08:00 — 18:00
Montreal, QC, Canada
Details on venues and registration coming soon. Watch this space!
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, morning: 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!
22 August, afternoon: 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, full-day workshop: Interpreter Health & Safety and Distance Interpreting
How to protect your health and safety; acoustic shocks; prevention of hearing injuries; up-to-date research on portable protective limiters; questions for your technician you were always afraid to ask: understand interpretation equipment technology; Klaus Ziegler’s update on Remote Simultaneous Interpretation (RSI); demonstrations of RSI platforms.
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.
Montreal, QC, Canada
Salle 100 Marcel-Pépin
1212 Rue Panet
Private Market Sector Standing Committee
Joint session with members of the AIIC Staff Interpreters Committee
The focus of the day will be quality in interpreting, specifically:
Sunday 25 August
After a brief presentation and debate on the results of the hands-on RSI session held in London, the 2nd day of the meeting will be devoted to the role of Continuous Professional Development.
The Canada Region is organizing a Late Summer Cocktail on Friday, August 23rd at 18:00. A chance 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.
10:00 — 17:00
Montreal, QC, Canada
Centre St Pierre
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:
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.
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.
The event is open to practicing interpreters, and also to graduates from interpreting courses at any university or training center.
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