Workshop announcement: 6th Annual GLD Workshop in Tübingen February 2019

It’s neither a Kaffeklatsch nor a Kaffeefahrt. No, the sixth annual GLD Members in Europe Workshop is a unique opportunity for members to come together on the old continent, talk shop, take in the sights and, yes, toss back…a cup of coffee or two.

This year we’re meeting in the lovingly restored medieval Swabian university town of Tübingen, which – in addition to many adjectives – offers a unique and vibrant atmosphere on the banks of the Neckar River. The perfect place to stretch the workshop beyond one day for the very first time.

Details below. We hope to see you there!

When: February 16-17, 2019

Where: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, Karlstraße 3, 72027 Tübingen

Early registration (by December 1, 2018): €50
Standard registration (after December 1, 2018): €70

What’s in it for you?

  • ATA/GLD insights and updates
  • A hands-on workshop by an invited speaker
  • Peer-led professional development sessions
  • The opportunity to present and share your knowledge and skills
  • Social events and lots of time for networking and fellowship
  • Coffee and refreshments
  • And, as a special treat, Eva Stabenow will offer a stretching/Pilates/movement session

Guest Speaker

This year’s guest speaker is Anna Fankhauser. Anna has a translation degree from the University of Innsbruck and is a researcher and instructor at the University of Osnabrück’s English Department. She will lead a hands-one workshop covering corpus-guided translation. If you have ever wondered how to verify whether native speakers “really” use certain expressions or which preposition is the preferred one in a certain collocation, this workshop will show you how. Anna will use practical exercises to introduce us to various corpus-building and -evaluation tools, so be sure to bring your laptop!

Pre-dinner Pilates/Stretching

Translator/interpreter, fitness expert and former GLD Administrator, Eva Stabenow, is offering a stretching/Pilates/movement session at 5:15pm on Saturday. Eva takes the pre-dawn ATA conference offering to a twilight slot as a pre-dinner option for lengthening muscles and clearing your mind. Be sure to bring a yoga/exercise mat and/or a blanket and loose-fitting clothing!


A block of rooms has been reserved at a discount rate at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Tübingen. Please note the information below when making a reservation:

Room rates and conditions

Einzelzimmer: €80 pro Nacht/Zimmer, inklusive Frühstück
Zur Doppelnutzung: €95 pro Nacht/Zimmer, inklusive Frühstück

Rechnungsstellung: Bezahlung der Rechnungen durch Gäste bei Check-out
Stornierung nach Reservierung: 3 Tage vor Anreise kostenfrei
IMPORTANT: You must book your room by email (, indicating the code “GLD Workshop.“

Social Events


For some pre-workshop fun on Friday, join us on a walking tour of the city with a Tübingen insider, (cost: €5, not included in the workshop fee), following by dinner at Mike’s Urban Pub, direkt an der Blauen Brücke – which, conveniently, is right at the Ibis Styles Hotel! Guests are welcome on the tour and at dinner.


Lunch on Saturday will be at the Neckarmüller Brauereirestaurant. Places will be reserved for all workshop attendees.

In the evening we’ll meet for a networking dinner at LTT Lokal, where a menu full of Mediterranean delights awaits us. The dinner is reserved for workshop attendees only.


Lunch after the Sunday sessions will be a free for all as everyone goes their separate ways. A map with nearby eating options will be provided, so you can grab a bite with a colleague (or two, or three…) before catching your train.

If you have any questions, please write to GLD’s European Coordinator, Karen Leube, at


Registration is open to GLD members only. For an invitation, please write to Robin Limmeroth at and you will receive a link to register via Eventbrite. Please note that Eventbrite will add a small processing fee and that the total registration cost is non-refundable unless there is a waiting list.*

Registration includes all Saturday and Sunday sessions as well as refreshments on both days. All meals and the Friday walking tour will be paid separately at each event.

*In order to cover the up-front costs of renting the venue, we cannot offer refunds unless we meet our minimum number of registrations and have a waiting list. We thank you very much for your understanding.

This year’s workshop organizers are:

  • Kelly Neudorfer: Tübingen organizer, DAI contact, tour contact, hotel contact
  • Barbara Schmidt-Runkel: Tübingen organizer, restaurant contact
  • Robin Limmeroth: Registrations, participants list
  • Elke Mailand: Treasurer
  • Matt Baird: Workshop content, guest speaker
  • Karen Leube: Workshop content, guest speaker and overall workshop coordination