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BP24 Translation Conference Sevilla Seville Freelance translators

Join hundreds of freelance translators (a.k.a. Badass Polyglots) at Europe’s favourite translation conference

Join us in Sevilla or online — We offer flexible options to be part of a welcoming professional crowd where the focus is on continuing education and building an enthusiastic international community

 

‘BP’ stands for Business & Practice, the two overarching themes that define what our conference sessions are about

Business & Practice

Learn new tricks from your colleagues

Boost your productivity as a translator

Stay ahead of the curve

Expand your client base

Become more confident in your freelance business

Get a healthy dose of motivation for the year to come

Earn a certificate for your CPD points

 

 

 

Badass Polyglots

Find like-minded colleagues from around the world

Meet people who actually understand you

Fire up your brain for 3 days

Expand your network with valuable connections

Make lasting friendships

Pick each other’s brains

Get addicted to BP conferences

 

 

 

Business & Practice

Learn new tricks from your colleagues

Boost your productivity as a translator

Stay up-to-date in industry trends

Expand your client base

Become more confident in your freelance business

Get a healthy dose of motivation for the year to come

Earn a certificate for your CPD points

 

 

 

Badass Polyglots

Find like-minded colleagues from around the world

Meet people who actually understand you

Fire up your brain for 3 days

Expand your network with valuable connections

Make lasting friendships with fellow freelancers

Pick each other’s brains

Get addicted to BP conferences

 

 

 

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BP24 will take place in Sevilla and online

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Last day to register

17 April (except remote tickets)

Conference app

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BP24 in Sevilla

22-24 April 2024

BP24 online

Streaming in April + Rerun in May

Programme

more sessions to be added soon

Workshops

3 hours of in-depth learning on Monday, 22 April

Detailed description

We are Ruth Gámez and Fernando Cuñado, from el Club de los Grandes Traductores, and we are happy to share our method for achieving translation business goals with the entire BP community in Seville.

Workshop attendees will discover how to identify the main priorities of their business and how to effectively set their business goals. This will allow them to achieve their goals in just one year. We have been working with this method for several years now inside El Club de los Grandes Traductores and we know it works.

Join us for this workshop and discover the most effective method to set and achieve your goals. At the end of the workshop you will be equipped with a personal strategic plan for the next three months and the method that will help you achieve all your business goals in just one year.

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Ruth Gámez and Fernando Cuñado work together as a legal translation team for direct clients like Spanish law firms and law departments of international companies. They also work as external translators for several international organizations. They have published two books and they lead a community of Spanish-speaking translators called “El Club de los Grandes Traductores” (the Great Translators Club) in which they help language professionals from all over the world to develop their careers.

https://academiatraductores.com/

Detailed description

This workshop is an intensive training session aimed at equipping language professionals with the expertise to use Google Ads for attracting new direct clients. It highlights the effectiveness of Google Ads in client acquisition, regardless of a website’s SEO optimization.

The workshop begins with an overview of Google Ads, establishing its significance in connecting translators/interpreters with potential clients quickly. Participants are introduced to the essentials of setting up a Google Ads campaign, focusing on campaign structure and keyword selection. Interactive exercises enable participants to practice identifying relevant keywords for their services.

Subsequently, the workshop shifts to ad creation and landing page design. Attendees engage in practical activities, such as writing ad copy and evaluating landing page designs, to ensure clarity and audience engagement.

The final segment addresses bidding strategies, budget management, and optimizing ads for the best ROI. Practical exercises are integrated throughout the workshop to blend theory with real-world application, enhancing understanding of Google Ads campaign management.

Concluding with a summary and a Q&A session, the workshop allows for discussion and clarification of doubts. This hands-on and interactive workshop is tailored to empower translators and interpreters with the necessary skills to effectively leverage Google Ads for business growth.

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Susanne, originally from Germany and resident in Ireland since 1993, uniquely combines expertise in business, internet consultancy, and translation. Her educational background includes translation studies (Staatlich geprüfte Übersetzerin, 1989) and Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (BSc Hons 1992, MSc 1993), augmented by further qualifications in recent years.

With two decades of experience in business and IT consultancy in multinational environments, Susanne established Glocafy in 2013. Her firm aids export-focused SMEs in leveraging the Internet to enhance leads and sales across European markets, notably her native Germany.

Her extensive experience as an international consultant informs her approach. She excels in localisation, translation, IT, and digital marketing, helping companies develop robust strategies for their international web presence, including website localisation, translation, keyword research, international SEO, and Google Ads campaigns.

Apart from her professional ventures, Susanne is actively involved in the translation and literary community. She served for seven years on the Executive Committee of the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) and is the current Vice Chair of the Irish Writers Centre, demonstrating her dedication to translation and literature.

