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Posted on30 October 2014

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

What is CPD?

CPD involves participating in additional learning activities to keep skills up to date and/or to widen your knowledge in certain subjects. These activities could be anything from a formal qualification to immersing yourself in a language by visiting a particular country.

Here at Atlas Translations we encourage all suppliers and staff members to undertake regular CPD. Why? Well, we believe that things change and evolve so frequently in language as well as in your field(s) of expertise. Therefore it is important to keep up to date with these changes.

Whilst looking into CPD for a colleague, I came across ‘CPD for translators: upcoming translation conferences’ by Jayne Fox ( Thank you Jayne for this brilliant list!

List of translation conferences 2014-15

Here’s what’s coming up over the next year or so:

30 October-1 November 2014 10th Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2014. Innovation and tradition: mining the human resource. Madrid, Spain
1-2 November 2014 AUSIT Biennial National Conference 2014 – Transition Into the Future. Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. Brisbane, Australia
1-2 November 2014 Xl8camp: First German Barcamp for Translators, independently organised event for translators. Sayda, Germany
5-8 November 2014 ATA 55th Annual Conference, American Translators Association. Chicago, IL, United States
27-28 November 2014 NTIF 2014, The Nordic Translation Industry Forum. Helsingør, Denmark
27-28 March 2015 Translation & Localization Conference Warsaw, Poland
23-25 April 2015 ITI conference 2015 ‘Renew, Rejuvenate, Regenerate – Translating and interpreting in an evolving world’. Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Newcastle Gateshead, United Kingdom
1-2 May 2015 BP15, independently organised international conference for freelance translators. Zagreb, Croatia
27-29 May, 2015 IV International Conference on Corpus Use and Learning to Translate, University of Alicante Alicante, Spain
June/July 2015 (TBC) NZSTI conference 2015, New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters Wellington, New Zealand
4-7 November 2015 ATA 56th Annual Conference, American Translators Association. Miami, FL, United States

Let us know if you have attended and recommend any good events or conferences.

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