The InterpretAmerica Summit, which is a unique interpreting event that brings together interpreters from many different fields, including court, medical, community, conference, and conflict zone, will take place in Reston, VA, next week -- June 14 and 15. Every other year, the Summit is held on the West Coast, namely, in gorgeous Monterey, CA, but this year's event is on the other side of the country. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend this fantastic conference, which is expertly organized by our colleagues Katharine Allen and Barry Olsen, so we were delighted to see that for a mere $25 we will be able to attend virtually -- how cool is that? The second day of the event, June 15, will be available to all of us with a high-speed internet connection. To register, click here.
This year's keynote speakers include Saima Wahab, a Pashtun conflict zone interpreter. We recently read her book, "My Father's Country," which was a Christmas gift from a lovely friend, and it's a fantastic read and unique insight into the world of conflict zone interpreting -- and the shocking lack of training for conflict zone interpreters, which we hope she will address.
This might just be the best $25 we have spent all month -- "see" you there?