Published 2017-01-22

IAPTI Fourth International Conference – April 22, 23, 2017 – Buenos Aires (Argentina)

As a dynamic international organization, since its founding in 2009,
IAPTI has forged a tradition of holding events in some of the more than 78
countries in which it has representatives. Although "Iaptian" professionals
meet online daily to discuss advances, trends and problems affecting the
T&I profession, we have made it a part of our policy to regularly provide
IAPTI members with the opportunity to meet face to face, attend and present
expert talks, converse among themselves, exchange ideas, and enjoy entertaining
times together in a relaxed and familiar atmosphere.
So far, we have held highly successful international meetings in such
exciting locations as London, Athens, and Bordeaux. This year, were are holding
IAPTI’s 4thInternational Conference in the city that hosted our
Association’s birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina. In fact, meetings will be held in
the very same downtown Hotel Claridge, where the original thirty-three founding
members of IAPTI signed the organization’s bylaws, on Translators’ Day,
September 30, 2009.  
The Buenos Aires meeting promises to be an event at which IAPTI will be
able to demonstrate more than ever before its commitment to creating an
Association dedicated to the interests and fraternal bonding of its far-flung
membership. We are lining up an interesting and compelling group of speakers
for the event, including our renowned keynote speaker, Carol Saller, Editor of the Chicago Manual of Style on line Q&A  and
author of The Subversive Copy Editor,
and our closing speaker, Erik Hansson, creator of the popular Facebook groupThings Translators Never Say. Another
specially invited guest will be Gary Smith, author of Confessions of a Freelance Translator: Secrets to Success. The
roster of speakers for the event is highly diversified and covers the three legs
of the T&I profession: Business, Technology and Language. This year there
promises to be special focus on Interpreting, as well as on Translation.
Buenos Aires is a stunning and highly diverse city with a rich tradition
in T&I, where Certified Translation is a degree that has formed part of
university and law school curriculums for decades and has expanded in more
recent years to include a wide variety of specializations and post-graduate
degrees, including Interpreting.  
Join us in dazzling Buenos Aires, on April 22 and 23, for our most
vibrant T&I event of the year.  And be sure to add some down-time
before and after the conference in which to let us show you around the city of
IAPTI’s birth.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Buenos Aires. Don’t miss it!

Leticia Cazeneuve
Conference Chairwoman