Before the onset of COVID-19, language conferences were an excellent way for language service providers and professional translators from around the world to meet, mingle and share ideas about how to improve the industry as a whole. As a meeting of the minds, conferences were arenas where great strides were made in advancing the language service industry.
Though with restricted travel and ordinances prohibiting large gatherings of people, many of these conferences have gone virtual. This is not all bad; through virtual conferences, more interested parties are able to attend and learn. Until the pandemic is over and large gatherings of people are free to assemble safely, conferences will remain online.
Online language conferences open a world of opportunities for professionals to share information from the convenience of their own location. Without costly travel, there is greater potential for the best in the business to be available for a seminar or Q&A and for new professionals interested in gathering information to attend.
Are you new to the language service scene and interested in learning more about what happens at a language conference? Here’s what you can expect:
Industry Updates from Leaders
One of the main functions of language conferences is to hear industry leaders share their learnings on how the industry as a whole can benefit and what rising trends and implications can mean for your business. Regardless of your position at a firm, there will be a talk applicable for whatever you are working on or are interested in.
Most of these engaging talks run around 20-minutes in a TED-style format, focusing on different aspects of the industry. From finance to technology to growth strategies, experts are primed to share their insights and start meaningful discussions. And the added beauty is these talks are expertly translated into a host of languages, ensuring all information is accurately distributed to attendees.
Updates on Different Management systems
Technology for customer management systems continues to improve and update on a weekly basis, with each update further optimizing users’ time and efficiency. Firms with an in-house translation team and professionals language service providers who are without a proper management system can benefit from its many features, such as task management, invoice generation, and workflow monitoring.
At nearly every conference, you can expect to hear from leading customer management system companies sharing updates about their product’s newest features and how they can benefit your business.
Creative Problem Solving
One of the most applicable benefits of meeting fellow professionals in your industry is the venue to share creative problem solving techniques. Your colleagues have likely faced the same challenges you have in work, and together you can develop innovative solutions to increase productivity.
Many conferences additionally have experts on hand to hold seminars on some of the frequent hang-ups and hurdles language service providers face. You will find comfort learning from them and knowing that some of your work struggles will soon be alleviated.