  • Practical info on both workshops:
  • Location: Conference hotel (Silken Palace)
  • Timing:  Monday, 22 April.  Ruth&Fernando: 09:30 – 13:00, Susanne: 14:30 – 18:00
  • 3 hours net + 30′ coffee break
  • Pricing: the first 8 tickets for each workshop cost 75€, then 95€ (+21% VAT, if necessary)
  • Both workshops will be repeated online on the week of 6 May, and your ticket includes this online rerun, as well as its recording for 2 months

BP24 Online

Remote attendance :: Rich learning content + networking

Jump to online tickets

Live streaming

:: All sessions from the main conference room will be livestreamed

:: You will have a say which sessions should be included

:: Live interaction with the speaker and the audience

Live sessions on 23 April

  • Csaba Bán opens the conference
  • Juan Pablo Sans :: Escape the AI-mageddon and get high-end clients
  • Dominique Bohbot :: Artificial intelligence: Why translators will be part of the equation
  • Philippe Mercier :: ChatGPT: Elevating proofreading to new heights
  • Sarah Silva :: Marketing to a sceptical audience
  • Susanne Dirks :: AI Magic : Skyrocket your marketing with Generative AI

 

All sessions in mid-May

:: All conference sessions will be repeated 13-17 May, with some more added for this online week

:: 5 workshops online on 6-10 May (2 from Seville + 3 online only)

:: All recordings remain available for 2 months

Live sessions on 24 April

  • Susanne Präsent-Winkler :: A stairway to freelance heaven
  • Carlos la Orden Tovar :: The 3S rule to terminology management
  • Volina Şerban :: Become irreplaceable to your clients
  • Filipe Alverca :: Autopilot: Peanuts. Creativity:  Priceless
  • Martina Abagnale :: Where are you from? Speaking Clientese
  • Open mic session
  • Conference wrap-up

 

Event app

:: Remote attendees also have access to the event app

:: Networking with all attendees (onsite and remote)

:: Additional networking opportunities

More details

+ Networking session with fellow remote attendees during the breaks

+ First session starts at 9:30 CET, last session finishes at 16:30 CET

+ Detailed programme and Zoom links in the app after you register

BP24 Online :: F.A.Q.

More about live streaming

One track, from the main conference room, will be livestreamed for remote attendees.  This includes both plenary sessions (Tuesday morning + Wednesday afternoon).

A survey, around late March, will determine which sessions will be in the main conference room.  All attendees (both onsite and remote) will have a say in this survey.

We’ll be using Zoom as a platform, and you will find all access details in the app.  You will also receive reminders by email.

Live interaction during streaming

As a remote attendee, you’ll be the using the app as onsite attendees in the conference room.  You’ll be able to type in your questions during the session, or upvote any existing questions.

Whenever a live poll, wordcloud, or any other type of interactive element is included in the session, you’ll be able to vote or type in your reply, just as anyone sitting in the room in Seville.

If all goes well, we’ll be using the same app (Slido) for audience engagement also during the online rerun of all sessions in mid-May.

You will receive more details by mid-April.

Workshop week :: 6-10 May 2024

Both workshops that take place in Seville will be repeated online, with three more workshops, on the week of 6 to 10 May.

Workshops will start at 13:30 CET  (12:30 GMT, 7:30 EST), and last 2 to 3 hours.

Workshops attendees are likely to receive worksheets and/or ‘homework’, and you’ll be able to ask questions.

Titles and descriptions of the workshops here

Access details in the app + by email.

Sessions week :: 13-17 May 2024

All sessions that originally take place in Seville will be repeated online between 13 and 17 May, together with a few more sessions.

These online sessions will take place between 14:00 and around 17:30 CET  (13:00 – 16:30 GMT, 8:00 – 11:30 EST) each day, probably in two simultaneous tracks.

The exact schedule will be available by early April.

Access details in the app and by email.

You’ll be able to type in your questions and answer any polls.

More technical details by mid-April.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a certificate of attendance if you attend the livestreamed sessions on 23-24 April, or the repeated ones in May.

No certificate of attendance can be issued if you only watch the recordings.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a certificate of attendance if you attend the livestreamed sessions on 23-24 April, or the repeated ones in May.

No certificate of attendance can be issued if you only watch the recordings.

Recordings

Recordings (unedited) will remain available on Zoom for two months.

Cancellation policy

No refunds can be paid for purchases of remote tickets, but if you cancel your attendance until 12 April, you’ll receive the amount paid as a discount off any future purchase.

Dinners

Quality time with fellow conference attendees

Welcome reception :: Monday :: 22 April

Hotel Silken Palace (main conference venue)

We’ll spend a couple of hours together in the hotel’s garden, by the pool, meeting old friends, and making new ones.  We may even have a little networking game to encourage you meeting new people.

Gala dinner :: Tuesday :: 23 April

Restaurant Muelle 21, by the river

The gala dinner is always the pinnacle of our conferences. This year it coincides with full moon, and we’ll see it in a spacious restaurant by the river. Most probably we’ll use private buses between the hotel and the restaurant.

Practical info

Dinners on 22 and 23 April are not covered by the ‘Basic’ conference tickets, but they are included in the ‘Premium’ tickets.  It’s also possible to buy a conference ticket + a ticket to one of the dinners.

You may buy a dinner ticket for your significant other.

Flamenco :: Tapas bar crawl :: 24 April

This is still under development, details to be confirmed soon.

