Past InterpretAmerica Summits

Formerly known as the North American Summit on Interpreting, the InterpretAmerica Summit is a biennial gathering designed to bring together leaders, experts and key stakeholders from the many sectors of the interpreting profession. Its unique plenary format provides ample opportunities to network with peers from professional associations, academe, government and the private sector.

Professional associations span the continent and specialized conferences for specific sectors of the interpreting profession take place on a regular basis. However, the InterpretAmerica Summit is still the only venue where leaders and specialists from all sectors can come together to learn from one another and network. The Summit fills a void that has existed for far too long and seeks to envision the future of one single interpreting profession, similar to the way people think of the legal and medical professions.

Coming Soon - Links to all past Summit websites!

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InterpretAmerica 4

June 14-15, 2013
Reston, VA

The Cutting Edge: Bringing Interpreting to the Forefront

Anyone attending the Summits on Interpreting knows that at InterpretAmerica we have a unique approach to programming. Every year we work hard to take the pulse of the profession and present the most relevant and up-to-date information to the entire field.

This year's Summit will bring back some of our most popular themes and sessions, including the Professional Identity Workgroups, the impact of technology, and a continued spotlight on interpreters in conflict zones during this tumultuous time.

 

 

 

 

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2nd North American Summit on Interpreting

June 17-18, 2011
Washington, DC

Quality Interpreting in a Push-Button World

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.

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3rd North American Summit on Interpreting

June 15-16, 2012
Monterey, CA

21st Century Interpreting: Staying Relevant in a Changing World

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 combination 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.

 

 

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1st North American Summit on Interpreting

June 17, 2010
Washington, DC

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