Conference Topics

Who and Why

  • The need for Bible translation
  • The global alliance of Bible translation organizations

Field Systems Engineering

  • Challenges and solutions to field communications
  • Solar power, satellite phones, and terminals

IT Operations Tour

  • A guided tour of our technology facilities, which provides worldwide service
  • Talk with staff and view work areas

IT Application Development

  • Applications that support mission operations
  • Programming methods and project management

Media Strategies

  • Use of culturally appropriate media tools
  • Stories about media impact

Family Life on the Field

  • Families share experiences and answer questions
  • Marriage, church involvement, children’s schooling, and more topics

Training Paradigms

  • The realities of training non-Western partners
  • Differences, methods, and programs

Life on the Field Live!

  • A Hang Out with an IT worker overseas, plus photos
  • Opportunity to ask questions

Challenging Language Scripts

  • Writing Systems Technology
  • The digital realities of creating, rendering, and using writing systems

Language and Translation Software

  • Range of software tools
  • Tools used to produce quality translations

Explore your Interests

  • Talk with staff in your areas of interest
  • Learn more about what they do

Internet Publishing

  • Websites in sensitive countries
  • Audio, video, Scripture reading impacts lives

Lessons from the Field

  • Stories of Impact
  • Lessons Learned

Career Staff

  • From initial interest to arriving on the field
  • Training preparation

How to Volunteer

  • Various examples of involvement
  • The application process

Fulfilling the Great Commission

  • Changes in today’s missions environment
  • Ways you can use your IT skills to support translation

First Person: A Translator’s Story

  • A personal story of God’s hand in Bible translation
  • Struggles, victories, and results

What’s Hot?

  • Cutting-edge technology
  • What we are using now

Network Challenges

  • Practical field networking stories
  • Learn from an IT missionary’s work

GTIS – Looking to the Future

  • Plans for future development
  • Using technology for our purposes

Question and Answer Panel

  • Your chance to ask questions about any topics
  • Several staff and translator available

What Should I Do?

  • Determine your next step
  • Consider what God is calling you to
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