Sunday, April 30, 2006

ATIO Annual General Meeting - Toronto

Attended the yearly Annual General Meeting of my professional association and enjoyed seeing old-time colleagues. There were former co-workers, employees, and suppliers.The meetings venue alternates between Ottawa and Toronto. Professional training seminars were also available - in particularly enjoyed the one on Copyright and translation. This is an emerging field and ought to be watched as the globalization of business blurs national borderlines and jurisdictions.

Some of the topics covered were the expansion of the role of the translator, professional qualification and criteria and entry exam requirements. Professional conduct and defense of the customer have always been my top priorities. Education of the public at large and translation customers in particular will help bridge the gap between the practionner and the users.

The some 1400-strong member provincial association site is at

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