2019 PDD

When: Saturday 21 September 2019,

Registration opens at 9:00, the borrel will finish at 18:30

WhereDe Eenhoorn, Amersfoort (opposite NS station)

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Come join us for our Professional Development Day, the biennial event in which SENSE members learn from (and with) other members. This year's programme will include two great plenary talks, our first-ever translation slam, and presentations by some of the society's best translators, copywriters and editors. There will also be plenty of time to socialise and network during the yummy buffet lunch and the end-of-the-day borrel. Don't miss it!

Sign up

Sign up (click the Register button on the event page) before the end of the day on 31 August to take advantage of a €25 early-bird discount!

SENSE members (through 31 August): €60
SENSE members (from 1 September):  €85

Non-members (through 31 August): €120
Non-members (from 1 September):  €145

Click here to register. Members, remember to login!

The programme:

TimeWhat we are doing
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
Time for tea or coffee and networking
9:30 - 9:40 Welcome and introduction
9:40 - 10:30

From Lada to Lamborghini: Tips for Gaining and Retaining Valuable Repeat Clients
(Jenny Zonneveld)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break & networking
11:00 - 11:50 An Introduction to Cornwall and its Languages
(Anita van Adelsbergen)
Translating in Architecture
(Dianna Beaufort)
11:55 - 12:45

Translating for Fun and Profit
(Peter Smethurst)

Copywriting: What Is It and Could You Do It?
(Cathy Scott)
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch break & networking
13:45 - 14:35 What Not to Forget in Your Quotation
(John Linnegar & Jenny Zonneveld)
Introduction to Search Engine Optimisation
(Francis Cox)
14:45 - 15:35 Translation slam The Diverse Skills and Roles for Language Professionals in Academia & Science
(Jackie Senior & Kate McIntyre)
15:30 - 16:00 Tea break & networking
16:00 - 17:15 High level writing, rhythm and flow
(Mike Hannay)
17:15 - 17:30 Closing session
17:30 - 18:30
Drinks, hapjes and (more) networking