If you are a US- or Canada-based French < > English translator, there is an upcoming summer conference that really cannot be missed, this is the "Translate in Quebec City" Conference in, well, Quebec City, Canada, at the Hôtel Loews Le Concorde from August 29th to 31st, 2013.
This conference is unique in that it is 2 days of hands-on translation, with both French-to-English and an English-to-French tracks. This year's speakers include reputed financial translator Chris Durban, Head Translator for the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, David Jemielity, literary translator Ros Schwartz, François Lavallée , founder of Magistrad and author of Le traducteur averti, as well as Marc Lambert, a translator and editor with the Marketing Translation Division of KPMG, among others, of course.
The interactive, and French-centric nature of the conference really sets it apart, plus there are several activities planned, including a summer garden party, a dinner cruise on the St. Lawrence, and a party at a private residence in the City's Old Port district featuring Robert Lepage's Image Mill.
Of course, there is the annual Translation Contest, for those of you looking for a little bit of healthy competition. Check out last year's texts.
And, since we are speaking of Quebec, check out this 2-part interview on French TV with Claire Armange on Québécois.
... et alors, on se voit à Québec cet été ...