Post-congress seminars and events

Post-congress seminars

On the days after the FIT XXth World Congress, the CPD unit of the BDÜ (BDÜ Weiterbildungs- und Fachverlagsgesellschaft) jointly with TermNet will host this seminar:


Terminology Management - Intensive training course based on the ECQA Certified Terminology Manager – Basic training programme

Date August 7-9, 2014 (daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Host BDÜ Weiterbildungs- und Fachverlags gesellschaft mbH in cooperation with TermNet

Detailed information and programme

Please register online or by e-mail to


Exhibition: One Trial – Four Languages. The Pioneers of Interpreting at Nuremberg

At the heart of this exhibition, shown to coincide with the World Congress of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) this August in Berlin, are the interpreters who served during the Nuremberg Trials against leading figures of the Nazi regime.

An exhibition of AIIC Region Germany at the DGB Haus Berlin (Wittenbergplatz), August 4-9, 2014

At the heart of this exhibition, which goes on show for the first time in Berlin this August, are the interpreters who served during the Nuremberg Trials against leading figures of the Nazi regime. The main proceedings in Nuremberg took place in 1945 and 1946 with four languages spoken actively in court: English, French, Russian and German. At the time, simultaneous interpreting was still very much in its infancy. During what have become known as the Nuremberg Trials – one main proceeding plus twelve follow-up trials that continued until 1949 – the interpreters ensured smooth communication between the judges, prosecutors, the defense, the defendants and witnesses. Their work also constituted the breakthrough of the simultaneous technique. Using documents and images from almost seven decades ago, the exhibition examines the lives and careers of the interpreters who covered these historic trials.

For more information please see press information and exhibition folder

Ausstellung aiic englisch plakat


Venue and opening times:

DGB-Haus, Keithstraße 1-3, 10787 Berlin
(U-Bahn station: Wittenbergplatz)

4 to 9 August 2014, 11 am to 10 pm, at 4 pm guided tours in different languages

4 August 2014 6:30 pm The Pioneers of Simultaneous Interpreting and their Achievement
5 August 2014 6:30 pm Between the Front Lines
6 August 2014 6:30 pm Infringement of Human Rights in the Courtroom
8 August 2014 6:30 pm Between Hitler and Stalin

Admission free



Tourist programmes

Offered by our colleage Mareike Steinig, a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg regional association of the BDÜ:

See the sights of Berlin from a riverboat!

Special offer for the participants of the XX FIT World Congress.

Dive into the past, present and future of Berlin while enjoying a ride on a riverboat! Have a look at the most famous sights and beautiful views of this fascinating city as you travel on the river Spree - Berlin's oldest traffic way.

The tour will be in German and English.

Please find the tour time and date below:

Sunday, 3 August 2014, 4:00 to 6:00 pm:

2 h city tour, 17 €

The sights on our way: Berlin Cathedral, TV Tower, Red Town Hall, Nicholas' Quarter, Museum Island, Theatre Quarter, Parliamentary Quarter / former death zone between East and West Berlin, Chancellery, Bellevue Palace, Berlin’s subculture (Bar 25), Media Spree area, East Side Gallery, O2 World and the most beautiful bridge of Berlin.

If you are interested please contact me and register. We are now enough people for the boat trip, so the tour will take place.

Please contact Mareike Steinig:


See the domain of Martin Luther in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt!

Special offer for all spiritual and religious participants of the XX FIT World Congress

Come and visit Martin Luther’s domain in Wittenberg in the beautiful German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Absorb the place where the monk Martin Luther posted his theses almost 500 years ago and sounded the bell for reformation of the church. Immerse into German history and get to know Luther’s companion Philipp Melanchton and the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder.

The one day tour will start in Berlin at the congress site. We will take a chartered bus to Wittenberg (approx. 1.5 hour ride). The plan is to tour the city, visit the protestant Schlosskirche, the evangelical Stadtkirche St. Marien and the catholic church, have lunch in a historic restaurant. We will attend an English ministry and any participant will have a moment of solitude for a silent prayer. The tour will be concluded by an organ recital.

Programme fee: 111 EUR including the chartered bus, city tour, lunch, admission tickets, German, English and Spanish interpretation

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  or

Friday, 8 August 2014, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

If you are interested please contact us as soon as possible. We need a minimum of 40 participants for each tour. As soon as that number is reached, we will send you our bank details for transferring the programme fee. Please note that we can only reserve your seat on the tour after we have received your remittance.

Please contact BDÜ’s regional office in Saxony-Anhalt, Carsten Behrend: