Poll: Did you attend ProZ.com's First Virtual Conference on September 30, 2009?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 09:25
Sep 15, 2010

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Did you attend ProZ.com's First Virtual Conference on September 30, 2009?".

This poll was originally submitted by Monika Jakacka. View the poll results »

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:25
Spanish to English
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No Sep 15, 2010

Was much too busy.
I don't know where working translators find the time to take part these things, I'm always either up to my ears in work with frantic deadlines, or in the doldrums waiting for the next "urgent" order to come in...

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:25
German to English
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Yes Sep 15, 2010

Well, I voted yes, but I think 'attend' might be an exaggeration. I sidled in, eavesdropped nervously on a few conversations, tried to find my way around and sidled out again. I meant to return for some of the speakers but either forgot or got entrenched in work again.

I don't think I'll bother this year.

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Drew MacFadyen
Virtual conference recorded content available on-demand for 90 days Sep 15, 2010

IWe understand translator are busy and may not be able to attend the entire day.

We have made arrangements for all attendees to have access to the recorded content for 90 days. All attendees who log in to the virtual conference environment (even if just briefly) on September 30th will be granted access to all recorded conference content for 90 days after the event provided they have all required and encouraged profile fields completed (100%). For personalized staff assistance with completing your profile, please submit a support request. Registrants who do not log in and attend the event may be required to pay a nominal fee to access the recorded content. Be sure to complete your profile and log in at least once during the live portion of the conference, on September 30th from 10:00 - 22:00 GMT.



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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:25
Member (2006)
German to English
same as Mary Sep 15, 2010

took a look, but was too busy to stay there

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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
Costa Rica
Local time: 11:25
English to Dutch
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no Sep 15, 2010

I was too busy as well and I don't really see the interest of this virtual conference.

However, that doesn't mean that training and initiatives such as this one aren't useful or necessary! I spend quite a bit of money on training and I happily make time for it, because it adds to the quality of my work and my translation speed. If there's an interesting training somewhere, I will attend, even if it is abroad. And I will turn lots of work down then too. It's an investment in my future.

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