Conference Interpreting, What a Rush!

Presenter: Giovanna Lester

Presenter: Giovanna Lester

Gio’s career as a translator and interpreter started in 1980. She is a member of many professional associations - ATA (US), ABRATES (Brazil), NAJIT (US), IAPTI (Argentina), and ATIF of which she is a co-founder. Gio has been very active in the ATA. She was a member of the PR Committee for 3-4 years, a Grader (for the Portuguese into English language pair), Assistant Administrator and Administrator of the Interpreters Division, served in many nominations committees for the ATA Board and for the different Divisions. While serving on the Interpreters Division she developed and organized the ATA-American Red Cross Partnership which consisted of a nationwide network of interpreters. The ATA_ARC Partnership was instrumental during Katrina. As an interpreter in international events, Gio is the voice of presidents, prime ministers, ministers, surgeons, scientists, hairdressers, entrepreneurs, teachers, students, programmers.

This presentation covers the demands on the professional conference interpreter – physical, psychological, from the educational, business and professional performance perspectives. We also discuss the profession from the formative aspects (training), delivery focus (preparation, validating research), and how performance expectation varies in different conference scenarios (high energy, educational, business best practices, medical/pharmaceutical, etc.).
The Professional Conference Interpreter
• What others expect of you
• What you should be able to deliver
• How to grow into your professional role

The Profession

• An overview of the past, present and
• Future changes to how we do our job
• How to remain relevant to your clients.
CEUs: 0.1 RID, 1 CCHI and 0.1 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs (unique Education Registry ID 20-1003, expires on 1/23/2022). Court interpreting CEUs in Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.*

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