ITI's 12 days of Christmas

2 – 17 December 2021

12.00pm - 1.30pm GMT each day (including networking)

These sessions will NOT be recorded.

We have teamed up with some of the leading organisations in the world of translation and interpreting. Over the course of our 12 Days of Christmas they will be sharing their knowledge and insight on the latest developments facing the profession, and answering your questions.

At the end of each session there will be a prize draw with some fabulous prizes for members to win including: a Trados Studio 2021 Freelance licence plus a one year support contract; tickets to the ITI Conference; subscriptions to memsource and Sketch Engine; and a Christmas hamper. MemoQ licence

After each session there will be time for informal networking between members in breakout rooms, so you can catch up with friends and colleagues, and make new contacts.

2nd December: memoQ

Using technology to benefit you and your clients

The pandemic caused a lot of confusion and difficulties in practically every industry—however, it could be argued that the overall trends remained. In the first part of this presentation, memoQ will look at how some recent developments — market consolidation, the hype cycle of machine translation, the new perception of artificial intelligence — might shape the future of translation and translation technology. They will also argue in favour of the responsible development and use of technology, and how we all should look behind the hype and the buzz of the day, and focus on how technology benefits the users and their end clients.

In the second half of the presentation you will hear about why memoQ spends a lot of energy on improving their translation memory technology in a world where MT is gaining more and more space. You will also learn about how you can improve your efficiency using regular expressions and how memoQ can help you in this respect. We will also touch upon the topic of linguistic quality assurance and also on how you can influence what improvements the memoQ team will work on in the software.

Day 1 prize

Thank you to memoQ for their generosity in providing a memoq translator pro licence including one year of support, maintenance and upgrades, for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

3rd December: Memsource

TMS resources for students and professionals

In this session you will learn how the Memsource certification programmes provide an excellent way of becoming more familiar with TMS and CAT tools. Whether you are a student learning to use translation software for the first time, or a more experienced translator looking to deepen your knowledge, you will benefit from the insights shared in this presentation.

Part 1: Student certification
Aimed at our Student members, find out about the Memsource Student Certification test which provides evidence of your experience with a TMS and CAT tools to potential clients and agencies.

Part 2: Certification programme
You will find out about the Certified User and Certified Trainer tests - designed for professionals to prove their proficiency in the Memsource software and functionality.

 

Day 2 prize

Thank you to Memsource for their generosity in providing a 6 month Memsource Team Start subscription, designed for freelancers, for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

6th December: Miton

Remote interpreting - the impact of recent events and predictions for the future

Sam Sherar, Head of Technology at Miton, and Sales Consultant Joe Williams will reflect on how the past 18 months have impacted on remote interpreting, give their predictions for the next 12 months, and discuss how technology will enable these changes.

Day 3 prize

Thank you to Miton for their generosity in providing a beautiful Christmas Hamper for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 


Miton is a Corporate Technology member of ITI that designs, builds, installs and maintains simple to use telephone interpretation solutions, audio conferencing bridges and custom telephony products  You can find out more about them on their website, on LinkedIn or on Twitter.

 

7th December: Webcertain

Digital marketing strategy for 2022 and beyond

Webcertain are experts in international and multilingual online marketing and translation, specialising in multilingual SEO, performance translation and global social media. In this session Gemma Houghton will talk about what trends in digital marketing to leverage during the coming year and how you can implement and take advantage of them. She will also discuss the best tactics and platforms to include in your strategy and the markets that show the most potential for international expansion.

You will learn: 

  • Trends and challenges in digital marketing for 2022 
  • What tactics you should incorporate into your strategy 
  • The most promising international markets in 2022

Day 4 prize

Thank you to Webcertain for their generosity in providing a complimentary 6-month subscription to their Self-learning platform for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

The platform includes:

  • 1000s of videos, marketing intelligence, reports and country guides
  • Latest international trends and stats
  • Reliable international marketing advice from hands-on practitioners and industry experts
  • Guidance to help you target key opportunity markets.

 

8th December: Dell

Why now is a great time to consider PC as a Service

Desktops and notebooks can sometimes be a problem for small businesses; you may feel the need to sweat them beyond the point of upgrade. Justifying the cash needed for a refresh alongside maintenance considerations like software, security and support can be challenging.

This session will examine PC as a Service (PCaaS), a flexible arrangement where hardware, software and lifecycle services are bundled into a single monthly subscription on a per unit basis that’s stable and predictable.  You will always have the most up-to-date devices you need to achieve your business goals and manage your budget at the same time.

