WE MEET AGAIN, THIS TIME - ONLINE

With the onset of the global pandemic, the Macedonian Association of Translators and Interpreters has transformed the scheduled events into online, engaging, virtual experiences for its members and guests.

At this time, we are pleased to invite you to this year's annual international conference which will be held online, on November 7, 2020, starting at 10:00 am CET. 

 

 "At Future’s Doorstep: Beyond 2020"

 

This conference is special for two reasons. Firstly, it coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Macedonian Association of Translators and Interpreters, a decade of successful work and great results. And secondly, this year the conference will be held "online" which will be available to participants outside our borders!

This year the conference is dedicated to two important topics. The first one refers to the upcoming European integration process. The role of translators and interpreters is extremely important, especially in the process of negotiations and harmonization with European legislation. The Macedonian language will be side by side with all EU languages, and therefore, important questions are posed: what is the corpus of documents that will have to be translated, how to become a translator or interpreter for the European institutions, what qualifications are needed, how many translators and interpreters will be needed and so forth. 

 

Representatives of the European Commission in Brussels and the Secretariat for European Affairs at the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia will speak on this topic. The afternoon session will cover the challenges we face, the influx of new technology, artificial intelligence and ever-improving machine translation, which call into question the future of our work and the challenges we will have to overcome. 

 

Three outstanding lecturers from abroad, Renato Beninatto, Esther Bond and Doug Lawrence, will speak on this topic, and they will also address what awaits us after 2020. 

 

The participants can discuss the topics of each of the sections by asking questions using the “chat” window, and our speakers will have the opportunity to answer them. 

 

The working language will be Macedonian, and remote simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided.

Sincerely,

MATA Events Committee

 
Sat, Nov 07
Online
Eighth Annual International MATA Conference - At Future's Doorstep: Beyond 2020
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2020 CONFERENCE

Eighth Annual International MATA Conference - At Future's Doorstep: Beyond 2020

When: 7 November, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM CET

Where: Online

Open to: MATA Members and Non-members

See our AGENDA

See our SPEAKERS

Business Conference

MORNING SESSION

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CET

ON THE ROAD TO THE EU​

Nikola Dimitrov, Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of the Republic of North Macedonia

Ambassador David Geer, Head of the European Union Delegation to North Macedonia

Merit-Ene Ilya, Director, DG Translation, European Commission, Brussels

Javier Hernandez Saseta, Head of Unit, Multilingualism and Knowledge Development at DG Interpretation, European Commission, Brussels

Milan Damjanoski, Department Head, Master Studies in Conference Interpretation, Faculty of Philology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

Slagjana Angelova, Head of the Revision and Terminology Unit, Secretariat for European Affairs

Moderator

Lukrecija Maljkovic Atanasovska, MATA Events Committee

BREAK

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

A quick break to get refreshed for the afternoon session

AFTERNOON SESSION

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET

OUR PROFESSION AND THE FUTURE

Renato Beninatto, CEO, Nimdzi Insights


Doug Lawrence, Independent Translation Expert


Esther Bond, Research Director, Slator.com 

Moderator

Hristina Dojčinova Koceva, MATA Events Committee

CLOSING REMARKS

6:00 PM

Ana Popova Manasievska, MATA President

 
 
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