The idea is to rent an entire flamenco venue for one performance for about 60 people.  Before and after this, we can wander around the historical centre of the city, and have some tapas here and there, with the occasional cerveza or tinto verano.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Conference prices

Discounts

20€ off each conference ticket if you buy at least 2 tickets on the same invoice (i.e. in a single order)

20€ off your conference ticket if you also add at least one workshop or day trip

Both of these discounts apply automatically, and they cannot be combined

130€ discount  for students, 70€ discount  for recent graduates. Details and application below:

 

Payment in 6 instalments

You may pay for your conference ticket in 6 instalments, with the following conditions:

  • Your total amount is at least 400€ and not more than 1200€
  • A 7% surcharge applies
  • 50% downpayment, followed by 5 payments of 10% per month
  • On the Checkout page, the VAT amount (if applicable) is calculated on the basis of your cart total. The 7% surcharge for the payment plan is calculated on the basis of the gross amount (i.e. after any VAT is added)
  • After placing your order, you will be taken to Partial.ly’s page, where you’ll need to enter your card details and sign a legally binding  agreement

Cancellation policy

  • Until 11 March 2024: Any amount paid up to that date, minus 40€. Future instalments will be cancelled.
  • Until 8 April 2024: 50% of any amount paid up to that date, minus 40€. Future instalments will be cancelled.
  • Until 18 April 2024: Your ticket will be downgraded to a Remote Premium ticket, and you’ll be able to use the difference between 50% of the total net invoice amount (without VAT) and the price of the Remote ticket at the time of requesting the refund as a credit towards attendance at any future BP events.  All future instalments still need to be paid.
  • After 18 April 2024: No refunds will be paid for any reason, but you’ll still have a Remote Premium ticket. All future instalments still need to be paid.
  • All dates are deemed to be understood as until midnight Central European Time

VAT -- what you need to know

You have to pay VAT:

  • If you’re registered or domiciled in Spain
  • If you purchase your ticket as an individual, no matter where you live

If you need to pay VAT, select your conference ticket in the first row. Your tickets will consist of at least two separate items. A 21% VAT applies to the conference attendance itself, while a reduced 10% VAT applies to conference catering (and dinners), as well as day trips.

If you’re eligible for VAT-free purchase, select your conference ticket from the second row: Your ticket will appear on your invoice as a single item.  Make sure you click on ‘Company billing’ on the Checkout page.

FAQ: If you’re outside the EU but you purchae as a company or a sole trader, you’re most probably eligible for VAT-free purchase. Ask your accountant if in doubt.

FAQ: If you’re inside the EU (but outside Spain) and you have a community VAT number, you’re eligible for VAT-free purchase

In case of any queries, send us an email

Conference ticket : With VAT
Conference ticket : With VAT
Invoiced as separate items. Attendance at 21% VAT, catering at 10% VAT.
Invoiced as separate items. Attendance at 21% VAT, catering at 10% VAT.

Sevilla Basic ticket

Conference + Catering + App + Online

358€

The conference itself
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • You may add either of the dinners at a 10€ discount (for yourself and up to 1 guest)

The Sevilla Basic ticket does not include:

  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April

 

 

 

 

Sevilla Premium ticket

Basic + 2 dinners

458€

The most popular choice
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April
  • You may invite one guest to either or both of the dinners at a 10€ discount

 

 

 

 

LSP Premium ticket

Premium + Higher visibility

558€

More benefits from 3+ tickets
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April
  • You may invite one guest to either or both of the dinners at a 10€ discount
  • Higher visibility: different badge / special listing in the conference app — freelancers will find you easier
  • 3 or more tickets for the same company?  You’ll get sponsorship status and we’ll display your logo on the website and at the event in the breaks (contact us directly). We’ll also place your printed material in the conference bag.

 

 

 

 

20€ discount per conference ticket

  • If you buy at least 2 tickets on the same invoice
  • If you add at least one workshop or one day trip

Conference ticket for a single day

  • 238€ (+VAT if necessary)
  • Includes a Remote Premium ticket, so you’ll get to see all content
  • Contact us directly, indicating which day you’re interested in
Conference ticket : Without VAT
Conference ticket : Without VAT
Invoiced as a single item. Click on ‘Company billing’ on the Checkout page.
Invoiced as a single item. Click on ‘Company billing’ on the Checkout page.

Sevilla Basic ticket

Conference + Catering + App + Online

358€

The conference itself
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • You may add either of the dinners at a 10€ discount (for yourself and up to 1 guest)

The Sevilla Basic ticket does not include:

  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April

 

 

 

 

Sevilla Premium ticket

Basic + 2 dinners

458€

The most popular choice
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April
  • You may invite one guest to either or both of the dinners at a 10€ discount

 

 

 

 

LSP Premium ticket

Premium + Higher visibility

558€

More benefits from 3+ tickets
  • Attendance in person at BP24 Translation Conference in Seville
  • Catering during conference (23-24 April)
  • Farewell cocktail on 24 April
  • Conference app
  • Online rerun of all sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Additional online sessions (13-17 May 2024)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Welcome reception on 22 April
  • Gala dinner on 23 April
  • You may invite one guest to either or both of the dinners at a 10€ discount
  • Higher visibility: different badge / special listing in the conference app — freelancers will find you easier
  • 3 or more tickets for the same company?  You’ll get sponsorship status and we’ll display your logo on the website and at the event in the breaks (contact us directly). We’ll also place your printed material in the conference bag.

