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BDÜ International Conference INTERPRETING THE FUTURE

11 - 13 September 2009
Berlin, Germany

Over 500 colleagues have already registered their attendance at the international conference on "Interpreting the Future - Challenges for Interpreters and Translators Arising from Globalisation" to be hosted by the BDÜ in Berlin from 11 - 13 September 2009. At this very early stage, the list of participants already includes numerous colleagues from almost every European country and several from North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach, former President of the German Federal Constitutional Court, Chairwoman of the German Language Council until 2007 and President of the Goethe Institute until 2008, recently also agreed to attend the conference as a keynote speaker.

General for Translation, and Donald A. DePalma from Common Sense Advisory Inc. Information on all the keynote speakers and the topics and speakers for the around 80 further presentations and workshops at the conference can be found at the conference website

Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, sends his greetings to the participants in the conference. In those remarks he underscores the importance of translators and interpreters as professional bridge-builders across linguistic and cultural divides. His greetings can also be found at, together with a host of further information on the conference, a list of exhibitors at the accompanying trade exhibition, and information on how to register, etc.

Last update: 2009-09-20

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