Past Conference
 
 

5th ProZ.com Conference - Budapest 2007



Organizer:
Csaba Ban
Csaba Ban
Hungary

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Conference program

Planned Sessions
This is work in progress, the list and timing of sessions are not final

Click name in the program below for more information about that session.




Saturday, 28 April, 2007
 Benczúr 1Benczúr 2BudapestMozaik
09:00:00
09:00 - 18:00
Trados training for beginners
Training
Date: April 28th, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm Price after April 1st: EUR 140 / USD 180. Price includes lunch and coffee breaks. This session is NOT part of the general conference package. NO need to be REGISTERED at the conference to attend this session. Maximum seating capacity: 25 attendants - What is Trados/CAT in general - What can it be used for - Setting up Trados in PC, arranging win...

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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
09:00 - 10:00
DVX training - Beginners (Friday)
Training
A full-day training session is planned for beginner DVX users. This course will be held on Friday, 08:00 to 16:00 in "Benczúr 1" room. Please note that this course will only be held if there are enough people interested (at least 8). After April 1st, DVX courses are priced at EUR 135 / USD 175 for an 8-hour session. This includes a total of three breaks with tea/coffee, biscuits and a light...

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Speaker:
Judy Ann Schoen
09:00 - 10:00
Walking tour (Friday)
Prepared Speech
NOTE: This tour is scheduled for Friday, starting at 9:30 from Hotel Benczúr ------------------------------ Pick-up At Benzur Hotel Walk to Heroes' Sq. (History lesson) then visit the Vajdahunyad Castle, peek in the Szechenyi bath house's side entrance. Take M1 to Opera to see Andrassy and Opera area, stop at Discover Hungary for toilet break and refreshments (optional at guest's own expe...

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09:00 - 12:00
ATA exam sitting
Training
Certification exam of the American Translators Association. Detailed information and registration directly at ATA's website: www.atanet.org. The exam will last for three hours, 0900 to 1200. You will be expected to be on site at least 30 minutes before the start.

 
 
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DVX training - advanced (Saturday)
Training
A full-day training session is planned for advanced DVX users. This course will be held on Saturday, 08:00 to 16:00. Net training time is about 6:40. The session assumes that you will have a notebook computer with DVX installed. This could be either a licenced copy or a fully functional evaluation version. If you do not own DVX yet, make sure you download it and ask for an evaluation code befor...

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Speaker:
Judy Ann Schoen
10:00 - 11:00
Walking tour (Saturday)
Prepared Speech
NOTE: This walking tour will start at 9:30 on Saturday from Hotel Benczúr ------------------------------ Pick-up At Benzur Hotel Walk to Heroes' Sq. (History lesson) then visit the Vajdahunyad Castle, peek in the Szechenyi bath house's side entrance. Take M1 to Opera to see Andrassy and Opera area, stop at Discover Hungary for toilet break and refreshments (optional at guest's own expense...

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11:00 - 12:00
Walking tour 2 (Saturday)
Prepared Speech
NOTE: This walking tour will start at 9:30 on Saturday form Hotel Benczúr. Architectural Treasures and Jewish District Walk: Pick-up at Benzur Hotel Take M1 to Oktogon, walk through Liszt Ferenc Square to the Music Academy after a walk down Kiraly Street seeing Teresa Town Church. We will then proceed through the Jewish District visiting these sights: Rumbach Synagogue, Kazinczy Orthodox ...

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12:30 - 14:30
Lunch
Meal
Lunch at the hotel - mostly for people who participate in a training session or sit for ATA's exam, but everybody is welcome, including guests. Lunch on Saturday is included in the fee of Trados and DVX training sessions. Others will choose from the menu and will have to pay separately. Alternatively, you can have lunch in a restaurant outside the hotel. There's a good one two blocks away fro...

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12:30 - 14:30
Lunch
Meal
Lunch at the hotel - mostly for people who participate in a training session or sit for ATA's exam, but everybody is welcome, including guests. Lunch on Saturday is included in the fee of Trados and DVX training sessions. Others will choose from the menu and will have to pay separately. Alternatively, you can have lunch in a restaurant outside the hotel. There's a good one two blocks away fro...

