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Words of Relief: Assisting Crisis Affected Populations

Rebecca Petras

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
Free for GALA Members
$60.00 for Non-Members

Details

What bridges continents, markets and cultures more than a crisis? Words of Relief, a new initiative of Translators without Borders (TWB), aims to eliminate language issues that can impede vital response during and after a crisis. It is the first concerted effort to build a global translation network deployable wherever crisis strikes. It combines advanced technologies, trained responders, and a network of translators ready to make a difference, anywhere in the world. This session will describe the challenge and TWB's vision for a solution. You guessed it: translation is a key ingredient for success.

Rebecca Petras

Rebecca manages and oversees all aspects of Translators without Borders’ work as its first program director. Previously she was a board member for Translators without Borders and served on the executive committee as the head of the marketing committee. Rebecca has more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience including handling public relations and marketing for the Globalization and Localization Association for five years.