MET-APTIC MEETINGS 2017
Our meetings are about sharing ideas and experiences, building connections with other language professionals, catching up with colleagues and making new contacts, getting away from our desks and having fun with like-minded professionals who share our passion for translation.
The get-togethers organized by MET and APTIC have been going strong for five years and are one of Barcelona’s most popular informal networking events for language professionals.
The meetings are open to all language professionals, members and non-members alike. Among other things, we want our get-togethers to provide newcomers with a chance to discover what our associations are all about.
If you have ideas for future meetings (new venues, activities, mini-talks), please get in touch with Aisha Prigann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
. We would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
We are now taking a break for the summer, but MET-APTIC meetings will be back in the autumn.
PAST MET-APTIC MEETINGS 2017
The spring 2017 season closed with a celebratory dinner at El dinàmic de BCN
in the Sant Antoni neighourhood. Thank you to everyone for making our spring season a success.
In May, we decamped to the lovely Bar Glaciar terrace on Plaça Reial for a work-themed show-and-tell. Attendees shared their experiences of working in translation teams, healthy habits and the books they gave/received on Sant Jordi.
In April, we celebrated Sant Jordi, the Catalan day of love and literature, with a festive book swap at the gorgeous Bar Glaciar on Plaça Reial in Barcelona.
Our season opener took us back to an old favourite: the CAT Tradicionàrius bar in Gràcia, Barcelona. The venue also hosts a Wednesday night concert series, Les Vespres dels dimecres
, so we all enjoyed some live folk music after our meeting.
MET-APTIC MEETINGS 2016
The last MET-APTIC meeting of 2016 was a resounding success. Thirty-five language professionals attended the talk by Alicia Martorell, who provided an insightful and entertaining look at how IT technology has changed our profession since the early 1980s.
This was followed by a lively group discussion on the pros and cons of translating in the digital age.
Many stayed on for a festive networking dinner at the lovely Teatreneu in Gràcia (Barcelona) to celebrate the success of these joint events, which have been going strong for five years. Plans are under way for the spring season, and the organizers welcome any ideas for talks, activities and new venues.
In September 2016, MET and APTIC teamed up to offer their members an exceptional opportunity to learn about wine, enjoy a day in the country and network with colleagues. This special edition of our MET-APTIC Meetings took us to beautiful Barberà de la Conca where we explored the vineyards, talked about translating for the wine industry, visited a historic “wine cathedral” and got to know the next generation of local winemakers. And enjoyed some excellent wine, of course! Given the positive feedback we received from members of both associations, we hope to organize a second edition in the near future.
First MET-APTIC outing