The 3rd North American Summit on Interpreting took place in Monterey, CA in June 2012. For its third year, the Summit continued to bring together a combinaiton of cutting edge information while providing participants a unified forum for all industry stakeholders. Attendees participated in workgroups focusing on the key topics of evolving professional identity, the impact of technology on the industry, and interpreting in the conflict zones. The conclusions of each workgroup will be included in a white paper drafted by InterpretAmerica and made available at no cost as a service to the profession.
The 2nd North American Summit on Interpreting took place in Washington, DC in June 2011. For its second year, the Summit was expanded to two full days of plenary-style presentations, debates and panel discussions focusing on how technology is changing the interpreting profession and how to raise the profile of interpreting in an increasingly interconnected world. During the second day, attendees participated in workgroups focusing on the key topics of education and training, professional associations, legal and advocacy, certification and credentialing, and technology. The conclusions of each workgroup will be included in a white paper drafted by InterpretAmerica and made available at no cost as a service to the profession.
InterpretAmerica hosted the 1st North American Summit on Interpreting in Washington DC in June 2010. The one-day, plenary-style event marked the first ever gathering of interpreting leaders, key stakeholders and companies to cover the entire profession. Leaders from the community, conference, legal, medical, military and signed language interpreting sectors, as well as representatives from major companies and academic institutions, gathered together for a dynamic day of presentations, exchange and exploration. Attendees received groundbreaking reports on the interpreting marketplace and legislation that impacts interpreters across the industry.