For this Month’s Language Professionals Networking Event, we were joined by guest speaker, Chris Thompson, for a talk on ‘Visual Design for Language Professionals’. This talk focused on Chris’ career as a Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) expert and gave some pointers on how to make your written documents look good and read well as a language professional.
Language bias refers to the idea that we are inclined to favour those who communicate in the same way as us: people who speak our language, have the same accent, and use similar vocabulary or slang. This is, unfortunately, a common cause for discrimitation, as some accents can be seen as less professional or less ‘proper’ than others. On January 27th, we were joined by Dr. Maame Nikabs to hold an open forum discussion on these issues.
For December’s Event, we connected language professionals through what we call ‘link-building networking’. The theme of this month was ‘Year-end Reflections: Things we Learnt in 2022′ .
To mark the end of 2022, we invited language professionals to reflect on their experiences this year, and what this means for them moving forward into 2023.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the more controversial topics in linguistics, with some saying that AI is a useful tool and others worried that linguists will be replaced by AI in the future. On November 25th, we were joined by Computational Linguist, Anna Koroleva, to discuss natural language processing (NLP) and why she believes it is not coming to replace us.
The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, so we decided to dedicate this month’s event to the topic of mental health in our industry. The event itself took place … Continue Reading Our October 2022 Event: Mental Health in the Language Services Industry
On Friday 30th September, language professionals once again came together on Zoom, this time for an open discussion that would question their own identity. Yes, this month’s topic was on … Continue Reading Our September 2022 Event: What Makes a Language Professional?
The July event was published just a week before the actual date, and therefore, it ended up to be an intimate event where we chatted for hours on end on all things life, work, productivity, languages, travel, covid, war and peace, inclusivity and discrimination, freedom and restrictions, balance and overwhelm, health and wellbeing.
What started out as an alfresco summer social event in Central London was one of our first forays into in-person events. We were thrilled to gather language professionals to connect over a fine cocktail in an iconic location: a pop–up picnic garden in Barbican surrounded by brutalist architecture and high art.
Our March 2022 event was dedicated to the theme ‘Networking for Introverts’. Language professionals gathered to learn tips and to practice networking in a way that suits their perhaps more quiet nature.
Signal was a 1-day online festival that we hosted on Friday 24th September 2021 to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of Language Professionals’ Networking Event, a non-profit, interdisciplinary monthly social gathering. Click the links to read more, learn more and be inspired.
Anny Daudry shares her experience working behind the scenes at Language Professionals’ Networking Event and gives you some tips for an initial approach to the world of event planning.
Ludovica Marchionni, one of the faces behind Language Professionals’ Networking Event, shares her experience on networking.
On the last Wednesday night of August, this lovely bunch of fellow language enthusiasts met at the first informal Language Professionals Networking Event. We talked all things teaching, coaching, translating, … Continue Reading Our August 2018 Event: Our first social with language professionals