Or even, Microsoft’s BizTalk Server 2009 (also BT2009).
Rather, I’m talking about the conference being hosted by the good folks at GIAL (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics) and SIL in Dallas: Bible Translation 2009. This semi-annual (in the US; held in the UK on the alternate years) conference that brings the international translation community together for information, inspiration, and interaction.
The conference begins next Friday, October 16th and ends with a banquet on Tuesday, October 20th.
This year the conference theme is: Bible Translation in Context
Sub-themes which will be discussed in 48 papers are:
- Bible Translation in Culture (including poetry, world arts, orality, contextualization, etc.)
- Bible Translation and Scripture Engagement (including missiological strategy, issues in globalization, multi-cultural concerns, etc.)
- Bible Translation Theory and Practice (including BT theory, OT translation issues, BT consulting, ethics, etc.)
I’ll be attending (and hopefully blogging some of the content). Anyone else attending?