Now' button in the upper green box.

 

Training session 2: Your first steps with voice recognition software

Monday, October 4. From 9 am to 12h30 pm, Olympik Artemis Hotel

Trainer name: Hacene Dramchini

Dragon Naturally Speaking as a productivity tool the aim of this training is to demonstrate the use of DNS in order to increase productivity associated, not only, with other tools of the translation industry, but also, in dealing with daily admin task and Internet (terminology) research.

Target: Translators working with English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish
 
- Introduction to DNS: DNS preferred, DNS Pro
- History and Basic principles (Statistical base recognition): Development and key dates, limits, statistical base tool, basic functions
- DNS, English voice recognition for non native speakers: Training DNS, tips and tricks to improve recognition and accuracy
- Using with CAT tools: DNS with Déjà Vu, DNS with MemoQ, DNS with Alchemy Catalyst/Publisher
- Other uses for DNS: Searching the Web (Terminology search), writing emails, invoicing and other administrative tasks
- Questions
- Wrap up/summary

Capacity: 20 people.

To register for the DNS Training session, use the 'Buy Now' button in the green box on the left. Alternatively, you can also purchase your conference seat and the Training session together through the 'Buy Now' button in the upper green box.

 

Accommodation

It is no longer possible to book a room at the conference hotel as they have no more vacancies but there are a lot of other options in the area of the conference venue. More information on hotels and hostels in the area will be communicated soon. The venue is easy to reach by tram and metro from virtually any part of the city.

Please note that accommodation will not be included in any of the conference packages and that hotel bookings are not ProZ.com's responsibility. 

 

Travel information

Prague is a city with a highly-developed public transport system. It is regular and rather cheap, including trams, buses, metro, trains and even a funicular. You can also take a taxi. At the conference hotel, taxi service will be available to take you anywhere in and outside the city for fixed prices. Go to the Venue tab for more details and useful links.

Visa requirements for the Czech Rpublic: view the list of countries here

If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa for the conference, please submit a support request

 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Such an exceptional event is an excellent target group to advertise your products or services. All participants are high profile translators, interpreters or language industry actors. The annual ProZ.com international conference is now a deeply-rooted tradition among the ProZ.com translators community, the biggest in the industry.

Do not miss this opportunity, become a sponsor of the ProZ.com 7th international conference!

A wide range of sponsorship packages and opportunities are available, and we can even create customized packages tailored to your business and your needs. Everything is possible.

This year, exceptionnally, grouped sponsorship offers for both the Prague conference and the ProZ.com virtual conference have been created.

There are plenty of opportunities adapted to all budgets. Want to see your logo here? Don't wait - click here to view the sponsorship brochure, and feel free to contact Anne to discuss your needs and create a customized sponsorship.

 

Miscellaneous

Internet access: Free wireless access will be available in the conference centre, including the cafeteria.

Conference forum: If you have a question of need an information that is not available on this page and its subpages, if you need more information on travel, accommodation or the city of Prague or if you want to share tips and information with fellow participants, please visit the Conference Forum before contacting the organizers as it may contain the information you are looking for.

 

If you need any assistance, please contact site staff via support request:

http://www.proz.com/support


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