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12:30 - 14:30
Lunch
Meal
Lunch at the hotel - mostly for people who participate in a training session or sit for ATA's exam, but everybody is welcome, including guests. Lunch on Saturday is included in the fee of Trados and DVX training sessions. Others will choose from the menu and will have to pay separately. Alternatively, you can have lunch in a restaurant outside the hotel. There's a good one two blocks away fro...

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12:30 - 14:30
Lunch
Meal
Lunch at the hotel - mostly for people who participate in a training session or sit for ATA's exam, but everybody is welcome, including guests. Lunch on Saturday is included in the fee of Trados and DVX training sessions. Others will choose from the menu and will have to pay separately. Alternatively, you can have lunch in a restaurant outside the hotel. There's a good one two blocks away fro...

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Pre-conference powwow
Meal
LARGE PRE-CONFERENCE POWWOW: GRAND CAFÉ OKTOGON A powwow page has been open for the same event for some time now. You may also want to sign up here, although it is not absolutely necessary. Guests are welcome. 1. How to get there: Go to Oktogon. Walk to the left from Hotel Benczúr till the end of Benczúr utca. Turn right at Bajza utca. Cross the main avenue (Andrássy út). Take ...

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Pre-conference powwow
Meal
LARGE PRE-CONFERENCE POWWOW: GRAND CAFÉ OKTOGON A powwow page has been open for the same event for some time now. You may also want to sign up here, although it is not absolutely necessary. Guests are welcome. 1. How to get there: Go to Oktogon. Walk to the left from Hotel Benczúr till the end of Benczúr utca. Turn right at Bajza utca. Cross the main avenue (Andrássy út). Take ...

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Pre-conference powwow
Meal
LARGE PRE-CONFERENCE POWWOW: GRAND CAFÉ OKTOGON A powwow page has been open for the same event for some time now. You may also want to sign up here, although it is not absolutely necessary. Guests are welcome. 1. How to get there: Go to Oktogon. Walk to the left from Hotel Benczúr till the end of Benczúr utca. Turn right at Bajza utca. Cross the main avenue (Andrássy út). Take ...

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Pre-conference powwow
Meal
LARGE PRE-CONFERENCE POWWOW: GRAND CAFÉ OKTOGON A powwow page has been open for the same event for some time now. You may also want to sign up here, although it is not absolutely necessary. Guests are welcome. 1. How to get there: Go to Oktogon. Walk to the left from Hotel Benczúr till the end of Benczúr utca. Turn right at Bajza utca. Cross the main avenue (Andrássy út). Take ...

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Sunday, 29 April, 2007
 Benczúr 1Benczúr 2BudapestMozaik
09:00:00  
09:00 - 10:40


Speakers:
Csaba Ban
Henry Dotterer
 
 
 
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What makes Hungarians tick
Prepared Speech
A longtime observer of the Budapest scene will talk about changes in Budapest during his life, focusing on changes after the Fall of the Wall. Obvious and latent changes on the surface of life and deep in the mind of people. He will also talk about the "proletarian renaissance", his favourite term. He'll tell the audience why he thinks Budapest is the "Hottest Cool Spot" in Europe these days, why ...

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Speaker:
András Török
11:20 - 12:30
Quality Assurance - Agency's point of view
Prepared Speech
The “Learning Game” vs. the “Guessing Game” Instead of keeping the translator guessing, why don’t translation agencies keep the translator learning? Translation is often a “guessing game” for the linguist, because either the agency or the final customer is not able/willing/prepared to provide timely answers to translator queries. Agencies having a vested interest in a reliable, co...

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Speaker:
Gábor Faragó
11:20 - 12:30
Marketing texts, creative adaptation (Andrássy room)
Focus groups
- The good, the bad & the ugly: A look at some examples of successful global campaigns & some real stinkers - One size fits all or one size fits nobody: How closely should we stick to the original, and how far do can we let our creativity rule? - Show me the money: How to quote, budget & charge for creative translation/adaptation - From the loneliness of the long-distance translator t...

