3 Upcoming events


22 Aug 19 — 27 Aug 19

08:00 — 18:00

Montreal, QC, Canada

AIIC regional event

Venue:

Centre St-Pierre
1212 rue Panet
Montréal H2L 2Y7

Registration required!
Please register by 22 Aug 2019

Organised by
Region CANADA - Bureau

To register (22-23 August)

  • Members  (including candidates & pre-candidates) - free-of-charge
  • Non-members ($50 registration fee)

To register (26-27 August: Know Your Worth)

To arrange payments: contact Susan Vo: s.vo@r1rpe.aiic.net 

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Montreal Outreach and Training Events, August 2019

AIIC Canada has an exciting agenda of outreach and training events around the next AIIC PRIMS meeting, scheduled for 24-25 August in Montreal. 


22 August 2019

9:00 - 12:00: Canadian French

How would you fare if you had to interpret Céline Dion or Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté?  An informative, useful and convivial session to introduce interpreters to how French is spoken in different parts of Canada, with a focus on Quebec French, formal and informal. The session will have a mix of theoretical and practical components, special guests, and video clips. Interpreters with French in their language combination will learn about how the French language came to Canada, evolved into modern-day Canadian French, and the differences between it and standard European French. 

A side-event that you’ll find practical and fun and you’re welcome to stay for lunch and partake in the afternoon session!


12:00 - 13:30 Catered lunch, on site


13:30 - 16:30: Indigenous Languages and Interpretation

As we celebrate the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, learn about Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation journey and Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act. Meet and learn about the work of Indigenous language keepers and Indigenous language interpreters, some of whom have recently provided simultaneous interpretation in the House of Commons.  Curious about our Indigenous colleagues’ practice and challenges? Come join us and build bridges between our communities.



23 August 2019

09:00 - 12:00: Interpreter Health & Safety 

Join with experts and colleagues to discuss health and safety and the law; acoustic shocks and prevention of hearing injuries; understanding the mysteries of interpretation equipment and new technologies; up-to-date research on portable limiters.

Presenters: 

  • Ronald Choquette, Professor at Université de Montréal and former president of the Canadian Academy of Audiology.
  • Katherine Lippel, Professor at University of Ottawa and holder of the Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety and the Law
  • Klaus Ziegler, Coordinator, AIIC Technical and Health Committee


12:30 - 14:00 Catered lunch, on site


14:00 - 17:30: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation

Keep well informed with an update on remote interpreting given by Klaus Ziegler of the AIIC Task Force on Distance Interpreting; learn about two Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI) platforms: WebSwitcher (Canada) and Interactio (Lithuania). Join the ongoing discussion about the benefits and challenges of RSI and how we must manage these in order to guarantee the highest standards of service to clients and do our job safely. This means providing consistently effective, high quality communication while managing the practical risks associated with the use of these systems such as power cuts, bandwidth and internet disruptions, poor quality sound and visual input, security and privacy issues, let alone contractual issues.


18:00 -  20:00:  Catch up with old friends and make new ones over snacks and drinks. 

Le Complexe Sky, Bistro-bar Branché, 1478 rue St-Catherine est., Montréal H2L 2J1
(5-minute walk from Centre St-Pierre)



26–27 August 

Julia Poger Seminar: Know Your Worth: Understanding Marketing and Negotiating for Interpreters

Given the world over, this two-day seminar is aimed at any interpreter who wishes to improve relationships with clients and prospects, gain more respect, and negotiate higher fees. By examining the mindset underlying the marketing and negotiating tasks that interpreters carry out every day, participants will obtain invaluable tools. Julia, a conference interpreter and consultant on marketing, will cover concepts such as branding, selling, client relationships, pricing, negotiating tips, and “coopetition” will be discussed, all illustrated with real-life examples. She focuses on the upstream work that must be done by the interpreter before advertising his/her services, as well as on the preparation involved before beginning the selling and negotiating process.  

(Separate registration: see https://aiic.net/events/764)


24 Aug 19 — 25 Aug 19

09:00

Montreal, QC, Canada

Sectoral meeting

Venue:

Centre St-Pierre
Salle 100 Marcel-Pépin
1212 Rue Panet
Montréal

Organised by
Private Market Sector Standing Committee

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Draft Agenda

Saturday 24 August

Joint PRIMS-CdP Session: Quality

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Remarks by ExCo

9:30 - 9:50

CdP and PRIMS: Two Sides of the Same Coin

9:50 - 10:30

Elisabet Tiselius - Quality in Conference Interpreting

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Dominique Marechal - CdP’s Work on Quality Measurement

