BP25 Translation Conference for freelance translators in Kraków, Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BP25 Translation Conference Kraków Krakkau Cracow Cracovie

Business & Practice for freelance translators

this time in Beautiful Poland

2 full days of conference + dinners + workshops + fringe events

Join probably the most popular training event for translators — we’ve been doing this since 2014

 

 

BP25 in Kraków :: 12-14 May 2025

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Call for Papers

Apply until 11 October 2024

Progamme announced

Throughout December 2024

Registration opens

mid-January 2025

BP25 in Kraków

12-14 May 2025

Call for Papers

Apply as a speaker at BP25 Translation Conference


F. A. Q. for speaker applicants

How BP25 speakers will be compensated

Each accepted speaker will get to attend the conference for free, including 2 networking dinners.  (A ‘Premium’ conference ticket that covers these will go for about 400-440€)

Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered.

During your presentation, feel free to mention your website / blog / services / book / podcast

The selection process

The evaluation and selection process consists of several steps. 

Step 0:  We will notify you before the application deadline (11 October) if your proposed subject falls out of scope or if it addresses a too narrow audience.  You’ll still have time to submit an updated or a brand new proposal.

Step 1: All applications will be collected into an anonymized survey, with only the titles and the short abstracts included.  Potential attendees will be able to vote on each proposed subject.

Step 2: The least popular 25-30% of the subjects will not be considered. The top 8-10% will be included in the programme without a second round of voting, while the remaining about 60% will be included in a second round of voting, this time with the speakers’ names revealed.

Step 3: We may conduct short interviews on Zoom with the applicants as part of the selection process.  Decisions will be based on the outcome of the surveys + interviews + other considerations, such as how we can include the presentations into the fianal programme.

Selection criteria and the process itself is much more transparent and objective than at most other events.

Tips on the subjects

‘BP’ stands for Business & Practice — these are the two broad areas that define the scope of our conferences. 

‘Business’ could be anything around client acquisition, client relations, rates, money management, business planning, etc.

‘Practice’ can be, just to cite some recent examples, terminology, cybersecurity, CAT tools, quality assurance, AI tools, productivity tools, or event work-life balance tips.

A key requirement is that you should talk about subjects that audience members can implement in their own businesses. 

We don’t have any annual ‘themes’ — we believe this would constrain the creativity of the applicants, and limit the number of applications.

Yet, each year we see a surge of proposals around a hot topic, such as client acquisition, SEO, or AI.

The audience consists of fellow freelance translators, with several different specializations and language pairs. The common denominator is the strive for excellence in the profession and the need to improve business skills.

Please note that theoretical and linguistic subjects will not be considered. There are plenty of academic events for presenting such subjects.

The proposed subject should be attractive for at least 50 conference attendees.  

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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The venue

Qubus Hotel :: Kraków, Podgórze distict

Easy to book

Hotel Qubus is conveniently located on the Vistula river, with great views of the old town and Wawel castle. There’s a tram stop nearby, with easy and fast connection to the old town and the rest of the city.

 

BP25 attendees can book rooms at a special rate.  Please note there’s reserved room contingent for us.

>>  Book your room directly on the hotel’s website

>> Apply the discount code ‘BP25’

>> Indicative prices: single 119€, double 137€, double with river view 153€, suite 171€

> All rates include breakfast, tax, pool/sauna/gym access

> You may get slightly lower rates on Booking or on the hotel’s webiste if you opt out of breakfast

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

 

How to reach the hotel

From Kraków airport:   

There’s a direct train from the airport to the hotel’s neighbourhood, running every 30 minutes.   Take regional train SKA1 (ending in Wieliczka of saltmine fame), but you need to get off at Zabłocie station, then walk 6 minutes to the hotel. 

From the main train/bus station: 

Take regional train SKA1, SKA2 or SKA3 to Zabłocie station, then walk 6 minutes to the hotel.

Alternatively, take tram 3 from near the train station (runs every 8 minutes), and get off at ‘Plac bohaterów getta’, then walk 4 minutes to the hotel.

From the Old Town / elsewhere in Kraków:

The tram stop near the hotel (‘Plac bohaterów getta’) is served by 6 lines: 1, 3, 5, 17, 24, 69.  From Rynek (‘main market square’), walk to the ‘Poczta Główna’ stop (‘main post office’), and take tram 1, 3, 5, 24, 69.

Practically all of these tram lines originate from one of the suburbs, go past the old town ring, then head south to cross the river. You need to get off right after the bridge to reach the conference venue.

Other places to stay

Aparthotel Adler (2 minutes away)

This 3-star hotel is 200 meters away from the conference venue, offering rooms at a more afforable rate.

Their website is under redesign, and it’s currently not really user-friendly, but they do operate. 

They offer discounts on stays of at least 3 nights.

Write to them directly, or fill in the booking form under ‘Request footer’.

Kraków B&B (7 minutes away)

This small hotel has a dozen or so rooms, perfect for couples or 3 people staying together.  Each room comes with a kitchenette.  You can have breakfast at a bakery on the ground floor.

Room rates are the lowest in this part of town.

Book directly on their website.

 

Lwowska 1 Aparthotel (5 minutes away)

This 4-star hotel is right at the tram stop, i.e. 4-5 minutes on foot to the conference hotel.  Room rates here are 10-20% lower than at Qubus.

Their website is informative and easy to navigate.

Pro tip: you may be eligible to a 10% discount if you sign up to their newsletter before booking your room. (Open the website, then attempt to leave it — you’ll see a popup where they prompt to sign up to get a discount.)

 

Elsewhere in town

Kraków has plenty of hotels and apartments of all shapes and sizes.  Obviously, the ones in the old town cost significantly more.

The conference hotel is served by 6 tram lines, 5 of which pass through a section of the old town ring, then continue to other neighbourhoods.

A good idea to secure cheaper rates than on booking sites is finding hotels/apartments on Google Maps, then contacting them directly through their websites.

More information

will be available soon about the conference, the host city, fringe events, and more

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