Testimonials from BPconf attendees
Every year, some of the most enthusiastic conference goers write articles on their blogs or on social media
It was just what the translation world needed; it was just what I needed. For most people, the BP event in Lisbon was a very welcome return to in-person conferences after two years of online-only events due to COVID. (…)
Overall BP22 can be considered a huge success. Partly because of some fine organisation and good presentations, but mostly because in-person translation events are simply far more enjoyable than they are online. So all credit to the organisers for having persisted with putting it on through times when it might have seemed unlikely to go ahead. And good luck to them with BP23 in Utrecht!
The networking reception and dinner were fantastic. Attendees came not only from every corner of Europe, but also from other continents. Translators are a bunch of very interesting people with fascinating stories; you always end up having the strangest things in common with someone sitting next to you – from a long-forgotten C language to someone’s partner being from a town close to yours.
Everyone seemed in the mood for chatting, making connections, doing things together and meeting people. I am not someone particularly comfortable at approaching strangers and it was really easy to get to chat with others.