 

 

 

 

20€ discount per conference ticket

  • If you buy at least 2 tickets on the same invoice
  • If you add at least one workshop or one day trip

Conference ticket for a single day

  • 238€ (+VAT if necessary)
  • Includes a Remote Premium ticket, so you’ll get to see all content
  • Contact us directly, indicating which day you’re interested in
Workshops :: Dinners
Workshops :: Dinners
Dinners: 10€ discount when you buy them together with a conference ticket
Dinners: 10€ discount when you buy them together with a conference ticket

Welcome reception

22 April, at the conference hotel

65€

Meet old and new friends
  • Meet and greet old friends and new people at our popular welcome reception
  • Included in Premium tickets
  • You may add one guest at a 10€ discount when you buy it together with a conference ticket (or you may add the welcome reception to your ‘Sevilla Basic’ ticket at a 10€ discount)

 

 

 

 

Gala dinner

23 April, at Muelle 21

75€

The pinnacle of the conference
  • Seated dinner overlooking Sevilla’s river
  • Muelle 21, a popular wedding venue
  • Who knows, maybe we’ll also sing or dance
  • Included in Premium tickets
  • You may add one guest at a 10€ discount when you buy it together with a conference ticket (or you may add the gala dinner to your ‘Sevilla Basic’ ticket at a 10€ discount)

 

 

 

 

Business goals workshop

by  Ruth Gámez y Fernando Cuñado

95€

Monday morning (22 April)
  • 3 hours of hands-on learning
  • Coffee break
  • 9:30 to 13:00 on Monday, 22 April
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Online rerun (13-17 May) + recording

We are Ruth Gámez and Fernando Cuñado, from el Club de los Grandes Traductores, and we are happy to share our method for achieving translation business goals with the entire BP community in Seville.

Workshop attendees will discover how to identify the main priorities of their business and how to effectively set their business goals. This will allow them to achieve their goals in just one year. We have been working with this method for several years now inside El Club de los Grandes Traductores and we know it works.

Join us for this workshop and discover the most effective method to set and achieve your goals. At the end of the workshop you will be equipped with a personal strategic plan for the next three months and the method that will help you achieve all your business goals in just one year.

Google Ads workshop

by Susanne Dirks

95€

Monday afternoon (22 April)
  • 3 hours of hands-on learning
  • Coffee break
  • 14:30 to 18:00 on Monday, 22 April
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Online rerun (13-17 May) + recording

 

This workshop is an intensive training session aimed at equipping language professionals with the expertise to use Google Ads for attracting new direct clients. It highlights the effectiveness of Google Ads in client acquisition, regardless of a website’s SEO optimization.

The workshop begins with an overview of Google Ads, establishing its significance in connecting translators/interpreters with potential clients quickly. Participants are introduced to the essentials of setting up a Google Ads campaign, focusing on campaign structure and keyword selection. Interactive exercises enable participants to practice identifying relevant keywords for their services.

Subsequently, the workshop shifts to ad creation and landing page design. Attendees engage in practical activities, such as writing ad copy and evaluating landing page designs, to ensure clarity and audience engagement.

The final segment addresses bidding strategies, budget management, and optimizing ads for the best ROI. Practical exercises are integrated throughout the workshop to blend theory with real-world application, enhancing understanding of Google Ads campaign management.

Concluding with a summary and a Q&A session, the workshop allows for discussion and clarification of doubts. This hands-on and interactive workshop is tailored to empower translators and interpreters with the necessary skills to effectively leverage Google Ads for business growth.

Day trips
Day trips
All day trips cost 72€ (+10% VAT if necesssary) :: No lunch included
All day trips cost 72€ (+10% VAT if necesssary) :: No lunch included
25 April :: Córdoba
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Starting time probably 8:30 from Hotel Silken Palace in Sevilla
  • The bus *may* pick up and drop off people from the centre, to be confirmed
  • The bus *may* drop off people at the airport around 18:00, to be confirmed
  • Guided tour in Córdoba for 3 hours:  Mezquita + former Jewish quarter + some patios
  • Entrance tickets to the Mezquita included
  • Lunch not included
  • Some tips will be available in the event app
  • Free time in Córdoba until about 16:00
  • Arrival back at the hotel around 18:30

In stock

25 April :: Ronda & Setenil
  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Starting time probably 8:30 from Hotel Silken Palace in Sevilla
  • Guided tour in Ronda for 2-3 hours (to be confirmed)
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Lunch not included
  • Free time to walk around + lunch
  • 1-hour stop in Setenil de las Bodegas on the way back to Seville
  • A quick stop to take photo of Zahara de la Sierra
  • Arrival back at the hotel around 18:30
  • One Spanish-speaking person can take this trip for free (you’ll have to act a liasion with the driver and the tour guides) — write to info at bpconf dot com

 

 

 

 

 

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26 April :: Caminito del Rey
  • Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Starting time probably 8:30 from Hotel Silken Palace in Sevilla
  • A stop at Osuna roughly between 10:00 and 11:30
  • Arrival at the north entrance of the Caminito del Rey path
  • About an hour break (light lunch)
  • About 20 minutes walk to the starting point of the path
  • Distribution of hard hats at the starting point
  • About 2.5 hours of leisurely walk along the path
  • Another short break to eat/drink after the path
  • Trip back to Sevilla
  • Arrival around 18:30
  • Entrance ticket included
  • Comfortable walking shoes required, no need for hiking boots (easy path)
  • IMPORTANT:  There’s a chance the national park may have to close the path due to strong wind. If they inform us about this by the previous night, we’ll do the Jerez/Cádiz trip.  If they inform us only shortly before our booked time (14:00), we’ll spend a few hours in Ronda instead.

