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Want to meet a lot of linguists and see Siberia and the Urals with your own eyes?

If yes, then the last weekend of September would be a perfect time for that! The reason is Translation Forum Russia that is going to take place September 26th - 28th in Yekaterinburg. I have never been in that part of Russia, but I've been reading wonderful blogs of Olga Tkachenko for a few years now (here's the first one, and here's the second) and thanks to her posts I became greatly interested in Siberia and the Urals. It is not exactly a popular destination for a vacation here, so I really appreciate the chance to actally see it with my own eyes and meet my colleagues from Russia and other countries. Yes, you read right, there will be people from other countries, too! So save the dates in your calendar and let me know if you are coming, I'd love to see you there!

It's going to be my first offline event, so I am really looking forward to it and freaking out at the same time:
  1. I don't have any business cards yet, because I just didn't need them until now! So that's one thing to think about.
  2. My daughter Delia really wants to go with me. I'd love to bring her with me and do some sightseeing besides taking part at the conference, but I don't know yet if that will be possible.
  3. Sergey Rybkin, one of the organizers of the conference, suggested preparing a presentation together about social media marketing for translators. Since I've been doing webinars and I am in the midst of a three-week training for Russian-speaking translators about the exact same subject right now, of course I said yes! Besides, meeting Sergey and doing a presentation together is a great honor. He is clearly one of the best and most respected Russian translators.

If you would like to know more about the conference, you are welcome to check its official website. The conference also has its own Twitter account, #tfrus hashtag, Facebook group and Facebook fan page.

So, do you want to meet a lot of linguists and other people working in the translation industry? See you at the conference then!

Olga Arakelyan
Your Professional Translator

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