Translators Associations North America: CATS

The 25th Conference of the Canadian Association for Translation Studies

Translators Associations North America: CATSThe 25th Canadian Association for Translation Studies’ conference will take place in The Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Ontario, from the 30th May to the 1st June 2012, “under the aegis of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada”. Therefore, the translators association is not responsible for registration or lodging during the period the event lasts.

The Canadian translation association requests that you reserve your accommodation before the end of March 2012. To sign up for the congress or to reserve accommodation, you should visit the Social Sciences Federation of Canada homepage or go through to the congress secretariat.

In addition to the registration fee, you are requested to pay a “society’s fee” of 20 dollars for members and 60 dollars for non-members.

The programme includes guest speakers like Jorge Diaz Cintas, of the Imperial College in London, who will talk about The Scope and Potential of Audiovisual Translation with Translation Studies. Other issues discussed are Texts and Textuality, Borders and Crossroads, Oral Translation / Retranslation, CAT Tools / Crowdsourcing or Translation 2.0.

A special event, with practitioners talking about their own experiences and showing clips, is scheduled for the evening of the first day. On the 31st May, CATS will be presenting a joint session the Canadian Disability Studies Association.

The conference will end with a banquet at 7pm, on the 1st June.

CATS warns that your registration for the congress does not include the annual membership fee for the association. They stress that “It is in your best interest to become a member of CATS and pay a lower "society's fee" in addition to receiving the journal TTR for the duration of your membership”. If you wish to join immediately, you should get in touch with the association’s treasure office, in Ottawa.

During the conference, the Vinay and Darbelnet Prize will be awarded. The distinction was created “to recognize the quality of research in translation studies (translation, interpretation, terminology) conducted by its members, and to make translation studies known as a discipline.”

In addition to a certificate, the Association awards a bursary (in an amount determined by the Officers) and offers a one year membership in the Association.

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