AIIC Vega Network outreach event in Guangzhou

On May 26, 2023, AIIC Vega Network organised an outreach event in Guangzhou, China. The event, which was held at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, was the first in-person Vega event in China and (GDUFS) and saw over 100 participants. Professor Weiwei Wang, vice-dean of the School of Translation and Interpreting Studies, moderated the … Continued

AIIC interpreters celebrate UN Chinese Language Day

UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20.  Mandarin, China’s official language, is used at the United Nations, but Chinese is also spoken in a dazzling array of regional dialects. Watch this video where AIIC conference interpreters introduce some of the many Chinese dialects and explain why the UN celebrates Chinese Language Day: … Continued

AIIC President Addresses BLCU Interpreting Competition

AIIC President addressing the BLCU competition in Beijing

Mr. Uros Peterc, President of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), addressed participants at the finals of the 9th International Translation and Interpreting Competition “Perfect World” Cup 2020 held in Beijing on 11 October 2020. The competition, organized by the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), brought together professional interpreters, interpreter trainers, and students … Continued

Mental Health 101 for Interpreters

Like any other health condition, we are used to talking about mental health as something that happens to others. It is surprising how we can be perfectly capable of interpreting that “Nine million Indonesians, or 3.7 percent of the population, suffer from depression. Every hour, someone in Indonesia takes his or her own life. This … Continued

Appreciate Your Tanks – Sound Technicians

Simultaneous interpreting is team work. Our teammates include not only partners in the booth, but also sound technicians outside the booth. Because SI relies on clear audio, and it’s sound technicians who create excellent audio quality. As a former World of Warcraft addict, I often think of sound technicians as Tanks in role playing games … Continued

Regional Webinars – supporting members during the Covid crisis

AIIC members in a video conference

In response to the Covid-induced crisis affecting jobs and travel in the region starting around January/February, the AIIC Asia Pacific Regional Bureau conducted a survey to determine the extent of the impact. An online regional meeting was held on 21 March to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on conferences and events in Asia-Pacific, including the … Continued