Some final updates for attendees of #W2D2018

Only just over a week left until this blog’s second conference #W2D2018 The Value of Legal Translation Professionals. 🙂 This post contains some final updates for registered attendees.

The philosophy behind the conference

A key aim of the conference is to bring together practitioners from translation and the law with cutting-edge academics in the field, and to provide high quality CPD (continuing professional development), as well as initiating conversations across the three groups.

At the same time, and just as importantly, we aim to raise the profile of the legal translation profession as widely as we can.

Participants’ Gallery

Any attendees who wish can still send us a short bio and photograph for the participants’ gallery, for the purposes of getting to know each other before the event.

Entry in the gallery is entirely optional.

Authors’ Table

As last year, an authors’ table will be available. Any attendees that are authors of publications on legal translation and related subjects can leave their books for consultation, leaflets or flyers for other conference delegates who are interested.

The space, made available free of charge, will not be manned (although there will be a security presence generally at the Inn on the day), and is subject to the fact that this involves direct author promotion/sales, and no commercial or other relationship with the conference organisers.

Photographer

Throughout Saturday 3rd February, at Gray’s Inn, our wonderful conference photographers Mark & Marianne Earthy of Earthy Photography will be on hand as last year for any interested delegates to take professional headshots for websites, LinkedIn profiles, social media, etc., for a small fee of £45 to be paid directly to the photographers on the day (by card or Paypal terminal). About 15-20 images are taken, they then go into a private gallery where you can choose 2 images to go into post-production, with final files sent in high-resolution.

The headshots will be available on a rolling basis – i.e. no appointments.  I think you’ll see from the Earthy website that we are *pretty* lucky to have them coming along. 🙂

Information emails

You should have received a number of emails directly through the Eventbrite registration platform concerning the organization of each of the events for which you are registered.

If not, please contact us (or perhaps check your undesirable email folder first).

Table Workshops on Saturday afternoon

As last year, delegates will decide on the table workshop topics. Please send us any ideas you have as of now, or come and see Hélène on Friday or at the latest by first thing Saturday morning at registration.

Sunday brunch

Always searching for something a little ‘different’, we have a suggestion… The Oxo Tower, on the South Bank, has lovely views over London. Their menu has a range of reasonably priced (for London!) options. Have a look and see what you think of the menu here. Scroll down for vegetarian and vegan options.

We have made a preliminary booking at 12pm on Sunday for three tables of 6 people – more can be booked subject to availability. Please let Hélène know via this form if you are interested as soon as possible. We will not collect payment and everyone will be paying individually.

If you want to arrive earlier, the OXO Tower also houses specialist shops and design studios, most of which open at 11am.

Practical details

We have been asked to clarify the dress code for Friday and Saturday: by “professional, formal” (in our recent email) was meant – as last time – what in some countries is referred to as “business casual”. Basically, attire which looks in keeping with our prestigious venues, whilst being comfortable for a friendly conference.

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The dedicated conference website can be found at http://conference2018.wordstodeeds.com.

See you there 🙂

 

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