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Speaker:
Heidi Kerschl
11:20 - 12:30
QA for financial translators
Focus groups
The idea of this discussion session is that we exchange our thoughts on the burning issues currently occupying financial translators. One of my suggestions would be to discuss standards of quality expected by the end customer, or by a financial translation company of a freelance translator. This could also include IT requirements. It would also be interesting to exchange our experiences concern...

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Speaker:
Susanne Eifler
 
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12:30 - 14:10
Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the event

12:30 - 14:10
Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the event

12:30 - 14:10
Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the event

12:30 - 14:10
Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the event

 
 
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14:10 - 15:30
Backing up your work with Windows
Training
Purpose of backup. Backup strategies. Backup media. Adapting a backup strategy to the needs of a freelance translator. Setting up backup of your files, using an external hard drive and built-in Windows backup utility (step-by-step instructions) We may also speak a little about folder structure under Windows. This shall be a hands-on sessions, so you may wish to come with a laptop.


Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
14:10 - 15:30
Game localisation
Prepared Speech
Session outline. Proposed session format: forum, group discussion. Proposed aspects to discuss (I plan to provide an overview & some samples for each): 1) Game types a. Game genres (7 – 15 min) b. Game platforms (7 – 15 min) 2) Game localization issues (15 – 30 min) a. Choosing a genre for the target game wording ...

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Speaker:
Arterm Sedov
14:10 - 15:30
Terminology management
Prepared Speech
Terminology management at a glance: an introduction for freelance translators The goal of the presentation is to introduce the participants to the basics on terminology and terminology management, to present them with strategies for building up a terminology database suiting their needs and for integrating terminology management in their translation workflow. The presentation is structured i...

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Speaker:
Silvia Cerrella Bauer
14:10 - 15:30
Keeping clients
Prepared Speech
Full title of session: Errors to avoid: what we, translators, must NOT do to make our clients stay Originally prepared for last year's conference in Buenos Aires, this session focuses on the decisions we have to make in the course of our careers. Are they always correct? Mine were not - despite the extensive experience as a freelance translator, - and I lost a few clients, including two of t...

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How to write a dictionary
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How to write a dictionary (for a niche market) I. General 1. Motivation 2. Some definitions; types of dictionaries 3. Criteria for a good dictionary 4. Choosing the target group 5. All-in-one dictionary for a niche market: particularities 6. Getting it right for the first edition Specific example: impact of budget constraints on further printings/editions II. Words, words, w...

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Speakers:

Attila Piróth
16:10 - 17:10
Umberto Eco's theories on translation
Focus groups
Discussion session on literary translation, with a presentation of Umberto Eco’s last work Dire quasi la stessa cosa (in German: Quasi dasselbe mit anderen Worten) Eco, as an author and translator, contends that, even if we know that translation (i.e., basically saying the same thing in another language) is an impossible task, we certainly can say “almost the same thing”: quasi la stess...

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Speaker:
Pablo Grosschmid
16:10 - 17:10
Marketing plan for freelancers
Focus groups
Marketing your translation business Marketing insight Advantages of a small business like YOURS The components of marketing Creating your marketing plan Positioning and identifying your target market Analyzing your market situation Distinguishing yourself from the competition The four pillars of marketing: 4Ps The Translators’ Toolkit: effective and nonexpensive tools Resources


Speaker:
Andrea Szabados
16:10 - 17:10
ProZ.com, what it is and isn't
Focus groups
This is NOT intended to be a discussion about ProZ.com organization, staff, goals, finance or market position. It is intended to be about what Proz.com is thought out to be, what it is and isn’t. Is it an association, a club, a trade union, a guild, a syndicate, a cartel or something else? Does its structure demand a certain (new?) type of behaviour? How can it defuse passion and abuse? ...

