The transcribathon

starts 15:30

Host SkyGate
Pilsudskiego 40, 6rd floor
Language English/Polish
Attendees 20

About the Adventure

The first step is to transcribe a talk in the original language in which it was delivered. Then any translation is made possible through video subtitles.

Participants will learn the golden rules to become an excellent subtitles-writer and chose their talk before we launch the Transcription Marathon. There and during few hours they will carry out their first TEDx talk transcription with the help of an experienced OTP translator + language experts from TEDxWroclaw team. After the event they will be able to keep up with the project as OTP volunteers.

Be prepared for incentive and rewards :)

OTP volunteers are contributors who work on their own rhythm, but deliver very professional subtitles thanks to TED system of reviews and approval.

More about OTP:

About the host

Magdalena Sobieszuk

Graduated from Tischner European University in Krakow with degree in applied linguistics, unrealized translator and editor. Wrote her bachelor thesis on audiovisual translation basing her examples on Prison Break. Occasionally, working as a freelance translator. On a daily basis, working as a recruiter in one of the Wroclaw corporations. Working with TEDx since December for the Adventures Team.

Katarzyna Zarnowska

Besides being a Project Manager at TEDx Wroclaw, Kasia is a professional translator in real life :) She mostly translates written texts and audiovisual material from English to Polish. Documentary movies are her favourite but she can also handle TED and TEDx talks :) Kasia took part in the OTP and therefore she will introduce participants to the rules and guidelines so as to provide the best subtitles in the world.


  • Introduction


  • Language tips & tricks


  • Activity


  • Transcribathlon kick-off


  • Transcription time



  • Very good language skills
  • Join the team TED on Amara (setup an account and get it approved can take up to a week, you will need it to apply for the event)  
  • Bring your own laptop + charger and comfortable headphones on the D-day
  • We recommend that you get acquainted with Amara and TED OTP rules prior the event
  • To attend in the workshop you need to apply and get a confirmation


Feedback from the participants

It was great fun and I learnt a bunch of new things that I can use inside as well as outside the OTP project. I would love adventure #9 to be repeated.
– Roy

Firstly, it was useful and interesting. Secondly, the atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Lastly, the event was well organized.
– Katsiaryna