AIIC events around the world - December

Photos from AIIC events, training sessions, seminars and get-togethers during December 2018

Photo credits: AIIC Sign Language Network

Snapshots from some of the numerous events involving AIIC's regional bureaus, committees and groups worldwide during December.

AIIC Germany’s Young Interpreters Networking Dinner

The German Region, together with AIIC Germany’s Junior Colleagues Development Officer and VEGA Network representative Andrea Borges, hosted AIIC Germany’s Young Interpreters Networking Dinner in Stuttgart. Young and future interpreters had the chance to network with AIIC representatives including AIIC President Uros Peterc. The 80 attendees included all previous young interpreters awardees (from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), three mentor/mentee tandems, 14 of AIIC Germany’s 29 precandidates, and at least 5 colleagues who are in the process of submitting their pre-candidacy.  Matthias Stegmann was awarded the 2018 prize, pictured here with AIIG Germany's Regional Secretary Sarah King.


The Anatomy of Simultaneous Interpretation –  Washington DC

On Sunday 9 December, in the margins of The American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS) 64th General Assembly  in Washington DC, AIIC and TAALS member Cyril Flerov's gave a seminar on The Anatomy of Simultaneous Interpretation. More than 50 people attended – including members of AIIC, TAALS, ATA, and recent graduates and current students of the GSTI Program of the University of Maryland.

Technician of the Year Award - Rio

Each year AIIC Brazil, in partnership with the local Professional Association of Conference Interpreters (APIC), gives a "Technician of the Year Award" to recognize and encourage the important partnership between technicians and interpreters. AIIC members Renata Perrone (left) and Fernanda Mathias (right) – two of the volunteers who lead this effort – congratulate 2018 winner Leandro Fonte and his wife Sara, at the year-end celebration in Rio on 6 December 2018. 

Everything you wanted know about Sign Language Interpreting – Brussels

AIIC’s Sign Language Network held an informative event on sign language interpreting at the European Parliament, Brussels, on 4 December. The event – Everything you ever wanted to know about Sign Language Interpreting but never got around to asking – was kindly hosted by Helga Stevens, MEP.  Organised for interpreters by interpreters to share information and best practices, the session was well attended by both sign and spoken language interpreters. Congratulations to Maya de Wit and Oliver Pouliot for organising.

Photo credit: AIIC Sign Language Network
Photo credit: AIIC Sign Language Network

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