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Speakers:
Mats J C Wiman
Henry Dotterer
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Danube cruise
Meal
buffet dinner (menu to be published in April) The first round of drinks will be included (beer/wine/soft drinks) Live folk music with dance teaching - with Méta, a leading group of Hungary's "dance house" movement. The boat has two large decks, seating a total of 320 people. The musicians and a small dance area will be on the lower deck, but the image will be relayed to the upper deck ...

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18:40 - 23:00
Danube cruise
Meal
buffet dinner (menu to be published in April) The first round of drinks will be included (beer/wine/soft drinks) Live folk music with dance teaching - with Méta, a leading group of Hungary's "dance house" movement. The boat has two large decks, seating a total of 320 people. The musicians and a small dance area will be on the lower deck, but the image will be relayed to the upper deck ...

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Danube cruise
Meal
buffet dinner (menu to be published in April) The first round of drinks will be included (beer/wine/soft drinks) Live folk music with dance teaching - with Méta, a leading group of Hungary's "dance house" movement. The boat has two large decks, seating a total of 320 people. The musicians and a small dance area will be on the lower deck, but the image will be relayed to the upper deck ...

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18:40 - 23:00
Danube cruise
Meal
buffet dinner (menu to be published in April) The first round of drinks will be included (beer/wine/soft drinks) Live folk music with dance teaching - with Méta, a leading group of Hungary's "dance house" movement. The boat has two large decks, seating a total of 320 people. The musicians and a small dance area will be on the lower deck, but the image will be relayed to the upper deck ...

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Monday, 30 April, 2007
 Benczúr 1Benczúr 2BudapestMozaik
09:00:00  
09:00 - 10:30
Source text preparation
Focus groups
I. Dealing with texts after extraction (scanning and tidying up texts) II. Examining and analyzing texts for more efficient processing by cat tools. Used software: Word, Excel Even though experienced translators will be aware of these techniques by trial and error, I believe this is a neglected subject and translators may benefit from this. I will provide a handout on my presentation, whic...

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Speakers:
Marijke Mayer
09:00 - 10:30
Wordfast seminar
Training
This will be a hands-on training session for people new to Wordfast. Participants will learn essential Wordfast skills:   • How to create a Translation Memory (TM);   • How to translate your first document;   • How to create and use a glossary (basic introduction);   • How to find bilingual context for words or phrases in your TM;   • How to edit the “u...

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EU Institutions as the biggest translation services provider in the world
Focus groups
How have the EU Institutions created the biggest translation services in the world, who works for them and why are there so many legends about EU translators? This interactive session will give you an insight in the specificity of EU translations. The following matters will be discussed among others: - Types of texts translated by the EU translators - Working for the EU as an external contract...

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Speaker:
Dan Marasescu
09:30 - 10:30
Earning higher rates
Focus groups
Mats Wiman's popular PowerPoint presentation on how to convince customers to pay you higher rates: It is a one-hour session, an improved version of the Oxford 2004, Krakow 2005, Berlin 2006 and Edinburgh 2006 lecture. It is no miracle cure for translators but a check list of the parameters that can help translators to position themselves favourably in a competitive market. The presentation ...

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Speaker:
Mats J C Wiman
 
 
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Quality Assurance - Translator's point of view
Prepared Speech
Although quality assurance is first and foremost the preserve of agencies, it is also of interest to translators from two perspectives: (1) Perhaps most importantly, it is of interest in order to ensure the quality of one’s own work, which forms the basis for (a) keeping existing clients; and (b) attracting new clients (by acquiring a good reputation). (2) It is also especially important w...

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Speaker:
Astrid Elke Johnson
11:10 - 12:30
Web design and website usability
Focus groups
Did you know that: - Users spend an average of 1 minute 49 seconds on a website before deciding to move on? - Only 30 seconds on average is spent on the homepage? - 93% of users only look on the first page of the search results in a search engine? (Nielsen & Loranger, Prioritizing Web Usability, 2006) This session is for all translators who have a website, are in the process of desi...

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Speaker:
Alicja Weikop
11:10 - 12:00
Word as a tool for translators (Part 1)
Training
Due to the session split in two parts: In the first part we will deal with Word in general. This shall cover the following items: - Important settings in Word - Adapting Word to your personal needs - What are styles - Creating own shortcuts in Word - Creating a simple macro For this part you do not necessarily have to bring a laptop. A PPT is provided here, please download it if you wish...

