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Chris Durban is a freelance translator (Fr>Eng) specializing in business and finance. Based in Paris, she has over 35 years’ experience working for demanding direct clients, primarily in the private sector. She is a popular speaker at translator conferences, on themes ranging from specialization and pricing to writing skills and business development. She has written a range of client education materials, as well as the “Fire Ant & Worker Bee” advice column in Translation Journal (online). In October 2010 she published a revised compilation in book form as “The Prosperous Translator” (www.prosperoustranslator.com) and in 2014 she contributed to 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know (www.101things4translators.com).
Summary of her keynote speech
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Karim Benammar, PhD , is a philosopher specialising in transformative thinking. He gives lectures and workshops for companies and organisations. Benammar studied philosophy in England, the United States and Japan, taught at Kobe University and directed research at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is the author of Abundance (2005) and Reframing – The Art of Thinking Differently (2012).
Summary of his keynote speech:
The world of translators and interpreters has undergone radical changes because of rapid technological development and new business models. You are not the only ones – the automotive and banking sectors are also facing dramatic shifts.
Thinking in terms of paradigms and paradigm shifts helps us to make sense of these changes. In this interactive lecture, you will discuss fundamental changes in your field, and design an experiment to act in a new paradigm. A global pandemic is a good time to experiment with radical change. Can we learn to embrace change instead of resisting or fearing it?