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  • 13 Aug 2020 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings from the OBT Conference Steering Committee. We hope you are well.

    In March, when it became clear that Covid-19 was going to be a worldwide pandemic, the Steering Committee began a process of assessing whether or not the dates this November would still work for hosting an international conference. In the past few days, the Committee has decided to suspend the planning for a November conference. 

    Our vision has been, and continues to be, to provide an opportunity for practitioners to come together to share their experiences and hear from others in a mixture of formal and informal settings. Through this time we hope to maximize opportunities for people to learn from each other and come away encouraged and refreshed for their part in bringing the Good News of Jesus to the ends of the earth. We want this conference to be centered on those involved day-to-day in oral translation.

    We are still very passionate about this vision. We look forward to when we can greet you face-to-face, share in the joys of your successes, and empathize with you in your struggles. The Steering Committee will meet again in September to look at conditions worldwide and see if it is the right time to look again at a date and location that is both visa-friendly and cost effective for such a gathering.

    In the meantime -- God's shalom on each of you. 

    On behalf of your brothers and sisters in Christ on the Steering Committee, 

    Brian Kelly,
    Chair, OBT Conference Steering Committee
    SIL Intl Oral Translation Services Coordinator

  • 4 Mar 2020 2:40 PM | Anonymous

    Conference dates and location have been set. Registration will begin later in March on this website.

  • 17 Dec 2019 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Soon we'll be announcing dates for oral Bible translation practitioners  to share learnings at another gathering. Most likely during the week of November 9. 

  • 4 Jun 2018 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    The OBT Conference organizers recognize that many of our international colleagues might not be able to attend this conference, especially since there‚Äôs not been sufficient advance notice for their organizations to forecast the expense in their budget planning. 

    We also recognize that their participation is essential, especially those who have pioneered OBT projects. Their experience and resulting insight helps tether theory to real world practice. 

    With that in mind American Bible Society, Faith Comes by Hearing, Seed Co, Wycliffe USA,  and Every Tribe Every Nation have all made generous commitments to a scholarship fund which can potentially cover registration and international airfare.

    Applications will be processed based on need until July 15 with early applicants receiving priority. For the sake of equity and diversity scholarships will also be distributed across applicants from multiple organizations and regions.

    Apply here-
    Scholarship request

Oral Bible Translation Conference 2020
Steering committee includes representatives from American Bible Society, Dallas International University, Faith Comes By Hearing, International Mission Board, Seed Company, SIL, Spoken Worldwide, Wycliffe US, Wycliffe Global Alliance, and YWAM
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