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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
11:10 - 12:30
Wordfast seminar (cont'd)
Training
This session is the continuation of the other one that starts at 9 am. Sign up only for the first part.

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Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the conference

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Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the conference

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Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the conference

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Lunch (don't sign up)
Meal
Buffet lunch. The list of dishes will be published a few weeks before the conference

 
 
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MemoQ translation environment presentation
Prepared Speech
Discovering the MemoQ Translation Environment: An Interactive Session with the Developers This session demonstrates how the MemoQ translation environment addresses various problems that translators encounter when using translation memories and other CAT tools. Through a dialogue between a translator and a program architect, the audience witnesses a live training and support session where som...

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Speakers:
Balázs Kis
Szabolcs Örs Kincse
14:10 - 14:55
Translating guidebooks
Focus groups
Csaba's tips: - types of guidebooks (adventure / shopping / style, culture, coffee table, etc.) - audiences / target groups - getting clients - special vocabulary (including terminology of related subjects: culinary, architecture, history, pop culture, etc.) Cecilia's ideas: 1. Types of guidebooks in participants experience; 2. Writing for specific audience types (young learners, specia...

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Speaker:
Cecilia Avanceña
14:10 - 14:55
Word as a tool for translators (Part 2)
Training
In the second part we will start a practical workshop. Very often we have to deal with PDF files and have to extract their contents. While we do not want to deal with the extraction itself, we will deal with a text file, resulting from such extraction. Usually the format we get after the extraction is very messy, so the best way to get an easy translatable file is to reformat the document, starti...

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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
14:10 - 14:55
DVX presentation
Prepared Speech
Presentation of the main features of this CAT tool + New features in the forthcoming 7.5 version


Speaker:
Judy Ann Schoen
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SDL Trados presentation
Prepared Speech
SDL Trados is pleased to introduce the new version of its translation memory and terminology management software tools. SDL Trados 2007 a host of new features to ease project preparation as well managing the workload, tracking and scheduling. SDL Trados Technologies is also releasing the latest version of the leading terminology management tool: SDL MultiTerm 2007. Together with SDL Trad...

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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
15:00 - 15:45
Quality Assurance: Working in a team
Focus groups
Delivering high quality has become not only a translator's personal goal but also a matter of survival in translation business. In our complex world it's best to be achieved by team work. This session will be an interactive workshop including short presentations. Subjects will be: - The new European Standard EN 15038 – what it says about "translating, checking, revision, proofreading, edit...

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Speaker:
Ursula Derx
15:00 - 15:45
LOGOS Dictionary Project (cancelled)
Prepared Speech
Rodrigo Vergara, founder of LOGOS GROUP, will speak about the Logos Dictionary project, including the Living Dictionary, Logos Books, Logos Quotes, LOGOS Conjugator and ARCOIRIS TV. The LOGOS Dictionary is a multilingual, web-based, free content dictionary project, written collaboratively by volunteers; its lemmas can be edited by anyone registered as professional user in the logos site. Its ...

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Speaker:
Rodrigo Vergara
15:00 - 15:45
Wordfast VLTM presentation
Prepared Speech
Have you ever dreamt about sharing a translation memory with a group of fellow Wordfast users over the Internet, without having to own your own server and expensive software? The VLTM project offers just that, free of charge. If this seems too good to be true, visit the VLTM section at www.wordfast.net and attend this session to see a demonstration. If anyone brings their laptop with Wordfas...

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Closing session
Prepared Speech
closing speech, recap, prize draws (if any), group photo in the garden


Speakers:
Csaba Ban
Henry Dotterer
 
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Farewell dinner from 7pm onwards
Meal
Timing: Monday evening 19:00 onwards IMPORTANT: This dinner is not part of the conference package, so you will have to pay extra. UPDATE (April 17th) I found an even better place. It's only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Benczúr. Platán ("sycamore tree") is a mixture of a lounge, a diner and a self-service restaurant, big enough for 120 people indoors, with 60 more places outdoors. Th...