Only 10 left in stock

Remote attendance tickets
Remote attendance tickets

Remote Premium ticket

35 sessions/workshops + App + Certificate

99€

All content + networking
Remote Premium attendance at BP24 Translation Conference

  • Live streaming from the main room on 23-24 April 2024
  • 5 workshops online on 6-10 May 2024
  • 30 sessions online on 13-17 May 2024
  • Access to the conference app (networking with in-person attendees)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to all recordings of online sessions until 20 July 2024

(it’s called ‘Premium’, as it offers much more than the ‘Basic’ ticket, but this has been phased out due to lack of interest)

 

 

 

 

 

Remote VIP ticket

Premium + BP Video Library

+ Winter Translation Forum

129€

Best value for online attendance
Remote Premium attendance at BP24 Translation Conference

  • Live streaming from the main room on 23-24 April 2024
  • 5 workshops online on 6-10 May 2024
  • 30 sessions online on 13-17 May 2024
  • Access to the conference app (networking with in-person attendees)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to all recordings of online sessions until 20 July 2024

1-year access to BP Video Library

  • 200+ conference videos from previous events

 Attendance at Winter Translation Forum

  • Multilingual online event on 1-3 December 2024

 

 

 

 

Remote tickets cost less in certain countries

Walking tours :: Day trips :: Flamenco night

The venue

Hotel Silken Al-Ándalus Palace :: Sevilla

Easy to book

This is easily the most beautiful BP location yet — and room rates are very friendly as well (if you book early).

The deal is that we receive a 10% discount of the prevailing room rates published on the hotel’s website.  Rates vary according to payment terms (no cancellation, cancellation until a certain date, etc.) or if breakfast is included (‘sólo alojamiento’ — room only, ‘con desayuno’ — with breakfast)

>>  Check out the prices on the hotel’s website

>> Write an email to the hotel, mentioning ‘BP24 Translation Conference’

>> You may also call them: +34 954 29 88 58

>> Please do not write to BPconf.com about hotel room issues, write to the hotel directly

The event’s 10% discount cannot be combined with any discount code you may see in a popup window on the hotel’s website.

Please note:  Up until 20 April, room rates are much higher due to the Feria de Abril festival.    You’ll see the rate for each night on the hotel’s website on the link above.

Other places to stay

How to reach the hotel

From Sevilla airport:   

A ride on the airport bus AE + an urban bus takes about 50-60 minutes.  The urban bus depends on the time of the day. Use Google Maps when you leave the airport building.

From the bus terminal (Plaza des Armas):

Take bus 3 for 20 minuttes + walk 5 minutes.  Bus 6 is also good, but it takes a longer route before reaching the hotel area.

From the train station (Santa Justa): 

Take a local train to ‘Virgen del Rócio’ station, then walk 17 minutes (or a short taxi ride).

City centre:

Bus 3 drops you off at Torre del Oro, from where it’s a short talk to the historical centre. Alternatively, bus 34 brings to Plaza de España, from where it’s a 10-minute walk to Alcazár.

More info will be published later.

Hotel Pasarela

One hotel you may try booking is Pasarela, just behind Plaza de España.  There’s a direct bus route between Pasarela and the conference venue (number 37, leaving every 8 minutes or so). The area is also easily accessible from the historical centre.

Rates on their website are lower than on booking sites, and you can get an additional 15% discount if you sign up with them.

The address is Avenida De La Borbolla, 11, Seville, 41004.

Other places

Both hotels above are on direct bus routes from the conference hotel, both are close to the old town, and they are cheaper than the conference hotel at the time of research (mid-January).

We may add some more later.

There are plenty of hotels and apartments in the old town, but most of them are actually more expensive than the conference hotel.  You may still find cheaper options though.

Resitur apartments

Resitur offers dozens of self-contained apartments, equipped with kitchen, at reasonable rates.  Saturday night (20 April) is still expensive (the last day of the Feria), but from Sunday on, double and twin rooms cost around 75€ at the time of research, making it a perfect budget choice for 2 colleagues sharing an apartment.

Located in Triana, just across the river from the old town, you can get to the conference hotel in 30 minutes (including 15 minutes of walking) — take bus 03, running every 12 minutes.

 

Patio de las Cruces

This tiny hotel is located right in the old town, offering 21 rooms around a central courtyard, and it’s also easily accessible from the conference venue by bus 01.

Currently (mid-January), doubles and twins are under 80€ per night on the conference week.

Sevilla

Join hundreds of freelance translators in April 2024 in one of the most exciting and culturally rich cities in Europe!