11:30 - 12:00

Nathalie Laliberté, Vice-President, Services to Parliament and Interpretation, Translation Bureau, and Matthew Ball, Director of Interpretation and Chief Interpreter, Translation Bureau, and Linda Ballantyne, AIIC Canada  — Partners in Quality

12:00 - 12:30

Q&A

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break         

14:00 - 17:10

Marco Poutré and Sandra Swenor,  Mouvement québécois de la qualité — Defining and Selling Quality

17:10- 17:30

Plenary Session and Round-up of Day 1


Sunday 25 August:

Distance Interpreting and Continuous Professional Development

9:00 - 10:00

AIIC Canada Bureau - Market Report from Canada

10:00 - 10:30

Distance Interpreting: Results from London

10:30- 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

Debate on Distance Interpreting

12:00 - 12:30

Elisabet Tiselius - The Crucial Role of Deliberate Practice in Interpreting Expertise

12:30- 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-14:30

Alexander Drechsel - AIIC Webinars, Online Training and Feedback

14:30 - 15:00

Nuria Campoy - The InterpreTimeBank Experience

15:00 - 15:15

Federica Manini - Interpreters in Brussels Practice Group (video)

15:15 - 16:15

Final Debate

16:15 - 16:30

PRIMS Wrap-up

16:30

Farewell Coffee



The Canada Region is organizing a Late Summer Cocktail at Le Complexe Sky, Bistro-bar Branché, 1478 rue St-Catherine est., Montréal H2L 2J1 (5-minute walk from Centre St-Pierre), with cash-bar and free snacks, on Friday, August 23rd at 18:00.  Use this opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones over snacks and drinks!

Don’t forget to take a look at AIIC’s calendar before booking your flight. You won’t want to miss out on any of the exciting courses organized by AIIC Canada in the run-up to and after the PRIMS meeting. 

Join us in Montreal for another excellent PRIMS Meeting! We look forward to seeing you there!

NB - this event is open only to AIIC members, candidates and pre-candidates.

Please register

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26 Aug 19 — 27 Aug 19

10:00 — 17:00

Montreal, QC, Canada

AIIC regional event

Venue:

Montreal
Canada
Centre St Pierre

Know Your Worth: Understanding Marketing and Negotiating for Interpreters, Canadian Edition Permalink

This two-day seminar with Julia Poger is aimed at any interpreter who wishes to improve relationships with clients and prospects, gain more respect, and negotiate higher fees.

This seminar coincides with AIIC's PRIMS and AIIC outreach activities in Montreal from 21-25 August 2019.

By examining the mindset underlying the marketing and negotiating tasks that interpreters carry out every day, participants will obtain invaluable tools for marketing their services and negotiating contracts that they may put into practice immediately.

Various questions will be addressed, such as:

  • What can you do to increase your chances of getting the job once you have targeted the client?
  • What does the client understand about us, expect from us, want from us?
  • What should you avoid saying, or else the client may never hire you – or anyone else?
  • What phrase should always end your conversations with any client?

Concepts such as branding, selling, client relationships, pricing, negotiating tricks, and "coopetition" will also be discussed, all illustrated with real-life examples.

Julia draws on parallels with other – often surprisingly similar – professions, and what lessons we could learn from them. She focuses on the upstream work that must be done by the interpreter before advertising his/her services, as well as on the preparation involved before beginning the process of selling or negotiating a contract.

Participants will be encouraged to take a step back from their own position, and envision the entire client relationship from new perspectives.

Instructor

Julia Poger, M.A.C.I. (MIIS); ATA; AIIC, started her career as a marketer and negotiator at a young age, developing her selling skills in markets as diverse as newspaper advertising, books, shoes, ideas and, once she received her Master’s Degree in 1987, interpreting services.

Her experience includes building and retaining a wide-ranging client base in the private, institutional, and government markets on both sides of the Atlantic. She has worked at presidential and cabinet levels in two US administrations, at ministerial and presidential levels for international organizations, as well as for CEOs from various Fortune 500 Companies. She has trained interpreters in consecutive interpretation, English as a B language, and marketing and negotiating techniques, and has taught and/or examined in schools in six countries. She is a member of the Belgian AIIC Network of Trainers (BANT), co-organizes the Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course, and offers consulting services on branding and brand identity.

Practical Information

The event is open to practicing interpreters, and also to graduates from interpreting courses at any university or training center.

Fees

Early Bird Rate $430 CAN for AIIC members, $490 CAN for non-AIIC, valid until 15 June 2019.

Regular Rate $475 CAN for AIIC members, $540 CAN for non-AIIC, as of 16 June 2019. The seminar fee will be payable upon registration.

Please note that your place is only guaranteed following receipt of payment.

To register, please contact the seminar’s local organizer Susan VO

For more information visit the seminar website or join the seminar Facebook page for updates.

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