Program

Please see the Networking page for pre- and post-conference dinners, fringe events, excursions and more!

Trainers from Wordfast Forward 2018

Thursday - May 14

08:00 - 12:00

Hiking Excursion

More details soon…

13:00 - 17:30

Wordfast Pro 5
Workshop for Beginners

Kumbor Hotel

This workshop is reserved for people who are completely new to Wordfast Pro 5 or who are migrating from another tool. It is included in the conference fee; however, participation is limited to the first 15 people who sign up for it.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to create a translation project; create a translation memory (TM); create a glossary; analyze a file; translate, edit, and proofread Microsoft Word documents; run quality control on a translated document; and customize keyboard shortcuts.

18:00 - 19:30

Rooftop Happy Hour

Kumbor Hotel

Join us for a drink on the rooftop. Bring your bathing suit if you’re in the mood for a dip in the jacuzzi. See the Networking page for details.

19:30 - 22:00

Seaside Local Dinner

Mondo Restaurant

Meet up with a small group of conference attendees for a theme-based dinner. See the Networking page for details.

22:00 - 00:00

Hotel Bar

Kumbor Hotel

The evening continues with afterhours drinks at the hotel bar.

Friday - May 15

09:00 - 09:45

Welcome & Speed Networking

Everyone

Kumbor Hotel

Welcome to Wordfast Forward 2020 and a quick speed networking sessions to make sure everyone knows each other before we get started!

09:45 - 10:30

Keynote

TBD

Soon

Kumbor Hotel

Coming soon.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Poolside, overlooking the Bay of Kotor.

11:00 - 11:30

What’s New with Wordfast Pro 5

John Daniel Singaram

Kumbor Hotel

Product manager John Daniel will highlight the improvements and new features that have made their way into Wordfast Pro 5 since the last user conference. We’ll also look at progress on the most requested features from the previous year.

11:30 - 12:00

What’s New with Wordfast Classic 7

Yves Champollion

Kumbor Hotel

During this session, Yves will show all of the new features and improvements that have made their way into Wordfast Classic 7 since the last user conference. We’ll also look at progress on the most requested features from the previous year.

12:00 - 12:30

What’s New with Wordfast Anywhere

Dani Lopez

Kumbor Hotel

During this session, WFA developer Dani Lopez will show all of the new features and improvements that have made their way into Wordfast Anywhere since the last user conference. We’ll also look at progress on the most requested features from the previous year.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Buffet lunch in the open-air hotel restaurant, overlooking the pool and sea.

14:00 - 15:30

Excel Filters and Regex
 
Tanja Lazarević
 
Kumbor Hotel

Description comming soon.

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions

Wordfast Developers & Experts

Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Poolside, overlooking the Bay of Kotor.

16:00 - 17:15

Wordfast Pro 5's Hidden Gems

Jamie Lucero

Kumbor Hotel

Ever feel like you are underusing Wordfast Pro 5? This discussion-style session will demonstrate a varied selection of useful features while incorporating favorite features recommended by attendees.

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

 

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions
 
Wordfast Developers & Experts
 
Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

17:15 - 18:00

Where is my stuff?

Reginaldo Francisco

Kumbor Hotel

Users sometimes get a bit lost with Wordfast Pro 5 interface and file organization, and thus have difficulty to find the feature or configuration they want to use or to locate where their projects, translation memories, glossaries, etc. are saved on their computer. This session will discuss the rationale behind WFP5 interface and file organization, as well as the ways to adapt it to one’s preferences and needs.

Level: Beginners – Intermediate

20:00 - …

White Party

Local Restaurany

Check out the Networking page for details. Please wear white with a blue or red accessory (for pictures’ sake!).

Saturday - May 16

09:00 - 10:30

Improve My Workflow
 
Reginaldo Francisco
 

Kumbor Hotel

In this session, participants will be asked to describe their workflow. The trainer and colleagues will offer suggestions, tips, and ideas on how they can leverage Wordfast Pro 5 features to improve it. The trainer will also discuss some features that can be adopted in different workflows.
 

Level: Intermediate

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions

Wordfast Developers & Experts

Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Poolside, overlooking the Bay of Kotor.

11:00 - 12:30

Tips & Tricks for Optimal Handling of PDFs

Dominique Pivard

Kumbor Hotel

Many translators are reluctant to work with “dead” PDFs because formatting them for use with Wordfast after using OCR (optical character recognition) is too inefficient or daunting. But there are ways that translators and project managers can clean up files surprisingly quickly and easily. The information provided in this session will help users streamline the process of cleaning up and formatting files using marcros, advanced search-and-replace, and the free Word add-in TransTools, so they can work on dead PDFs knowing that they won’t waste time or money on prep, and that they can reap the benefits of leveraging TMs and glossaries even for these files. Great for cleaning up editable PDFs and their many mid-sentence hard returns, and for prepping files for alignment too!

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions

Wordfast Developers & Experts

Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Buffet lunch in the open-air hotel restaurant, overlooking the pool and sea.

14:00 - 15:30

Customizing Microsoft Translator API

Jamie Lucero

Kumbor Hotel

Are you ready to take Microsoft neural MT to the next level? This session will show how to set up a Microsoft Translator account, train it with your own translations, and then deploy it in Wordfast Pro 5.

Level: Advanced

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions
 
Wordfast Developers & Experts
 
Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Poolside, overlooking the Bay of Kotor.

16:00 - 16:45

Quality and Efficiency Tips

Simão Martins

Kumbor Hotel

The session will seek to inform users about the latest features of Wordfast Pro 5 to ensure they don't pass under the radar focusing on how these can improve quality and efficiency for translation and revision environments.

Sample files will be provided. A laptop is required for this workshop, and you must install at least the demo version of Wordfast Pro 5.

Level: Intermediate

One-to-One Sandbox Sessions

Wordfast Developers & Experts

Kumbor Hotel

Meet with developers or expert users from our tech support team for one-to-one sessions to resolve specific problems or describe features or improvements you would like to see on the development roadmap for your particular tool.

16:45 - 17:30

Open Mic Toolkit for Translators

Users
Moderated by John Di Rico

Kumbor Hotel

During this session, users will be asked to share some of the software they use on a daily basis to make their life easier and brighter. Bring your laptop to plug and play (video-projection is worth a million words) or an adaptor for your smart phone to show off an app.

Level: Beginner

17:30 - 18:00

Closing Ceremony
Prize Drawing Acknowledgements

Kumbor Hotel

Stick around for a prize drawing, a few closing remarks, and to find out where next year’s conference will take place.

20:00 - …

Farewell Dinner

Olimpjia Restaurant

Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your tax-deductible business trip to this Montenegran hideaway!