On 24 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembly recognised September 30th as International Translation Day (ITD) to be celebrated every year across the entire UN network. The date, September 30th is chosen, because it is also the feast day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, who was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin. The International Federation of Translators Council has selected the theme for ITD 2018:
"TRANSLATION: PROMOTING CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CHANGING TIMES"
(Official poster of ITD2018 designed by Riccardo D'Urso, an Italian graphic designer)
ITD2018 is just around the corner. Here is a list of exciting events that you can attend if you want to learn, raise awareness and celebrate.
ProZ.com will be hosting a 2-day online event for International Translation Day September 25-26th, 2018 between 10-20:00 GMT
Full event details and tentative program can be viewed here.
The two day event will again be completely free to watch live and can be viewed from any device at multiple destinations. Recordings will be available for a limited time for ProZ.com site users and will be available permanently for ProZ.com Plus membership subscribers.
AMERICAN TRANSLATORS ASSOCIATION
ATA is set to make this year’s International Translation Day all about reaching out and changing the way the world sees translators and interpreters.
Join them on September 28 for a social media blitz on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram to promote the professions. They’ll put up the posts, tweets, and downloadable infographics for you to share with family, friends, and clients.
Find ATA at #InternationalTranslationDay and #ataitd2018. Then jump in and make yourself heard!
Get Ready to Celebrate in a Big Way!
IF YOU ARE IN HUNGARY: FIT FOR-MARKET - TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER TRAINING IN A DIGITAL AGE
Date of the conference: 2018. Szeptember 28-29.
Venue: 1111 BUDAPEST, Egry József utca 1.
However you decide to celebrate, be sure to have fun and use #ITD2018