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Learn more about Conference Interpretation
Essential information can be easily lost when multiple languages are being used. Professional conference interpretation ensures that every event participant, irrespective of language, understands the message.
Translator, interpreter... what's the difference?
Let's clear up the confusion. Translators work with the written word. Interpreters work with the spoken word. Simultaneous translators are really conference interpreters. Many people call conference interpreters, "simultaneous translators". However, strictly speaking this is a misnomer.
Smart Speaking at International Meetings
Calliope has produced a four-minute animation that shows speakers at international conferences how to communicate effectively. The video has been welcomed by international organizations and distributed within EU institutions.
Planning Your Event
You are planning a multilingual event. How do you organize top quality interpretation? How many interpreters are needed? Should you choose simultaneous or consecutive translation?
Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment
Conference interpreters require high-quality sound conditions to optimally perform their work. This is assured by working with a reputable SI equipment firm. ICI will be happy to advise you.
The Calliope Briefcase: A secure virtual hard disk for our clients and interpreters
With confidentiality in mind, ICI provides a secure hard disk for its clients to host the documents required for preparing their meetings. Each client has a personal file, with password protection; only the interpreters recruited for this client have access to the file.
- All data in the file is deleted once the conference is over.
- The Briefcase is easy to use as it mimics Windows Explorer.