AIIC President introduces AIIC to budding UK & Ireland conference interpreters
AIIC is the only international organisation of conference interpreters. A global organisation for a global profession.
On 22 September, VEGA and the UK & Ireland Region invited budding conference interpreters to meet AIIC's President, Uros Peterc, at an outreach event in London. A diverse audience of around 30 students, recent conference interpreting graduates and more seasoned conference interpreters, with A languages ranging from Spanish and Turkish to Polish and German, came along to hear Uros introduce AIIC and explain the benefits of being part of our association. UK & Ireland VEGA representative Louise Jarvis then took over to explain the nitty gritty of how to join AIIC, emphasising that AIIC membership was not an end in itself, but rather a beginning. The event concluded with all-important networking over tea and cake, when a dozen existing regional AIIC members from a range of booths were on hand to talk to our guests and answer their questions.