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FIT 5th Asian Translators Forum:
Translation and Cultural Dialogue

The FIT Asian Translators Forum is an international conference held every three years under the auspices of the International Translators Federation/Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT). The FIT 5th Asian Translators Forum which will be held in the City of Bogor, West-Java Province, Indonesia, 11-12 April, 2007. The event is hosted by Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia/The Association of Indonesian Translators.

Translating and interpreting are more than mere means of transferring messages from one language to another. Both play important and strategic roles in the dialogue between cultures. The theme of the Forum is “Translation and Cultural Dialogue”, and the aim is to highlight translation and interpretation as intercultural media in an age marked by rapid changes on a global scale. The increased mobility of people, goods and services, as well as the ever-growing streams of information can result in mutually beneficial exchanges, but may also induce anxieties toward the unknown. This forum provides translators, interpreters, and translation scholars with an opportunity to exchange views about the role of translators, interpreters, and translation activities as a “bridge” connecting various cultures.

The theme of this 5th Forum, Translation and Cultural Dialogue, will be divided into the following sub-themes:
1) Translation and Publishing
2) Translation and Interpretation in Cultural Activities and Tourism
3) Translation and Interpretation and the Languages of the Minorities
4) Translation and Interpretation in Diplomatic, Legal and Social Activities
5) Translation and the Transfer of Technology
6) Translation and Interpretation in International Business Activities
7) Translators and Interpreters Training

All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English.

Submission of Papers
Interested parties are invited to submit abstracts of their papers in English with a maximum length of 1500 characters. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee ( before 31 October, 2006. A list of selected papers for presentation and/or inclusion in proceedings shall be announced on 4 December, 2006. Full papers shall be submitted by e-mail no later than 28 February, 2007. Each speaker is allocated 30 minutes, incl. a short Q&A session.

Date and Venue
The FIT 5th Asian Translators Forum will be held on 11-12 April, 2007, at HOTEL SALAK THE HERITAGE, Jalan Ir. H. Juanda 8, Bogor 16121, West-Java Province, Indonesia.

Registration Fee
Regular registration fee is US$ 250.

Contact Details
For further information, please contact the FIT 5th Asian Translators Forum 2007 Organizing Committee by e-mail:

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