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Department of Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna
Forlì — January 24, 2014

Whereas until a few years ago the use of free software was an option only for IT specialists and expert users, it has recently become an accessible and popular choice for an ever increasing number of users, including translators who are not particularly computer-savvy.

This change has taken place alongside the growth of the Web and the increasing success of new collaborative working methods, bringing about a number of more or less dramatic developments for translation. On the one hand, free tools have become available that claim to replace proprietary and commercial software, including CAT tools as well as terminology and documentation management applications; on the other hand, new ways of "translating together" have become increasingly common both among professionals and among volunteers, thus forcing us to reconsider the professional and social role of translators.

Against this background, the third edition of the TeTra (Technologies for Translation) international conference aims to act as a forum for reflection, discussion and to further our understanding of the issues revolving around the success of free software and collaborative translation.

The conference programme includes a number of talks given by international speakers, focussed workshops and round tables to encourage discussion with the audience and will take place in Forlì on January 24, 2014. The event is organised by the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna (Forlì Campus) in collaboration with AITI, AssoInterpreti, TradInfo and Unilingue, and is aimed at in-house and freelance translators, managers of translation companies, localisers, technical writers, project managers, linguists, translation lecturers, researchers, trainers and students.

The languages of the conference are Italian and English.

As in the previous two editions of the conference, a range of hands-on workshops will take place alongside the main conference sessions.

Updated 23/11/2013