Join us and learn more about:

  • Why there is a surge of interest in this procurement model
  • The business outcomes you can expect from PCaaS
  • A deeper dive into Dell’s PCaaS

Day 5 prize

Thank you to Dell for their generosity in providing a voucher worth £250 to be redeemed against Dell laptops, desktops and accessories, for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

 

 

9 December: Towergate

Beyond Life; Income Protection and Critical Illness insurance

How to get the most out of your insurance policy even if you never make a claim. Towergate will be looking at the added value benefits that are included in some insurance policies and demonstrating how you can use them. Some of these include:

  • Annual health checks
  • Health & wellbeing discounts
  • 24/7 health-line
  • Digital GP services including prescription services
  • Bereavement counselling and many more

Day 6 prize

Thank you to Towergate for their generosity in providing a beautiful Christmas Hamper for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

10th December: UCL CenTraS

Trends in Translation and Interpreting: what the future holds

Living in an (almost) post-COVID era, this session will take a look at the role of technology and new developments in the translation sector, and how this might affect the profession. Plus, you will hear about interpreting challenges and issues, the increase in demand for RSI and what this might mean for professionals, as well as what the future may hold.

Then, Dr Emm Patiniotaki will present the various courses run by CenTraS focused on professionals. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and have them answered.

 

Day 7 prize

Thank you to UCL CenTraS for their generosity in providing free participation in their 11 week online course in Localisation in January for one lucky member to win. They are also offering two further prizes of participation in one of their one-day courses - more details coming soon. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

13th December: Sketch Engine

Corpus tools for translation and interpreting

The session will demonstrate Sketch Engine, a corpus building and corpus query system, for use by translators and interpreters to carry out tasks such as terminology extraction or language usage checking with both monolingual  and multilingual texts. You will learn how Sketch Engine can help you prepare for translation or interpreting tasks, especially in a new domain or with a new client. This session will be beneficial to those looking at corpra and Sketch Engine for the first time, but also to users who wish to delve a little deeper.

Day 8 prize

Thank you to Sketch Engine for their generosity in providing a one year subscription to Sketch Engine for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

 

14th December: DAS

ITI Legal and Tax Helpline provided by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd

 DAS understand that you work hard to keep your business running smoothly and provide a range of products designed to assist with the everyday legal needs of a business. This session will help explain how the legal and tax helpline can assist and provide you with confidential telephone advice around the everyday needs of your business. You will also learn how to contact the helpline and the operating hours.

Day 9 prize

Thank you to DAS for their generosity in providing a £25 Marks & Spencer Gift Card for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

15th December: Wordfast

Advanced case studies with Wordfast solutions

Wordfast CEO and founder Yves Champollion will provide a brief overview of the latest features and developments in Wordfast Classic and Wordfast Anywhere before Sales Manager and Wordfast user John Di Rico shares three advanced use cases of Wordfast Pro and Wordfast Server. The three scenarios will be:

1. My client wants to machine translate their Wordpress website (approximately 80k words), but ensure that certain terms are used. How can I use Wordfast to help meet this need?

2. My client sent me an Excel spreadsheet with html tags and field codes? What would be the best way to handle this file with Wordfast?

3. I plan to outsource a job and want my freelancer to use three MT engines to assist with the translation. I have keys for each of these engines, but do not want to share them with the freelancer. How can I give them access to MT, without giving them the keys?

Day 10 prize

Thank you to Wordfast for their generosity in providing a three-year Wordfast Studio licence (Wordfast Classic and Wordfast Pro), including upgrades and technical support, for one lucky member to win. And as an extra bonus, they will also win two Wordfast cooking spoons! Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

16th December: Trados

The road ahead – translation technology for all

In this session Nicole will address key industry trends and concerns, as well as a brief overview of the entire Trados portfolio. She will offer a closer look at translating via the cloud, as well as RWS's vision of the road ahead for professional translators.

 

Day 11 prize

Thank you to RWS for their generosity in providing a Trados Studio 2021 Freelance licence and a one year support contract for one lucky member to win. Remember, you have to be in attendance at the end of the session to be entered into the prize draw. 

 

 

17th December: ITI

Your membership questions answererd

Join the ITI membership team - Membership manager Jacqui Flint and Membership Officer Emmeline Batchelor - to hear answers to the most frequently asked questions by members. Where to find resources in My ITI, where you can access your benefits and how to make the most of your membership.  And if they don’t answer your burning question then you can ask them in the live Q&A session at the end.

Day 12 prize

For our final day, ITI is giving away tickets to the ITI Conference 2022. There are two tickets to be won and the winners can choose either an in-person or a virtual ticket.

 

Thank you to all the organisations who are kindly donating their time, expertise and prizes to ITI's 12 days of Christmas. It is greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately Routledge have had to withdraw from their planned session on 9 December so we are very grateful to Towergate Insurance for stepping in at the last minute. We hope Routledge will be able to present to ITI members some time in 2022. 

Winners will be asked to turn on their camera to receive their prize.
Sessions count towards your CPD total.