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ProZ.com powwow: International Translation Day

October 28, 2008, 12:00 am
ThailandBangkokIn personEnglish
This powwow will take place on October 28. It will be broadcast live.

PLEASE GO TO the URL for Live broadcast: http://royin.rmutp.ac.th/translator/news.php or

http://royin.rmutp.ac.th/translator/

IMPORTANT:
- MSN user
user: [email protected]
(By adding your account to [email protected])

- User for chat room
at http://royin.rmutp.ac.th/translator/
user: thairoyin
(By adding your account to thairoyin)


International Translator Day in Thailand

Background:

Thailand will celebrate Translators’ Day on 28 October 2008 with the world. The celebration is part of the National Language Policy of the Royal Institute of Thailand.

The Royal Institute of Thailand in cooperation with the Office of the National Research Council of Thailand, Rajamangala University of Technology Pra Nakhon, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Translators and Interpreters Association of Thailand, Sapiens, PSI Cable TV, TCEB, etc. will organize a forum entitled “Translation: An Agenda for Quality and Standards” with an aim to establish a quality and standard awareness in the development of Thai translation and interpretation industry as well as a foundation for the T&I National language Policy.


Format:
The event is broadcast via Satellite TV broadcasting LIVE (PSI TV) and internet (ProZ.com) to more than 100 countries including its 3 million members in Thailand.

Organizers:
1. The Royal Institute of Thailand
2. Office of the National Research Council of Thailand
3. Rajamangala University of Technology Pra Nakkon
4. Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
5. National Electronics and Computer Technology
Center
6. Tourism Authority of Thailand
7. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
8. Sapiens Thailand
9. PSI Thailand
10. ProZ.com


Venue: PSI Studio (Pattankarn-Srinakarin Road), Bangkok, Thailand

Language: English and Thai Sign Language
Committee:

1. Prof. Dr. Udom Warotamasikkhadit Chairman -- The Royal Institute of Thailand
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya – Rajamangala University of
Technology Thanyaburi, Academic member, The Royal Institute of Thailand
3. Dr. Cholthicha Sudmuk -- The Royal Institute of Thailand
4. Enrique Cavalitto, ProZ.com Argentina, Community Manager
5. Patrick Dotterer, ProZ.com, Certified PRO Program


Staff:
1. Pongpak Satamparat -- Sapiens Thailand
2. Asst. Prof. Nivat Jaruwarakul – Rajamangala University of
Technology Pra Nakhon
3. Chidchnok Thammaruksa -- PSI Thailand
4. Gary Holmes -- PSI Thailand
5. Romina Bona – ProZ.com
6. Parichart Kitinan – The Royal Institute of Thailand



Program

Tuesday 28 October 2008

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Program


1.30-1.32 p.m. VTR Introduction -- Thailand (TAT)

1st Session: 15 minutes
1.32 - 1.47 p.m.
- Opening Ceremony
- A Report by Professor Dr. Udom Warotamasikkhadit,
The Royal Institute of Thailand
- An Opening Remark by Professor Dr. Piamsak
Menasveta, Vice-President of The Royal Institute of
Thailand
- A Welcome by Gary Holmes, PSI
Thailand
- A Message from Mr. Huang Youyi, Secretary General
of Translators Association of China, Vice-President
of FIT
- A Message from Mr. Henry Dotterer, ProZ.com
Founder (coming in via internet)


1.47 - 1.52 p.m. Break 5 minutes -- VTR from BMTA

2nd Session: 30 minutes
1.52 – 2.22 p.m.

VTR 's

1. Professor Dr. Anon Bunyaratavej, Secretary General of the National Research Council of Thailand on Translation’s quality and standards
2. ProZ.com
2.1 "Translation, a vision of the market" (Mr. Enrique Cavalitto: ProZ.com group leader. An engineer, certified project manager (PMP) and a former freelance translator based in La Plata, Argentina.)

2.2 -3 Certified Pro program: a new initiative of the ProZ.com community, the purpose of which is to identify qualified translators and translation companies working in various language pairs, and provide them with the option of networking and collaborating in an environment consisting entirely of screened professionals

3. Ngampan Vejajiva (practitioner)--
“translator, Author, Publisher”
4. Somtow Sujaritkul (practitioner)-- “Opera Translation,
Author”
4. Srisuda Wanapinyosak (TAT) –“Quality and Standards”

3rd Session: 30 minutes
2.22 – 2.52 p.m.
A Panel discussion


- Prof Dr. Udom Warotamasikkhadit
(RI)
- Assoc. Dr. Shaiwatna Kupratakuln
(NRCT) – “Translation in Science
and Technology”
- Dr. Chai Wutiwiwatchai
(NECTEC) – “Tools in Translation”
- Anchalee Yugala (practitioner) –
“Subtitle transaltion”
- Gary Holmes/Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na
Ayutthaya


2.52-3.00 p.m.
Break 8 minutes: PSI

4th Session: 25 minutes
3.00 -3.30 p.m.
wrap up and selectable Q&A via MSN
closed by panel

..............................






Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya
Academic Member
The Royal Institute of Thailand
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
Event Organizer:

Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya


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Interested members (20) / Confirmed: 6 / Tentative: 2
Name NoteWill Attend
Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" please go to http://royin.rmutp.ac.th/translator/ for info of MAP LOCATION and other info   y
Rudeeporn  \"Photographer\" Sawasdee kha  
phimpijit   ...  
Suthasinee Susiva  \"Photographer\" Hi, I'm interested in this event, however, where exactly it will be.  m
Jester   Greetings from S-3 Services  
XGabriela Fediuk (X)   Hi I´m from Argentina and I´m interesting in this event how can i participate?  m
Roxana Hernandez   I would like to join this fantastic powwow!!!  y
FredMah   I'll be joining this online. Thanks!  
Kerati Kuaimongkol   Sawasdee Krub, I want to join but I don't know where and I also want more information.  
Kahli Bree Adams, M.A.   ...  y
Mollie Milesi   I hope I'll be able to be online for at least part of the event!   
Vanda Nissen   I will try:=  
Ritu Bhanot   ...  
Kristina Kolic   What a wonderful idea! I will definitely participate.  y
Wulf-Dieter Krüger   Wished I could join, however, I have to teach in Udonthani at that time today.  
XBEAUBO   join this online exactly!  
Ananmyrah   I will join in. You can count on me :)  
Mark Varnado   I'm watching the broadcast.  y
Sopa Lerdvutirong   I am watching the broadcast at the moment.  y
Inge Gomez-Michel   Thanks Nicole, I had to be in court this morning at 8:30am. I appreciate your answearing my question  


Postings about this event


Powwow: Bangkok - Thailand

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
+ ...
October 28, 6.30 GMT Oct 27, 2008

Hi All,

To watch the event live you sould be online on October 28 at 6.30 GMT (please make the corresponding conversion to your local time.)

See you,

Romina


 

Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:19
English to Thai
please join via MSN or chat room Oct 27, 2008

Welcome friends from other countries!

Maneerat


 

Inge Gomez-Michel  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:19
English to Spanish
+ ...
Conversion, Please help Oct 27, 2008

How do I make the conversion? 6:30 am or pm?
I live in the East Coast of USA.
Thanks,
Inge


 

Kahli Bree Adams, M.A.
Australia
Local time: 20:19
Member (2006)
German to English
+ ...
Time conversion Oct 27, 2008

Hi Inge,

Unless I am completely on the wrong track it will take place at 1:30pm Bangkok time, that is 6:30am GMT. According to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ that will be 2:30am your time (EST). But perhaps someone can confirm this!

Nicole


 

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
+ ...
Yes Oct 28, 2008

Yes, you are right, Nicole. It will be at 2.3' a.m. Inge's time. I hope you are up at that time.icon_smile.gif

 

Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:19
English to Thai
time Oct 28, 2008

For local time NEW YORK, it is 2.30 a.m. Tuesday October 28.

Maneerat


 

Maneeratana Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:19
English to Thai
maneeratana Oct 28, 2008

New York time is 2.30 a.m. Tuesday 20 Oct. 2008.

 

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
+ ...
Yes Oct 28, 2008

Right, Nicole. It will be at 2.30 am Inge's time. I hope you can stay up to watch it.

Romina


 

Roxana Hernandez  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 07:19
English to Spanish
It is a fantastic idea to meet people from other country doing the same job!!! Oct 28, 2008



 

Roxana Hernandez  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 07:19
English to Spanish
Fantastic Oct 28, 2008

It was a great idea to share our "day" with people from other countries!!

 

Kahli Bree Adams, M.A.
Australia
Local time: 20:19
Member (2006)
German to English
+ ...
Virtual Powwow Oct 28, 2008

This was my first online Powwow, and it was certainly very interesting to 'meet' colleagues from all over the globe.

 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:19
Member (2008)
English to Russian
+ ...
thank you! Oct 28, 2008

Yes, a very interesting event. Thank you!

 

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