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17:30 - 18:00
Farewell dinner from 7pm onwards
Meal
Timing: Monday evening 19:00 onwards IMPORTANT: This dinner is not part of the conference package, so you will have to pay extra. UPDATE (April 17th) I found an even better place. It's only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Benczúr. Platán ("sycamore tree") is a mixture of a lounge, a diner and a self-service restaurant, big enough for 120 people indoors, with 60 more places outdoors. Th...

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Farewell dinner from 7pm onwards
Meal
Timing: Monday evening 19:00 onwards IMPORTANT: This dinner is not part of the conference package, so you will have to pay extra. UPDATE (April 17th) I found an even better place. It's only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Benczúr. Platán ("sycamore tree") is a mixture of a lounge, a diner and a self-service restaurant, big enough for 120 people indoors, with 60 more places outdoors. Th...

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17:30 - 18:00
Farewell dinner from 7pm onwards
Meal
Timing: Monday evening 19:00 onwards IMPORTANT: This dinner is not part of the conference package, so you will have to pay extra. UPDATE (April 17th) I found an even better place. It's only 5 minutes walking from Hotel Benczúr. Platán ("sycamore tree") is a mixture of a lounge, a diner and a self-service restaurant, big enough for 120 people indoors, with 60 more places outdoors. Th...

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Tuesday, 1 May, 2007
 Benczúr 1Benczúr 2BudapestMozaik
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09:00 - 18:00
Trados training for advanced users
Training
Date: May 1st, Tuesday, 9 am to 6 pm Price after April 1st: EUR 140 or USD 180. Price includes lunch and coffee breaks. This session is NOT part of the general conference package. NO need to be REGISTERED at the conference to attend this session. - Important settings in Trados - Translating an easy Word file with bad formatting - What to do if formatting changes in Word - Translating Wo...

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Speaker:
Dipl.-Ing. Jerzy Czopik
09:00 - 18:00
DVX workshop: SQL programming
Training
An 8-hour training session is planned for advanced DVX users on SQL programming and database management. This course starts at 08:00 and finishes at 16:00. ----------------------------------------------------- After April 1st, DVX courses are priced at EUR 135 / USD 175 for an 8-hour session. This includes a total of three breaks with tea/coffee, biscuits and a light lunch (sandwiches). ...

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Speaker:
Judy Ann Schoen
09:00 - 10:00
Danube bend by bus
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A full-day trip to the Danube bend by coach/bus, lead by a professional guide in English. Leaving from Hotel Benczúr after breakfast, stopping at Hotel Ibis Váci út if necessary. Esztergom, Visegrád, Szentendre. Price: HUF 17,000 including lunch. Duration: 8-9 hours. Optionally, if all participants agree, the last leg would be by boat from Szentendre downstream to central Budapest. ...

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09:00 - 10:00
Danube bend by bus
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Guided tour by bus to the highlights of Danube bend - Szentendre, Visegrád and Esztergom. The bus will leave from Hotel Benczúr after breakfast and will pick up people at Hotel Ibis on the way. The tour is expected to take last until the evening. Price and more details soon. Sign up if you are interested.

 
 
 
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Walking tour
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NOTE: This walking tour will start at 9:30 on Tuesday from Hotel Benczúr Four hours of walking, visiting major sights on the way: Heroes Square with a detailed history lesson, Vajdahunyad castle, Széchenyi baths, underground to the Opera, St Stephens Basilica, Parliament area, Danube promenade, Buda Castle area. You will NOT enter any of the buildings, just look at them from outside. The...

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Walking tour 2
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NOTE: This walking tour will start at 9:30 on Tueday form Hotel Benczúr. Architectural gems, hidden treasures, Jewish quarter - a walking tour in central Pest. The tour will follow roughly the following itinerary. Underground from Bajza utca to Opera. A walk in the former Jewish quarter, walking by two lesser synagogues and the main one in Dohány utca. Ferenciek tere. Inner City Parish Chu...

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