June 17 Conference in D.C.

Washington, D.C. is hosting the first-ever North American Summit on Interpreting. This one-day summit will be held on June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is the first national forum that brings together key representatives from all major sectors of interpreting to discuss the profession as a whole. 

The idea behind this conference is to bring all of us together so that we can learn from each other. In this way we can support the profession as a whole and enhance services to those who speak limited English.

 This event was organized by InterpretAmerica, which is run by Katharine Allen, a former president of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association, and Barry Olsen, a highly respected professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, which hosts the most prestigious graduate interpreting program in the U.S.

For more information about this groundbreaking event, go to www.interpretamerica.net.