No, not The International Workshop on Biometrics,Technology and Personalized Medicine (BT2009).

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?

2 thoughts on “BT2009

  1. eddie

    My wife (and contributor to my blog)will be attending. By the way, the Bible Translation Conferences are annual – it’s just that they are hosted in the UK in the even years. I’m already working on a paper for BT10.

  2. Karyn Post author

    Welcome, Eddie, to my blog. Thank you for the correction. I’ll fix that. I hope to meet your wife at the conference!

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