‘Some cities blast you away, others slowly win you over. Seville disarms and seduces you’ — Lonely Planet

You will find more information about our host city soon:  practical details on getting there, what to see in town and the region, and much more.

Fly to Seville, Madrid, or Málaga

Fly to Seville, Madrid, or Málaga

Seville airport (SVQ) is well connected internationally.  Check out the destinations and airlines here.

Málaga airport (AGP) has far more direct connections.  Conveniently, you can catch a train or a bus between Málaga airport and Seville.  Buses are more frequent, cheaper, and take you closer to the hotel in Seville.   Most trains involve at least one change.

Check out bus and train connections here, or directly at the bus or train company.  Please note that direct trains most often leave from Málaga María Zambrano and arrive at Sevilla Santa Justa.  Direct trains sell out earlier.  For both buses and trains, dates in April will be available a few months before the dates.

If you fly from the Americas, Africa, or the Middle East, you’ll probably fly to Madrid (MAD) first.  From here you can catch either a connecting flight to Seville, or you can train train A4 from the airport to Atocha train station, then catch an express train to Seville’s Santa Justa station.   Trains take about 3 hours, and prices start from 16€. The earlier you book your ticket, the cheaper it is.

Open Omio.com to find your best connection and to buy your ticket.

Another airport near Seville is Jerez de la Frontera (XRY), with a handful of destinations.

How to find connecting low-cost flights

Everybody knows about flight search engines such as SkyScanner or Kayak, but these find flights operated only by traditional airlines such as Iberia, KLM, or Lufthansa.

If you fly from a European city without a direct flight to Seville,  you can find connecting flights on low-cost airlines on the website AZair.eu.

Step 1:  Enter your airport of origin and the detination.  If you live near several airports, you can enter multiple airports as well; results will include all possible flights.

Step 2: Enter the dates. For the chapest rates, try to be flexible. Enter the earliest possible date of departure, the latest possible date of return, and the number of days you wish to stay at your destination.   Please note that most flights in April are not listed yet — these may be available from August or September.

Step 3: Enter the number or maximum changes.  In most cases, you’ll go for 1.   If you have direct flights by several low cost airlines from your region to Seville, enter 0.

Step 4: Search results are ranked by price (lowest first). You can change the sorting key to departure date/time as well.   Check the duration of time between the two flights.  If it’s too short (less than 90 minutes), especially in the evenings, you may miss your connecting flight, as it happened to your conference organizer.  Morning flights are more reliable to keep their scheduled departure and arrival times, whereas delays are more likely later in the day.  Make sure you have hand luggage only so you don’t have to check in again.  Also, avoid a stopover in the UK, and you’ll probably have to go through immigration.

Step 5: Prices are indicative only, and usually they reflect the prices a ofew days earlier. In other words, actual prices may be higher.

Step 6:  Buy the actual tickets on the respective airline’s website as usual.

Benefits: This website can find routes that may not have thought of before.  For example, Milan (MXP), Rome (FCO), or Palma (PMI) may turn out to be good stopover points with cheap fares on both legs of your journey to Seville.

Trains in Spain

You can easily combine BP24 with a longer trip around Spain, or you may find a better flight that takes you to Madrid or Málaga.

In either case, you’ll be using Spain’s efficient and fast train network that’s also become substantially cheaper since last year’s liberalization.

There are regular train services directly from Málaga airport to Seville (a short section passes through the spectacular Caminito del Rey), in just over 2 hours, while regular trains also ply between Madrid and Seville, covering the distance in about 2.5 hours.   You may even take a train from Barcelona, under 6 hours.

There are three comanies that compete: Renfe, Ave, and Iryo.  The cheapest rides are usually early morning or late evening.  The earlier you book, the cheaper it is.

There are several websites where you can buy tickets.  One of the best is The Trainline.

If you’re adventurous, and have much time, you may even want to buy an InterRail ticket from your home country. (You need to reside in a European country to be eligible.)  A very good deal is 5 days of travel within a 15-day period, or 10 days of travel within a 30-day period.

 

BP24 :: FAQ

Registration / Buying a ticket

How do I register for the conference?

Regular tickets will be available from January 2024 (probably from 8 January), to be sold on this website.

Currently (July 2023) we sell pre-registration packages (more on these below, in a separate F.A.Q. item).

You can register for the event by buying a ticket of your choice.  There’s no physical ticket, and there’s no QR code.

Once your payment arrives, you’ll receive an invoice, and we’ll keep track of all purchases, so we’ll know who bought a ticket.

You may need to produce an ID card at the event when picking up your badge and conference bag.

Conference prices

VAT

In some cases you’ll need to pay a 21% Spanish VAT on top of the conference ticket, while in some cases you don’t.

  • You’ll need to a pay a 21% VAT if you purchase your ticket as a private individual, no matter where you are based
  • You’ll need to pay a 21% VAT if you’re based in Spain, whether you purchase your ticket as a company or as an individual. (As a company, you’ll be able to claim back the VAT amount in your tax return.)
  • You will not need to pay a 21% VAT if you purchase your ticket as a company registered in an EU member state other than Spain. In this case you’ll need to provide your valid VAT number.
  • If you’re based outside the EU and you purchase your ticket as a company, you’re also eligible to VAT-free purchase. (This information will be clarified after a thorough check with the relevant Spanish VAT regulations.)

