Free Attendance to the Largest Gathering of Freelance Translators
The 4th annual ProZ Translators Web Conference will air worldwide, open to all freelance translators, professional translator services and language professionals. It is the largest gathering of translators to occur each year, and many who have previously attended have found it to be quite useful and eye-opening. Attendance is free to all, and the number of registered attending translators and professionals withinlanguage translation servicehas numbered over 5,000 in previous years. This year’s theme for the virtual event is “The Freelance Translator as a Professional CEO.”
The purpose of setting the virtual conference in September each year is to celebrate International Translation Day, by encouraging the exchange of insight, feedback, advice, and new ideas between translation professionals and freelancers. Part of the virtual conference will include live webcasts, virtual discussion panels, presentations by industry authorities and live chat sessions.
Some events are open to all registered attendees, some only to ProZ paid members, and some only to ProZ members with a standing Pro status. But, in order to participate at all, it’s required to register prior to the event: http://www.proz.com/translators3
Each year of the virtual conference presents a different theme; this year’s being “the freelance translator as a professional CEO.” A virtual conference is held completely online, attended by worldwide participants, and features webcasts and audio presentations with synchronized slides, Q&A sessions, and discussion panels. Aside from expanding industry knowledge and acquiring attending the ProZ virtual conference presents opportunities to collect white papers and research, network with other industry professionals, view product and software demos, interact with company sales reps and vendor managers, and reach customers and potential clients all over the world. Because the conference is a week long, largely free, and convenient to attend, it is highly recommended that translation service professionals – whether freelancers or agencies – take advantage of the 2012 ProZ Virtural Conference.
In addition to registering in advance, translators and translation company’s also have the opportunity to create and webcast a presentation, whether via a presentation made solely on their own and uploaded to the site, using slides and formats offered by ProZ, or by simply holding a panel, for which no prepared presentation is required. Those who want to present at this year’s virtual conference can register to do so at the link above. A worldwide virtual conference on a site like ProZ presents an enormous opportunity for increased translation company visibility, recognition and even new client acquisition.