[lg policy] Announcement: 1st North American Summit on Interpreting

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 23 20:28:47 UTC 2010

 Forwarded  From: Katharine Allen <sierraskyit at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:50 PM


 Interpreting Leaders to Gather in Washington, DC in June

 The 1st North American Summit on Interpreting takes place this coming
June 17th in Washington, DC. Leaders from the conference, community,
legal, medical, military, and signed language sectors will meet to
take stock of the profession, network, and look to practical next
steps for building our dynamic and expanding profession.

High-profile speakers will address the interpreting marketplace,
legislation and lobbying issues, standards, education and
certification and key next steps for our industry in a plenary-style
event that includes the commissioning of two ground-breaking reports
to be made available to Summit participants.

Check out the program information included below, and be sure to visit
our website at www.interpretamerica.net for complete information and
to register.

Key stakeholders from these six sectors are signed up to attend. Don’t
miss this unique chance to network and explore greater collaboration
and resource sharing with your peers from across the interpreting

We look forward to seeing you in DC in June!


Barry S. Olsen and Katharine Allen

Co-Presidents, InterpretAmerica, LLC


 Introduction and Overview:

Speakers: Barry Slaughter Olsen and Katharine Allen, Co-Presidents,
InterpretAmerica, LLC

 Session 1:  The Interpreting Marketplace

Speaker:  Nataly Kelly, Common Sense Advisory

Session 2:  Legislation & Lobbying

Speaker: Bruce L. Adelson, Esq., CEO - Federal Compliance Consulting, LLC

Part One, Keeping it Legal: State & Federal Legislation Relevant to
the Interpreting Profession

Speaker: B. Kent Burton, Congressional Lobbyist

Part Two, Lobbying: What Works on the Hill

Session 3:  Standards Snapshot, Education & Certification

Speaker: Marjory Bancroft, Cross-Cultural Communications

Part One: A Whirlwind Tour of North America

Speaker: Dr. Diane DeTerra, DeTerra Firma

Part Two: Education & Certification

Session 4:  Next Steps for Interpreting: Moderated Open Forum

Speaker: Barry Slaughter Olsen, Monterey Institute of International Studies/

InterpretAmerica, LLC

Specially Commissioned Publications for InterpretAmerica 2010:

-   Common Sense Advisory Report on the State on Interpreting, 2010

-   An Overview of State and Federal Legislation Relevant to the
Interpreting Profession, Bruce L. Adelson

-   A Quick Guide to Successful Lobbying for New Professions, B. Kent Burton

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