While the company organizing BP Translation Conferences is registered in Hungary, for VAT purposes we’ll need to charge the local VAT of the country where the physical event will take place.  All invoices (after 1 January 2024) will be issued with our Spanish VAT number. (To be obtained later in 2023.)

How much money do I need in total?

The conference ticket itself will cost around 300-350€ (+VAT), depending on how much in advance you register.   If you add two networking dinners (most people do), this will cost around 100€ more.  (These prices will be finalized before early January.)

You’ll need to pay for your flight or train tickets, and this, obviously, greatly varies according to where you live.  As a rule of thumb, the earlier you buy your ticket, the cheaper it is.

Accommodation: We have a general 10% discount off the prevailing hotel room rates at the conference hotel.  If you book early enough, a single room will cost around 90€, while a double room just over 100€.  You can save a substantial amount if you can find a roommate to split the costs.  If you stay more than just a couple of days, renting a holiday apartment may be a cheaper and more comfortable option, especially if you can split the costs between 3-4 or more people.

You may want to set aside some money for fringe events such as walking tours, day trips, as well as museum entrance fees, meals, and souvenirs.

Where does my money go?

Over half the amount of your ticket covers conference room rental, equipment rental, as well as catering at the event.

We also need to cover speakers’ costs, organiizer’s expenses, as well as badges, bags, notepads, pens.

A part of the ticket revenue covers various licences (conference app, a dozen or so software subscription fees, and so on).

Oh, and a sizeable chunk is paid to the coffers as various taxes.

Cancellation policy

We offer a generous cancellation policy. You can find its full text, together with our general terms and conditions here.

The conference itself

I don't know anybody -- can I still go?

Absolutely!

BP Translation Conferences have a reputation of bringing people together.  We put a special emphasis on welcoming first-time attendees.

Our networking dinners are highly popular, with over 70% attending both the welcome reception and the gala dinner.

The majority of first-timers usually integrate easily into the conference crowd.

What are start and end times each day?

Conference sessions will likely start at 9:30 and last until about 17:30 local time (CET) on both days (23 & 24 April).

22 April:   Morning workshop (business goals): 9:30 – 13:00, afternoon workshop (Google ads): 14:30 – 18:00.   Welcome reception: probably 19:30 – 22:00

Exact times will be available by early March.

The event venue

All conference sessions and workshops will take place at Hotel Silken Al-Ándalus Palace (Av. de la Palmera, s/n, 41012 Sevilla).

The main conference room is located in the basement level, accessible by stairs or an elevator.

The hotel has over 600 rooms, and all BP24 attendees get a 10% discount off the prevailing room rates.

Tthe hotel also boasts a beautiful swimming pool in the garden.

Staying at the conference hotel  allows you to spend more time with fellow attendees, either at the bar (open until 2 a.m.) or during breakfast.

Networking dinners

We’ll have a welcome reception on Monday, 22 April, in the evening hours; most probably in the hotel’s garden.

Our gala dinner will take place on Tuesday, 23 April, at a downtown location (to be announced later).

These dinners will be included in the Premium ticket.   If you’d like to attend only one of these dinners, you can buy a Basic ticket and add the dinner of your choice as a separate item.

It is possible to invite guests to both dinners (by buying an additional dinner ticket).

The conference will end with a farewell cocktail around 17:00 on Wednesday, 24 April — this is covered by all conference tickets.

Special dietary needs

All venues can cater for guests with special dietary needs. About a month before the event, you’ll receive a form where you can indicate if you need vegan / lactose-free / gluten-free options, and/or if you are allergic to a specific ingredient.

Certificates of attendance / CE points

BP24 Translation Conference has been approved by ATA for 10 CE points.

Whether you’re a member of ATA or any other professional association, you will receive a certificate of attendance after the event, in pdf format.

Getting to Seville

Direct flights

Seville is connected by direct flights to a wide range of airports in Europe.  See the full list at this Wikipedia page.

Some airlines already published timetables for Summer 2024, while others (namely, Ryanair, the largest operator from Seville airport) will publish it probably in September.

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your airline’s website on a regular basis.

Flying to Madrid, Málaga, Jerez, then travel by train/bus

Málaga airport (AGP) has far more direct connections than Seville.  Conveniently, you can catch a train or a bus between Málaga airport and Seville.  Buses are more frequent, cheaper, and take you closer to the hotel in Seville.   Most trains involve at least one change.

Check out bus and train connections here, or directly at the bus or train company.  Please note that direct trains most often leave from Málaga María Zambrano and arrive at Sevilla Santa Justa.  Direct trains sell out earlier.  For both buses and trains, dates in April will be available a few months before the dates.

If you fly from the Americas, Africa, or the Middle East, you’ll probably fly to Madrid (MAD) first.  From here you can catch either a connecting flight to Seville, or you can train train A4 from the airport to Atocha train station, then catch an express train to Seville’s Santa Justa station.   Trains take about 3 hours, and prices start from 16€. The earlier you book your ticket, the cheaper it is.

Open Omio.com to find your best connection and to buy your ticket.

Another airport near Seville is Jerez de la Frontera (XRY), with a handful of destinations.

