The Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) hereby invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at its upcoming annual conference, to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The annual conference is OTTIAQ’s marquee event and is attended by hundreds of language professionals, students and others experts in the translation, terminology and interpretation sectors. OTTIAQ is the largest body of language professionals in Canada and strives to become the province’s reference in translation, terminology and interpretation.
For 2016, the Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals along the following lines:
The Future Is Now: Portrait of an Industry in Constant Change
The future we had imagined 20, 10 or as recently as 5 years ago has quickly become our reality. Because of a slew of factors—the astonishing speed at which our work tools have evolved, globalization, and stricter requirements in terms of productivity and profitability, to name but a few—language professionals today operate in work environments that are leaps and bounds ahead of what they once were.
So where are we now? Have we succeeded in keeping up with this frenzied pace of change? The Conference Program Committee proposes we look back to the future to assess how well we have prepared for today’s professional world, a world that may have left many among us feeling left behind or even overwhelmed at times.
Here are some questions that should give you food for thought:
Individual presentations are planned but the Conference Program Committee may decide to combine a certain number of them or ask a lecturer to offer his/her breakout session more than once during the conference day. The duration of the breakout sessions may vary between 30 and 90 minutes, including a question period. A single proposal per person will be accepted. The Conference Program Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any proposal without having to justify its decision.
As per its policy, OTTIAQ will cover the registration costs for one (1) speaker per proposal on the day of the conference. Exceptionally, the Conference Program Committee may accept to also cover the costs of a second person. Note that all additional speakers will be responsible for covering the registration costs set by OTTIAQ.
Individuals and companies interested in sponsoring OTTIAQ’s conference or exhibiting their products or services during the conference are invited to contact Sofia Bulota, Projects Coordinator – Communications by phone (514-845-4411, Ext. 222) or email.
We look forward to reading your proposal!
Send your proposal via email by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.