Summary of the ProZ.com regional conference in Kalisz, Poland Reply

The ProZ.com 2015 Polish conference in Kalisz is over, but attendees and others in the Polish industry are still commenting on this event that offered two tracks of sessions in a wide range of topics: challenges and opportunities in online freelancing, what’s new in CAT tools, DTP basics and guidelines, sworn translation examination tips, interpreting techniques and more! (click here to see the full conference program)12068479_1190015794348396_5052982878560349459_o

In addition to sessions, this event also offered attendees the opportunity to network through a pre-conference walking tour around Kalisz. Language professionals got together on Friday afternoon and lead by a tourist guide, they visited well-know touristic attractions in Kalisz, including Market Square and the City Hall, where the conference took place on the following day.

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The sightseeing tour was followed by a pre-conference dinner at Browar Kaliski, a restaurant and brewery with a fine selection of beer and traditional Polish dishes, and a good night’s sleep before the conference started very early on Saturday morning.

During the conference, Polish translators, interpreters and others in the language industry had full access to ten different sessions, and to coffee-breaks and a lunch that also allowed them to keep networking and having fun.

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At the end, after Maja Popęda, the conference organizer, summed up the event and thanked everyone for attending, they all joined for the traditional group photo and dinner at Restauracja Texas, a restaurant in the style of the Wild West and distinguished by diverse American cuisine.

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Those who attended the event left with plenty of new opportunities and surely some food for thought. And as days go by, attendees keep reliving those days with feedback comments and suggestions for future events.

To watch conference videos shared live on Saturday, October 3rd, click here. For conference pictures, visit this page. And if you attended this conference, please click here to leave feedback.

Watch Fakty Kaliskie‘s video report:

To read Fakty Kaliskie‘s news article, click here.

Special thanks go to Maja Popęda (Langbay) for her time and dedication in organizing this conference, to speakers Katarzyna Muller and Tomasz Muller (Pacific Translations), Karina Wieszczyk and Andrzej Jachimczak (Localization Care), Magda Sikorska, Rafał Kwiatkowski (Translax), Anna Biernacka-Wierzbicka (Magic Bus), Monika Rozwarzewska (From-To Translations) and Wojciech Wiesiołek (WIESIOLEK) for sharing their knowledge with the ProZ.com Polish community, to the City of Kalisz and the Kalisz City Hall for their warm welcome of language professionals, and to all those who attended this conference and made it possible!

 

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