NCTA General Meeting; Free, No Pre-Registration Required
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. New member orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.Where
SF State Downtown Campus located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre,835 Market Street @ 4th Street,
room 619, 6th
Transportation and Parking: Muni
rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31 or 66, stops at Powell and Market Streets; BART:
Powell station. See also http://www.sfsu.edu/~downtown/rental/parking.htm
Door prizes! All attendees will be eligible to enter the raffles.
12:30 p.m.: Orientation for New Members
New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.
1:00 p.m.: Networking
Come meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.
1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business
2:00 p.m. Quandaries and Dilemmas: Everyday Ethics for the Linguist at Work
The subject of ethics in the field of translation encompasses a wide range of topics from philosophical and moral issues to professionalism. In this talk, David Lakritz will discuss some of the most important ethical issues that affect translators, with emphasis on the practical, including why ethics is important in the practice of the profession and its impact on relationships with clients. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion.
Presenter: David Lakritz of Language Automation, Inc.
David Lakritz is a Japanese technical translator and President & CEO of Language Automation, Inc., a language technology developer and provider of localization and technical translation services for the videogame industry. Having worn the hats of both translator and LSP, David has a unique perspective on the importance of ethics in translation, and in particular understands how a strong ethical foundation can help foster good relationships between translator and client. Prior to founding LAI, David was a computer engineer and architect at several Silicon Valley-based computer companies including NeXT Computer, Inc. David is the inventor of 4 patents in core language technology.
3:15 p.m.: Networking
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking. We'd like to thank our sponsor, translation company Idem Translations, Inc
., for providing the refreshments for the meeting!
Note: For those who are ATA certified, you will receive 1 CE point for attending the meeting.
The Translators' Macintosh User Group TransMUG
will meet just prior to the NCTA general meeting.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: In front of the former "Out The Door” in the Westfield San Francisco Center, next to "Amoura"