Feb 19, 2013

IJET 24 in Hawaii


IJET-24 Program Chair Ben Tompkins here.

Where will you be on June 1 and 2, 2013? If your answer is “Hawaii,” you’ll get to enjoy some spectacular scenery and beaches as you network with fellow translators and attend informative sessions at the premiere E<>J translation conference of 2013: IJET-24.

All IJET-24 sessions will take place at the East-West Center. The official IJET-24 program begins on the morning of Saturday, June 1 with a Hawaiian-style blessing to be followed by short opening remarks and an introductory session. Attendees will then break for a delicious catered lunch. The afternoon breakout sessions to follow will be held in three different rooms at three different times for a total of nine sessions. After that you can meet JAT’s newly elected officers, thank outgoing board members, and hear about the current state of JAT at the JAT Annual General Meeting.

After the AGM, it’s time to freshen up and head to the Waikiki Aquarium for the IJET-24 banquet.

Another catered lunch and five more sets of concurrent breakout sessions will be held on Sunday. Translation as an entrepreneurial business, pharmaceuticals, ethics, law, and monozukuri are just some of the topics that will be covered. We have scheduled a five-session lineup of presentations on interpreting for beginning and advanced interpreters and for translators looking to learn more about interpreting. Professors from the University of Hawaii will present about academic and scholarly translation and teaching translation. Another session will be a translation workshop where you can test your translation skills in front of your peers. Abstracts and bios will be posted soon.

When planning your trip, consider coming on Friday, May 31 or even earlier so you can catch the JAT-LAW and JAT-PHARMA SIG meetings, which will be held on Friday afternoon, and the Zenyasai on Friday evening. The Queen Kapiolani is the official hotel of IJET-24 and is offering special rates to attendees.


Ben Tompkins
IJET-24 Program Chair

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