In COVID-19 times, the whole world must adapt and improvise
And so the AVD did! In an attempt to bring our audiovisual translators together and help break the forced social isolation we have been living in, the AVD organized a virtual meetup on May 30, 2020. Translators from all over the world got together in a friendly and casual way, vented, and discussed different topics.
Almost 40 translators based in the US, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and the United Kingdom, to name a few, met virtually via Zoom.
It was so nice to see familiar faces and meet new people. The social meetup kicked off by singing happy birthday to our beloved Deborah Wexler, head of the AVD! Then, after a brief overview of AVD news, we were divided into small groups of 4 or 5, and linguists had some time to chat about a variety of topics, from favorite movies and what we are watching and doing to keep busy during confinement to online learning opportunities and pointers, and of course the current global situation and its effect on our work.
The virtual meeting ended with everybody wanting more so another one was announced for June 27th. By popular demand, it lasted longer to allow enough time for the attendees to discuss more and get to know each other better.
THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR 2ND VIRTUAL MEETUP ON JUNE 27, 2020! SEE YOU ON JULY 25TH 10 AM PST!
We will have a report on this last meetup and the ones to come in our next edition!