AIIC is the only global association of conference interpreters. Since its creation in 1953, AIIC has promoted high standards of quality and ethics in the profession and represented the interests of its members
Interpreters are often referred to as 'translators', and people are not always aware of the difference between the two professions. And whilst many claim to be 'interpreters', professional conference interpreters are few and far between.
AIIC recognises that quality interpretation depends on more than an individual interpreter's knowledge and skills. Working conditions and technical standards are but a few of the factors that will affect the interpreter's performance.