LEO’s 8th Virtual Conference: Insights and Inspiration 

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By Mila Bekoeva 

 As the echoes of LEO’s 8th virtual conference fade, the resounding feedback from attendees paints a vivid picture of two days filled with enlightenment, engagement, and empowerment. Gathering professionals from diverse corners of the translation and interpreting world, this conference lived up to its reputation as an industry leader, offering a melting pot of expertise, discussions, and invaluable networking opportunities. 

Diverse and Dynamic Panels 

One consistent theme echoed by attendees was the diverse range of topics covered in the conference. From cutting-edge technological advancements discussed in “What the Future Hold”, a hands-on presentation on “Generative AI 101: Unleashing Creativity with ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing” to the day-to-day challenges faced by professionals highlighted in “Burning Bright, Burning Out: Working Conditions and Interpreter Performance”, the sessions explored the broad spectrum of the translation and interpreting landscape. Attendees praised the well-balanced panels that provided both comprehensive principles and practical approaches, ensuring that every participant left with tangible takeaways to enhance their practice.  

Expert Presenters and Rockstar Vibes 

The presenters were outstanding, each bringing their unique expertise and insights to the virtual stage. Attendees appreciated the quality of the speakers, noting their dynamic and informative presentations. The passion and versatility of the presenters shone through, making even seasoned professionals feel like they were “listening to rock stars of the profession.” 

Seamless Organization and Timely Execution 

LEO conferences are known for their meticulous planning and execution of each event, with attendees commending the punctuality and adherence to the schedule. In a virtual setting, maintaining time discipline is no small feat, and the LEO Team was happy to receive praise for keeping the event on track “virtually to the minute.” 

Engagement, Learning Opportunities and Cost-Effectiveness 

The conference provided a platform for professionals to connect, learn, and engage. Attendees expressed gratitude for many opportunities to interact with experts, ask questions, and share experiences. The inclusivity of the conference, catering to both seasoned professionals and those newer to the field, created a rich learning environment. 

The affordability of the conference was highlighted, making it an accessible opportunity for professionals across our global industry.

Looking Forward to the Future 

The overwhelmingly positive feedback included appreciation for the hardworking coordinators, hosts, presenters, and sponsors who contributed to the success of the conference. Attendees eagerly anticipate future LEO conferences, expressing a willingness to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of this community. 

In conclusion, LEO’s 8th virtual conference was not just an event; it was a gathering of minds, a celebration of diversity, and a testament to the strength and vibrancy of the translation and interpreting profession. Join us for LEO9 and LEO10 next year, as we continue to explore new horizons, making LEO conferences your go-to platform for advancing your career and exploring exciting developments in our ever-changing industry! 

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. LEO

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Giovanna! It’s our honor to have you as part of our events. LEO9 promises to be another great opportunity for learning and collaboration. See you in June!

  2. Giovanna Lester

    It is always an honor and a pleasure to be part of LEO’s events. Thank you for the opportunity to present and to grow through all the learning sessions. It is always nice to learn from those who actually know, and it is made special when they are colleagues.

    Can’t wait for LEO 9 in 2024.

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