Cancellation vs going virtual

Our lives have been turned upside down in ways and to the extent unprecedented in our lifetimes.  Since late February all events have been cancelled or at least postponed.  BP Translation Conferences decided to buckle this trend by deciding to go virtual.

We aim to achieve multiple goals with this move:  (a) making the best out of this constrained situation by not backtracking but moving forward;  (b) getting a head start in online translation conferences, should the current circumstances prevail for a long time; (c) creating an opportunity for freelance translators worldwide to come together, improve their professional skills, and meet each other in virtual space; (d) minimizing losses incurred due to the cancellation of the physical event.

Structure

BP20 Online Translation Conference will use the now widely known Zoom platform.  Conference sessions will take place in the form of webinars (in 2 parallel tracks), while for masterclasses and networking activities we’ll use meetings.  You’ll find detailed descriptions of these two formats below.  We’ll also use our Whova event app extensively.

Timing

Conference sessions will take place from 13:00 to 17:30 CET every day from Tuesday to Friday, 21 to 24 April, with networking in video chat rooms will take place before and after these hours every day.  We’ll also have three masterclasses before the conference itself.

More information

You can find more detailed information about various aspects of the online event below, in the other F.A.Q. items.  Information presented throughout the F.A.Q. page may be subject to change, so it’s a good idea to check back before the online conference starts.