The Agenda of the Fifth MATA Conference

Macedonian Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATA) is getting ready for another exciting event to mark the end of a very fruitful year.

We are happy to announce our Fifth, jubilee conference! As we are celebrating five successive conferences, this year’s conference will be FREE for all participants!

This year we will focus on the surrounding region and we will cover topics that interest us the most. The participants will have a chance to get acquainted with the work plan of the Association, to hear different opinions on community interpreting, and to share experiences with obligations and duties in courtroom interpretation. They will also learn more about the situation of literary translation and translator in Macedonia.

Conferences are an excellent way for getting to know each other, to unite for high-quality and more professional work conditions.

In order to register, you need to fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/4vb1PjQ2VS7bcRgI3

 

The draft agenda is as follows:

10:00     Paying tribute to Ognen Chemerski and reading the Manifesto

10:10   Greetings and a brief overview of the activities of ZPRM – Ognena Nikulski

10:15    Community interpreting – new categorization, new challenges.

 – discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas for further activities

11:15   Coffee break and mingling

11:45   Literary translation

 Literary translation: traps in society, culture and practice

 Recalling the draft Copyright Agreement

 Meeting with publishers

 – discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas for further activities

12:45    Obligations and duties in courtroom interpretation

        – discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas for further activities

13:45    Lunch break

14:45    New types of communication and the challenges of preserving and modernizing the Macedonian language

Macedonian language specialists: The most common irregularities in the use of the Macedonian language.

Albanian language specialists – The most common irregularities in the use of the Albanian language   (to be confirmed)

– discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas for further activities

15:45    Other

 

The conference will be held in Skopje, in Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Congress hall