International Translation Day 2012 around the world!

International Translation Day – 30 September 2012

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30th on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered as the patron saint of translators.

What are translators and translation organisations doing on Sunday 30 September?

FIT ITD Theme 2012:

Translation as Intercultural Communication


focus on quality in translation

This year’s event marking International Translation Day in Austria will focus on the topic of quality in translation. It is organised by the Austrian Interpreters’ and Translators’ Association Universitas. The presentations will cover quality issues in the EU DG Translation, literary translation and interpreting.

The event will take place on Friday, 5th October, at 8 p.m. at the House of the European Union in Vienna.




International Translation Day 2012

In association with Notes & Letters

Presented by Free Word CentreEnglish PENThe British Centre for Literary TranslationLiterature Across Frontiers , the British Council, the London Book Fair, the Translators Association, Wales Literature Exchange & Words Without Borders. ITD is supported by Arts Council England, Bloomberg, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European Commission.Fri 5 Oct 9am – 5pm + Evening Special     Kings PlaceN1 9AG



Translator Frank Wynne to be honoured at Irish International Translation Day (29 September 2012, Dublin)

The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) will mark International Translation Day with a special evening event on 29 September 2012, free and open to all, to celebrate the achievements of Frank Wynne, widely acclaimed for his translations to English of such French-language authors as Frédéric Beigbeder, Ahmahou Kourouma and Claude Lanzman. He has also translated a number of Hispanic authors to English. Frank will be interviewed by Dr John Kearns, and will be presented with Honorary membership of the ITIA in the course of the evening.

The event will take place at 6.30 pm at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square Dublin 1.


Philippines: (event organised by Lexcode company)

On September 30, Lexcode will gather all of their accredited translators and interpreters in the Philippines to honor them on that special day. The gathering will be held at the 6750 Executive Lounge at the 4th floor of the 6750 Ayala Corporate Tower, Ayala Avenue, Makati City at 6pm.

 For more information on the event, please call 553-3861 or 0917-LEXCODE (5932633).
Thessaloniki, Greece:
By the Panhellenic Association of Translators (FIT member)
Επ’ ευκαιρία της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας Μετάφρασης, η Πανελλήνια Ένωση Μεταφραστών (ΠΕΜ) σάς προσκαλεί στην εορταστική-ενημερωτική εκδήλωση που διοργανώνει το Σάββατο 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012 (ώρα προσέλευσης 18:30) στο αμφιθέατρο του Ινστιτούτου Goethe (Βασ. Όλγας 66, Θεσσαλονίκη).
Visit the PEM site for more information and the program…

Corfu, Greece (not announced yet!)

The Ionian University celebrates the International Translation Day 2012

Important date: 30-09-2012
Status: Pending

Athens, Greece:
(probably the most interesting event in Greece on this day)
 Στα πλαίσια των εορτασμών της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας Μετάφρασης, η meta|φραση διοργανώνει εκδήλωση στο αμφιθέατρο του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών (Βασιλέως Κωνσταντίνου 48), το Σάββατο 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012, στις 6:30 μ.μ. Η εκδήλωση απευθύνεται σε μεταφραστές, επιμελητές, υποτιτλιστές, διερμηνείς, γλωσσολόγους, καθηγητές ξένων γλωσσών, εκπαιδευόμενους μεταφραστές και φοιτητές.

his year NOTIS & WITS have put together a wonderful workshop with four expert energetic Northwest and international presenters.

Transcription and Translation (TT) Workshop: The Bilingual Forensic Transcript, Technology, How and Why? Presented by Claudia A’Zar, Sam Mattix, and Glenna White

Going the Way of Travel Agents and Photo Processors? Technology and the Future for Translators and Interpreters. Presented by Jost Zetzsche

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Museum of Flight – View Lounge
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108-4097

How to get there: For easy driving directions and bus information, go
Free all-day parking in Museum of Flight parking lot. Bus #124 stops right in from of the museum.

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