As many readers will know, the fourth edition of the InterpretAmerica summit is just around the corner. It’s taking place next weekend, June 14th and 15th, in Reston VA and is shaping up to be a doozy of an event. Months ago, when the news of the event came out, I checked my planner and saw that it would be impossible to attend due to professional and family obligations. I’ve been watching the preparations from afar and following the buzz with envy ever since.
You can just imagine my excitement when I heard the other day that Day 2 of InterpretAmerica is now going to be streamed live. This is a fantastic opportunity for those of us who can’t make it to the event itself and yet still want to follow the goings-on at what is undoubtedly one of the most important events in our industry. Highlights of Day 2 include the new Interpret-ED talks (fashioned after the famous TED talks), one of which (Do Interpreters Practice?) will be given by my friend and fellow blogger Elisabet Tiselius. I’ll also be following with interest the debate on digital disruption (The Coming Wave).
To follow the webcast, you have to register in advance and pay a fee of US$25 via PayPal (don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, the payment site will let you use your credit card). The webcast will run from 9:00 to 17:15 EDT (that’s 14:00 to 22:15 Brussels time/CET).
I’ll leave you with the webcast details:
Many interpreters, language service companies and educators around the world have told us they would love to attend an InterpretAmerica Summit but often can’t make it because of the time and cost associated with travel. This year we have partnered with Voices for Health to bring you a live webcast of day 2 of this year’s Summit.
Can’t make it to InterpretAmerica 4 in person? Join us on line on Saturday, June 15!
- Watch our inaugural Interpret-ED talks
- Join the debate about digital disruption and interpreting
- Get the latest on the ASTM international standards on interpreting
- And listen to bestselling author Saima Wahab share her experiences as an interpreter in Afghanistan.
You’ll be able to comment and ask questions using Twitter (Hashtag #IASummit4). And you can do all of this from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Space is limited, so register now! Cost of registration is $25.00 USD.