BP21 in Kraków, Poland…
Back in April, at the time of BP20 online, everyone was hopeful that we’ll be able to meet in person again next year.
BP was supposed to stand for ‘Beautiful Poland’, heralding a return to the event’s Central European roots. Now it seems highly unlikely that this is a plausible scenario.
…or online again?
An online translation conference is far more likely. Rest assured: if we could convert the event to an online format in just 5 weeks this year, and it was a success, BP21 will be much better still.
Stay tuned, more details from early November.
Times and dates
BP21 Translation Conference (assuming an online event) will take place over 4 days on 20-23 April (Tuesday to Friday), between 13:30 and 18:00 CET, in two parallel tracks on the Zoom platform.
The timing is chosen to allow as many translators as possible to join in from various different time zones.
We’ll have several networking sessions (i.e. Zoom video meetings) before and after the presentations every day.
Such networking sessions will be informal video chats, follow-ups to some of the sessions, quiz nights, special interest meetings, etc.
At the last 2 regular conferences we counted around 280 attendees each from 40 countries. At BP20 online 470 people were present from 50 countries from around the world.
Ours is a very open-minded and welcoming community, where all newcomers can fit in almost immediately, and where old-timers can catch up with their fellow Badass Polyglots as if they last saw each other just last week.
At the latest by mid-October we’ll know for sure if we can go to Kraków or we’ll have an online conference instead. Ticket prices will be determined in December, and tickets will be available from January. Full-time students and faculty members will be eligible to a discount.
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.