Finding conneting low-cost flights

Everybody knows about flight search engines such as SkyScanner or Kayak, but these find flights operated only by traditional airlines such as Iberia, KLM, or Lufthansa.

If you fly from a European city without a direct flight to Seville,  you can find connecting flights on low-cost airlines on the website AZair.eu.

Step 1:  Enter your airport of origin and the detination.  If you live near several airports, you can enter multiple airports as well; results will include all possible flights.

Step 2: Enter the dates. For the chapest rates, try to be flexible. Enter the earliest possible date of departure, the latest possible date of return, and the number of days you wish to stay at your destination.   Please note that most flights in April are not listed yet — these may be available from August or September.

Step 3: Enter the number or maximum changes.  In most cases, you’ll go for 1.   If you have direct flights by several low cost airlines from your region to Seville, enter 0.

Step 4: Search results are ranked by price (lowest first). You can change the sorting key to departure date/time as well.   Check the duration of time between the two flights.  If it’s too short (less than 90 minutes), especially in the evenings, you may miss your connecting flight, as it happened to your conference organizer.  Morning flights are more reliable to keep their scheduled departure and arrival times, whereas delays are more likely later in the day.  Make sure you have hand luggage only so you don’t have to check in again.  Also, avoid a stopover in the UK, and you’ll probably have to go through immigration.

Step 5: Prices are indicative only, and usually they reflect the prices a ofew days earlier. In other words, actual prices may be higher.

Step 6:  Buy the actual tickets on the respective airline’s website as usual.

Benefits: This website can find routes that may not have thought of before.  For example, Milan (MXP), Rome (FCO), or Palma (PMI) may turn out to be good stopover points with cheap fares on both legs of your journey to Seville.

Travel by train / bus

Train

In most cases, travelling by train within Spain will involve a change in Madrid.

Check out times and prices on Renfe.  Tickets are usually bookable around 3 months before the travel date, although you may be able to find better deals closer to the date.

Most trains arrive at Santa Justa station.

Bus

Seville is served by several long-distance bus routes from various cities in Spain.

The only useful international routes are Lisbon (around 6:40) and Faro (around 2:30), both in Portugal, and both served by Flixbus.

In principle, there are direct bus routes to a number of cities in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and even in Romania, but these trips are tediously long, and more often than not, cost more than a flight ticket.

Workshops

Workshops on 22 April

We have two workshops on offer on the pre-conference day, 22 April:

‘Achieve all your business goals in just one year with this method’ — by Ruth Gámez and Fernando Cuñado:    9:30 – 13:00 local time

‘Google Ads: Fast track to more direct clients’ by Susanne Dirks:  14:30 – 18:00 local time

Both workshops include a 30-minute coffee break.

 

These will take place in the conference hotel, Hotel Silken Palace Al-Andalus.

These workshops are not covered by your conference ticket; you need to buy separate tickets above.

These workshops will be repeated online on the week of 6-10 May 2024, included in the ‘Remote Premium’ ticket.

In-person conference tickets do not inlude the online reruns of these workshops.

 

Online workshops

There will be some additional workshops, most probably on the week of 6-10 May.

These are included in the Sevilla Basic, Sevilla Premium, and Remote Premium tickets.

‘How to charge what you’re worth’ by Zoran Metikoš (Slovenia)

‘Branching out to subtitling – getting started’ – by Tiina Kinnunen (Finland)

 

There will be at least one more, title and speaker to be announced soon

Certificates of attendance / CE points

You will receive a certificate of attendance for each workshop you attend on 22 April, stating 3 hours of CPD.

Some more F.A.Q.’s

Discounts for students and recent graduates

We offer a 110€ discount for full-time students of  translation, interpreting or similar studies if you are under 30 years old on 23 May 2024.

We offer a 40€ discount for colleagues who graduated in 2022 or 2023 and are under 32 years old on 23 May 2024.

The total number of such discounted in-person tickets is limited to 10% of total in-person attendance.  There’s no limit to the number of such discounted remote tickets.

Please upload a proof of student status / degree, as well as a copy of your ID that shows your name and birth date, and you will receive a discount code by email.

Tickets for a single day

It may be possible tickets for single day from March.

Most probably, the price will be about 65% of a ‘Sevilla Basic’ ticket.

 

This is what you will get:

  • In-person attendance on the day of your choice
  • All catering during the conference hours (2 coffee breaks and 1 lunch on Tuesday;  1 coffee break, 1 lunch, and 1 farewell reception on Wednesday)
  • Conference badge, conference bag
  • Access to the event app and online platform
  • Access to all recordings, including the sessions on the other day

 

Will there be an ATA exam?

ATA decided to make their certification exams available online, so there’s no need (and probably no demand) for on-site exams.

Certificates of attendance / CE points

All in-person attendees, as well as ‘Remote Premium’ attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

ATA usually accepts the conference for 10 CE points — the confirmation will arrive some time in February.

If you live in France, you may need a special form to be filled in so that your attendance can be accepted by continuous education insitutions — we’re happy to sign this for you.

I follow a special diet

Vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, and/or gluten-free options will be available at all venues.

In fact, BP translation conferences have offered these options since our very first event (BP14).