Special Event: An Evening with Translators without Borders

Stories from Afar: How Translation and Localization is Making a Difference in the Daily Lives of Those in Need

Translators Without Borders

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the translation and localization industry's leading humanitarian organization.

Translators without Borders has been busy, translating more than seven million words in under two years, opening a translation training center in Kenya, working with Wikipedia to get critical health information into 80 languages, and much much more. Come hear their stories and learn how they will reach even more people with vital knowledge around the world.

Master of Ceremonies: Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler

Speaker: Lori Thicke, Founder, Translators without Borders

Special guest speaker: Naomi Baer, Sr. Director of Partner Operations, Kiva

Translators without Borders board members, advisors, and staff from around the world will join us, including Program Director Rebecca Petras (Amsterdam), along with Paula Shannon (Lionbridge, Canada), Andrew Bredenkamp (Acrolinx, Switzerland), Renato Beninatto (Moravia, Brno, CR), Enrique Cavalitto (Pro.com, Argentina), Val Swisher (Content Rules), Salvo Giammarresi (PayPal), Iris Orriss (Facebook), Ulrich Henes (Localization Institute), Donna Parrish (Multilingual), and Donald Plumley (Elanex).

A silent auction to support Translators without Borders projects will be ongoing throughout the evening for those wishing to participate.

The entrance fee of $10 for members and non-members will be donated to Translators without Borders. You can RSVP for yourself and any guests at $10 each via Meetup (PayPal), or you can RSVP and donate any amount $10 or higher per person via this IMUG (PayPal) donations page.

Credit cards, cash, and checks will also be accepted at the event, and donation receipts will be available from Translators without Borders upon request.

Special thanks to these companies for their support:

  • PayPal will host this event in the PayPal Town Hall
  • Lionbridge will donate the hors d'oeuvres
  • Elanex will donate beer and wine*

This is a fundraiser for the language industry's charity. Additional donations are welcome! Translators without Borders is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

*Please drink responsibly, and arrange alternate transportation if necessary.










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  • Janice

    Thanks to Lori and Naomi for inspiring talks and giving us a window into the needs of people and how translation efforts can make a difference.

    February 6, 2013

  • Zachary Z.

    Great meetup :) Love meeting interpreters and translators. Some of the most important people in the world. If you'd like, check out babelverse.com. We're developing a platform that will allow for real-time interpretation powered by real, human interpreters on any language/device.

    February 6, 2013

  • Stefan G.

    Great Meetup! Let's make a difference and leave a footprint!

    February 5, 2013

  • Silvia

    Inspiring meetup! It was great to hear how you (we all) can make a diference in somebody's life even if it's "just" translating. Keep up the good work TWB!

    1 · February 5, 2013

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